UK rightsholders reach piracy deal with search engines

Search-engine owners have reached an agreement with rightsholders on a new "voluntary code of practice" in the UK to tackle links to copyright…

Spotify's "Soundtrack Your Brand" collects $22 million for B2B music service

Spotify joint venture Soundtrack Your Brand has raised $22 million in order to expand its music for business service. The round was led by&nbsp…

New Zealand judge confirms Kim Dotcom extradition ruling

A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to…

The Songwriters Hall of Fame Celebrated Oscar Nominees Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback

The Songwriters Hall of Fame West Coast presented a private industry screening of DreamWorks Animation’s "Trolls" and Q&A on February 18 for…

Songkick accuses Live Nation & Ticketmaster of hacking trade secrets

Songkick's lawsuit against Live Nation and Ticketmaster (alleging antitrust violations, anticompetitive behavior and intentional interference) seems…

Vadio ceases operations after burning through $11.8 million in 4 years

Vadio, a start-up focusing on streaming music video monetization, called it quits and officially ran out of cash. EReportedly, the Portland-based…

GUTS Tickets tackles touting with the blockchain

Many startups are now using blockchain technology to try to solve some of the problems in the recorded-music ecosystem. Now there’s one using the…

Spotify adds 1000 jobs in NYC, and is moving to World Trade Center

The Stockholm based music streamer announced today that it would be adding 1000 jobs in the U.S. over the next two years: $11 million in New York…

Dominican radio dJ and producer while broadcasting live on Facebook

A radio DJ and his producer were killed in a shopping mall studio in the Dominican Republic; they were broadcasting live on Facebook when they were…

Facebook plans rev-share model for 5-10 minute videos

Facebook's VP of partnerships Dan Rose, at the last Code Media conference talked about the social media giant's next moves in video, including its…

Grammy Awards 2017: the full winners list

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards have been assigned. The show took place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and James Corden hosted the…

Pandora announces – $1.39bn revenues and a $343m net loss in 2016

Pandora has announced its financial results for the final quarter of 2016, as well as the full year. The service reported $392.6m revenues in Q4…

It's official: Prince returns to streaming services on Sunday

Now it’s official: Prince’s catalogue will return to streaming services on Sunday, February 12, NPR reports. Napster confirmed to NPR…

Universal wins battle to manage Prince recordings

Just ahead of the return of the Prince back catalogue to streaming services, Universal Music has announced that it has won the battle to manage his…

Ticket resale sites could face legal curbs as part of push to beat touts

Websites that let touts resell tickets could be prosecuted unless they have permission from event organisers, under proposals aimed at curbing the…

UMPG Appoints Rochelle Holguin Vice President of Creative Strategy

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has appointed Rochelle Holguin to the position of Vice President of Creative Strategy, as…

Coachella and Bonnaroo organizers team-up for new super festival in Colorado

Two of the biggest players in the festival game are teaming-up to bring a new “super festival” to Denver, Colorado. AEG, the parent group&nbsp…

Spotify may delay IPO to 2018

Spotify has long been seen as one of the more likely candidates among larger tech startups to go public in 2017, but it looks like this plan…

Eventbrite acquires Ticketscript

Eventbrite, the ticketing and event technology platform which powers more than two million events each year, has acquired Ticketscript, one of…

Apple Music follows Deezer with exclusive Bayern Munich deal

Exclusive promotional deals with football clubs appear to be the music-streaming industry’s new jam. Indeed, Deezer announced partnerships with…