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…

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…