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…

Spinnin’ Records go major, the independent label gets bought for over $100m

Massive Dutch dance label Spinnin’ Records has been bought in a giant $100m+ deal by major label Warner Music Group. After a bunch of giant companies reportedly fought over Spinnin’ Records massively successful label for…

BandLab taking over “Twitch for DJs” Chew.tv

BandLab have just acquired Chew.tv, a live streaming platform focused around DJs performing and learning from each other. Chew.tv has been described as the “Twitch for DJs” and was struggling to keep going, until BandLab…

Pandora just lost $250m selling Ticketfly event ticketing to Eventbrite but could spell partnership

Shortly following a giant $480 million investment from Sirius XM, Pandora have sold on ticketing company Ticketfly for a massive loss. Ticketfly’s ticketing business has been sold on to Eventbrite, a much larger company cut…

Pandora Radio get a $480 million investment from Sirius XM

Recent rumours come to a close as Sirius XM plugs a massive $480 million into Pandora, quashing suggestions that they were looking to acquire Pandora outright. Recent rumours in the industry had spread word that there…