China’s biggest music company Tencent is going public on the US Stock Exchange

China’s media giant are looking over the water for a public offering of their music company Tencent Music Entertainment in the US. Tencent have revealed their plans to put their music service Tencent Music Entertainment…

Hi-res streamers Qobuz set their sights for the US as they name new CEO

European based music streamers Qobuz are setting sail for the Americas as they expand under new management. High resolution music streaming service Qobuz are set to launch their services in the US this summer, expanding…

Streaming royalties to rise almost 50% for songwriters, US Copyright Board declare

After almost a year of discussion over music streaming rates it has been decided that songwriter’s rates will rise 50% in the next 5 years. Last march the United States Copyright Royalty Board began talks…

The “highest resolution music streaming service in the world” comes to the U.S.

French music streamer Qobuz are bringing their high-resolution streamer to the U.S., but can they face up against Jay-Z’s Tidal. Qobuz claim to be “the highest resolution music streaming service in the world” with a vast…

Pandora’s new NBS map reveals where people are loving your music

Pandora’s hub for artists – Next Big Sound – has an awesome new interactive map showing you listeners all across the United States. Pandora have a new feature for their brilliant Next Big Sound platform…

Universal Music brings vinyl delivery service to the US

UMG have finally launched The Sound of Vinyl in the US offering tens-of-thousands of records from massive artists to rising indie’s. Universal Music Group have launched their vinyl record store in the US after seeing…

Spotify join the US tech companies fighting against Trump’s ban

As Tech companies across the US unite to fight President Trump’s immigration ban Spotify are the latest to come out to help fight the ban. Whilst Spotify have refused to comment publicly on the new…

Artists still turning down Trump’s inauguration; “I think you’re a tyrant”

Either Trump’s team are getting desperate or the staff involved in invitations are incredibly disengaged with the liberal artists they’re inviting, who are publicly rejecting them. It seems the search for an act that actually wants…

Rebecca Ferguson offers to play Trump inauguration, if she can sing Billie Holiday’s classic anti-racist song

British singer Rebecca Ferguson has said she will accept an invitation to sing at President-elect Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration, but on one condition. Rebecca Ferguson, who found fame after making the finals of the X…

World famous producers and musicians come together on letter to President-elect Donald Trump

The music industry is coming together again to speak to the next president of the United States of America on protecting music in America and the people behind it. Various areas of the music industry…