Suppliers support HMV with £40m of funding

Music publishers and film studios surely wouldn't like to lose a big retailer chain like HMV - but sales, in September, went down almost 12%, so…

UK's BPI is ready to take legal action against the UK Pirate Party

The BPI - alias British Phonographic Industry - is the British trade association uniting record industry's music companies (including Warner Music…

Pepsi plans to launch a label-like division in 2013

According to PepsiCo's global chief marketing officer Frank Cooper, the world-famous brand is well determined to "play a greater role in…

Trent Reznor and Beats by Dre plan revolutionary music streaming service

Trent Reznor's latest plans are huge. Right now, music-wise, he’s working on two Nine Inch Nails releases: a greatest hits compilation, which will…

Rockonomics: streaming services pay a lot better than terrestrial radio

David Touve, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Washington and Lee University, is publishing a series of "investigations" called…

YouTube's VEVO deal expires: the struggle of renegotiation

The contract regulating the partnership between VEVO and YouTube has come to an end: now both parts engaged in a difficult renegotiation of the…

CD Baby: over $250 million paid to independent musicians

CD Baby, the online music distributing service, reached the milestone of over $250 million paid to artists around the world for digital download…

European Commission announces plans for copyright reform

After a dedicated meeting - which took place on December 8 - of the European Commission College of Commissioners, the Commission announced the plan…

All the winners of Drum&BassArena Awards 2012

The fourth edition of the Drum&BassArena Awards has taken place in London on December 5, hosted by renowned Radio One presenter Mistajam…

Spotify reaches 5m subscribers and closes deal with Metallica

In a press conference held in New York, Spotify's founder and CEO Daniel Ek revealed that his platform for streaming music on-demand can now count…

Cameron Strang is the new label head of Warner Bros.

With an official statement, Warner Bros. announced - during the afternoon of December 6 - the resignation of president/CEO Todd Moscowitz.

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.