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…

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 to start out in the music industry and establish their presence….

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…

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

Spotify have agreed to a deal that will make 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…