Weezer’s Toto cover turns into their biggest hit in nearly a decade

After a year long, fan-led Internet campaign asking Weezer to cover "Africa", the band finally obliged. So last month when they covered the…

Spotify’s share price soars on the New York Stock Exchange

On Friday, June 8, Spotify’s share price closed on the New York Stock Exchange at an all-time high on Friday. This is, possibly, a direct…

Spotify offers 50% rev-share direct deals to artists

According to a report published by "Music Ally", via "Billboard", “Spotify has offered advances to a number of managers and indie acts in exchange…

Facebook users can now legally upload/share UGC videos featuring licensed music

Facebook just made its first move in music. The social media giant, indeed, announced that its users can now legally upload and share UGC videos…

SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor says the streaming platform is "in a much clearer place now"

Good news for Soundcloud. This time last year, the platform was in hot water and - after an annual loss of $82m in 2016 - spent the summer of 2017…

Apple has a new global music publishing division headed by Elena Segal

Cupertino giant Apple just launched a new internal division dedicated to music publishing and music publishers. According to a report by Music…

Pandora acquires ad-tech firm AdsWizz

Pandora just paid $66.3m in cash plus 9.9m shares of its common stock for digital-audio ad-tech company AdsWizz. And if certain milestones are hit…

Gorillaz to release new album next month

Save the date: British cartoon indie gods Gorillaz are set to release a new album called "The Non Now" on June 29th. The band first teased the…

Mark Ronson and Diplo share new collaborative song - LISTEN

Diplo and Mark Ronson shared the first song taken from their collaborative project Silk City. The track is called “Only Can Get Better” and it…

Sony to buy additional 60% stake in EMI Music Publishing

Sony announced a deal with Mubadala Investment Company to acquire the latter’s 60% stake in EMI Music Publishing’s parent company DH Publishing…

Guns N’ Roses drop previously banned video for "It’s So Easy"

Legendary bad boys of rock Guns N’ Roses shared a previously unseen video for their track "It’s So Easy". The video was shot during a gig in Los…

R.I.P. Reggie Lucas, Madonna producer and songwriter

Jazz guitarist and music producer Reggie Lucas died on May 21st; the news was confirmed by his daughter Lisa Lucas. He was 65. Lucas was best known…

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…