Soundcharts get $3m+ in funding to track your music’s performance

Paris company Soundcharts just raised $3m+ to help them keep track of all the music activity and data for the industry. Less than a year after officially launching, spending a year in beta until late…

Taylor Swift making fans buy merch for better chance at concert tickets

Taylor Swift, pop darling and a marketer’s wet dream, is using her goddess-like status to pinch yet more money from her fans’ pockets. Taylor Swift has teamed up with Ticketmaster – why’s that? To offer up…

Digital music now dominates 55% of the French industry, streaming rules

The French music market is seeing the full effects of the digital music revolution as it now accounts for the majority of the industry in France. The French Syndicat National de l’Edition Phonographique (SNEP) has released…

NIN and Apple Music’s Trent Reznor says free music is “here to stay”

The Nine Inch Nails frontman-cum-Apple Music executive Trent Reznor shares his thoughts on streaming, emphasising that free music isn’t going anywhere. The singer and music industry veteran spoke on Wednesday about the future of music,…

Spotify launch The Equalizer Project to promote female equality in the music industry

Spotify and songwriter Max Martin are joining together to promote diversity in the workplace by promoting women in the music industry. The Equalizer Project is a Swedish initiative that aims to highlight the gender divide…

YouTube have nabbed one of the SoundCloud team for label relations

YouTube have announced Stephen Bryan as their new label relations head, taking him from his position at SoundCloud. Bryan will leave SoundCloud at the end of the month to take on a new role as…

YouTube say that music piracy would be 29% bigger without them

There’s a lot of controversy over YouTube’s relationship with music so to quell concerns YouTube have shared a bunch of details on what they do for music. The music industry is in an unusual boom…

Jay Z pulls music from rival services Spotify and Apple, quickly returns to Apple

Jay Z heated the streaming wars on Friday, wiping his music from Tidal’s biggest competitors before quickly returning to Apple, but not Spotify… Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal has stagnated since it’s launch 2…

Music streaming soars after making over 50% of all music revenues in 2016

For the first time ever, last year music streaming was the biggest earner of the entire music industry making up over half of all recorded music profits. The latest report from the Recording Industry Association…

Apple Music have more listeners than Spotify despite 20m+ less subscribers

New analysis shows that despite Spotify’s 100 million+ users, Apple Music apparently have the upper hand with their 20-30 million subscribers. Spotify have been the leaders of music streaming for the past few years now,…