UMG music is all good on Mixcloud now with a new deal

SoundCloud rival Mixcloud have shaped their own path in the new world of music streaming and with a new deal that path’s horizons broaden further. British streaming service Mixcloud have just signed a deal with…

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…

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…

Universal Music buys British labels behind Elvis Costello, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Two of the most influential record labels in the UK have just been bought by Universal Music Group. Major label, Universal Music Group have just bought Stiff Records and ZTT, two of the UK’s biggest…

Universal Music launch initiative to boost music startups worldwide

Universal Music Group want to help new music-based companies and innovators take off with a new accelerator initiative. Universal Music Group (UMG) are helping companies┬áto start out in the music industry and establish their presence….

Universal Music brings vinyl delivery service to the US

UMG have finally launched The Sound of Vinyl in the US offering tens-of-thousands of records from massive artists to rising indie’s. Universal Music Group have launched their vinyl record store in the US after seeing…

The world’s biggest music label, Universal Music is being sued for stealing fonts

Universal Music Group are being sued in a $1.25 million lawsuit for being naughty with their fonts, apparently. British pop-rockers ‘The Vamps’ are facing a pinch of trouble after their label, the giant Universal Music…

Spotify and Sony put behind conflict and sign major deal

Another major label has come to and signed a deal with Spotify cementing their music licenses and making a Spotify IPO more likely. Spotify have spent the past couple years negotiating with the major labels,…

The secret Universal ‘fake artists’ behind a bunch of Spotify’s most streamed tracks – revealed

Andreas Romdhane and Josef Seeland on the left with BMI staff Spotify’s playlists have been found to feature hundreds of questionable artists, which have been found out to be just two fellas. Last summer Music…

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…