Article 13: Vivendi, IFPI and others concerned

Earlier this week, we reported on the latest discussion points in Europe’s ‘trilogue’ process finalising its new copyright directive, including the…

YouTube Music: charts become playlists

YouTube’s subscription music service has a useful new feature. Indeed, its collection of music charts have been turned in to playlists: five in each…

Miley Cyrus covers Lennon and Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”

Pop queen Miley Cyrus just dropped her cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” - a track that has been covered countless…

CD Baby announces 2019 DIY Musician Conference in Austin

CD Baby just announced the 2019 DIY Musician Conference, which will take place for the first time in Austin, TX on August 16-18, at the…

Tencent Music now valued at $21.3bn: IPO raises $1.1bn

After a delay, Tencent Music is finally going public in 2018. The final numbers for the company’s US IPO are $1.1bn raised, after setting the…

David Byrne drops new live EP

Ex Talking Heads leader David Byrne dropped a new live EP comprising six live tracks from the tour to promote "American Utopia run"; the release was…

Sony Music launches Mora Qualitas, its own streaming service in Japan

Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ) joined forces with Rhapsody International to launch the first on-demand, high resolution music streaming…

Neil Young mad at the organizers of Hyde Park super concert with Dylan

Canadian rocker Neil Young is furious with the organizers of the concert that he’s scheduled to play in London’s Hyde Park, with Bob Dylan, on July…

Independents' global share up to 39.9% according to Wintel

According to trade body WIN's latest Wintel report, independent labels' share of the global recorded-music market grew from 39.6% in 2016 to 39.9%…

Tencent Music plans to raise up to $1.2bn in its IPO

Tencent Music announced the terms of its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The company is planning to sell 82 million shares to investors (for a…

Motley Crüe’s biopic "The Dirt" has a release date

The release date for Motley Crüe‘s highly-anticipated biopic "The Dirt" has officially been confirmed. The film - based on the 2001 eponymous…

Springsteen promises new music and tour for 2019

The Boss - Bruce Springsteen - right now is wrapping up his successful one-man show "Springsteen on Broadway", but he is also working on a new solo…

Brian Eno’s music app Bloom is back and updated

Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers - 10 years ago - launched their Bloom app for iPhone. It was a creative tool for "generative" music: when the app was…

Bob Mould shares new single “What Do You Want Me to Do” - STREAM

Punk rock and indie legend - and Hüsker Dü founder - Bob Mould will drop a new album called "Sunshine Rock", on February 8th. As a teaser, he…

YouTube launches student subscriptions

YouTube just launched cut-price subscriptions for students (only in the US for now). Full-time students at accredited colleges or universities will…

Coldplay, as Los Unidades, share “E-Lo” featuring Pharrell - LISTEN

British rockers Coldplay are back with new music and, apparently, a new name. Indeed they seem to have rebranded themselves as a world music group…

Viagogo can't sell Rammstein tickets in Germany

Secondary-ticketing firm Viagogo is facing a new storm, in Germany: indeed, a Hamburg court has ruled in favour of promoter MCT Agentur in a battle…

Rihanna to star with Donald Glover in Childish Gambino movie: trailer

Donald Glover and Barbadian popstar Rihanna are co-starring in a new movie directed by Glover’s longtime collaborator Hiro Murai. A trailer was…

Weezer's "The Black Album" detailed...,and a new song to stream

Indie rockers Weezer just unvealed the cover art and release date for their next record: "Weezer (The Black Album)" (reminding Metallica's eponymous…

Huawei's music-streaming service has 100m users

Chinese tech company Huawei, according to CNBC interview with its consumer-division’s CEO Richard Yu, could be a new big player in the streaming…