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…