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YouTube’s Q1 Ad Revenue Was More Than Double What Spotify Made...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "YouTube‘s parent company Alphabet recently published its financial results for Q1 2022 (ended March 31), including revenues generated by the...

Gunnar Greve: Alan Walker, The Metaverse, and Why Web3 Will Completely...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Gunnar Greve believes, with all his heart, that Web3 and decentralized networks are about to turn the music industry upside...

Record Labels And Publishers Ink Major Settlement, Moving From 9.1 Cents...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "The important background information to this story is that since 2006, the mechanical rate paid to publishers/songwriters for music purchased...

UnitedMasters, Valued at $550M, Just Launched Its Own Beat Marketplace

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Online marketplaces that let musicians buy and sell beats and sound samples are becoming a big part of the music...

‘If The Music Industry Wants To Continue Its Exponential Growth, Its...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Verifi Media recently announced the launch of the Verifi Rights Data Alliance (“VRDA”), with partnerships in place with Warner Music...

Soundcloud Acquires Musiio, An AI Music Curator, To Improve Discovery

TechCrunch reports: "An online audio sharing platform and streamer, SoundCloud has acquired Musiio, an AI music curation company. With Musiio’s team and technology, SoundCloud...

Spotify Just Entered The Metaverse, With Official Launch On Roblox

Music Business Worldwide reports: "In doing so, the company says that it becomes the first music-streaming brand to have a presence on Roblox, with...

Could The Music Catalog Rights Boom Generate Windfalls For Non-Superstars?

Music Business Worldwide reports: "A bevy of legacy acts, including Shakira, Neil Young, and Barry Manilow, all covered the same hot new investor song...

After TikTok and Soundcloud, Tencent Music Is A Distributor Now Too

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Now, Tencent Music Entertainment, the owner of China’s largest music streaming services, has become one of the industry’s newest global...

Spotify Zooms to 422 Million Users in Q1, Growing Overall Listeners...

Variety reports: "Spotify topped guidance for total monthly listeners in the first quarter of 2022, despite the loss of 1.5 million paid subscribers in...