Kanye West doesn’t just want to acquire his masters, “I’m going to buy Universal”

Kanye West wants to take his ‘artists owning the music industry’ approach to the next level, during his interview with Joe Rogan stating he wants to buy Universal Music Group. Kanye West recently tweeted out…

Rapper Logic say’s Universal Music block him from streaming his own music on Twitch

The retired rapper has built a huge following during Lockdown streaming himself on Twitch but has been denied playing his own music by UMG. Logic announced his retirement from music earlier this year, stating that…

NetEase Cloud Music saw huge revenue growth – Q2 2020 earnings call

Internet technology company NetEase hint at big numbers from NetEase Cloud Music in their Q2 2020 earnings call. NetEase Cloud Music is one of the big three music streaming service in China, along with Tencent…

How will Trump’s TikTok & WeChat ban affect the music industry?

WeChat’s parent company Tencent and TikTok have great influence on the music industry around the world. How will a potential US ban change the music streaming landscape? After an executive order was signed last week,…

Universal sign deals with Chinese companies Tencent and NetEase

Universal sign two deals with major companies Tencent and NetEase, showing a positive move towards fairness for streaming in China. Universal have signed deals with two Chinese companies, massive in the online streaming market. Chinese…

Snapchat are adding music to Snaps making it a true Instagram and TikTok competitor

The new Snapchat feature allows you to add music before or after snapping, with licenses signed with Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group. Snap announced they are working on the feature and have licenses…

Huawei gets the approval of all 3 major labels for Spotify rivalling music app

Huawei Music has launched in Europe to take on the plethora of music streaming services with over 50 million tracks. Chinese phone, tech and software developers Huawei have launched a brand new music streaming service…

Tencent now own 10% of Universal Music Group following a drawn-out deal

Chinese conglomerate and major presence in music in Asia, Tencent have set their sets to the West with acquisitions. A long awaited deal has finally been completed that puts Tencent Holdings in an even bigger…

Apple Music sign new deals with major labels but maybe not the ones they wanted

Apple’s new deals with the Big Three record labels don’t equip them for Apple TV+ bundles as they probably hoped. The time of renewal was upon Apple Music to ensure that they could stream music…

Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg just left to launch a new Universal Music label

Paul Rosenberg has stepped down at Def Jam to launch Goliath Records with Universal Music Group. Paul Rosenberg has had a storied music career involving a long stint as manager for Eminem and most recently,…