How much do streaming services really pay artists?

One of the biggest controversies with music’s newly dominating platform, streaming, is its royalties to artists – but how much do they actually pay? It’s a common complaint that streaming services don’t pay out enough,…

Tesla are talking with major labels to start a Spotify rival

Tesla look to expand beyond cars and spaceships as talks with figures and labels in the music industry about a music streaming service. According to music industry sources renowned car-makers Tesla have spoken with all…

MelodyVR raise £5m to build on their virtual reality music experiences

UK startup MelodyVR just closed a successfully large round of funding to enhance virtual reality experiences based around music. After a new funding round raised £5 million ($6.5 million) the UK-based startup wasted no time…

VKontakte, the “Russian Facebook” launch full music streaming service

The giant Russian social network VKontakte (VK) are taking on Spotify and Apple Music with the launch of their new music streaming service. After almost a year since they revealed their upcoming music streaming service,…

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…

New hires at Facebook may see music copyrights finally fixed on the platform

7 adverts for positions in music have been posted for Facebook to “ensure a comprehensive music strategy” as copyright issues over music plague the social media platform. Facebook is currently rife with copyright issues as…

Spotify could be going Premium exclusive for the latest new music

As Spotify nears deals with the major record labels they could be changing how their platform works, with certain music exclusive to paid Premium users. After months of negotiation between Spotify and the major labels…

The global music industry just saw it’s biggest growth in 15 years

The recorded music industry around the world has seen a massive leap, aided by the new popularity of streaming services, with the biggest growth in over 15 years. A new report from Midia Research shows…

Struggling music video service Vadio dies, taking $12 million with it

Promising music video monetization startup Vadio have lost the wind in their sails, crashed and died with millions in funding lost down the drain. Portland-based startup Vadio have had to give up after four years…

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…