Google to host audio ads tool for publishers on Spotify, Pandora and iHeartMedia

Google to support audio ads for publishers to advertise on streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora and iHeartMedia. Google Ad Manager are adding audio ads for ad-supported music services such as Spotify Free. This allows…

What is Musixmatch and how can it help promote your music

Musixmatch is the world’s largest catalog of song lyrics and translations, providing artists and fans with a free and easy way to add lyrics to tracks. Musixmatch is an all-in-one platform for consumers and content…

LyricFind expands with new teams in India and South Africa

Lyric licensing service LyricFind open offices in India and South Africa to provide lyrics in many new languages. LyricFind hold licenses with some of the top major publishers and clients such as Universal Music Group,…

How are music magazines coping during Coronavirus? You can probably guess

Britain’s music magazines have revealed how the past few months have hit them and it seems they’re in the same boat as many businesses. The Guardian have done a report that is looking into the…

YouTube are prepping a feature for third-party subscriptions from their site

YouTube have told news publishers that they plan to start testing a feature for viewers to subscribe to their content straight from their videos and channels. According to Digiday, YouTube have been in talks with…

How to get a Songwriter Page on Spotify

Announced a few months ago, much like Artist Pages, Spotify are now creating pages for songwriters. Here’s how to apply for your own. Found via the credits of some songs, Songwriter Pages show a list…

France’s music publishing was worth $450m+ from latest reports

France’s music industry is growing each year and the latest publishing reports show how strong 2018 was. The latest figures from the French music publishing trade associations The CSDEM and CEMF show considerable growth in…

Peloton made almost $1 billion in a year, what do artists see?

As Peloton prepare to take their business to an IPO after making nearly $1 billion in a year, artists are seeing next to none of the profits. Peloton are an incredibly successful fitness company who…

Sony will own 90% of EMI publishing after a $2.3 billion deal

Sony are taking a massive controlling stake in major music publishers EMI after acquiring a giant 60% share on top of their existing 30%. Sony Corporation are making a massive investment to take over a…

Artists now credited on over half a billion YouTube videos

YouTube have added musical credits for over 500 million videos giving artists and writers their deserved acknowledgement in the millions of videos they are used. YouTube have added a new section to the descriptions of…