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…

The first Music Industry Conference (MIC) 2012 in Taiwan

Taipei on November 8-11 was the scenario of the first annual Music Industry Conference, Taiwan - an event focused on capitalizing on the…

Daniel Ek (Spotify) on revenues: '200 streams equals one download'

The founder of Spotify, talking to QZ, explained how streaming music revenues work for right holders: according to his experience, at present, it…

Radical.fm: a new competitor for Spotify?

After Spotify, Sweden gave birth to a new startup operating in the free, on demand music field. It's called Radical.fm and it's based in Stockholm…

Dave Grohl will be the keynote speecher at 2013 SXSW

Dave Grohl will be the next keynote speecher at South By South West, the world's most important music fair, held annualy in March in Austin…

"Guitar music is coming back", in Britain?

Two of the radio moguls of the British enteratinment and music scene - Kiss programme director Andy Roberts and Radio 1 and 1Xtra head of…

Music service JUKE in The Netherlands, Italy and Switzerland

JUKE is a cloud, streaming music service owned by 24-7 Entertainment GmbH, one of Europe's leading B2B service providers for digital music and…

Spotify begins roll out of web player

Popular streaming service Spotify is debuting a long rumoured web interface to listen its catalogue. According to a report by The Verge, a beta…

Vevo's launch in continental Europe

Vevo - the music video website founded by Sony and Universal (backed by EMI) - is getting to continental Europe with a launch (to begin with) in…

'Work Not Play': Musicians' Union's campaign for fair pay

UK's Musicians' Union is launching "Work Not Play", a campaign to promote fair pay for musicians. "We are concerned at a growing trend of…

BPI criticizes Google's position toward piracy after the debut of Play

Google just launched in Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the UK its new online store Google Play, selling music in competition with iTunes…

Labels claim they are investing 4,5 billions in new music

Recording Industry invests  US$4.5 billion annually in artists and repertoire (A&R) and marketing, according to a new report.The annual…

Online licensing: Cuesongs closes agreements with BMG Rights Management

CueSongs, the one-stop music licensing hub for online and digital media usage (is co-founded by Ed Averdieck, formerly head of Nokia Music and OD2…

In-store music: lesser-known music drives better sales

During the Marca event that took place last week in Bologna, Soundreef - new collection society headed by Davide D’Atri - organised a conference…