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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

5 Seconds of Summer get their first No.1

5 Seconds of Summer hit the No.1 spot on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart with their new single "Youngblood". This is the Australian band's first top 10 hit...

Avril Lavigne's New Album is Called “Head Above Water”

Avril Lavigne has been making a splash with her fans in the past couple of weeks after the new single "Head Above Water" reached...

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...

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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...