Google urged to stop accepting money from Viagogo

Internet giant Google has been urged to stop accepting money from Viagogo to place the ticket website at the top of its search rankings; the request…

Spotify is up to something and music majors are getting nervous

Streaming giant Spotify is entering the talent marketplace, even if it has not revealed which artists it has made deals with and declined to comment…

European Commission confirms its approval of Apple’s acquisition of Shazam

So it's done: the European Commission has confirmed its approval of Apple’s acquisition of music-identification firm Shazam, explaining that it…

Vevo's Alan Price is the company's new permanent boss

Alan Price has been interim CEO of music-videos platform Vevo since December 2017, but now the "interim" part of his job title is gone. Price has…

Viagogo skips committee hearing

Secondary-ticketing company Viagogo was due to give evidence to a British parliamentary committee on September 5, as part of the latter’s inquiry…

Viagogo going to court in the UK

Ticketing platform Viagogo is facong some dark clouds in the UK. Indeed, the CMA announced that it has issued legal proceedings against the…

China’s biggest online movie ticketer, backed by Tencent, files for IPO

Chinese internet giant Tencent is up to something again in the ticketing business. The company, indeed, backs China’s largest online movie-ticket…

MusicLife: $5m raised for blockchain-based "music exchange ecosystem"

Singapore-based startup MusicLife just announed it raised a $5m Series A funding round led by Metropolis VC. The company is, indeed, building a…

Apple’s buyout of Shazam is set to be approved by the European Commission

According to a report published by Reuters, Apple’s proposed $400m buyout of music-recognition company Shazam is set to be approved by the European…

Amazon to launch a national TV campaign for its music-streaming service

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is about to launch a national TV campaign for its music-streaming service, featuring ads with songs…

Sony/ATV strengthens European Digital and International Business Affairs team

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has strengthened its market-leading European Digital and International Business Affairs team. The changes include a new…

Ticketmaster to launch a new fan-to-fan ticket exchange platform

Ticketmaster is decommissioning its two secondary ticketing sites in Europe. Indeed, from October, GET ME IN! and Seatwave will be replaced by a new…

Spotify is becoming Samsung's go-to music service provider

Spotify has a freshly inked deal with smart devices giant Samsung. Indeed the streaming music company announced that it is now the “go-to music…

Blockchain music-streaming startup Audius raises $5.5m

The new startup called Audius is now building a blockchain-based alternative to Spotify or SoundCloud. According to TechCrunch: Users will pay…

Warner sells its entire stake in Spotify and artists get $126m of the money

Warner on August 7 confirmed it's no longer a stakeholder in Spotify. Indeed, Warner Music Group just sold all its shares in Spotify for more than…

Apple Music beats Spotify to biggest day-one streaming number with Travis Scott’s new release

Travis Scott's new album . "Astroworld" - came out on August 3 and it's doing incredibly well. Streaming-wise, "Astroworld" - according to Spotify’s…

Snapchat lost 3m daily users last quarter

Snap, Inc shared its latest quarterly financial results, showing the first ever quarterly decline in daily active users (DAUs) since Snapchat…

Amazon Prime Music is doing better than Apple Music in UK

According to the latest report from research firm Kantar Worldpanel, in terms of music subscribers right now Amazon is now the third player globally…

Royalty Exchange releaases valuation app for songwriters

Music firm Royalty Exchange has launched an app for songwriters, pitching it as "the Zillow for royalties" (Zillow is the website whose…

Universal and Sony turn over more than $500k from streaming, every hour

According to a report published by "Music Business Worldwide", Sony and Universal are actually turning over more than $500.000 every hour from…