Jay Z pulls music from rival services Spotify and Apple, quickly returns to Apple

Jay Z heated the streaming wars on Friday, wiping his music from Tidal’s biggest competitors before quickly returning to Apple, but not Spotify… Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal has stagnated since it’s launch 2…

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

Spotify have agreed to a deal that will┬ámake 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…

Universal are tearing down all cover song videos on Facebook

Want to┬átribute your favourite songs with your own cover version and share it with your friends? If you do, apparently you’re damaging a multi-billion dollar major record label… We all know how strict music copyright…

Music streaming is making Universal Music more than physical music sales

Universal Music Group’s 2016 performance shows incredible growth with it’s best fiscal performance ever despite dropping physical and download sales – thanks to streaming. Vivendi, who took 100% ownership of Universal Music Group in 2006,…

Struggling music video service Vadio dies, taking $12 million with it

Promising music video monetization startup Vadio have lost the wind in their sails, crashed and died with millions in funding lost down the drain. Portland-based startup Vadio have had to give up after four years…