Universal name the new president of Island Records

Following their president’s departure for Sony Music, Universal Music Group’s Island Records have named their new president. David Massey exits his role as the president of Island Records on the 1st of June and will…

FL Studio 20 is here and Fruity Loops is on Macs at last

FL Studio have just jumped from version 12 to 20 and with it their bringing their acclaimed music software to Apple computers for the first time. To celebrate 20 years of their acclaimed Fruity Loops…

Independent music is now bigger than all the major labels

As digital music revolutionises the industry, independent artists and labels are taking over as they collectively earn more than the major labels for the second year. A new annual survey of the recorded music and…

Music streaming is making lots of money and not slowing down

The music industry is coming back to life in a whole new way thanks to the power of streaming and it’s ever-growing popularity. Music streaming is giving a massive boost to the music industry as…

Independent artists are taking over as global music grows $1.4 billion

Streaming continues to revitalise the music industry as new reports show one-and-a-half billion dollars of growth globally last year alone. The latest report from Midia Research shows a monumental year of growth for the worldwide music…

The first album Spotify and YouTube won’t let you listen to free is released

Pioneers of listening to music for free online, YouTube and Spotify have just released an album for streaming that is only available to paid subscribers. Around the beginning of the year Spotify had to renegotiate…

Spotify get top artists to choose rising stars to record in their new studios

Spotify’s Secret Genius initiative has gotten it’s own recording studios and they’ll be recruiting Meghan Trainor, Jhené Aiko and Charli XCX to find their talent. Last year Spotify announced Secret Genius, their way of celebrating…

Sony just launched a new EDM label in China – Liquid State

China’s getting a hot new source of EDM with Liquid State, a brand new label launched by Sony Music. In partnership with Tencent Music Entertainment, Sony have launched an EDM label to break the genre…

Despacito hit’s 1 billion streams on Spotify, world-first for Spanish music

Despacito has broken records by becoming the first Spanish language song to pass 1 billion total streams on Spotify. As if Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s hit song Despacito couldn’t get any bigger, it just…

Outertone’s Uplink featured on Spotify’s ‘mint’ playlist

We were chuffed when we saw the fantastic electronic duo Uplink, signed to our Outertone label, in one of Spotify’s hottest playlists. Uplink, made up of two best friends and talented producers Phil and Nik, have…