Billboard’s parent company to purchase Nielsen SoundScan

Valence are looking to acquire SoundScan so that Billboards charts and music data are all under one umbrella. Billboard and SoundScan work closely together, with the latter providing music data and analytics to inform the…

Rolling Stone’s daily music charts take Billboard head on

Billboard have a new competitor in tallying up the most popular music as Rolling Stone launch their all new music charts. As one of the most famed music publications around the world, Rolling Stone are…

Rolling Stone launch music charts to compete with Billboard

Rolling Stone want to re-enliven music charts highlighting up-and-coming artists and tracks that are getting loads of traction. Rolling Stone have announced that they will be launching their own music charts in the US. They…

Rolling Stone magazine up for sale just before 50th anniversary

The iconic music magazine Rolling Stone is going to the highest bidder after the founder decides to sell to someone with “lots of money”. Just before Rolling Stone hits its 50th anniversary mark the massively…

Rolling Stone magazine going international selling half stake to a startup in Singapore

World famous music magazine have sold a 49% stake to a startup in Singapore in a move they hope will extend their international popularity. Rolling Stone’s major stakeholder, US based Wenner Media, announced last weekend…

The Menahan Street Band – Make the Road By Walking

Old school revival. Recorded on old analogue equipment in a Brooklyn bedroom by a group of young soul musicians, this album has a sound straight out of the early 70’s. The music sounds like it’s…