Streaming made nearly 4/5ths of US recorded music revenues in 2019

Music in the US has made over $10 billion for the first time since 2007 and it’s nearly all thanks to streaming revenues. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) have released their year-end report…

Music streaming made up 4/5 of US recording revenues in 2019

Last year music streaming peaked as its reach around the world expands constantly to evolve and grow the international music industry. The past decade has seen music business re-invigorated after piracy caused a major dip…

Music streaming grew US music revenues 12% in 2018

The US record industry revenues grew to $9.8 billion in 2018 thanks to the continuing boom of music streaming services. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have released their annual report for 2018’s music…

First music licensing reform in 20 years passed by senate

The US Senate have passed the contested Music Modernization Act signalling the first changes in music licensing laws for 20 years. The long-discussed and at times contentious Music Modernization Act has finally been passed by…

Music streaming creates second year of massive revenue growth in 2017

The music industry has been showing massive surges in growth in recent years and new reports show it’s only getting bigger. Thanks to the meteoric rise of music streaming in recent years profits in the…

New Jay-Z album ‘4:44’ goes platinum in 1 week despite being pirated over 1M times

Jay-Z dropped his first album in 4 years last week and has been a phenomenal success, but perhaps for all the wrong reasons as a streaming exclusive on Tidal. A new Jay-Z album would normally…

Kanye West is the first artist to go platinum on streams only with The Life Of Pablo

Kanye West has just achieved something that has never been done before, with last years album The Life Of Pablo going platinum entirely through streams. Kanye West released The Life Of Pablo, his latest critically…

Music streaming soars after making over 50% of all music revenues in 2016

For the first time ever, last year music streaming was the biggest earner of the entire music industry making up over half of all recorded music profits. The latest report from the Recording Industry Association…

Major labels come together to sue hip-hop mixtape site Spinrilla

Spinrilla is facing up against all of the major record labels for offering free “mixtapes” including copyright music by Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce and Kanye West. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have accused Spinrilla…

RIAA and MPAA support $25 million piracy ruling over Cox Communications

The unique case of Cox Communications and BMG has come to a verdict that is seeing support from various associations in the entertainment industry. BMG, a German record label, have recently taken the internet provider…