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…

Facebook going legal for music with Sony/ATV deal following Universal

Facebook have signed a new deal with Sony/ATV that brings them closer to a working music copyright system. Sony/ATV have signed a licensing agreement with Facebook following Universal signing a multi-year deal with the social…

Spotify’s chief content officer Stefan Blom exits at pivotal moment

Stefan Blom is ending his long tenure as chief content officer at Spotify as the music streaming service moves towards an IPO. Stefan Blom is departing from Spotify after 3 years as CCO, as things…

Spotify hits major milestone of 70 million subscribers

Spotify are still the king of streaming and reminded everyone yesterday when they revealed that they now have over 70 million subscribers. Spotify have announced 70 million subscribers, only 4 months since they announced 60…

UK Music is the biggest and best it’s been this millennium right now

A new report reveals that UK Music is being listened to more than ever before, and is still growing like mad. A new report from the record labels’ association BPI show that UK Music is…

Vevo nearing profit as revenues boom with 50% rise in views

Vevo look to make a profit in 2018 as their platform grows and they look to re-negotiate their deals with YouTube. The music video platform owned by major labels, primarily Universal Music Group, looks like…

Universal Music buys British labels behind Elvis Costello, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Two of the most influential record labels in the UK have just been bought by Universal Music Group. Major label, Universal Music Group have just bought Stiff Records and ZTT, two of the UK’s biggest…

YouTube are launching a music subscription service next year

At last! It looks like YouTube want to rectify their damaged relationship with the music industry with a new paid service for music. YouTube have long been criticised for their extremely low payouts on music…

China’s music industry is booming, but it needs independence

China’s online music market is predicted to see awesome growth this year, showing nowhere can avoid the success of music streaming. According to research from firm iResearch, they predict that the ‘paid online music’ market…

Spotify to start pushing label playlists with new quota

Spotify are launching a new method for pitching playlists from major and independent labels to appear on Spotify’s Browse page. After arguments over whether Spotify promote their own playlists above outside influencers in the past…