Facebook finally licensing music with Universal Music deal

Facebook have finalised a licensing agreement with Universal Music meaning that they might be fixing the rife copyright infringements on Facebook Videos. The deal with Universal will see music licensed in a multi-year deal on…

SoundCloud adds sharing for stats so you can celebrate milestones with fans

SoundCloud are introducing stats cards which let you share your music performance and let friends and fans know when you’re popping off. SoundCloud have a new feature, making it easier to celebrate your success with…

How Musical.ly are making $800m from teens lip-syncing to music

Musical.ly are looking to sell their app which in the space of 3 years has gone from a platform to share yourself lip syncing to an asset worth hundreds-of-millions. If you wanted to become a…

South Korea’s booming music industry invests in Gushcloud startup

South Korea’s pop culture tidal wave that’s engulfing anyone who steps near to it is investing $3 million into Asian influencers Gushcloud. As part of strategic investment by the Korean record label YG Entertainment have…

Facebook offering hundreds of millions of dollars to license music

Facebook are still working out how to license music on their social media platform, so now they’re offering millions-and-millions of dollars to rights-holders. Since introducing videos on Facebook years ago they have notoriously been rife with unlicensed…

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,…

Musical.ly have integrated Apple Music’s 40m full tracks into their app

Musical.ly have revealed a partnership with Apple that will see their music streaming service stream full songs into the “music social network”. Musical.ly, the massively popular app that lets it’s users create their own music…

This band went from 3,000 to 100,000+ Facebook likes thanks to hackers

Can you imagine how infuriating it would be to have your band’s Facebook page entirely wiped and replaced with viral videos? Would 40 times the original likes after recovering it might soften the blow? This is…

Facebook pinch YouTube exec to “deepen relationship with music industry”

Tamara Hrivnak joins Facebook with the aim of repairing and strengthening Facebook’s rocky relationship with the music industry. Facebook have gained a new hire from Google Play and YouTube, Tamara Hrivnak joins the social media…

Muzik’s new headphones come with built in Spotify access

Headphone startup Muzik are breaking new ground by integrating Spotify’s music streaming into their headphones so you can stream your favourite music with a touch of a button. Muzik are breaking onto the headphone scene…