Apple has acquired Shazam

After some rumours, it's now official: Apple bought Shazam. The company, in a statement released on December 11, explained: We are thrilled that…

YouTube to launch a new music streaming service in March 2018?

YouTube seems set to launch a new music streaming service - codenamed "Remix" - in March 2018, which wil reportedly couple an on-demand Spotify-like…

Warner Music Group announces 10.2% growth in total revenues

Warner Music Group just unveiled the figures of its fiscal fourth quarter, and thus its full financial-year figures. In the end, we see a 10.2%…

Report: Tencent and Spotify are in talks to acquire 10% of each other

According to a report published by the "Wall Street Journal", Spotify and Chinese giant Tencent are in talks to to acquire 10% of each other, ahead…

Jimmy Iovine vs streaming services: "They are not making any money”

Jimmy Iovine (head of Apple Music), according to a report published by "Billboard", talking at a dinner in LA outlined in tough terms the reality of…

Warner’s FY2017 recorded music revenues soar above $3bn

Warner Music Group’ shared an update on its annual recorded music revenues, which topped $3bn in the 12 months to end of September. It's the company…

Is Amazon Tickets braking?

According to a report published by live-industry site "Amplify", Amazon might be intentioned to pull back on its plans to sell event tickets in the…

Google to impose tough new restrictions on ticket resale companies

Internet giant Google is ready to impose new and tougher restrictions on ticket resale companies, in a move aiming to prevent fans paying incredibly…

Alphabet/Google leads $70m funding for UnitedMasters startup

Alphabet (the parent company of Internet giant Google) is reportedly one of the big investors in a new US-based music startup called UnitedMasters…

YouTube announces its first ever ticketing partnership with Ticketmaster

YouTube just announced its first ever ticketing partnership, with Ticketmaster. This way the video platform will advertise concert listings within…

MTV EMA 2017: the full winners list

The MTV EMA 2017 ceremony took place on November 12th, in London. The big winner of this edition has been Canadian artist Shawn Mendes, who brought…

Rumours: is EMI Music Publishing for sale for $3 billion?

According to rumours and speculation, EMI Music Publishing could be about to be sold: indeed, it seems that some of its key shareholders are ready…

Musical.ly is selling up to Chinese firm Beijing Bytedance Technology Co.

According to new reports, popular lip-sync platform Musical.ly is about to be bought by Chinese firm Beijing Bytedance Technology Co. The firms did…

LyricFind is launching its customised merch store for music fans

LyricFind - the lyrics-licensing company - is trying a new business model oriented toward merchandise. The company, indeed, just launched a new…

CTS EVENTIM expands Live Entertainment business in Italy

A fresh press release announces that CTS EVENTIM - one amonge the international leaders in the Ticketing and Live Entertainment market - is…

China's Tencent acquires 12 percent stake in Snap

Chinese tech and media investment firm Tencent Holdings Ltd has, reportedly, taken a 12 percent stake in Snap Inc - the company which owns the…

Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud team-up to found Digital Music Europe

Big news from the European digital music market: indeed, as "Music Ally" writes, the top music-streaming services Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud are…

Will I Am's startup wants to rival Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant

Will I Am’s tech startup I.am+ is making a voice assistant to rival Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant and just raised $117m to…

Kobalt Capital gets new $600m fund to buy music copyrights

Kobalt Capital Ltd. (KCL) just raised a new fund with a capacity of $600m and it will be used to buy copyrights. This is the second fund in KCL’s…

U2 adopt "Verified Fan" for all tickets on their arena tour

Irish rockers U2 are the first band to use Ticketmaster's Verified Fan platform for an arena tour. According to Ticketmaster, Verified Fan…