What are 360 Deals?

What is a 360 Deal? A 360 deal is an exclusive agreement signed by an artist to a record label or management company. The rights included in the agreement tend to include a lot of…

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…

Universal Music buys British labels behind Elvis Costello, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Two of the most influential record labels in the UK have just been bought by Universal Music Group. Major label, Universal Music Group have just bought Stiff Records and ZTT, two of the UK’s biggest…

VKontakte, the “Russian Facebook” launch full music streaming service

The giant Russian social network VKontakte (VK) are taking on Spotify and Apple Music with the launch of their new music streaming service. After almost a year since they revealed their upcoming music streaming service,…

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…

Apple Music execs talk streaming exclusives, Beats 1 and their future

It’s been a rollercoaster first year for Apple’s streaming service Apple Music which has faced numerous criticisms, industry controversy and remained a defiant success. Some of the top brass at Apple Music recently spoke to Buzzfeed…

All 3 major record labels join up for Spotify talent show

As music streaming takes over the world it was just a matter of time before music-based talent shows found a way into the streaming arena. All 3 major labels, Universal, Sony, and Warner, have teamed…

After a 7 year standoff Warner Music signs a deal with Vevo

Warner Music have made a deal with Vevo after steering clear of the music video platform set up by the 2 other major labels Sony and Universal 7 years ago. Vevo was set up 7…

VKontakte’s music service expected before 2016 ends with “various pricing options”

Following the announcement that VKontakte (VK) had signed a deal with major labels to introduce a paid music service more details have been announced. We found out last week that VKontakte were preparing to launch…

Vevo may be closing a deal with the 3rd and last major label, Warner Music

Vevo, the world’s most popular dedicated music video site, are about to sign a deal with Warner Music after 7 years of ownership by Universal and Sony. Vevo have dominated the music video industry, with…