2013 SoundScan Stats – Market Share of Major Record Labels Compared to Independent Labels

A2IM has shared the 2013 SoundScan statistics. This shows that the major label market share of albums in 2013 compared to 2012. Independent Labels now have 34.6% U.S. of the overall recorded music market. Since…

Hands Out Of Pocket – Warner Prepares Bid For EMI Publishing

Guy Hands and his team at the high flying venture capital firm Terra Firma have been chewing sour grapes ever since their purchase of recording giant EMI for £2.4 billion. They have been in court…

Warner Signs Content Deal With Hulu

Not satisfied with signing up it’s music and video content to the most successful US video streaming website of 2009, Vevo, WMG has done a deal with internet TV streaming site Hulu for access to…

RockFree Launches Online Web Browser Competitor to Guitar Hero and Rock Band

Acclaim has decided that they didnt want to battle Guitar Hero and Rock Band and instead have launched an online music game called Rockfree. Players can battle it out with up to seven other people…

Warner Music Group Reports Higher Profits on Lower Sales for

Even though there has been a big decline in CD sales, which is expect to continue, Warner Music Group managed to actually meet analysts’ expectations and remain strong. 2008 fiscal year revenue grew 3% to…