Spotify consider backtracking and windowing certain releases

After decrying windowed releases on music streaming platforms for years Spotify look like they could go back on themselves to offer certain releases exclusively to paid subscribers. Spotify, the world’s leading music streaming service, once…

Universal Music ban exclusive releases on streaming services

As music streaming becomes increasingly competitive and exclusive releases present an easy upper hand Universal Music want to end that. It may just be coincidence, but in the wake of Frank Ocean dropping his new…

All 3 major record labels join up for Spotify talent show

As music streaming takes over the world it was just a matter of time before music-based talent shows found a way into the streaming arena. All 3 major labels, Universal, Sony, and Warner, have teamed…

After a 7 year standoff Warner Music signs a deal with Vevo

Warner Music have made a deal with Vevo after steering clear of the music video platform set up by the 2 other major labels Sony and Universal 7 years ago. Vevo was set up 7…

VKontakte’s music service expected before 2016 ends with “various pricing options”

Following the announcement that VKontakte (VK) had signed a deal with major labels to introduce a paid music service more details have been announced. We found out last week that VKontakte were preparing to launch…