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NFT Marketplace Sturdy.exchange Launches with Somehoodlum, Death From Above

Variety reports: "Creative studio Sturdy has teamed with Shawn Mendes manager Andrew Gertler to launch STURDY.exchange, a new NFT marketplace for artists, Variety can...

Spotify Increases Penalties for Paid Artificial Streams

Hypebot reports: "Spotify is ramping up its campaign to keep fake streams off the platform and punish artists, managers, and labels that pay companies...

Pandora’s is Shutting Down Next Big Sound

Billboard reports: "The music analytics service will be fully absorbed into Pandora's Artist Marketing Platform (AMP), ending its life as a standalone brand." Read More

Warner Music Strikes Partnership with $90M Backed Influencer Messaging Platform Community

Music Business Worldwide reports: "The partnership will see select Warner Music artists given the power to “personally text with fans” via a 10-digit Community...

Spotify Rival Anghami Strikes Partnership with Mobile Game PUBG

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Anghami will offer PUBG MOBILE fans redeemable codes for Anghami Plus subscriptions (Anghami’s premium paid tier) for up to 1...

Bandzoogle Acquires Soundjam DJ Website Platform

Hypebot reports: "Bandzoogle has acquired SoundJam.co’s DJ website building platform, further cementing its position as the dominant website platform for musicians, DJs, and other...

Creative Artists Agency to Acquire Rival, ICM Partners

Music Business Worldwide reports: "According a statement announcing the deal, the complementary combination of CAA and ICM “will create deeper, broader, and more competitive...

Fortnite Maker Epic Games and Warner Music Join $7M Funding Round...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Lickd’s deal with WMG specifically will see it make its full catalog of millions of songs available to content creators,...

Warner Music is Making $270M a Year From ‘Alternative Offerings’

Hypebot reports: "WMG is earning these millions from “alternative offerings that create new use cases for music.” Facebook, TikTok, Peloton and Roblox were all...

NMPA and Roblox Settle Copyright Suit, Launch Music Licensing Talks

Billboard reports: "Just a week after a long-awaited agreement with Twitch, the National Music Publisher's Association (NMPA) has struck a deal with Roblox, resolving...