How are music magazines coping during Coronavirus? You can probably guess

Britain’s music magazines have revealed how the past few months have hit them and it seems they’re in the same boat as many businesses. The Guardian have done a report that is looking into the…

YouTube are prepping a feature for third-party subscriptions from their site

YouTube have told news publishers that they plan to start testing a feature for viewers to subscribe to their content straight from their videos and channels. According to Digiday, YouTube have been in talks with…

How to get a Songwriter Page on Spotify

Announced a few months ago, much like Artist Pages, Spotify are now creating pages for songwriters. Here’s how to apply for your own. Found via the credits of some songs, Songwriter Pages show a list…

France’s music publishing was worth $450m+ from latest reports

France’s music industry is growing each year and the latest publishing reports show how strong 2018 was. The latest figures from the French music publishing trade associations The CSDEM and CEMF show considerable growth in…

Peloton made almost $1 billion in a year, what do artists see?

As Peloton prepare to take their business to an IPO after making nearly $1 billion in a year, artists are seeing next to none of the profits. Peloton are an incredibly successful fitness company who…

Sony will own 90% of EMI publishing after a $2.3 billion deal

Sony are taking a massive controlling stake in major music publishers EMI after acquiring a giant 60% share on top of their existing 30%. Sony Corporation are making a massive investment to take over a…

Artists now credited on over half a billion YouTube videos

YouTube have added musical credits for over 500 million videos giving artists and writers their deserved acknowledgement in the millions of videos they are used. YouTube have added a new section to the descriptions of…

Spotify move into music licensing acquiring new company, Loudr

Spotify are expanding and they’re latest venture looks to take them into the world of music licensing, probably a good idea for the streamers. Spotify have just announced the acquisition of Loudr, a music licensing…

Sony and Warner both eyeing EMI Music Publishing for $4b sale

With one of the biggest song catalogues in the world EMI Music Publishing are up for sale with major labels zeroing in. EMI Music Publishing have put themselves up for sale, selling their 2.2 million…

YouTube blocked music in Finland after licensing deal breaks down

YouTube is one of the top places to go for music online, but for Finnish users lots of music was blocked thanks to a licensing mishap. YouTube and music have a sometimes rocky relationship and…