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Grammys Expand Best Album, Song, Record, New Artist Categories and More

Hypebot reports: "The Grammy Awards are making changes, some of which appear to be a response to the miniscule number of women nominated last...

Liberty Media Pulls $1.16 Billion Offer for iHeartMedia

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Liberty Media, the owner of SiriusXM Radio, on Friday said it has pulled a proposed deal to inject $1.16 billion...

YouTube Adds Monetization: Merch Sales, Fan Memberships, Premiers, Brand Partnerships

YouTube reports: "YouTube is expanding the way that musicians and other creators can monetize and market videos with channel memberships, merchandise sales, marketing partnerships via...

European Union Approves Sweeping Copyright Reform That Signals Big Changes Ahead...

Billboard reports: "User generated services like YouTube will be required to obtain licenses and pay rights holders for hosting music and film content under...

Universal Music And Hip-Hop Player All Def Boost Film And TV...

Deadline Hollywood reports: "Universal Music Group and All Def Media, a purveyor of hip-hop content backed by investors including Greycroft Partners, Andreessen Horowitz and WPP, have expanded their relationship...

Warner Music to Launch New 60-Person Record Company, Elektra Music Group

Billboard reports: "In the latest sign that the future is looking rosy for the music business, Warner Music Group is launching a new standalone...

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium expand to Canada and 11 European...

Venture Beat reports: "YouTube today expanded YouTube Music and YouTube Premium to the services’ first new markets since they officially debuted last month. The...

Sony, Orchard Share $750M Spotify Windfall With Indie Artists, Labels Regardless...

Hypebot reports: "Sony Music and The Orchard have confirmed that they will share the proceeds from the sale of  shares in Spotify with their...

Pandora, Snapchat Partner For Song Sharing, Snap Kit Developer Launch

Hypebot reports: "Pandora has teamed with Snapchat as the music streaming launch partner for Snap Kit, Snap’s new platform for developers.  Pandora users will...

SiriusXM To Pay SoundExchange $150 Million Settlement

Hypebot reports: "SoundExchange and SiriusXM have settled their years-long litigation surrounding outstanding claims for unpaid and underpaid royalties from January 2007 through December 2017...