industry news:
Spotify's New 'Running' Function Is Pretty Cool, Additional Features Also Revealed
Three new features announced - "Shows," "Now," and "Running."

POSTED: 05/21/2015 - 04:52 pm

BMG Snap Up Rise Records
US metal and hard rock label sold in multi-million dollar deal.

POSTED: 05/20/2015 - 04:39 am

Major Label Boss Claims Streaming Revenue Now Higher Than Income From Downloads
Warner Music's Stephen Cooper warns rival companies to keep free-tier streaming.

POSTED: 05/13/2015 - 06:07 am

Guitar Center on Way to Declare Bankruptcy, New Document Reveals
"GC is an excellent example of financial engineering based on the type of greed that's all too common in big business today."

POSTED: 05/11/2015 - 05:20 pm

Apple Being Investigated After Reportedly Pressuring Labels to End Free Streaming
Alleged that company pressured labels to remove music from Spotify's free tier service.

POSTED: 05/07/2015 - 07:36 am

The Beatles and Rolling Stones Didn't 'Revolutionize' Music but Hip-Hop Did, Study Claims
Research into musical trends and impact downplays the "British invasion" of the 1960s.

POSTED: 05/06/2015 - 05:16 am

Earnings and Attendance: Check Out How Much Money KISS, Slipknot, Muse, Testament and More Grossed at Recent Shows
KISS leads the way, by far.

POSTED: 04/30/2015 - 12:19 pm

Less Than 200 People Show Up to X-Factor Auditions
Barely anyone goes to Liverpool auditions for TV talent show.

POSTED: 04/30/2015 - 08:19 am

Music Fans Reach 'Musical Midlife Crisis' at Age 42, Study Finds
If you start getting into the latest pop trends in your early 40s, it's OK, 'tis normal.

POSTED: 04/23/2015 - 02:50 pm

Spotify Is Now Worth More Than the Entire US Music Industry?
One streaming service worth more than all music sales combined.

POSTED: 04/22/2015 - 05:16 am

Times They Are a-Changin': Norway Announces Plans to Fully Switch Off FM Radio in 2017
The country aims to fully switch to digital radio within just two years.

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 03:44 pm

Abbey Road Studios Open Doors Online
Google collaboration allows users to take a tour round world famous recording venue.

POSTED: 04/15/2015 - 11:48 am

Portishead's Geoff Barrow Made Just $2500 From 34 Million Streams
Barrow blames UMG for selling band's music so cheaply.

POSTED: 04/15/2015 - 08:16 am

Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' Is the Biggest Selling Vinyl Album of the Decade
Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Daft Punk amongst top sellers.

POSTED: 04/14/2015 - 08:03 am

Free Music Streaming on Spotify and YouTube Likely to Vanish Soon, Industry Expert Points Out
Reports indicate that Apple is working with music labels to get rid of the free ad-supported approach.

POSTED: 04/13/2015 - 06:05 pm

Official Chart Company Introduces New Vinyl Chart
Vinyl sales to be charted for the first time ever.

POSTED: 04/13/2015 - 08:53 am

Mayor of Boston Announces 'Riot Grrrl Day'
Day named in honor of Bikini Kill frontwoman.

POSTED: 04/09/2015 - 09:54 am

Selfie Sticks Banned at US Festivals
Coachella and Lollapalooza warn ticket-holders ahead of events.

POSTED: 03/30/2015 - 05:17 am

Music Streaming is Now More Profitable Than Physical Sales
Streams made $20 million more than CD sales last year.

POSTED: 03/27/2015 - 09:44 am

NIN Frontman Trent Reznor Named Apple's New Music Mastermind
Musician playing a "major role" in relaunch of Beats Music.

POSTED: 03/26/2015 - 05:24 pm

Abbey Road Studios to Launch Educational Program
Applications to open this September.

POSTED: 03/23/2015 - 05:29 am

Being a Roadie Can Earn You $200,000 Per Year, or at Least an Average of $57,000, Report Reveals
You might remember that Devin Townsend makes $60,000 per year...

POSTED: 03/19/2015 - 03:04 pm

Universal Music Hijacks YouTube Videos of Indie Artist, Monetizes Them Through Ads
"Going through the 'appeal' at YouTube is a pretty scary process," says Norwegian musician Bjorn Lynne.

POSTED: 03/19/2015 - 01:55 pm

New Tony Iommi Epiphone Signature Guitar to Be Announced This Summer
Black Sabbath icon to make special appearance at this year's Musikmesse.

POSTED: 03/18/2015 - 05:57 pm

YouTube Introducing New Tool to Help Aspiring Musicians
YouTube for Artists aims to help up-and-comers garner wider audiences.

