Tencent Music’s offering could value the business in excess of $25 billion?

Tencent is preparing an IPO for its music-streaming division; following Spotify’s recent direct public offering, expectations are increasing for its…

Facebook closed new music licensing deals with Merlin, Beggars Group, [PIAS] and Ingrooves

Facebook's plan to expand its presence in the online music arena is going strong. The company, indeed, announced new multi-territory licensing deals…

Label-less artists generated $472m of revenues in 2017

According to a report put out by consultancy Midia Research, artists who aren’t signed to a label generated revenues of $472m in 2017, up 27.2% year…

Vivendi is thinking about potential IPO of Universal Music Group

CEO Arnaud De Puyfontaine officially confirmed that Vivendi is officially busy with with preparatory work to put Universal Music Group as its…

Midia: global recorded music industry revenues topped $17bn in 2017

Midia Research shared a study saying that the global recorded music business generated wholesale revenues of USD $17.4bn in 2017 (up 8.5% year-on…

All about WARM, the Danish tech start-up

WARM is a Danish tech start-up launched in 2017 with the aim to offer unprecedented access to key radio airplay data for the independent music…

Spotify buys Loudr

Spotify acquired Loudr in order to streghnten its policy of dentifying, tracking and paying royalties to music publishers and songwriters. Spotify…

SoundCloud losses increased to $74.5m in 2016

SoundCloud justpublished its financial results for 2016 through Companies House in the UK. The figures show that the company’s revenues…

YouTube to esclusively livestream Coachella 2018

YouTube returns to Coachella for the eighth year in a row to exclusively livestream the first weekend of Coachella 2018. Presented by T-Mobile in…

Oliver Schusser is now global head of Apple Music

Big news from Cupertino. Indeed, Apple Music has a new global boss. His name is Oliver Schusser and he has been named head of Apple Music Worldwide…

YouTube’s top 19 music videos - together - have 50.9bn views

New records for YouTuber. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s "Despacito" has passed another milestone: 5bn views of its official video, nearly 15…

Sonos: are there plans for an IPO in the future?

Sonos might be the next music-related company to be launched on the public markets, after Spotify. Indeed, some of its recent recruitment ads…

Sony Music sold 17.2% of its shares in Spotify

Sony Music Entertainment sold a chunk of its shareholding in Spotify, taking home over $250m after just one day of public trading of the company…

Sony’s stake in Spotify worth $1.5bn after day one on the New York Stock Exchange

Spotify started publicly trading on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday; just before 1pm ET, its shares were valued at $165.90 – resulting in…

Spotify valued at $30bn: a great debut on New York Stock Exchange

Streaming music coloss Spotify just started trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Now its official debut public price has been revealed…

SoundCloud claims it surpassed $100m of revenues in 2017

SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor talked to the Financial Times about what he says is a corporate comeback for the streaming service, following its…

Amazon's music subscribers doubled in the last six months

Good news for Amazon. The last public estimate of Amazon’s music subscribers was 16 million in October 2018 (the stat covered both its basic-tier…

Apple Music now features also music videos

Apple Music's offer is getting bigger and bigger. And from March 29 it also features music videos. So now Apple now has a catalogue of music…

Facebook is expanding its music licensing campaign

The giant of social networks, Facebook, recently closed licensing deals with music big players such as Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group…

BMG’s financial performance for 2017 shows another double digit jump in revenues

BMG’s financial performance for 2017 has been another success: indeed, sales hit €507m ($573m) in the year, up 21.8% on the €416m it generated in…