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...
Warner Music Launches Fund for Much Tech Startups

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...
Music question

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...
Tencent IPO

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 EMI

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 Artists

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

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...
video

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...