YouTube music subscription service to be launched on May 22nd

The new YouTube music subscription service – formerly codenamed "Remix" – has been confirmed and will launch in five markets on May 22. YouTube…

YouTube adds credits to millions of songs

YouTube added to more than half a billion videos credits covering songwriter, label and publisher data. The Google/Alphabet platform also announced…

A symphonic concert series to celebrate Prince

Good news from Prince’s estate: indeed, a new symphonic concert series dedicated to The Purple One has been announced. “4U: A Symphonic Celebration…

Report: how many shares the major labels and Merlin bought in Spotify and what they are worth now

An in-depth report posted by "Music Business Worldwide" gives an overview on tne present of Spotify and uncovers some very juicy details regarding…

Pearl Jam planning new album in 2019

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament recently was invited "Kyle Meredith With…", where he said the band needs “a good solid six to eight weeks carved out…

Warner secretly launched its own digital distribution platform for self-releasing artists

According to a report by Music Business Worldwide, Warner secretly launched its own digital distribution platform for self-releasing artists –…

Instagram starts Eventbrite partnership

Instagram entered the ticketing world: indeed, users can now buy tickets from within its app to certain live events – with the Life Is Beautiful…

Nicki Minaj to release new album in June

Controversial female rapper Nicki Minaj dropped two new singles last month (“Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li”); now she announced details of her upcoming…

YouTube’s new ad deal with Vevo details unveiled

As already reported, YouTube signed a new advertising deal with Vevo in 2017; now has it been made (in part, actually) public. According to "Music…

Warner sells $400m of Spotify stock

Music giant Warner Music Group sold around three-quarters of its total equity of Spotify shareholding - that's to say $400m. WMG boss Steve…

Florence and the Machine debut new songs during first gig of 2018

Indie rockers Florence and the Machine played a gig at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax, England: it was their first concert of 2018. Florence Welch…

Pandora's Q1 financials are very positive

Pandora's latest quarterly financial show a company in good shape. The streaming service posted revenues of $319.2m, up 12% year-on-year – although…

YouTube boosts music ad efforts and reaches 1.8 billion monthly logged-in viewers

YouTube says it now has 1.8 billion monthly logged-in viewers: the stat was announced at the company’s Brandcast event for advertisers in New York…

Neil Young and Crazy Horse back on stage for unrehearsed show - VIDEO, SETLIST

As already announced, on May 1st Neil Young and Crazy Horse reunited for their first show since 2014. The gig took place in Fresno, at…

JAAK announces successful landmark music blockchain pilot with BMG, Global Music Rights, Warner Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music and other industry leaders

London-based tech start-up JAAK announced a successful pilot of its blockchain network (KORD), in partnership with leading record labels, publishers…

Sony Music sold 50% of its shares in Spotify

According to a "Music Vusiness worldwide" report, Sony Music sold approximately 50% of its shares in Spotify during the streaming company’s first…

The first 12 months of Rob Stringer as Sony Music CEO

Rob Stringer became Sony Music CEO at the start of April 2017. Now "Music Business Worldwide" posted a breakdown of how the company’s global…

Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce first gigs in 4 years

Great news: Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young announced his first performances with his legendary backing band Crazy Horse since 2014. Young…

Annual IFPI report: independents ruled global market share in 2017

According to the annual IFPI report on music industry, worldwide money going to artists and labels in the year amounted to $17.3bn, up 8.1%…

Jack White plays the Modern Lovers’ “Pablo Picasso” in new Spotify single

Ex White Stripes and Third Man Records main man Jack White just shared a cover of the Modern Lovers’ “Pablo Picasso” classic track. The song (which…