LiveXLive have completed their acquisition of Slacker Radio

LiveXLive have taken over Slacker Radio, the streaming service that specialises in allowing users create their on personalised stations. Slacker Radio is one of the lesser known streaming services but shouldn’t be ignored with 1.5 million…

Shazam just released their first update since Apple bought them

Earlier this month song recognition app Shazam was bought by Apple, and now they’ve released their first update since the acquisition. Shazam have released the first update to their app since the company was bought…

Universal Music buys British labels behind Elvis Costello, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Two of the most influential record labels in the UK have just been bought by Universal Music Group. Major label, Universal Music Group have just bought Stiff Records and ZTT, two of the UK’s biggest…

Spotify and Deezer ask EU board to stop Apple’s domination after they buy Shazam

Tech companies including Spotify and Deezer have taken concerns about Apple’s growing power to EU regulators. European tech companies have come together in a protest against Apple in the wake of their Shazam purchase. The…

Microsoft Groove becomes Spotify as it shuts down

Microsoft are shutting down their streaming service Groove Music at the end of this month to integrate with Spotify. As announced earlier this year Groove Music will no longer be streaming come 2018. Microsoft are…

Apple have bought Shazam, confirmed by Apple

Apple have confirmed their acquisition of Shazam giving them full ownership of the popular music recognition app. First announced last week as a rumour, Apple have now confirmed that they have bought song identification application…

Kobalt buys SONGS Music Publishing, co-founder to become Colombia Records CEO

Kobalt have bought SONGS Music Publishing, responsible for The Weeknd, Lorde, Diplo and more, in a massive deal. Publishing and music rights big dogs, Kobalt, have just bought a slightly less big dog, SONGS Music…

Apple “acquiring music recognition app Shazam”

New reports suggest that Apple are looking to buy the music identifying giant Shazam in a $400 million deal. TechCrunch has revealed from “sources” that Apple are in the final stages of acquiring Shazam. As…

Spotify just bought a DAW, online studio Soundtrap

Spotify have bought an online recording studio/DAW in an interesting move that could see Spotify’s biggest divergence from music streaming yet. Spotify have acquired fellow Swedes Soundtrap, the company behind an entirely web-based music creation,…

LiveXLive double down, acquiring Slacker Radio and Snap Interactive

Just days after LiveXLive bought Snap Interactive they’ve gone and purchased Slacker Radio to combine resources and assert their relevance. On Monday LiveXLive media started their work week by acquiring video streaming company Snap Interactive. Now…