Despite protests Europe just approved Sony’s full EMI acquisition

The EU have just approved Sony Music’s takeover of EMI Music Publishing despite indie music organisations across Europe warning that it gives them too much influence. Sony Music now own a 100% stake in EMI…

Get exclusive music promotion as First On SoundCloud comes to Europe

SoundCloud are bringing their First On promotional campaign to Europe to bring the best independent and rising artists to the forefront. In March SoundCloud revealed their new campaign to promote “groundbreaking artists” on their massive…

Hi-res streamers Qobuz set their sights for the US as they name new CEO

European based music streamers Qobuz are setting sail for the Americas as they expand under new management. High resolution music streaming service Qobuz are set to launch their services in the US this summer, expanding…

Radio success story Propeller label expands into Germany

UK based label Propeller Recordings with the help of their top artists have spread across European Radio to find success. With their newfound popularity Propeller are expanding to Germany with a new office. Headed up…

Basically half of all Swedes and Norwegian’s pay for music streaming

48% of people in Sweden and Norway have paid music streaming services like Spotify, with Nord’s in general loving streaming music. YouGov have discovered some really interesting facts about the popularity of music streaming in…

Eurovision will live stream the Song Contest finale live on YouTube

This weekend the winner of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed and YouTube will be streaming the whole thing live. The longest running international TV song competition in the world, Eurovision Song Contest,…

Thanks Brexit, now Sonos speakers cost more in the UK

It’s fast approaching a year since the British EU referendum found us voting to leave the European Union, and the fallouts of Brexit are starting to take effect as Sonos raise their prices. Sonos have…

SoundCloud sign giant deal to get European rights holders paid

SoundCloud have signed a giant deal with the pan-European rights managers ICE so that rights holders can receive revenue from SoundCloud, particularly SoundCloud Go. SoundCloud have signed a multi-territory license with ICE to ensure that…

Deezer makes two big hires to bolster global expansion

Following Deezer’s move into North America the¬†streaming service has hired¬†two new vice presidents to oversee operations in the USA and Southern Europe. Deezer recently expanded into the massive US market, marking a giant shift in…

Minute of Silence Now Most Popular Song in Austria

At the of top of the iTunes charts in Austria right now is the track “Schweigeminute (Traiskirchen),” Schweigeminute meaning ‘minute’s silence’ in German. And the track is just that, a minute song of silence. Austrian…