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…

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…

The first album Spotify and YouTube won’t let you listen to free is released

Pioneers of listening to music for free online, YouTube and Spotify have just released an album for streaming that is only available to paid subscribers. Around the beginning of the year Spotify had to renegotiate…

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…

Spinnin’ Records go major, the independent label gets bought for over $100m

Massive Dutch dance label Spinnin’ Records has been bought in a giant $100m+ deal by major label Warner Music Group. After a bunch of giant companies reportedly fought over Spinnin’ Records massively successful label for…

The last major label, Warner, is close to a deal with Spotify

After over a year of uncertainty between labels and the music streaming champion, Spotify look ready to close deals with the last major label. Earlier this year Spotify made their first deal with a major…

Sony are joining the vinyl revival, opening their first vinyl factory in 28 years

Sony are the first major record label to fully embrace the resurgence of vinyl as they reveal plans to begin manufacturing new records themselves. Sony are to begin producing their own vinyl records again next…

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…

Certain albums on Spotify will be Premium-exclusive after Universal Music Group deal

Spotify have agreed to a deal that will make certain new albums exclusive to Premium users 2 weeks before free listeners get a chance to hear it. After lengthy discussions between Spotify and labels, the streaming…

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…