The Beatles: no band for old men (according to streaming stats...)

According to Spotify, The Beatles' music has been streamed nearly 1.7bn times on the platform in 2019 alone. The company stressed that “18-24 is the…

Universal Music Group valued at $22bn

Vivendi’s Universal Music Group, the world’s biggest music label, is worth $22 billion, according to the French owner of the label, Vincent Bolloré…

Apple Music estimated to be 10% of Apple’s services revenues

Apple Music reached the milestone of 20 million paying subscribers in December, but how much money is it making for its parent company? RBC Capital…

Kanye West unveils collaboration with Kendrick Lamar for his new single "No More Parties in L.A."

Kanye West has shared another new song online. The rapper uploaded the Kendrick Lamar collaboration “No More Parties in L.A.” today (January 18) on…

Miley Cyrus joins Bill Murray for "Let It Snow" on Netflix

Miley Cyrus will join Bill Murray, Chris Rock and George Clooney for a Netflix special called "A Very Murray Christmas". Directed by Sofia Coppola…

Julian Casablancas confirms The Strokes are back in the studio to record new music

According to Landmark Music Festival audience The Strokes are working on a new album.
There could be new music from the New York band soon as…

Ed Sheeran launches his own record label Gingerbread Man Records

Ed Sheeran has revealed details about his all-new record label Gingerbread Man Records. First announced earlier this year, Gingerbread Man Records…

Mumford & Sons reveal their boy band origins on "Jimmy Kimmel"

And before Mumford & Sons there were Mumtown. On their latest album "Wilder Mind" Mumford & Sons dropped the banjo in favor of rock guitars…

Alt rockers Veruca Salt reunite original line up - listen to two new songs

Chicago alt rockers Veruca Salt announced a new album called "Ghost Notes" and due out on July 10 via El Camino Records: it will be their fifth…

One Direction “Four” sales disappoint: is the magic over?


One Direction’s new album “Four” has conquered the N.1 spot on the Billboard 200 - as everyone expected - but with 401,000 copies shifted…

Berklee College of Music and Kobalt announce partnership


Berklee College of Music has announced a partnership with Kobalt.
Kobalt, a technology company that provides rights owners with a…

Gracenote unveils Entourage, aims to consolidate the in-car music experience


Gracenote unveiled a new product called Entourage this week that is aimed squarely at the car industry.

The company is already…

Soundrop calls it a day after Spotify removes desktop client apps


Soundrop, the service that allowed Spotify users to have a communal “experience” of music by letting them enter virtual listening rooms…

U2 & Apple working on a new music format, but did they forget iTunes LPs?


As if we hadn’t had our fill of U2 news over the past ten days, Time magazine reported yesterday that the popular Irish rock band and Apple…

Guided by Voices broke up and canceled tour dates

Indie rock heroes Guided By Voices announced they broke up. The Dayton-based band broke the news on September 18 via their official website, where…

Merge Records to celebrate 25th anniversary with festival in July

Legendary indie label Merge Records is turning 25. It will celebrate its quarter of a century of life with a three-day music festival to take place…

Lorde teames-up with Son Lux for 'Easy (Switch Screens)'

Super-young and super-talented indie star Lorde has collaborated with producer Son Lux, contributing guest vocals on a track called "Easy (Switch…

Billy Corgan to play an improv suite inpired by Hesse's 'Siddharta'

On February 28, in Chicago, a special event will take place in the teahouse owned by Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins); at the Madame ZuZu's…

Morrissey announces US tour

Morrissey has finally announced his comeback to the stages, with a US tour kicking off on May 7 and closing on June 21.
Two gigs - the one at…

The Oh Sees' new album out on Record Store Day

Despite their announcement of an "indefinite hiatus" made last December, Thee Oh Sees just unveiled the release date of a new album called "Drop…