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50% of Apple Music Streams Go To Back Catalog Songs

In a recent talk given by Apple Music's Brian Rose at the BPI (British Phonographic Institute), Rose confirmed that 50% of the songs their platform...

Spotify Paid User Numbers Slow Again

The latest company update from Spotify shows that paid user numbers have not grown as much as expected and in an attempt to turn...

Spotify For Artists Playlist Pitching Tool

Having tracks featured on a Spotify playlist is one of the most effective ways to reach a lot of listeners. But, unless you have...

Music Industry Losing Out $2.65 Billion Annually From Businesses Playing Music From Personal Streaming Accounts.

A new report suggests that 21.3 million businesses are playing music to their customers through personal streaming accounts. The majority of these don't know...

Sonic Youth To Sell All Their Music Gear

Sonic Youth are set to sell all of their historical music equipment in a sale that begins on the 30th October. Around 200 items will...

Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Is A Masterpiece

At tonight's world premium of Bohemian Rhapsody, the new movie about the life of Queen's Freddie Mercury there seemed not a dry eye in...

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 & 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 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...

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'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.

A new IFPI music industry report shows that 47% of all streamed music is consumed on YouTube. This staggering figure suggests not only do...

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Bohemian Rhapsody Breaks Box Office Records

The Queen movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" break box office records as the highest grossing music movie. So far the movie has so far grossed $607.8 million...

Apple Music Retires “Apple Music Connect” Artist Social Posts.

Apple has announced that it has dropped its artist-centric social platform which started life in 2012 under the name "Itunes Ping". The feature allowed artists...

Spotify India Is Coming Within 6 Month

Spotify has announced it will launch in India within six months. But will India want Spotify? There's already talk that local licensees of music will...

Apple's App Walled Garden Is Up For Question In The US Supreme Court

Very quietly for the past seven years, Apple has been in a legal battle regarding their walled garden App Store. The case is now...

Taylor Swift Signs to Universal Music

Taylor Swift has finally signed a deal after a bidding war that has lasted months. Swift was signed to Big Machine Records since aged...