SoundExchange hit $7 billion in payouts to artists

SoundExchange, responsible for handling royalties for services such as Pandora, SiriusXM and TV appearances, hit a new milestone earlier this year. Last week SoundExchange shared some details regarding their Q1 2020 performance. $7bn paid to artists…

TikTok to donate $375m to combat coronavirus

After announcing last month TikTok’s parent company ByteDance would be donating $10 million to the World Health Organization, TikTok have since stepped up by committing $375m to help those affected by COVID-19. President of TikTok…

Win a sampling license for the most sampled track of all time

It’s probably not a surprise that a song about Impeaching the President has come back into relevance. But its sampling credits are where it really shines. In 1973 The Honey Drippers dropped one of the…

Universal name the new president of Island Records

Following their president’s departure for Sony Music, Universal Music Group’s Island Records have named their new president. David Massey exits his role as the president of Island Records on the 1st of June and will…

Pandora’s CEO is confirmed leaving taking the CMO and President with him

Recent rumours have been confirmed as Tim Westergren is leaving Pandora, the music streaming service he helped to found. Rumours spread earlier this week that Pandora’s CEO Tim Westergren will be leaving his place at the…

MelodyVR raise £5m to build on their virtual reality music experiences

UK startup MelodyVR just closed a successfully large round of funding to enhance virtual reality experiences based around music. After a new funding round raised £5 million ($6.5 million) the UK-based startup wasted no time…

The Grammy Awards 2017: Adele beats everyone (again) whilst praising Beyoncé

After the tumultuous 12 months that have just passed the Grammy’s were always going to provide some political outrage but, whilst it felt like some ground was broken, the awards themselves remain much the same….

Spotify join the US tech companies fighting against Trump’s ban

As Tech companies across the US unite to fight President Trump’s immigration ban Spotify are the latest to come out to help fight the ban. Whilst Spotify have refused to comment publicly on the new…

Spotify launch controversial Refugee playlist in show of solidarity against President Trump’s “muslim ban”

As swathes of citizens and companies come out against Trumps country-banning executive order Spotify are celebrating the some of the music world’s amazing refugees. One of President Trump’s first actions was to sign an executive…

Obama joked he wanted a job at Spotify, so they created a ‘President Of Playlists’ position

Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek heard Obama say “I’m still waiting for my job at Spotify” so decided to create a position just for him – Spotify President of Playlists. Obama has embraced Spotify…