POSTED: 03/17/2015 - 05:58 pm

Paul Stanley Visits 4 Year Old Ear Surgery Patient
Microtia sufferer underwent reconstructive ear surgery.

POSTED: 03/13/2015 - 08:14 am

'Blurred Lines' Ruled as Marvin Gaye Plagiarism, Case Could Mark Major Precedent in the Music World
"Case could redefine what copyright infringement means for recording artists."

POSTED: 03/11/2015 - 07:02 pm

Ticket Reselling Sites Promise More Transparency for Buyers
Promise follows British Government review.

POSTED: 03/06/2015 - 08:22 am

SoundCloud Claim to Have Paid $1million to Artists, Labels Since August
Money paid out through On SoundCloud partner program.

POSTED: 03/05/2015 - 08:08 am

Century Media Records In Talks About Possible Major-Label Acquisition
Century Media founder Robert Kampf confirms his interest in a major-label acquisition.

POSTED: 02/26/2015 - 07:54 am

UK Government Backs Bill to Prevent Fraud on Secondary Ticket Market
Bill will also restrict inflation on secondary ticket sales.

POSTED: 02/26/2015 - 06:55 am

Stats Suggest That Chart Topping Musicians Are Getting Older
Average age of top 10 act in 2014 was 38.

POSTED: 02/25/2015 - 08:58 am

Guitar Owned by Johnny Ramone Sells at Auction for $71,875
Red 1965 Mosrite Ventures V1 guitar was sold in Boston.

POSTED: 01/26/2015 - 07:44 am

Musicians Will Soon Be Able to Download Pro Tools for Free
The upcoming "Pro Tools First" is targeted at beginners in music production.

POSTED: 01/26/2015 - 05:34 am

Zakk Wylde Launching His Own Line of Guitars, Amps and Accessories
Guitarist starts his own brand Wylde Audio.

POSTED: 01/23/2015 - 10:21 am

2014 Sees Huge Increase in Vinyl Sales
Digital and CD sales are down from 2013.

POSTED: 01/16/2015 - 06:38 am

50 Million Pandora Streams Earns Artists About $3,000, Reports Reveal
43 million of "Happy" plays brought Pharrell Williams $2,700.

POSTED: 12/20/2014 - 12:30 pm

Boost in Vinyl Sales Accredited to Rock Acts
Royal Blood, Pink Floyd and Led Zep amongst top sellers.

POSTED: 12/04/2014 - 06:39 am

Music Industry Aiming to Tax Fans for Copying Their Own Music
UK industry representatives insist that legislation making ripping legal was an unjust move towards artists.

POSTED: 12/01/2014 - 05:39 pm

Take That Beat Pink Floyd to Most Pre-Ordered LP of All Time
Man band's eighth studio album beats "The Endless River."

POSTED: 11/28/2014 - 09:46 am

Facebook Changing Reach Algorithms, Here's How It Affects Music Promotion
If you use Facebook to promote your band, you might want to check this out.

POSTED: 11/20/2014 - 05:55 pm

Adele's Manager Says That 'Streaming Is the Future'
Jonathan Dickins speaks out on Spotify.

POSTED: 11/11/2014 - 06:28 am

Black Veil Brides and Falling in Reverse Grossed More Money Than Mastodon and Gojira on Recent US Shows
The guys also sold more tickets than King Diamond, Amon Amarth and Sabaton combined.

POSTED: 11/05/2014 - 07:20 pm

You Can Now Own a Part of Queensryche for a Minimum Investment of $50,000
Band attempting to raise $2 million, giving fans a chance to share the profits.

POSTED: 11/05/2014 - 02:47 pm

Soundcloud to Launch Subscription Service
Company strikes deal with Warner Music Group.

POSTED: 11/05/2014 - 09:17 am

Neil Young Jokes Pono Comes With U2 Removal Tool
And he says his device offers 95% higher sound quality compared to iPod.

POSTED: 10/21/2014 - 04:17 am

Independent Label Market Returning to London in November
Special Christmas event returns to Spitalfields.

POSTED: 10/17/2014 - 08:45 am

Music Downloads Fall, While Vinyl Sales Almost Double
No album has been reached the million downloads mark this year.

POSTED: 10/16/2014 - 05:20 am

'Beats by Dre' Headphones Banned by NFL Following Bose Deal
Rival headphone brands will be restricted on camera.

POSTED: 10/06/2014 - 09:37 am

Ripping Music Is Now Legal
UK users can copy music for personal use.

POSTED: 10/03/2014 - 08:50 am