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Believe Launches €300m Paris IPO Following ‘Most Prolific Quarter’ in Its...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "French indie distribution and services company, Believe, has launched its IPO on the Paris Euronext. The company – the owner...

Sony Music Completes $430m Buyout of AWAL – but UK Competition...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Sony Music has today (May 19) confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of two companies from Kobalt Music Group:...

Bitski raises $19 million from a16z to become the ‘Shopify for...

TechCrunch reports: "For every crypto-skeptic that see NFTs as yet another hype bubble, there’s an acolyte who sees NFTs as the key to unlocking...

AFM, SAG-AFTRA distributes $70M to rightsholders

Hypebot reports: "The AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund – an income source that most musicians barely know exists – has announced...

Coinbase now lets you buy cryptocurrency with your PayPal account

The Verge reports: "Coinbase has added the option for users to buy cryptocurrency using their PayPal accounts in the US, the company has announced." Read...

Facebook will spend $5 million paying reporters to join its local...

The Verge reports: "Facebook says it will spend $5 million paying local journalists on a new publishing platform. Reuters reported the news on Thursday,...

Alchemy raises $80M at a $505M valuation to be the ‘AWS...

TechCrunch reports: "Blockchain developer platform Alchemy announced today it has raised $80 million in a Series B round of funding led by Coatue and...

Downtown Sells All Copyrights to Concord in $300 Million-Plus Deal, Will...

Variety reports: "In the latest blockbuster music-catalog deal, Downtown has sold its 145,000 owned and co-published copyrights to an affiliate of the Concord music...

Songtradr Acquires Pretzel, Which Provides DMCA-Proof Music for Twitch and YouTube...

Music Business Worldwide reports: "In the past six months alone, the Los Angeles-headquartered company – which dubs itself “the world’s largest B2B music licensing...

SuperWorld teams with Props for selling NFT virtual real estate

VentureBeat reports: "SuperWorld is a the virtual world in augmented reality that allows users to buy and sell virtual real estate, using nonfungible tokens,...