Midia: global recorded music industry revenues topped $17bn in 2017

Midia Research shared a study saying that the global recorded music business generated wholesale revenues of USD $17.4bn in 2017 (up 8.5% year-on…

Kanye West is writing his own philosophy book and posting it to Twitter... right now

Kanye West is writing a philosophy book. He began talking about it last week, but now we have written proof. Indeed the rapper - after a prolonged…

All about WARM, the Danish tech start-up

WARM is a Danish tech start-up launched in 2017 with the aim to offer unprecedented access to key radio airplay data for the independent music…

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea to publish his memoir this fall

Flea, the iconic bass player of Red Hot Chili Peppers, will soon release his own memoir. He has been working on the book for the last four years and…

Spotify buys Loudr

Spotify acquired Loudr in order to streghnten its policy of dentifying, tracking and paying royalties to music publishers and songwriters. Spotify…

SoundCloud losses increased to $74.5m in 2016

SoundCloud justpublished its financial results for 2016 through Companies House in the UK. The figures show that the company’s revenues…

YouTube to esclusively livestream Coachella 2018

YouTube returns to Coachella for the eighth year in a row to exclusively livestream the first weekend of Coachella 2018. Presented by T-Mobile in…

Coachella 2018 will be on YouTube Live Stream once again

Even this year the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will live stream sets from its first weekend, via its official YouTube channel. Among…

Oliver Schusser is now global head of Apple Music

Big news from Cupertino. Indeed, Apple Music has a new global boss. His name is Oliver Schusser and he has been named head of Apple Music Worldwide…

L7 to release new album after 20 years

All female grunge punlk rockers L7 just announced their first new album since 1999. The band launched a PledgeMusic campaign with pre-orders for the…

YouTube’s top 19 music videos - together - have 50.9bn views

New records for YouTuber. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s "Despacito" has passed another milestone: 5bn views of its official video, nearly 15…

Sonos: are there plans for an IPO in the future?

Sonos might be the next music-related company to be launched on the public markets, after Spotify. Indeed, some of its recent recruitment ads…

Drake shares new single “Nice For What” - VIDEO

Canadian rapper Drake announced a new upcoming single... and here it is. As promised, indeed, he released a new track called “Nice For What”…

Sony Music sold 17.2% of its shares in Spotify

Sony Music Entertainment sold a chunk of its shareholding in Spotify, taking home over $250m after just one day of public trading of the company…

Sony’s stake in Spotify worth $1.5bn after day one on the New York Stock Exchange

Spotify started publicly trading on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday; just before 1pm ET, its shares were valued at $165.90 – resulting in…

Eminem drops splatter video for “Framed” - WATCH

Detroit rap king Eminem just shared a new music video for the track "Framed" - taken from his latest studio effort, "Revival". The clip was directed…

Spotify valued at $30bn: a great debut on New York Stock Exchange

Streaming music coloss Spotify just started trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Now its official debut public price has been revealed…

SoundCloud claims it surpassed $100m of revenues in 2017

SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor talked to the Financial Times about what he says is a corporate comeback for the streaming service, following its…

Amazon's music subscribers doubled in the last six months

Good news for Amazon. The last public estimate of Amazon’s music subscribers was 16 million in October 2018 (the stat covered both its basic-tier…

Lady Gaga covers Elton John’s “Your Song” - LISTEN

Lady Gaga is featured in the soon to be released tribute album "Revamp" - in which a squad of artists reimagines the greatest classics of Elton John…