Universal Music Group joins forces with K-pop labels to invest in livestreaming platform

Big Hit Entertainment, YG, Universal Music Group and Kiswe have teamed up with new investment in global livestream content platform VenueLive.

Universal Music Group and TikTok partner for new worldwide licensing deal

A new deal between Universal Music and TikTok puts the label’s entire vast music catalogue on the platform.

Universal Music Group Has Pulled Its Catalogue From Triller

UMG has removed its catalogue from the TikTok rival due to it withholding payments to artists.

LEGO VIDIYO is a new AR music video maker for kids

Designd for children aged 7 to 10, the VIDIYO app will combine music with augmented reality LEGO figures and BeatBits that unlock special effects.

Major UK music label executives challenged on the economics of music streaming

CEOs of Universal, Sony and Warner dodged MP’s questions about artists’ royalties and offered unexpected Harry Potter analogies instead.

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…