SoundCloud users can now share tracks directly to Instagram stories

SoundCloud users now can share music to Instagram’s stories feature. The company thinks the feature will be useful for artists who are dropping new…

R.I.P. indie streaming app Humbolt

Last August a new music-streaming app called Humbolt - based in New York - was launched. The startup was pitched as an ethical, indie-focused…

Drake and Scooter Braun invest in esports company 100 Thieves

Canadian rapper Drake, together with music manager Scooter Braun, have co-led a funding round in an esports startup called 100 Thieves, taking on…

The Good The Bad & The Queen drop new single “Merrie Land”

Supergroup The Good The Bad And The Queen just premiered a new single called "Merrie Land". The song is the title track of the upcoming new album…

YouTube CEO criticizes Article 13 of new European copyright directive

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has criticised the European Parliament’s recent approval of the Article 13 section of the proposed new European copyright…

Neil Young to release archival live album "Songs for Judy"

Rock legend Neil Young just announced the upcoming release of "Song for Judy", a live album recorded during his November 1976 solo tour. The 22-song…

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and music lover dead at 65

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft (in 1975), died on Monday, October 15. He was an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who influenced many…

Apple acquires music analytics startup Asaii

Apple just acquired music-analytics startup Asaii - which is, consequently, shutting down this month. The news was broken by "Music Ally" and has…

Is Tencent Music IPO on hold?

The planned IPO of Chinese mega-company Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TMEG) caused quite a noise in the international music industry... but it…

President Donald Trump signs Music Modernization Act into law

USA President Donald Trump just signed the Music Modernization Act into US law - the bill was unanimously voted through both the US House of…

Rare Jack White cover of Blondie unearthed

This is history... and Third Man Records co-founder and White Stripes archivist Ben Blackwell just unearthed a Jack White rarity. It's a cover of a…

SoundCloud expands its direct monetization program

Spotify shot first and now SoundCloud answers with a surprise move: indeed, the platform announced it's expanding its direct monetization program…

Portal and Portal+ are here: Facebook's first two smart speakers

Social media giant Facebook just unveiled its first two smart speakers called the Portal and Portal+ and - like Amazon's Echo Show - these devices…

Warner Music Group starts a seed fund for startup investment

Universal Music Group is launching a new seed-stage startup investment fund called WMG Boost with an agenda featuring AI, blockchain, virtual…

Nirvana: reunion of surviving members at Cal Jam - VIDEO & SETLIST

So Grohl & co. did it and a Nirvana "reunion" (obviously without the poor Kurt Cobain) took place during Cal Jam Festival 2018, during the…

Nirvana reunion: could it happen at Cal Jam 18?

...but, mostly, does it make sense? Anyway, it seems that Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters have something in the can for their Cal Jam Fest 2018…

Tencent Music files for IPO in the USA: Warner and Sony buy $200m of shares

Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME) – the largest music streaming company in China, but also the owner of QQ Music, Kugou, Kuwo and WeSing…

The Google Maps app has now music features

It might sound weird, but the Big G did it: indeed Google added music features to its Google Maps app, trying to meet the needs of commuters. The…

Believe is changing its role in the music industry - report

French company Believe is commonly known as a digital music distributor... but it seems we'll have to adjust our perception in the near future. Last…

Apple announces acquisition of Shazam

After months of deliberation, Apple announced that its purchase of Shazam has finally been completed, bringing the music-finding app under Apple’s…