Merlin reveals record revenue distributions in new 2019 Membership Report

Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, published its 2019 Membership Report & Survey - revealing a…

Emerge: social change is the focus

Emerge is a radical new festival/conference, aiming to reignite the role of popular music as a central driver of social change by showcasing…

Midem: finalists for 2019 Midemlab startups contest unveiled

The 20 startups that will be pitching as part of the Midemlab startups contest in Cannes this June have been revealed. The contest saw 177 startups…

Amazon is getting ready to launch a hi-def music streaming service

Less than a week after Amazon launched its first fully free music streaming service, according to "Music Business Worldwide" the company is planning…

EU passes first ever Europe-wide legislation vs ticket scalping

MEPs have voted to outlaw the use of specialised software (bots) to circumvent ticket purchasing rules, including maximum buying limits. The move…

Amazon to launch a free music-streaming service?

Amazon Prime Music is bundled into the company’s Prime membership, but it’s generally counted as a subscription service for music-industry metrics…

All about the Emerge Festival 2019 edition

The Emerge Festival, this year, will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel, in Las Vegas, from May 31 to June 1. The heart of the event are three four…

YouTube's Foundry program adds 11 new artists

YouTube Music has just added 11 new artists to its Foundry development program for independent acts; moreover, it will add an additional set of…

Streaming drove 9.7% rise in global recorded-music revenues in 2018

According to industry body the IFPI, global recorded-music revenues grew by 9.7% in 2018. The figures come from its annual Global Music Report…

Billie Eilish: her new album is showing an impressive first-week amount of streams

Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish is quite popular with music-streamers and - obviously - with the streaming services. Accordin to a "Billboard…

Spotify is buying Parcast

Streaming giant Spotify is going to buy a third podcasting company. Indeed, shortly after acquiring Gimlet Media and Anchor, the company will soon…

7digital has a new CEO

B2B digital-music firm 7digital has a new leader, after CEO Simon Cole decided to step down. His replacement will be John Aalbers, the former boss…

SONY/ATV announces global partnership deal with SoundVault

Sony/ATV and SoundVault - the online music rights management company - just announced a global partnership covering sync licensing…

Three Six Zero acquires Westbrook Entertainment

Three Six Zero, the management company owned by EDM stars Calvin Harris, Tiësto and others, has acquired Westbrook Entertainment - a company…

Facebook has new licensing deals with top music rightsholders in India

Social media giant Facebook just inked deals with some of the leading music rightsholders in India, including Zee Music Company, Yash Raj Films and…

Spotify is filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission

Spotify is filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission; the streaming coloss is accusing the latter company of anticompetitive…

Spotify accused of lies while trying to block songwriter pay rise in the US

The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) recently ruled a rise up 44% for royalty rates for streaming and other mechanical uses in the US. Spotify and…

Major biz figures slam Spotify for its reaction to royalty rate rise for US songwriters

As we already reported, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) recent ruling - with royalty rates for streaming and other mechanical uses set to rise 44%…

Ticketmaster US opens up its events to Amazon Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa voice-assistant has some new music features. After launfching its radio-DJ-style Song ID feature for announcing track and artist…

7digital joins forces with Music Powered Games

7digital, leading company in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions, announced that it has signed its first deal in the rapidly developing area of…