Justin Timberlake drops new surprise track "SoulMate" - LISTEN

Ex *NSYNC member Justin Timberlake just dropped a new track called "SoulMate". It marks the pop star’s first piece of new music since releasing his…

Jack White to release new vinyl-only live album

Third Man boss (and ex White Stripes) Jack White has announced the release of "Live at Third Man Records ||| Nashville & Cass Corridor", a new…

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd raises $260m+ to buy music copyrights

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd, the company founded by veteran artist manager Merck Mercuriadis, has just raised over £200m ($262m). According to a report…

Drake's new album broke day-one streaming record on Apple Music

Drake did it again: he destroyed Apple Music's record with over 170m streams on day one with his new album "Scorpion". The previous biggest global…

Instagrammers can now add licensed music to their stories

Popular photo sharing social network Instagram just announced its latest milestone: more than 400 million people are using its "stories". But the…

Spotify generated $40m+ in ticket sales in 2017

A new analysis by "Music Business Worldwide" says that Spotify’s work with Fans First (the brand representing Spotify’s data-mining work for/with…

GigList and True Tickets teamed to create ticketing analytics tool

According to "Music Ally", big-data-focused GigList and blockchain-ticketing startup True Tickets, are teaming up to create “an analytics tool that…

The Kinks to reunite for new album and tour

Legendary brothers Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks, as widely knowns, spent the last two decades trading insults and fighting through the press. In…

Gorillaz preview their new album playing it live - FULL VIDEO

Cartoon supergroup Gorillaz will soon release their new album, "The Now Now" (it's due out on June 29). But if you really can't wait, you can have a…

The majors could block Spotify’s expansion into India

According to a report posted by Music Business Worldwide, Universal, Sony and Warner are very unhappy about Spotify starting to directly license…

George Ergatoudis is leaving Spotify to join Apple Music

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes at Spotify. Indeed, George Ergatoudis, one of the most influential tastemakers in the UK business, is leaving the streaming…

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…