2018 will be “the year of music for YouTube and Google”, says Lyor Cohen

Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s global head of music, has been interviewed by "Music Ally". During the chat he said that 2018 will be “the year of music for…

Spotify is working to create physical products

From a recruitment ad on Spotify's website - as "Music Ally" pointed out - we can deduce that the company is actually working to create its first…

Legendary Gibson guitar company facing bankruptcy?

According to a report published by the "Dayton Daily News", Gibson guitar company is facing bankruptcy. The company, indeed, recently saw the…

Muse share new song “Thought Contagion” - VIDEO

Muse dropped a new song and its accompaning video. It's called “Thought Contagion”. The song was premiered via Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show and…

Universal Music Group turned over an average of $17.5m per day in 2017

According to new annual results posted by Vivendi, total revenues at UMG – including recorded music, publishing and other activities – rose 10% at…

Spotify is testing on-demand access to some playlists for free users

Spotify is currently testing some updates and new features. Music Ally has been tipped off by an Android user based in the UK about a specific test…

Eminem and Ed Sheeran share new “River” video - WATCH

And finally the "River" video is out. Eminem's song - taken from his latest studio effort - was recorded with the help of British singer-songwriter…

“Music 4.5 – Sync, the evolving deals” takes place in London on Wednesday 28 February 2018

2Pears announced its next “Music 4.5” event, focused on exploring current and upcoming changes in the sync and music licensing rights marketplace as…

Eddie Vedder, Will Ferrell, Chad Smith and Brandi Carlile cover Depeche Mode - VIDEO

On February 12, band members from Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more joined to perform during a benefit concert called “One Classy Night in…

Spotify offers free 60 day Premium deal

Spotify, in order to further increase its subscriber base, is currently giving away a full two months of Premium access for free to new US customers…

Ed Sheeran will move away from pop, for his new album

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran revealed some new details about his as-yet untitled follow-up to 2017’s "Divide". During a cameo in George Ezra…

Spice Girls reunion: no tour planned

Bad news for Spice Girls fans who already got excited hearing rumours of a reunion. Indeed, Victoria Beckham has confirmed that the group won’t be…

Google implements new policy on secondary-ticketing websites

As reported by "Music Ally", Big G has implemented a new policy on secondary-ticketing websites; this new strategy will force those websites to…

R.I.P. Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow

Sad news: John Perry Barlow, the writer who wrote lyrics to several Grateful Dead songs, is dead. He was 70. Barlow (who was also a retired Wyoming…

Apple’s $400m acquisition of Shazam to be examined by EU regulators

As reported by "Music Business Worldwide", Apple’s $400m acquisition of Shazam will have to be reviewed by European antitrust regulators. "Reuters…

"The Beatles in India" doc scheduled for release later this year

Good news for Beatle-maniacs: The Beatles' 1968 pilgrimage to India, indeed, is being revisited through a new documentary called "The Beatles in…

Apple Music has over 36m worldwide subscribers

Apple Music has surpassed 36m worldwide subscribers (which, by the way, is still about half the size of Spotify’s equivalent premium audience). The…

Sony Music’s labels generated nearly $4bn in revenue in the last calendar year

As "Music Business Worldwide" reported, Sony Corp shared its new financial figures; it seems that the company’s recorded music division generated a…

Warner Music Group revenues grew by 14% in Q4 2017

Warner Music Group recorded revenues of $1.05bn for the fourth quarter of 2017 – its fiscal Q1 – up 14% year-on-year. Its digital revenues grew by…

Justin Timberlake shares “Man of the Woods” video

Justin Timberlake's new album “Man of the Woods” is out today and to celebrate the release he dropped the video for the title track. Directed by…