Mind Music Labs closed funding round of $220k for the Sensus smart guitar

Swedish startup Mind Music Labs successfully closed a seed-funding round of SEK 2m ($220k) for its first product, the Sensus "smart guitar". The…

Apple executive Jimmy Iovine hints at company expansion

A few days after the "Wall Street Journal" reported that Apple is planning to expand into original TV series and movies, company executive Jimmy…

Music M&A on the rise again: Ministry Of Sound and Century Media's pricetags unveiled, Live Nation buys BottleRock Napa Valley festival

As reported by "Music Business Worldwide", Sony Music bought Ministry Of Sound Recordings Ltd. for  £67m on August 9 last year. The figure…

2017 BRIT Awards nominations: see the full list

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST – In association with Apple Music
Craig David
David Bowie
Kano
Michael Kiwanuka
Skepta…

CEO of Sony Entertainment leaves to join Snap Inc - formerly known as Snapchat

Michael Lynton - CEO of Sony Entertainment - in charge of its Pictures and Music businesses - is leaving Sony Corp to join the business…

Rockol Awards 2016: Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Jovanotti, Pooh... the winners list

On Thursday, January 12, the Rockol Awards 2016 ceremony took place at the Fabrique, in Milan. During the event, Rockol awarded the best artists of…

Pandora lays off 7% of US workforce: over 100 jobs will go

Pandora Media has announced that a significant chunk of its US employees that is being laid off. The company is performing a "reduction in force…

Soundcloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss switches job and becomes Chief Product Officer

Yahoo! exec Artem Fishman is now Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering at SoundCloud: co-founder Eric Wahlforss takes on…

Future Publishing buys TeamRock’s classic magazines, websites and events

Future Publishing (owner of titles including Guitarist, Total Film and T3) has struck a bargain basement deal to buy TeamRock's magazines, events…

Golden Globes 2017: best original song and score unveiled

The 2017 Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place on Sunday, January 8, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Now in its 74th…

Pandora loses $120m in value and Sirius XM defines "not likely" a buyout

Pandora’s share price dropped by more than 4% on January 6 – after SiriusXM’s financial boss said a buyout is not a priority. Rumours about a Sirius…

Alexandre Deniot is the new Director of Midem

Alexandre Deniot is the new Director of Midem, the leading industry event for the international music ecosystem. He brings with him over 15 years of…

Google is interested in buying SoundCloud, according to rumours

According to "Music Business Worldwide", high-level rumors are now beginning to bubble that Google is very interested in acquiring Berlin-based…

SESAC acquired by The Blackstone Group

SESAC (which claims to be the only US-based music rights organization that administers public performance, mechanical, synchronization and other…

UK publisher Team Rock (Classic Rock, Prog, Metal Hammer) enters administration, 73 jobs lost

Team Rock Ltd, the Hamilton-based business, founded in 2012, has gone into administration with the loss of 73 jobs. It published a stable of rock…

Chief Operating Officer Sara Clemens is leaving Pandora Media

Sara Clemens, Chief Operating Officer of Pandora Media, is leaving the company. She will remain employed for a short transition period having…

Pascal Nègre launches new management company with Live Nation

"Music Busines Worldwide" reports that Pascal Nègre - ex boss of Universal Music France, who left his position earlier this year, after 26 yars of…

Here are the top 100 most viewed YouTube channels of November 2016

"Tubefilter" shared its new monthly chart of the top 100 most viewed YouTube channels of November 2016 (assembled wirth data provided by&nbsp…

President Obama signs nationwide anti-scalping legislation banning ticket bots

US President Barack Obama just signed into law the Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act of 2016, a  new legislation created to allow fans a…

US music industry congratulates Trump, asking him to enforce intellectual property laws

Nineteen among the most important music industry organizations - including ASCAP, BMI, RIAA, the Recording Academy and the…