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…

Tencent Music IPO could slip to 2019

Chinese streaming giant Tencent Music is going public, but it's not clear if it will happen this year. The company delayed its planned IPO from…

Article 13: record industry attacks YouTube

Google-owned video platform, YouTube, claims that it paid out $1.8bn-plus to music rights-holders within the past 12 months - but the record…

IFPI and YouTube argue over $1.8bn-payments figure

Global music body IFPI has something to say about last week's Google report - specifically the claim that YouTube paid the music industry $1.8bn in…

Universal Music Group signs Taylor Swift with new global recordings deal

Taylor Swift has a new global recording contract with Universal Music Group (UMG). The multi-year agreement states that UMG will serve as the…

Rammstein to begin mixing new album; three-year tour planned

German metal giants Rammstein are working on their first album in 10 years - next month they will start mixing it (probably with the help of Rich…

Liberty Media manifests interest into buying a stake in Universal Music Group

Last September, SiriusXM, majority-owned by Liberty, announced that it had fully acquired Pandora for $3.5bn. This led online magazine "Music…

Sony completes deal to acquire EMI Music Publishing

According to an SEC filing posted on November 14th, Sony has finally completed its $2.3bn acquisition of EMI Music Publishing. Sony Corp’s operation…