Russia’s Yandex Music seeing huge growth with over 3.3 million subscribers

The Russian streaming service has been building a steady user-base for years which is now growing rapidly. The last time we looked in on up-and-coming Russian streaming service Yandex Music was in early 2017. They…

Tencent now own 10% of Universal Music Group following a drawn-out deal

Chinese conglomerate and major presence in music in Asia, Tencent have set their sets to the West with acquisitions. A long awaited deal has finally been completed that puts Tencent Holdings in an even bigger…

SoundCloud’s new initiatives are aimed to help artists during the impact of COVID-19

With music services and companies stepping up to help musicians, songwriters and performers SoundCloud have announced what they’re doing for artists. SoundCloud’s CEO Kerry Trainor has set out 4 different ways in which they want…

Independent artists forecast to earn $2 billion+ this year

As independent artists take back control over music from the big labels they’re on track to make record breaking revenues. Starting with DIY movements in the 70s and 80s, the necessity of major record labels…

RouteNote partners with Kuack to offer free music distribution to Latin America

Welcome Kuack to the RouteNote family! We’re thrilled to be taking your music to more than 600,000 new listeners in Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond. Select Kuack today and find brand new listeners when…

How producers are mastering tracks for music streaming services (video)

In the age of music streaming we are hearing music differently. Not just with where it comes from, but quite literally with how it sounds. You might not know, though keen ears will probably have…

1 man now owns Murfie’s collection of nearly a million personal CDs and vinyl

Customers who entrusted their music with Murfies can breathe a sigh of relief that the bankrupt company’s assets have been bought. Last year the Wisconsin based company shut its doors and didn’t reveal to it’s…

Gaana adds 25 million listeners in just 2 months for a total 150m users

Gaana have blown away all expectations for their growth with 20% growth for the Indian streamer in the first month of 2020. At the start of the year we reported on Gaana’s strong entry into…

South Korea are in their music renaissance

Since Psy exploded onto the earth with Gangnam Style South Korean music has had a global stage and it’s artists and listeners alike are blooming. It was found recently that 1 in 5 people in…

Music streaming made up 4/5 of US recording revenues in 2019

Last year music streaming peaked as its reach around the world expands constantly to evolve and grow the international music industry. The past decade has seen music business re-invigorated after piracy caused a major dip…