Facebook sign licensing deals with major rights-holders Kobalt, GMR, and SESAC

Facebook are fixing their issues with music copyrights one step at a time and some big new licensing deals mark a big step. Facebook have faced criticism for the rife infringement of music copyrights on…

Kobalt buys SONGS Music Publishing, co-founder to become Colombia Records CEO

Kobalt have bought SONGS Music Publishing, responsible for The Weeknd, Lorde, Diplo and more, in a massive deal. Publishing and music rights big dogs, Kobalt, have just bought a slightly less big dog, SONGS Music…

The new CEO of Jay-Z’s Tidal has been announced

Jay-Z’s star-powered music streaming service has revealed its new CEO, the fourth to step in since launching just over 2 years ago. Replacing Jeff Toig as CEO of the high-fidelity music streaming service will be…

BMG’s CEO says major labels need ‘wake-up call’ on artists’ streaming percentages

BMG’s CEO – Hartwig Masuch says it’s artist take more than 75% of all online streaming revenue and that major labels need to address the situation that other artist’s are still receiving nothing from online…

Spotify and David Gray team up for a unique, evolving best-of album

With digital music we’re seeing the formats we know and love evolve like never before, next to redefine the concept of an album is David Gray and Spotify. Earlier this year we saw Kanye West…

James Franco Signs To Label With Beck, Deadmau5, Foo Fighters

Actor James Franco has signed his two-piece band ‘Daddy’ to independent label for major artists, Kobalt. James Franco and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’keefe have just signed their band Daddy to Kobalt in a worldwide, multi-year deal…

Deadmau5 Goes Independent As More Artists Decry Major Labels

Massive EDM producer Deadmau5 has made a giant move by ditching major label Universal  for the favour of independent artist publisher Kobalt. Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, grew a dislike for Universal Music Group (UMG) due a lack of…