industry news:
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

HMV Announce £16.7m Profit Less Than 2 Years After Going Under
All 140 shops now are in profit.

POSTED: 09/30/2014 - 10:07 am

Vinyl Sales Score a Whopping 43% Jump Over Past Year
When do you think vinyl sales will overtake CD sales?

POSTED: 09/29/2014 - 04:56 pm

Apple Denies Ending Beats Music Streaming Service
Tech giant states that reports are "not true."

POSTED: 09/23/2014 - 09:54 am

MOD Kits DIY Releases The Aggressor High Gain Distortion
The Aggressor is high gain distortion pedal kit that delivers contemporary distortion with plenty of chunk and ear-splitting pitch harmonics.

POSTED: 09/03/2014 - 10:51 am

Last Week's Album Sales Were Lowest in History, Labels Blame Streaming
"Sales have been going in the wrong direction all year," label representative adds.

POSTED: 08/28/2014 - 04:40 pm

YouTube's Subscription Service Plans Leak: Offline Play, Ad-Free, 20 Million Songs, $9.99 Per Month
Service will be called YouTube Music Key, song collection roughly the size of Spotify.

POSTED: 08/19/2014 - 06:19 pm

Music Print Magazines See Massive Drop in Sales
Current climate is unkind to music print world.

POSTED: 08/15/2014 - 04:50 am

Friday to Be Designated As New Release Day for New Albums
The pre-weekend day will reportedly replace Tuesday.

POSTED: 08/13/2014 - 08:03 am

Jensen Release New P10R-F Speakers
The new speakers were designed in cooperation with Fender for the reissue of the Fender '57 Bandmaster and the 20th anniversary Vibro King.

POSTED: 08/07/2014 - 06:48 am

Cinderella Frontman: 'Piracy Caused Loss of Millions of Jobs and Nobody Seems to Care'
"When all art starts to suck, then maybe people will say, 'Wow, did we do this?'" says Tom Keifer.

POSTED: 07/29/2014 - 06:31 am

Unique Web Startup Crowd Audio Launches the Music Mixing Revolution
A unique music production marketplace connecting musicians with home studio engineers recently launched into Beta.

POSTED: 07/28/2014 - 05:31 am

IK Multimedia Presents New Morley Contour Wah Pedal
The new pedal is available in AmpliTube Custom Shop.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 08:01 am

Yellow Jackets Release New NOS Tube Converter
The converter lowers the overall power in an amplifier and gives it a unique vintage tone.

POSTED: 07/24/2014 - 07:16 am

Music Sales Continuing to Fall in 2014, All Formats Plunge 15 Percent
Both physical and digital releases score double-figure losses, report confirms.

POSTED: 07/04/2014 - 07:16 am

Spotify Announces Big Winners of Post-Glastonbury Rise in Streaming
Artists revealed in the week that streams are added to the official singles chart.

POSTED: 07/01/2014 - 08:14 am

Black Sabbath Grossed 10 Times More Money Than A7X on Latest Shows, Report Confirms
Mastodon, Dream Theater, Megadeth earning figures also unveiled, details inside.

POSTED: 06/30/2014 - 11:11 am

YouTube's Controversial New Contract for Indie Labels Leaks Online
Most controversial clause concerning the ability of major labels to influence royalties of independents, full document inside.

POSTED: 06/25/2014 - 10:40 am

EDM Industry Is Worth Over $6 Billion, Report Confirms
Avicii and Guetta earning more that Springsteen and Waters, details inside.

POSTED: 06/25/2014 - 10:39 am

Official Singles Chart to Incorporate Streaming for the First Time
As of July 6th, the official rundown will incorporate plays from services including Spotify, Deezer, Napster, O2 Tracks, rara, Sony's Music Unlimited and Xbox Music.

POSTED: 06/23/2014 - 10:51 am

YouTube Threatening to Block Indie Labels Refusing to Join Its Paid Streaming Service
Jack White and Adele could be blocked in certain countries.

POSTED: 06/18/2014 - 08:59 am

Pirate Bay Founder Arrested After Two Years on the Run
Peter Sunde is being held in solitary confinement, facing up to six years behind bars.

POSTED: 06/04/2014 - 11:23 am

Trent Reznor Leaves Beats Music After Apple Takeover
"You can buy 'The Downward F--king Spiral' on iTunes, but you can't allow an iPhone app that may have a song with a bad word somewhere in it," NIN mainman slams Apple.

POSTED: 06/02/2014 - 11:28 am

Rolling Stones, Metallica, AC/DC Among Top Tour Earners in Past 25 Years
See whose raise was the biggest.

POSTED: 05/29/2014 - 09:44 am

Users Skipping a Quarter of Spotify Songs During First 5 Seconds, Research Finds
The findings are the result of research carried out by music-map maker the Echo Nest.

POSTED: 05/14/2014 - 05:09 am

Fourplay Guitarist Chuck Loeb Offers Personalized Online Lessons at the ArtistWorks Jazz Guitar School
Unique platform enables members to get regular feedback from top artists through video exchange.

POSTED: 05/13/2014 - 05:31 am

RIAA Piling Up New Lawsuit Against Kim Dotcom
The organization accused Megaupload of allowing users to engage in "rapid, unrestricted downloading of popular, infringing content."

POSTED: 04/16/2014 - 10:53 am

Shadow Electronics Reveals the New PanaMAG Wireless Sound System
The system installs in the soundhole of your acoustic or classical guitar in minutes and requires no modifications whatsoever.

POSTED: 04/15/2014 - 11:06 am

Schecter Guitars Releases New Web Series Called 'Conquering Rifftopia' Featuring Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow
Schecter Guitar Research has announced an addition to its new website featuring guitar phenoms Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow of Conquering Dystopia.

POSTED: 04/11/2014 - 05:30 am

Pykmax - The Guitar Pick Reimagined
Pro Music Marketing, Inc. announced the launch of Pykmax High Performance Guitar Picks.

POSTED: 04/07/2014 - 03:48 am