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Motown Records Launches U.K. Company

Billboard reports: "Motown Records is finally making its move into the U.K. with the launch of a new label, led by Rob Pascoe." Read more

Range Media Partners Mounts Music Division With BRND Founder Matt Graham

Variety reports: "Range Media Partners, the splashy new management venture led by a host of former agents from the big four Hollywood talent shops,...

Where Did Live Nation, Disney’s Missing $10B Go?

Hypebot reports: "Live Nation and Disney revenue collectively fell $10 billion in the first half of 2020 thanks to the pandemic." Read more

Triller Names 12 Top Female Music Execs to New Advisory Board

Variety reports: "Triller, the music-video creation app, has named a dozen top female music industry executives to a new advisory board." Read more

YouTube and NIVA Announce Plan to Preserve Independent Music Venues

Variety reports: "YouTube Music and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) on Wednesday announced a partnership with the goal of helping to preserve independent...

Spotify appears to be building a karaoke feature – just as...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Twitch states that, starting December 1, it will begin removing videos, clips, and highlights “per our contractual obligations” from the...

‘Fortnite’ Debuts Live Concert Series on Party Royale Stage

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Epic Games' free-to-play battle royale hit Fortnite is debuting a live concert series on the Party Royale main stage." Read more

Live Nation and Ticketmaster Hit With New Round of Furloughs

Variety reports: "Live Nation and Ticketmaster were hit with another round of furloughs on Thursday, said to number in the hundreds, sources tell Variety....

Patreon Is Now A $1.2B Unicorn

Hypebot reports: "Musician and creator fan patronage platform Patreon is now officially a unicorn. A new Series E fundraise of nearly $100 million at...

BMG Revenues up Nearly 5% in First Half of 2020

Variety reports: "Despite the pandemic that has devastated global economies, revenues of BMG’s music division were up 4.8% year-over-year for the first half of...