Famed music exec Lyor Cohen joins YouTube to strengthen artist relationships

Label giant and industry veteran Lyor Cohen has joined YouTube to improve artist relationships amidst tension between YouTube and the majority of the music industry. Cohen joins the Google-owned video hosting site as global head…

Music streaming drove 8.1% growth in recorded music business

The past few years have seen a resurgence in what many were worried was a dying music industry, with music streaming enabling 2 years of growth after 10 years of decline. Reported by Bloomberg, from…

Watch Apple Music’s exclusive Cash Money Records documentary trailer

Last week Apple Music announced they’d signed an exclusive deal with Cash Money records, home to Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake and more. The documentary looks to follow the rise of the record label and…

Apple Music sign exclusive deal with Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne’s label Cash Money Records

Apple Music have signed a partnership deal with massive hip-hop/rap label Cash Money Records, putting them in a powerful position for streaming exclusives. In their latest move to take over the music streaming industry, and…

Ministry Of Sound compilation label bought out by Sony

Ministry Of Sound, the UK label famed for it’s many varying compilations, has been bought by Sony Music UK. Ministry Of Sound have become renowned in the UK for their compilations covering basically every type…

Warner Music screw independent music stores by ending sales to small retailers

Warner Music have revealed that they will stop selling to music shops that make less than $10k for them a year, because being an independent retailer isn’t hard enough as it is. Warner Music have…

Marshall Amps breaking ground by launching first Record Label

Revolutionary amp manufacturers Marshall are entering new territory¬†with the launch of their very first record label – Marshall Records. In the 1960’s Marshall helped to shape the future of music by creating amps that far…

Independent Record Labels: How to get your artists on streaming services for free

Setting up your own record label doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive anymore. With RouteNote you can upload all your artists to streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and more, as well as…

Universal Music Make Almost $4m Daily From Music Streaming

Just over a week since¬†Warner Music revealed music streaming had become their primary source of revenue another major label, Universal Music, has revealed they make a massive $3.9 million every day from streaming. Universal Music…

Warner Music First Major To Sign Deal With MQA (Master Quality Audio)

Warner Music Group are the first major label to sign a deal with MQA to “significantly increase music fans’ access to hi-resolution music globally”. Master quality audio isn’t new in itself but hi-res audio files…