TikTok announce a $200m Creator Fund in the US

TikTok dedicate $200m to support their creators in the US. Applications open in August for those that hit their criteria. TikTok’s Creator Fund will be distributed to select creators over the coming year and will…

Spotify tell its global employees they can work from home until 2021

According to a recently reported memo, Spotify has invited employees to continue working from home until the end of the year. In a phased approach, Spotify are allowing employees to continue working from home until…

TikTok sees growth as countries go into lockdown

The video sharing app see impressive user and revenue growth as more and more residents around the world are being ordered to stay home. In the US, week-on-week downloads are up 18%. With 2 million…

Ultra Music Festival No Longer in Miami after 21 Years!

Ultra Music Festival after 21 years will no longer be held in Miami. Ultra shared the open letter on Twitter that announced the termination of Ultra’s license with the city. Now finalizing a new South…

An AI in every home: 23% of the US now owns Smart Speakers

Smart speakers are in more and more homes every month with almost double the amount of Smart Speakers in US homes at the end of 2018 compared to the end of 2017. NPR and Edison…

Streaming royalties to rise almost 50% for songwriters, US Copyright Board declare

After almost a year of discussion over music streaming rates it has been decided that songwriter’s rates will rise 50% in the next 5 years. Last march the United States Copyright Royalty Board began talks…

Rebecca Ferguson offers to play Trump inauguration, if she can sing Billie Holiday’s classic anti-racist song

British singer Rebecca Ferguson has said she will accept an invitation to sing at President-elect Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration, but on one condition. Rebecca Ferguson, who found fame after making the finals of the X…

President Barack Obama reveals final term Summer Playlist

Barack Obama has┬árevealed his Summer Playlist 2016 full of hits from Nina Simone to Jay Z, from Beach Boys to Miles Davis and many more. Last August President of the United States Barack Obama unveiled…

Obama’s Favourite Song of 2015: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘How Much A Dollar Cost’

As the year comes to a close we reflect on the music that has shaped the past 12 months. Experts and critics weigh in on┬átheir favourite albums, most-respected artists and best songs for the year….

Cricket’s Muve Music Helps Deezer Grow Worldwide With New Partnership

The music streaming game is heating up. With Spotify flying the flag for first place for a number of years now, it’s time for competition to up their game. Deezer have taken new steps towards…