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…

Sonos following Spotify as a possible IPO approaches

In the same week that Spotify arrived on the New York Stock Exchange rumours are spreading that Sonos are now thinking of going public. After almost 10 years Spotify began publicly trading their stocks this…

Spotify’s value soars as they join the stock market for the 1st time

Spotify have made their debut on the stock market and it has rocketed their valuation skywards. After rumours suggesting that Spotify were working towards an IPO for over a year they have instead just placed…

Spotify planning to list shares on NY Stock Exchange next month, reports say

After rumours of an upcoming IPO for Spotify have circulated for more than a year Spotify are reportedly now taking a new approach. A report from Bloomberg this week suggests that as early as the…

Global music brand LiveXlive Media earns it place on NASDAQ market

LiveXLive, the company behind Slacker Radio, are moving up in the world with a new place on the NASDAQ Capital Market. After an immense year LiveXLive have earned themselves a listing on the NASDAQ stock…

Jimmy Iovine says he’s staying at Apple, despite rumours

Last week saw numerous rumours and reports that Jimmy Iovine will be leaving his executive position at Apple this year. He says they’re wrong. Jimmy Iovine, the man behind Beats that wasn’t Dr. Dre and has…

Spotify just got privately valued at a whopping $16 billion

In private trades involving Spotify the music streaming giant just got an exceptional valuing of roughly $16 billion, signifying bright horizons following a tumultuous year. Spotify have had some difficulty in the past year as…

It looks like SoundCloud could be selling majority stakes to 2 different firms

Following ongoing rumours that surfacing recently suggesting that SoundCloud is on its way out (which they vehemently deny) 2 firms may be buying a major share. SoundCloud had to let go a decent chunk of…

Brace yourselves: Universal Music Group are discussing an IPO

Universal Music Group are the world’s biggest record label making millions every day, and they might open their shares up to the public. After piracy began killing the music industry in the 2000’s, music streaming…

Pandora gets a $150 million investment as it decides whether to sell

Music streamers Pandora just received a big lump of funding whilst the company themselves mull their future, with a potential sale on the horizon. Pandora Media revealed on Monday that an investment of $150 million…