Deezer to face up to Spotify, including a potential SoundCloud buyout

A few months after SoundCloud were reported to be broke and likely bought out soon they have, so they say, recovered. But Deezer still have their eyes on the streamer. It’s been a tough year…

SONGS, publisher behind Lorde, The Weeknd & more up for $160m+ sale

The independent music publisher SONGS is going up for sale, with the majors like Warner, Sony and Universal likely keeping their eyes peeled. SONGS music publishing are responsible for some of the world’s biggest artists…

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…

It looks like SoundCloud could be selling majority stakes to 2 different firms

Following ongoing rumours that surfacing recently suggesting that SoundCloud is on its way out (which they vehemently deny) 2 firms may be buying a major share. SoundCloud had to let go a decent chunk of…

Spotify aren’t buying SoundCloud, but Google might be

Now that it seems Spotify definitely aren’t acquiring SoundCloud it seems like they may have another suitor in the shape of Google. Rumours from industry insiders suggest that Google may be looking to purchase SoundCloud…

SoundCloud discuss being bought by Spotify and their future

With rumours circulating that Spotify might buy SoundCloud the open music platform has openly talked on their plans for the future. At the web summit conference SoundCloud co-founder and CTO Eric Wahlforss said in an…

Spotify purchase startup Preact because they don’t want you to go

Spotify have purchased the 4-year-old machine learning start up Preact to help them understand and maintain their subscribers. Preact uses machine learning and analysis of audience metrics on social media to understand subscribers and learn…

Chairman at EMI involved in $3.5 billion scandal invested money in Sony’s EMI buyout

American authorities are currently investigating a scandal in which $3.5 billion of Malaysia’s government sovereign wealth was misappropriated, involving an investor involved in Sony’s buyout of EMI. In 2012 Sony made a deal that put…

Sellaband Bankrupt But Bailed Out

In a flurry of activity over the week, Sellaband was attacked by pundits for failing to help Public Enemy fund a new album, put its site offline for ‘maintenance’, declared bankruptcy, was bought out, bailed…

Myspace slow off the blocks integrating new tech from Imeem.

Myspace’s efforts to update their site’s music functionality by integrating technology purchased with their buyout of Imeem are plodding slowly ahead. There’s been no evidence of an update on site, but this email went out…