Certain albums on Spotify will be Premium-exclusive after Universal Music Group deal

Spotify have agreed to a deal that will┬ámake certain new albums exclusive to Premium users 2 weeks before free listeners get a chance to hear it. After lengthy discussions between Spotify and labels, the streaming…

Struggling music video service Vadio dies, taking $12 million with it

Promising music video monetization startup Vadio have lost the wind in their sails, crashed and died with millions in funding lost down the drain. Portland-based startup Vadio have had to give up after four years…

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…

Sony inspired by indie music for unifying it’s entertainment divisions

Sony are looking into a major reorganisation that would bring together their gaming and film divisions into one focussed entertainment group. Many indie music companies have found success using the unified rights model, a single…

“Unstoppable” Drake tops Spotify for the 2nd year in a row in their 2016 top lists

Spotify have revealed the top streaming lists for 2016 taking a look back at the year in music and seeing who dominated the platform. Today Spotify released their annual look back at the year after…