Deezer to face up to Spotify, including a potential SoundCloud buyout

A few months after SoundCloud were reported to be broke and likely bought out soon they have, so they say, recovered. But Deezer still have their eyes on the streamer. It’s been a tough year…

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…

Warner Music Group (WMG) have already made $2.7 billion this year, thanks streaming

Warner Music was sold for $2.6 billion in 2004, and now roughly ten years later WMG have made more than that in 7 months. So if you haven’t noticed music streaming is massive, so massive in…

Spotify and Sony put behind conflict and sign major deal

Another major label has come to and signed a deal with Spotify cementing their music licenses and making a Spotify IPO more likely. Spotify have spent the past couple years negotiating with the major labels,…

Indian music streamer Saavn says they will be profitable next year

Saavn, India’s favourite music streaming service, has revealed that they expect to start making a profit by the end of 2018. Speaking this week Saavn revealed their major successive growth in recent years, saying that…

Tim Westergren steps down as CEO after 17 years at Pandora

Pandora CEO and one of the streaming service’s founding members Tim Westergren is set to step down from Pandora top-dog soon. According to Recode Tim Westergren has decided to step down from his position as CEO…

How to make money from your music in the top 30+ Chinese stores and streaming services for FREE

With RouteNote you can distribute and monetize your music to all of the top music stores and services in China through Kanjian and it’s completely FREE to upload your music. Kanjian is the largest home to…

Music streaming soars after making over 50% of all music revenues in 2016

For the first time ever, last year music streaming was the biggest earner of the entire music industry making up over half of all recorded music profits. The latest report from the Recording Industry Association…

Music streaming is soaring in Australia as profits fly upwards

As music streaming boosts profits in the industry around the world Australia is seeing massive growth with 2 consecutive years of booming music popularity. The music industry in Australia is on the rise for another…

7digital to acquire 24-7 after 15% rise in revenue and look to £3m fundraising

As 7digital’s revenues rise they look towards £3 million in fundraising and taking over their only remaining European competitor – ’24-7 Entertainment’. UK music company 7digital are making some big moves as they plan to…