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Amazon Planning Free Ad-Supported Music Streamer To Take On Spotify, Pandora

HypeBot reports: "Amazon is in talks with the major labels to launch an ad-supported music streaming service in direct competition to Spotify and Pandora...

Concord Music Publishing Inks Deal, Launches Joint Venture With Kanye West...

Billboard reports: "Noah Goldstein signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Concord Music Publishing, the company announced on Thursday (April 11). The deal will include the Grammy-winning...

Music Industry’s Growth Continues Thanks To Streaming

Hypebot reports: "According to the latest report from the IFPI, the music industry has now seen its fourth uninterrupted year of growth, reaching $19...

Apple reportedly plans macOS Music and Podcasts apps to replace iTunes

VentureBeat reports: "Apple may finally be preparing to put its famous iTunes app out to pasture, as a new report today suggests that its...

SoundExchange Sues Music Choice For Royalty Underpayment

Hypebot reports: "SoundExchange today filed a lawsuit against cable music platform Music Choice over underpaid royalties. The action comes after an audit of Music...

Esports org OverActive Media gets investment from The Weeknd

TechCrunch reports: "OverActive Media, the company that owns Splyce esports org and the Overwatch League’s Toronto Defiant team, have announced that The Weeknd (real name: Abel Tesfaye) has...

PledgeMusic Goes Silent

Hypebot reports: "PledgeMusic has not offered an update to the hundreds of musicians and thousands of fans affected by the crowdfunder's inability to pay...

R&R Records Enters Joint Venture With Warner Bros. Records

Billboard reports: "Los Angeles-based label R&R Records has revealed a partnership with Warner Bros. Records, announced by WBR co-chairman and CEO Aaron Bay-Schuckand R&R founders Ben...

TikTok Launches ‘Spotlight’ to Support Indie Musicians

Hypebot reports: "Hugely popular short video app TikTok is launching "TikTok Spotlight," a program to discover and support independent and unsigned artists. TikTok Spotlight...

Hundreds of thousands of ‘lost’ MySpace songs have been recovered

The Verge reports: "The Internet Archive has published a catalogue of 490,000 MySpace songs uploaded to the service between 2008 and 2010 that were previously thought lost as...