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Why the Music Industry Is Betting on Biopics and Documentaries For...

Billboard reports: "A few weeks before the November 2018 release of Bohemian Rhapsody, Brian Monaco, president/global chief marketing officer at Sony Music/ATV Music Publishing, sat...

Sony/ATV, Music App Developer Gismart Ink Content Deal

Hypebot reports: "Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a global content licensing deal with music app maker Gismart.  Titles from music apps and games publisher...

TikTok Owner Preparing Streaming Service to Rival Spotify

Variety reports: "ByteDance, the Beijing-based owner of the TikTok video app, is developing a paid streaming music service aimed at the same emerging markets that Spotify and Apple...

Apple, Amazon, Google Sued For ‘Massive’ Music Piracy

Hypebot reports: "Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Pandora are being sued for selling and streaming unauthorized recordings of Harold Arlen, the composer of Over the...

PledgeMusic Lost Almost $11 Million In The Last 3 Years

Hypebot reports: "Two copies of a PledgeMusic presentation apparently designed to attract investors show that the crowdfunder lost nearly $11 million dollars between 2016...

Spotify’s new library design emphasizes podcast discovery

The Verge reports: "Spotify is beginning to roll out a new design for its mobile app that puts a much larger emphasis on podcasts....

TikTok tops the iOS App Store for the fifth quarter in...

TechCrunch reports: "Despite a $5.7 million FTC fine and changes to restrict its use by under 13-year-olds, TikTok retained its No. 1 position as the most...

Hip Hop & ESports: The New Intersection Of Tech & Culture

Forbes reports: "As the esports industry rises in value, hip hop artists and entrepreneurs are seeing the big investment opportunities the sector provides. Esports...

Rolling Stone Music Charts Launch Delayed Indefinitely

Hypebot reports: "The launch of music charts on Rolling Stone has been delayed indefinitely. Originally scheduled to launch on Monday May 13th, the charts...

Playlist Manipulation Will Create A Crisis In Streaming says MIDiA’s Mark...

Hypebot reports: "Label and artist manipulation of songs, playlists and the streaming services themselves will lead to a crisis, says MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan....