Latest Music Industry News

Nick Clegg Facebook

Former Deputy Prime Minister Of UK Hired by Zuckerberg

The Former deputy Prime Minister of the UK Nick Clegg has been hired by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg after months of Zuckerberg pestering him. Clegg...
Distrokid and spotify

DistroKid & Spotify Join Forces

Spotify today announced it had invested in music distribution platform DistroKid. After a move earlier this month when Spotify opened up its beta "direct upload" service...
Amy Winehouse holographic tour 2019

Amy Winehouse to return as hologram in 2019 tour

The Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up by Amy's father Mitch Winehouse has teamed up with Base Hologram to bring a touring show...
video

Prince’s estate tell President Trump to stop using Purple Rain at rallies

Members of Prince's estate are furious at Donald Trump's use of Purple Rain during rallies in the US and early put out a statement...
Tencent IPO

Tencent’s TME postpones IPO due to market conditions

Tencent Music Entertainment Group has delayed its planned float on the US stock market after this week's market turbulence. The news of the delayed...
Nearly half of all time spent listening to on-demand music is on YouTube.

Nearly half of all time spent listening to on-demand music is on YouTube.

A new IFPI music industry report shows that 47% of all streamed music is consumed on YouTube. This staggering figure suggests not only do...
Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 2019

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced For 2019

The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees has been announced. The 2019 nominations are; Def Leppard Devo Janet Jackson John Prine Kraftwerk LL Cool J MC5 Radiohead Rage Against the Machine Roxy...
SoundCloud Premier

SoundCloud Premier Opens Up Invite Only Monetisation platform.

Soundcloud have trumped Spotify's recent "direct upload" by allowing monetisation of artist's uploaded music. SoundCloud Premier was previously an invite-only platform but this week they...
Google Plus Closed

Social Media Network Google+ Shut Down

Google had great plans for Google+ when it launched in June 2011, but yesterday parent company Alphabet shut its doors. Not that many people...
Bob Geldof on Brexit

Musicians Issue Warning That Leaving The EU Will Be A Disaster

Some of the UK's most renowned artists, writers and performers have issued a statement stating the music industry will be locked out of Europe if...