Neil Young's Pono Music eyeing music venues

Neil Young's Pono, an innovative player and high quality digital music format, is making its first steps in the market... and it chose a clever…

The Social Video Report 2012: viewing habits of UK web users

On December 5, Visibility IQ published the results of a study examining the online viewing habits of web users aged between 15 and 64 in the UK…

Live Nation's COO's call to arms against secondary ticketing

Live Nation's COO Paul Latham, in a long letter/essay published by Music Week, addressed the problem of secondary ticketing.

"The…

Pandora's fourth-quarter forecast triggers stock price loss

Pandora Media Inc., on Tuesday December 4, released its fourth-quarter financial forecast; the document is pretty disappointing since the Oakland…

Live music in the UK: a tough year caused (also) by picky customers?

The live music industry, in the UK, suffered from a particularly hard 2012. The weather has been tough, with floods and heavy rain affecting the…

Rumblefish and Audible Magic start partnership

Rumblefish is one among the leading providers of soundtracks for online social video; the firm joined Audible Magic - one of the most important…

Russell Simmons awarded with Producers Guild’s 2013 Visionary Award

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has chosen producer, entrepreneur and humanitarian Russell Simmons for the Producers Guild’s 2013 Visionary…

Shazam predicts 2013's Billboard chart toppers

Shazam is a London-based company whose app has more than 250 million registered users; it provides a service enabling users to tag songs. Last…

Metallica launch their label Blackened Recordings

Breaking news: Metallica, with a post on their official website, announced the birth of their own record label called Blackened Recordings.

AC/DC's iTunes debut: first week's sales

Without fanfare or a marketing campaign, AC/DC landed on iTunes on November 19, finally allowing their whole catalogue (25 albums plus two…

Spreaker reaches 1 million registered users

Spreaker is an Italian online platform allowing users to create live podcasts, to share and distribute them, easily.

The startup…

Music Careers in Dollars and Cents updated

Music Careers in Dollars and Cents is a study by the  Berklee College of Music containing a comprehensive directory of salary ranges for U.S…

Four bidders left for EMI's 'Rosetta' publishing catalogue

Sony/AT, last June, bought EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 billion, but to win regulatory approval for the acquisition agreed to put on auction part…

Tesco incorporates We7 into Blinkbox

Tesco, following the purchase of digital music service We7 last June, decided to fold the platform into its non-subscription digital film and TV…

Steve Barnett is the new Chairman/CEO of Capitol Music Group

Universal Music Group has begun the announced "revitalization of EMI Recorded Music" naming former Columbia Records COO Steve Barnett Chairman &…

The Diskery is going out of business

The Diskery, one of the first pioneering retailers to sell music online, will cease its business on December 12, after almost 15 years. Started in…

Google lands deal with Armonia for music-licensing

Google just closed a deal with the Armonia societies (SACEM, SGAE and SIAE) which will grant access to their repertoires, which include more than 5…

IMS 2013: dates unveiled

The International Music Summit (aka IMS) takes place, every year, in Ibiza. Dates for next edition have been announced: the event will unroll…

AEI Media's A&R and Label dept. welcomes Duncan King

Duncan King, formerly General Manager of Three Six Zero Group's Rights department, joined AEI Media as A&R and Label manager. His…

MOG founder Hyman steps down from CEO of the company

David Hyman, founder of Music on the go (aka MOG), stepped down as CEO of the company on November 20, just months after selling it to Beats…