Jay Z’s company Roc Nation launching a new platform to fund startups

Roc Nation, Jay Z’s multinational entertainment company, are branching beyond their far-reaching entertainment business to invest in building up startup companies. Roc Nation is the giant entertainment company started in 2008 by Jay Z and…

PRS For Music and PPL Propose Merging Into One Entity

The two licensing companies responsible for businesses music licenses in the UK may become one as a 50/50, joint-venture company. The two collection societies, PRS for Music and PPL, collectors of royalties for musicians and…

Slicethepie Lands $1.4M In New Funding

Despite an economic meltdown that has added to venture capitalists’ already wary view of the music industry, fan-to-artist funding enabler Slicethepie has attracted another $1.4 million. The money will be used to broaden marketing efforts,…