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…

Superfans buy 72% of all vinyl records sold every day

The vinyl market is at it’s biggest for years with thousands more pining for the retro format’s listening pleasure each month, but it’s ‘superfans’ making it thrive. A new study has revealed that nearly 3…

China’s biggest music streaming company want an IPO like Spotify

After Spotify went public at the beginning of this month China’s biggest music streamer are now readying themselves for an IPO. Tencent Holdings, tech giants in China and the company in charge of Tencent Music…

Spotify coming to 1.3 billion people launching in India soon

Spotify are preparing to launch in India bringing the world’s biggest streaming service to the world’s biggest country at a prime time.  It’s not long until Spotify make their long-awaited launch in India. Last month during…

Feedbands are paying artists for streams with cryptocurrency

Feedbands is a new music streaming service with a difference, it pays artists for every stream using a cryptocurrency. Feedbands, a vinyl subscription service and crowd sourced independent record label, are planning to become the…

Spotify’s value soars as they join the stock market for the 1st time

Spotify have made their debut on the stock market and it has rocketed their valuation skywards. After rumours suggesting that Spotify were working towards an IPO for over a year they have instead just placed…

Spotify planning to list shares on NY Stock Exchange next month, reports say

After rumours of an upcoming IPO for Spotify have circulated for more than a year Spotify are reportedly now taking a new approach. A report from Bloomberg this week suggests that as early as the…

Apple Music announce they now have over 45 million users

Apple Music is now growing by 2 million subscribers a month as they show no sign of slowing, slowly catching up on market leaders Spotify. Last month Apple revealed that they had 36 million subscribers,…

Global music brand LiveXlive Media earns it place on NASDAQ market

LiveXLive, the company behind Slacker Radio, are moving up in the world with a new place on the NASDAQ Capital Market. After an immense year LiveXLive have earned themselves a listing on the NASDAQ stock…

France’s music market won’t stop growing as streaming income reaches €243m

Streaming is driving growth in music industries all around the world and France aren’t missing out on the gains. According to the latest from the SNEP France’s music market saw a 23% growth last year….