Alibaba has bought a $700m stake in giant music streamer Netease

NetEase is quickly becoming one of the world’s biggest players in world music streaming as Alibaba join their stakeholders. China’s internet company boom has seen a lot of massive global players emerge. One of the…

China’s Tencent look to buy 10% of Universal Music

As Vivendi finally look to start selling stakes in Universal Music, Chinese media conglomerate Tencent are looking to buy in. Vivendi have been leading up to selling stakes in Universal’s major record label for over…

Up to 50% of major label Universal Music Group is for sale

The biggest music label in the world has up to half of it’s stakes up for sale presenting a major opportunity for investors. Vivendi have just appointed banks who will manage the sale of up…

Sony will own 90% of EMI publishing after a $2.3 billion deal

Sony are taking a massive controlling stake in major music publishers EMI after acquiring a giant 60% share on top of their existing 30%. Sony Corporation are making a massive investment to take over a…

Sony and Warner both eyeing EMI Music Publishing for $4b sale

With one of the biggest song catalogues in the world EMI Music Publishing are up for sale with major labels zeroing in. EMI Music Publishing have put themselves up for sale, selling their 2.2 million…

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…

Live Nation just bought the majority stake in Isle of Wight Festival

Massive live entertainment company Live Nation have just bought a majority stake in the iconic Isle of Wight Festival. Live Nation will work with Isle of Wight festival’s leaders John Giddings and Solo Music Agency…

Madison Square Garden purchase 12% stake in Townsquare for more live events

The Madison Square Garden company have purchased a stake in media company Townsquare to “drive additional value and growth”. In a big move for the Madison Square Garden (MSG) company they’ve acquired 12% in Townsquare,…