Apple Music sign new deals with major labels but maybe not the ones they wanted

Apple’s new deals with the Big Three record labels don’t equip them for Apple TV+ bundles as they probably hoped. The time of renewal was upon Apple Music to ensure that they could stream music…

Independent music is the fastest growing part of the industry

Thanks to the freedom of the internet and new platforms the power has shifted from major labels and into the hands of the artists in a new age for the music industry. Punk helped to…

Tencent Music’s deals with major labels are under investigation

The massive Chinese company could see their grip on China’s music industry lost as an antitrust watchdog reviews their deals. Tencent Music Entertainment represents the biggest music company in China, a subsidiary of the giant…

Bob Lefsetz Lets Us Know His Trends for 2019 – Decline of Major Labels and Hip-Hop

Bob Lefsetz (the famed music journalist) has published his latest Trends report. The report provides some interesting insights into what he sees happening over the next year or so. The major labels will lose power….

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…

After a 7 year standoff Warner Music signs a deal with Vevo

Warner Music have made a deal with Vevo after steering clear of the music video platform set up by the 2 other major labels Sony and Universal 7 years ago. Vevo was set up 7…

VKontakte’s music service expected before 2016 ends with “various pricing options”

Following the announcement that VKontakte (VK) had signed a deal with major labels to introduce a paid music service more details have been announced. We found out last week that VKontakte were preparing to launch…

Warner Music partner with Vadio music video platform

Following rumours that Warner Music are closing a deal with Vevo they’ve agreed a partnership with another music video service – Vadio. Vadio announced on Wednesday that they’ve signed a content agreement with Warner Music…

Vevo may be closing a deal with the 3rd and last major label, Warner Music

Vevo, the world’s most popular dedicated music video site, are about to sign a deal with Warner Music after 7 years of ownership by Universal and Sony. Vevo have dominated the music video industry, with…