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Digital Distributor Play MPE Launching in Canada With Universal Music Deal

Billboard reports: "Play MPE, the digital music distribution service owned by Vancouver’s Destiny Media Technologies with clients in the U.S., Australia, South Africa and...

Amazon Music passes 55M customers across its free and paid tiers,...

TechCrunch reports: "Amazon Music, the streaming music service from the e-commerce and cloud giant that competes against the likes of Spotify and Apple Music,...

‘Starting to See Change’: USC Annenberg Study Finds Small Shift Toward...

Billboard reports: "Efforts are having a small but encouraging impact, according to the latest data from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative." Read more

Spotify In Early Talks To Acquire Bill Simmons’ Ringer Network

Forbes reports: "Over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal reported that Spotify, who as Forbes noted a couple weeks ago, was looking to break...

Years Of Copyright Maximalism Is Killing Pop Music

Hypebot reports: "When the “Blurred Lines” decision was handed down – stating that creating a song that had too similar of feel to a...

Bandsintown Reports Strong Growth, Releases Artist’s Year In Review

Hypebot reports: "Bandsintown is reporting another year of strong growth. The top global concert discovery and marketing platform begins 2020 with 55 million registered...

Soundcloud Hits High Note: $200M Revenue Run Rate, 200M Tracks

Hypebot reports: "New UK filings show Soundcloud revenue increasing from $102 million in 2017 to $127 million in 2018. But that’s just the start...

Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group Sells Spin, Agreement in Place for...

Billboard reports: "Music publications Spin and Stereogum will no longer be a part of Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter Media Group, parent company Valence Media announced...

Red Light Management Enters Gaming Space With Launch of Hit Command

Billboard reports: "Red Light Management, the independent music management firm that represents Dave Matthews Band, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie and Maren Morris, among others,...

Spotify, Warner Music Sign Global Deal, Ending Dispute in India

Variety reports: "Spotify and Warner Music announced early Tuesday morning that they have signed a global deal that ends the unusually bitter and public...