Music Tech

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why Aren't Streaming Services Making Money?

Virtually all music streaming services are losing money and we're not talking above small amounts. In Q2 of 2018, Spotify lost a whopping $461...

Facebook And Artists aren't getting on

Artists are noticing that they're just aren't reaching their fans anymore. That's the word from many industry marketers who are losing faith in Facebook's...

The Music Modernization act is on the cusp of becoming law.

The Music Modernization act is on the cusp of becoming law. You may recall that, last week, the United States’ Senate unanimously approved the draft bill –...

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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...