Microsoft confirm they are in talks with the US Government and TikTok to buy the app

Tensions between TikTok and the US Government heat up, as ByteDance (TikTok’s parent company) are forced to close opporations in the US or sell the app. One month after India officially banned the Chinese-owned app…

KnobCloud – buy and sell plugin licenses for free

KnobCloud claim to be “The first dedicated marketplace for audio production software licenses.” KnobCloud allow sellers to list their unused audio software licenses on the database, and buyers to browse, search and purchase discounted plugins….

How to Get FL Studio 20 Free

Our users love FL Studio, in fact it was picked as the top DAW in our poll. At $99 it’s not cheap if you just want to give it a test run. FL Studio makes…

Apple get EU approval to acquire Shazam

Apple have been eyeing up Shazam since last year hoping to buy the music recognition software and they’ve just been given the ‘okay’ from the EU. Last December, Apple announced plans to acquire Shazam. Purchase…

Apple “acquiring music recognition app Shazam”

New reports suggest that Apple are looking to buy the music identifying giant Shazam in a $400 million deal. TechCrunch has revealed from “sources” that Apple are in the final stages of acquiring Shazam. As…

Spotify buy French startup Niland, their 4th company in just 3 months

Spotify seem to be on a spending spree as they’ve just announced another startup purchase less than a month since their last acquisition. Spotify’s ambition for 2017 seems to be to build a Transformers style…

SESAC’s purchase could’ve cost Blackstone a giant $1 billion

2017 kicked off with a monumental purchase of music rights organisation SESAC by Blackstone equity firm in a deal said to be valued up to $1 billion. Last week private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management arranged…

China’s Alibaba look to buy Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter

Following Billboard and Hollywood Reporter’s acquisition of Spin, Vibe and Stereogum they themselves are now being eyed by the Chinese media conglomerate Alibaba. Rumours have begun circulating that Alibaba are interested in purchasing the Hollywood reporter…

Despite “advanced talks” Spotify aren’t buying SoundCloud now

Earlier this year in September rumours circulated that Spotify might buy up SoundCloud’s open digital music platform, but discussions have now reportedly been closed. In September reports suggested that Spotify were in talks with SoundCloud for…

Spotify purchase startup Preact because they don’t want you to go

Spotify have purchased the 4-year-old machine learning start up Preact to help them understand and maintain their subscribers. Preact uses machine learning and analysis of audience metrics on social media to understand subscribers and learn…