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…

EC in investigating in-depth on Apple/Shazam deal

European regulators still haven't greenlighted Apple to complete its proposed acquisition of music-identification firm Shazam. Indeed, the European…

IFPI says global recorded-music revenues grew by 8.1% in 2017

IFPI unveiled (in its Global Music Report) some interesting figures about the global recorded-music market: in 2017 it was worth $17.3bn, up 8…

Prince: new album of unreleased Material due this year

Good new for the fans of Prince. Indeed, a new album of previously unreleased music from The Purple One is due out on September 28, according to…

Tencent Music’s offering could value the business in excess of $25 billion?

Tencent is preparing an IPO for its music-streaming division; following Spotify’s recent direct public offering, expectations are increasing for its…

Facebook closed new music licensing deals with Merlin, Beggars Group, [PIAS] and Ingrooves

Facebook's plan to expand its presence in the online music arena is going strong. The company, indeed, announced new multi-territory licensing deals…

Chic working on new album full of vip guests

Nile Rodgers in a recent interview with Pitchfork Radio talked about the album Chic have been working for quite a long time, "It’s About Time…

Label-less artists generated $472m of revenues in 2017

According to a report put out by consultancy Midia Research, artists who aren’t signed to a label generated revenues of $472m in 2017, up 27.2% year…

Vivendi is thinking about potential IPO of Universal Music Group

CEO Arnaud De Puyfontaine officially confirmed that Vivendi is officially busy with with preparatory work to put Universal Music Group as its…