Kanye West announces second ‘Donda’ album release party

Kanye West is having a second release party for his tenth studio album ‘Donda’.

Catalog releases account for two-thirds of all US-based music consumption

Catalog music grows in popularity as it now accounts for two-thirds of all US-based music consumption, according to a new report.

DIY Till We Die: Jack Swing

We caught up with Isaiah Ross of Jack Swing to discuss his experiences as an independent artist, DIY scenes and much more.

Spotify Weekly Music Charts announce the most streamed tracks and albums in the USA and globally each week

Spotify launch their Weekly Music Charts to help you discover the top streamed songs and albums in the US and around the world in a given week. For some time now, Spotify’s Charts site has…

Headspace Plus is free for unemployed and health carers in the US

Get one year’s free Plus subscription to the mindfulness and meditation app Headspace. In the US for those currently unemployed and those working in public health, Headspace is offering one free year of Headspace Plus…

Spotify’s Baila Reggaeton playlist reaches 10 million followers

Seven years since it’s launch, Spotify’s playlist Baila Reggaeton hits 10 million followers. Reggaeton’s roots date back to the 1970s in Panama, then quickly spread to Colombia, Puerto Rico and the US. Reggae-dancehall fusion lead…

Nord Wave 2 Performance Synthesizer starts shipping in the UK

The Wave 2 is Nord’s latest powerful 4-part performance synthesizer. Combining Virtual Analog synthesis, Samples, FM and Wavetable. Full details on the sythesizers capabilities can be found here. Nord Wave 2 has started shipping in…

TikTok’s US users up 5.6m in March month-on-month

For those doubting their influence in the social media landscape, a new report shows numbers to solidify TikTok as the largest social platform in the US. With the country largely in lockdown, a new report…

How to distribute cover songs – do I need a license?

What counts as a cover song? What music is in the public domain? Do I need a mechanical license? Where can I obtain a license? How do I format my metadata for distribution? You’ll need to…

Smart Speaker Market Still Dominated by Amazon Echo – China is Catching Fast!

The Consumer Intelligence Report Partners (CIRP) is out with their latest report on the state of smart speaker sales and market share. End of June – 76 million units in USA (up from 70 million…