Tencent confirm $100 million stake in Warner Music Group

The Chinese conglomerate has confirmed a considerable stake in WMG following the launch of their IPO earlier this month. Chinese music giant Tencent Music Entertainment have spread their fingers into yet another pot of the…

Warner Music Group closed their first day trading 20% above IPO price

Warner Music’s late launch on Wall Street has paid off as their first day showed huge value on their shares. Warner Music Group launched their Initial Public Offering on Wall Street last week after delaying…

BTS’s record label file IPO, looking to raise $1.6 billion

Big Hit Entertainment, the South Korean label behind hit pop group BTS, has filed for an IPO looking to raise up to 2 trillion won. In March we reported that Big Hit Entertainment were looking…

Spotify for Artists combines teams, labels and distributors into one spot

Spotify have made it way easier for your whole music team and backers to get involved in pitching your music to playlists, analysing your data and more. Not everyone goes it alone in music and…

Spotify add over 100k tracks to Indian catalogue

Spotify have recently signed a deal with Indian record label Saregama, adding their full catalogue of over 100,000 songs to the platform in India. Spotify launched in India last year, since then it has been…

Is Saudi Arabia looking to buy Warner Music Group?

Interesting reports have been circulating about one of the world’s biggest labels but are these simply rumours? Last week The Hollywood Reporter published an article suggesting that Saudi Arabia had made an offer on Warner…

How to get a record deal

Where getting a record deal was the only way to make it big twenty plus years ago, the industry is changing. People are making big bucks from their bedroom with consumer grade equipment, YouTube ‘how-tos’…

How to get signed to a hip-hop record label

Rewind twenty years and the only way to get your music out there and make an impact is to pray a label comes across your music and likes your style. But the times are changing….

Tencent now own 10% of Universal Music Group following a drawn-out deal

Chinese conglomerate and major presence in music in Asia, Tencent have set their sets to the West with acquisitions. A long awaited deal has finally been completed that puts Tencent Holdings in an even bigger…

Apple Music sign new deals with major labels but maybe not the ones they wanted

Apple’s new deals with the Big Three record labels don’t equip them for Apple TV+ bundles as they probably hoped. The time of renewal was upon Apple Music to ensure that they could stream music…