Ticketmaster are secretly scalping their own tickets

Notoriously dodgy ticket sellers Ticketmaster have just been unearthed with their own ticket scalping racket ripping of concert-goers. An undercover investigation undertaken by CBC News and the Toronto Star has discovered some shady practices going…

Music streaming streaming royalty rates for artists 2018

As an independent artist you want your music to get out there and for the world to hear it. But the next step once it’s live online is getting paid for it, how much exactly…

Amazon are bringing Alexa to amps, subs and… microwaves?

Amazon want the world to get connected with AIs, specifically by putting Alexa in every piece of technology you can imagine. A report from CNBC reveals Amazon’s plans to release 8 new Alexa-powered products this…

First music licensing reform in 20 years passed by senate

The US Senate have passed the contested Music Modernization Act signalling the first changes in music licensing laws for 20 years. The long-discussed and at times contentious Music Modernization Act has finally been passed by…

American’s listen to 2+ hours of music every day

We’re living in a time of unlimited and unrestricted music access, and with a world of music at our fingertips people are listening more than ever. The internet and music streaming services have revolutionised how…

Amazon Music gets exclusives from Al Green + others in new series

Amazon Music are getting into exclusives with a new series working with independent labels to create music just for Amazon. Exclusives on music streaming services are a contested issue. In 2016 and 2017 services, like…

Listening to music makes you better at work

It’s been proven, listening to music whilst you work makes you more productive and better at working. At least that’s people who work with music are saying. Do you love listening to music at work?…

SoundCloud plays will count towards Official Charts

Every play on SoundCloud will now count towards song chart positions in a monumental move from the world’s biggest music community. SoundCloud have some amazing news for the artists on their massive streaming, open streaming…

Spotify launch in Middle East and North Africa in November

Spotify will be taking it’s world-leading music streaming service to 2 massive new territories this November, according to new reports. Spotify will be launching in two new big territories, the Middle East and North Africa,…

Pandora’s ‘The Drop’ presents you new music every day

People love discovering new music when they’re streaming and Pandora’s latest playlist will be dropping fresh cuts just for you every single day. Pandora have just revealed a new daily playlist for Premium listeners. ‘The…