Music streaming service Boomplay announces 62 million users with major growth

African streaming service Boomplay has had a massive year that has seen it’s growth boom as it approaches Apple Music’s numbers. Music streaming in Africa is seeing a boom. In the past year giant services…

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…

Merlin Remove Content from Simfy Over Equity Issue – Something for Nothing?

Merlin has announced that they will be pulling their members music from German music streaming service Simfy. Merlin is a very large independent music licensor. Simfy failed to report royalties over the summer months (due…

iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Account for 94.4% of Indie Digital Revenues in UK

AIM (Association of Independent Music) has released their latest digital sales figures for indie labels and bands and it claims that 94.4% of all indie digital revenues is via iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Everything else is fighting over just 5.6% of the market.

Grooveshark Signs Licensing Deal with Merlin, but After Another Litigation Issue

Grooveshark has been having a little trouble signing the major records labels to their service. It seems that the majors try suing Grooveshark first and then sign a license deal with them later. Merlin is the latest major music company to sign with Grooveshark.