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Universal Buys Bob Dylan Publishing Rights, Acquiring Catalog Worth Hundreds of...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "MBW understands that the buyout, conducted via Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), sees Universal acquire both the publisher and writer...

‘The Future Isn’t Just About Brands Using Music; It’s About Entire...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Beyond these giants of on-demand subscription lie a wealth of global brands who are investing heavily in digital music –...

Spotify says it’s dominating the podcasting market because of a million-plus...

The Verge reports: "Spotify’s $100 million-plus Anchor acquisition is seemingly paying off. In data released today as part of its annual Wrapped look-back on...

Hip-Hop Streaming Platform Spinrilla Found Liable for Users’ Copyright Infringement

Billboard reports: "Hip-hop streaming platform Spinrilla is liable for copyright infringement by its users, a Georgia federal judge has ruled in a big win...

Spotify Adds Instagram-Like Stories To Playlists

Hypebot reports: "Spotify appears to have decided that we just can’t get enough Stories. The music streamer is openly testing a new Snapchat and...

TikTok Inks Multi-Year Licensing Deal With ICE

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Pan-European licensing hub ICE and TikTok have agreed a multi-year licensing deal for the musical works represented by the ICE...

‘Several Hundred Million Dollars’ In Black Box Royalties Is Due To...

Hypebot reports: "We’ve known for years that there is a large pool of unpaid royalties from Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital service providers....

Warner Music Revenues Flat for Fiscal 2020, Streaming Up in Q4

Variety reports: "Warner Music Group, which went public earlier this year, reported revenues that were essentially flat for its fiscal 2020, owing to the...

Could Epidemic Sound Really Be Worth More Than $1bn?

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Epidemic Sound, the controversial Stockholm-headquartered production music house, is reportedly considering an IPO or sale at a company valuation of...

Snap acquired Voisey, an app to create music tracks overlaying your...

TechCrunch reports: "Snapchat helped pioneer the use of lenses on faces in photos and videos to turn ordinary picture messages into fantastical creations where...