Apple Music sign new deals with major labels but maybe not the ones they wanted

Apple’s new deals with the Big Three record labels don’t equip them for Apple TV+ bundles as they probably hoped. The time of renewal was upon Apple Music to ensure that they could stream music…

Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg just left to launch a new Universal Music label

Paul Rosenberg has stepped down at Def Jam to launch Goliath Records with Universal Music Group. Paul Rosenberg has had a storied music career involving a long stint as manager for Eminem and most recently,…

Official: Tencent, Consortium and Tencent Music Entertainment Acquire 10% of Universal Music Group for $3 billion

It now official. Tencent consortium has officially confirmed they are acquiring 10% of Universal Music Group for over $3 billion. Two other key elements of the deal: (i) the Consortium can, over the next 12…

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…

YouTube are remastering hundreds of iconic music videos

YouTube have teamed up with Universal Music Group to “change the way you see music” for hundreds of videos. Since the first piece of music got an accompanying video a cultural phenomenon has spread across…

China’s massive Tencent are looking at a 50% stake in major label Universal

One of the world’s biggest music labels is being eyed up by Chinese conglomerate for a potentially massive stake acquisition. Tencent, the massive Chinese company responsible for much of the biggest music tech happenings in…

Snapchat Trying to License Major Label Content from Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music

It has been reported that Snap is currently in talk with the major record labels to expand the ways users can include music in posts on its flagship Snapchat app. Snapchat is obviously starting to…

What do you think the most streamed song of the 20th century is?

Recent years have seen the birth of an entirely new platform for music and in the past 20 years it has become the primary way many people are listening to music. With hundreds of millions…

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…