Spotify is buying Parcast

Streaming giant Spotify is going to buy a third podcasting company. Indeed, shortly after acquiring Gimlet Media and Anchor, the company will soon…

7digital has a new CEO

B2B digital-music firm 7digital has a new leader, after CEO Simon Cole decided to step down. His replacement will be John Aalbers, the former boss…

SONY/ATV announces global partnership deal with SoundVault

Sony/ATV and SoundVault - the online music rights management company - just announced a global partnership covering sync licensing…

Three Six Zero acquires Westbrook Entertainment

Three Six Zero, the management company owned by EDM stars Calvin Harris, Tiësto and others, has acquired Westbrook Entertainment - a company…

Facebook has new licensing deals with top music rightsholders in India

Social media giant Facebook just inked deals with some of the leading music rightsholders in India, including Zee Music Company, Yash Raj Films and…

Spotify is filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission

Spotify is filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission; the streaming coloss is accusing the latter company of anticompetitive…

Spotify accused of lies while trying to block songwriter pay rise in the US

The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) recently ruled a rise up 44% for royalty rates for streaming and other mechanical uses in the US. Spotify and…

Major biz figures slam Spotify for its reaction to royalty rate rise for US songwriters

As we already reported, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) recent ruling - with royalty rates for streaming and other mechanical uses set to rise 44%…

Ticketmaster US opens up its events to Amazon Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa voice-assistant has some new music features. After launfching its radio-DJ-style Song ID feature for announcing track and artist…

7digital joins forces with Music Powered Games

7digital, leading company in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions, announced that it has signed its first deal in the rapidly developing area of…

Voxnest and Jamendo join forces to bring together musicians and podcasters

Podcasting solution provider Voxnest just announced a partnership with independent music platform Jamendo to bring each platform's users…

Streaming war: Spotify and Amazon appeal against 44% royalty rise in the USA

The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) recent ruling - with royalty rates for streaming and other mechanical uses set to rise 44% in the market - was…

CTS EVENTIM pools its forces in pan-European promoter network EVENTIM LIVE

CTS EVENTIM, one of the leading international Ticketing and Live Entertainment provider, is now combining its promoter activities into a new unit…

Sony ATV signs Dolly Parton

Sony/ATV Music Publishing just signed a deal to represent the catalog of legendary country Queen and singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. The agreement…

Music services company Kobalt is raising a big round that could exceed $100 million

London-based music services company Kobalt - founded in 2000 is reportedly raising a new round of funding that could surpass $100 million. Kobalt…

Spotify reaches 1m users in India one week after launch

Streaming coloss Spotify launched in India last week. The company, according to Music Ally, confirmed that a week after launch, it now has more than…

Tencent Music and KKR running to acquire UMG

According to Reuters' sources, investment fund KKR and Chinese music-streaming giant Tencent Music are preparing rival bids to acquire up to half of…

TikTok pays $5.7m in FTC settlement over children’s privacy

TikTok has agreed to pay $5.7m to settle allegations by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it illegally collected personal information from…

Article 13: the vote will take place at the end of March

Europe’s new copyright directive (comprising the "famous" Article 13) will be voted sometime between 25 March and 28 March, it was revealed…

Charlie Phillips set to lead Worldwide Independent Network

The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has just announced its appointment of Charlie Phillips to lead the network’s operations, stepping up from…