Music Industry

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...

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...

Warner Music Launches “WMG Boost” To Fund Music Tech Startups

WMG Boost is the name for Warner's new investment fund to support new music tech companies through from Seed to Series "A". With up...

Warner Music And Sony acquire $200m of shares in TENCENT

After dumping shares in Spotify, Warner and Sony have acquired $200m of shares in Tencent before its IPO. At this point in time, Universal...

Sony may become “Too Big” With Takeover Of EMI

Sony officially notified the European Commission about their planned merger with EMI Music Publishing two weeks ago, giving the EC 25 days to make...

Live Nation Entertainment acquires majority stake in US concert promoter.

Live Nation has acquired a major stake in US concert promoter Emporium Presents. Emporium promotes over 400 events a year in the US and...

Led Zeppelin To Face New Trial as ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case Goes Back To Court

A U.S. Court of Appeals has just forced Led Zeppelin to face a new trial over its hit song, ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ American appeals court...

Spotify’s Major Label Renegotiations Will Significantly Lower Royalties

According to reports from Guggenheim analyst, Michael Morris artists and labels could see a decrease in the revenue being paid out to them over the...

Alex Hardee warns of business burnout as report reveals huge stress levels

Alex Hardee of Coda warned about the 24/7 culture in the music industry today at the International Festival Forum in London. Hardee told Paul...

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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...