It looks like Facebook are finally sorting out music copyright in their videos

Facebook and videos are a bad mix for copyright, but it seems like they might at least be sorting out music copyright issues. Since introducing videos to Facebook the platform has received a lot of…

Spotify and Sony put behind conflict and sign major deal

Another major label has come to and signed a deal with Spotify cementing their music licenses and making a Spotify IPO more likely. Spotify have spent the past couple years negotiating with the major labels,…

The secret Universal ‘fake artists’ behind a bunch of Spotify’s most streamed tracks – revealed

Andreas Romdhane and Josef Seeland on the left with BMI staff Spotify’s playlists have been found to feature hundreds of questionable artists, which have been found out to be just two fellas. Last summer Music…

MelodyVR raise £5m to build on their virtual reality music experiences

UK startup MelodyVR just closed a successfully large round of funding to enhance virtual reality experiences based around music. After a new funding round raised £5 million ($6.5 million) the UK-based startup wasted no time…

Brace yourselves: Universal Music Group are discussing an IPO

Universal Music Group are the world’s biggest record label making millions every day, and they might open their shares up to the public. After piracy began killing the music industry in the 2000’s, music streaming…

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 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…

Universal are tearing down all cover song videos on Facebook

Want to tribute 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…