Facebook offering hundreds of millions of dollars to license music

Facebook are still working out how to license music on their social media platform, so now they’re offering millions-and-millions of dollars to rights-holders. Since introducing videos on Facebook years ago they have notoriously been rife with unlicensed…

New Jay-Z album ‘4:44’ goes platinum in 1 week despite being pirated over 1M times

Jay-Z dropped his first album in 4 years last week and has been a phenomenal success, but perhaps for all the wrong reasons as a streaming exclusive on Tidal. A new Jay-Z album would normally…

Major labels come together to sue hip-hop mixtape site Spinrilla

Spinrilla is facing up against all of the major record labels for offering free “mixtapes” including copyright music by Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce and Kanye West. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have accused Spinrilla…

Major music piracy site MP3Skull faces defeat from RIAA and labels

One of the prime sites for illegal music downloads, MP3Skull have closed down for good after facing music giants in a legal battle After facing a combination of the music industry’s biggest powerhouses in court MP3Skull,…

Music Piracy on the decline thanks to Spotify and Apple Music

A study taken to look into digital copyrights has found that music piracy in the UK has dropped thanks to streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. It would be ridiculous to say that piracy…

Razer Music Drop DJ Carnage Over Pirated Software Controversy

Razer have cut their partnership with Carnage over his alleged use of pirated music software. Los Angeles based DJ, Carnage, was at the centre of a recent controversy when he appeared in a promotional video…

Sweden Loves Streaming!

In the birth place of streaming giants Spotify and SoundCloud, Sweden love streaming! In fact, according to Music Business Worldwide 2014 statistics, 80% of all music sales in Sweden come directly from streaming services such…

RapidShare Have Been Handing Over User Information to Record Labels

The popular Germany-based file hosting service RapidShare has allegedly begun handing over user information to record labels looking to pursue illegal file-sharers. The labels appear to be making use of paragraph 101 of German copyright…