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…

Spotify just got privately valued at a whopping $16 billion

In private trades involving Spotify the music streaming giant just got an exceptional valuing of roughly $16 billion, signifying bright horizons following a tumultuous year. Spotify have had some difficulty in the past year as…

SONGS, publisher behind Lorde, The Weeknd & more up for $160m+ sale

The independent music publisher SONGS is going up for sale, with the majors like Warner, Sony and Universal likely keeping their eyes peeled. SONGS music publishing are responsible for some of the world’s biggest artists…

As they evolve their video content, Spotify’s head of video leaves

Following monumental deals with the 3 major labels Spotify’s head of video and podcast has left as part of a “shift in content strategy”. Spotify’s head of videos and podcasts, Tom Calderone, is leaving the…

Spotify just signed a deal with Warner, all 3 majors now sorted for streaming

Spotify have secured the 3rd major label allowing them to stream all of the top music owned by the 3 majors; Sony, Universal, and now Warner. It’s been a long time coming but Spotify have…

Warner Music Group (WMG) have already made $2.7 billion this year, thanks streaming

Warner Music was sold for $2.6 billion in 2004, and now roughly ten years later WMG have made more than that in 7 months. So if you haven’t noticed music streaming is massive, so massive in…

Spotify are adding 2m users a month as they pass 60m subscribers

It’s been 5 months since Spotify reached the half a million mark for paid subscribers and they’ve already passed 60 million. Spotify have announced their latest milestone, surpassing 60 million subscribers paying for their Premium…

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…