Music streaming streaming royalty rates for artists 2018

As an independent artist you want your music to get out there and for the world to hear it. But the next step once it’s live online is getting paid for it, how much exactly…

Warner Music just sold all their Spotify stock to give to artists

Can big record labels still have a conscience and do good? Warner Music Group may have just proved that with a big move for artists and labels. Warner Music Group have just sold all of…

Pandora add stream counts for artists on Next Big Sound

As an artist it can be important to know who’s listening to your works of art. Pandora’s new Audience section takes artists on a deep dive into their fans new and old. Pandora have just…

Get your tracks on Spotify’s top playlists with their new beta

Playlists on Spotify have become an amazing way to break rising artists and put them in front of millions of potential new listeners – your chance to be featured just got easier. Spotify have just…

Independent music is thriving on Spotify and major labels aren’t happy

Thanks to the blossoming and booming world of digital music the playing field has been levelled for artists around the world and major labels are losing their power. A new report shows that major labels…

Universal name the new president of Island Records

Following their president’s departure for Sony Music, Universal Music Group’s Island Records have named their new president. David Massey exits his role as the president of Island Records on the 1st of June and will…

Sony will own 90% of EMI publishing after a $2.3 billion deal

Sony are taking a massive controlling stake in major music publishers EMI after acquiring a giant 60% share on top of their existing 30%. Sony Corporation are making a massive investment to take over a…

Independent music is now bigger than all the major labels

As digital music revolutionises the industry, independent artists and labels are taking over as they collectively earn more than the major labels for the second year. A new annual survey of the recorded music and…

Artists now credited on over half a billion YouTube videos

YouTube have added musical credits for over 500 million videos giving artists and writers their deserved acknowledgement in the millions of videos they are used. YouTube have added a new section to the descriptions of…

Music streaming is making lots of money and not slowing down

The music industry is coming back to life in a whole new way thanks to the power of streaming and it’s ever-growing popularity. Music streaming is giving a massive boost to the music industry as…