Sirius XM’s purchase of Pandora gets approval potentially creating the world’s biggest online music company

Pandora’s music streaming service has now officially been acquired by SiriusXM creating a mega music entertainment company. In September Pandora agreed to a purchase of their services in a $3.5 billion “all-stock transition” by Sirius…

Big new hires will find the best new artists on Apple Music

Apple haven’t acquired a music analytics startup as people thought, but they have taken it’s three founders to help them scout out the best and biggest new music coming out. On Sunday a report came…

Sirius XM Holdings Agree to Acquire Pandora: Creating The World’s Largest Audio-Entertainment Company!?

Sirius XM Holdings has agreed to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion in an all-stock transaction. The announcement was made this morning and it will create the world’s largest audio-entertainment company. “We have long respected Pandora…

Spotify move into music licensing acquiring new company, Loudr

Spotify are expanding and they’re latest venture looks to take them into the world of music licensing, probably a good idea for the streamers. Spotify have just announced the acquisition of Loudr, a music licensing…

Beatport have bought DJ streamer Pulselocker to build their streaming service

DJ store and streaming service Beatport have just bought a rival music streaming service to tap the resources for their own. The purchase of Pulselocker, Inc. by electronic music marketplace giants Beatport has been confirmed….

Pandora buy ads company used by rivals Spotify, Deezer, and more

Pandora are expanding their ad tech with the acquisition of AdsWizz, who happen to cater to some of their biggest streaming rivals. Pandora have just revealed the acquisition of digital audio advertisers AdsWizz. The purchase…

Sony and Warner both eyeing EMI Music Publishing for $4b sale

With one of the biggest song catalogues in the world EMI Music Publishing are up for sale with major labels zeroing in. EMI Music Publishing have put themselves up for sale, selling their 2.2 million…

LiveXLive have completed their acquisition of Slacker Radio

LiveXLive have taken over┬áSlacker 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…