Apple Music launch ‘The Zane Lowe Interview Series’ podcast

The first six episodes of Beats 1 host Zane Lowe’s interview podcast are live, with artists including Lady Gaga, Hayley Williams, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Selena Gomez. The podcast features Zane Lowe interviewing top…

How to distribute cover songs – do I need a license?

What counts as a cover song? What music is in the public domain? Do I need a mechanical license? Where can I obtain a license? How do I format my metadata for distribution? You’ll need to…

Netflix look to radio as they prepare their own station for SiriusXM

Netflix have dominated TV and films online and are only growing larger but now they’re looking to the future with the launch of their first radio station. Netflix have just revealed a new partnership which…

Amazon’s new hire suggests they’re making original music content

Amazon have nabbed a new hire from Warner Bros. Records to potentially lead a move into brand new original content on their music platforms. Dan McCarroll has joined Amazon Music as the global head of…

Fender reveal 11 new Original Series guitars at NAMM

Fender have a new line of remakes for their classics which will replace their line of American Vintage guitars with the new American Original Series. Another year, another NAMM and this year Fender are continuing…

Spotify drops their original TV shows, but signal big video reboot

After a couple years of dipping their toes in the water of video, music streamers Spotify are reportedly dropping their shows – but this isn’t the end of Spotify shows. Spotify are cancelling their original…

YouTube are creating free shows with Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry + more

YouTube are spending millions to develop original shows, but these aren’t part of YouTube Red and will be free to watch for anyone on YouTube. The announcement was made yesterday at the NewFronts conference in…

Watch live TV on YouTube with new YouTube TV

“How long do we have to wait until we can watch live TV on the go, on all our devices? When will we have DVRs big enough to handle all the things we want to…

Spotify take on Deezer and Apple Music with original, exclusive podcasts

Spotify are taking on rival streamers with some new exclusive content on their music service, with 3 new podcasts focussed on the music industry. As more and more music streaming services arrive, the challenge to…

Google are creating original new shows for kids on YouTube Red

Google have revealed plans to create more original content for their subscription service YouTube Red and this time their unique programmes are for children. YouTube Kids was launched 2 years ago as a hub for children…