industry news:
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

 
UK Government to Legalize CD and DVD Ripping Starting June 1
Copying of content you don't legally own still declared as illegal, of course.

POSTED: 04/01/2014 - 10:04 am

 
Radio Still Ranked as No. 1 Source for Music Discovery, Study Finds
35% of Americans using radio to keep up with music, 21% relies on "word of mouth" info.

POSTED: 03/31/2014 - 10:00 am

 
Number of One-Word Hit Singles Reaches All-Time High, Report Confirms
Single-word tunes taking up nearly third of Billboard Hot 100 spots every week.

POSTED: 03/27/2014 - 07:47 am

 
Apple to Make iTunes Available on Android?
Reports suggest company also looking into new streaming service.

POSTED: 03/24/2014 - 05:29 am

 
Music Sales Still Declining, Japan to Blame
Meanwhile, global music industry attacks Google for failing to prevent piracy.

POSTED: 03/20/2014 - 07:37 am

 
Trivium Bassist Talks Streaming: 'We're at the Beginning of New Music Industry Now'
"It's going to be amazing," Paolo Gregoletto adds.

POSTED: 03/18/2014 - 08:25 am

 
Boss Debuts VE-2 Vocal Harmonist
Boss announced the VE-2 Vocal Harmonist, an easy-to-use stompbox for singing guitarists and solo vocalists.

POSTED: 03/13/2014 - 02:44 am

 
Boss Unveils GP-10 Guitar Processor
COSM instrument modeling, instant altered tunings, multi-FX, and more.

POSTED: 03/12/2014 - 03:41 am

 
Roland Announces CUBE Street EX
New CUBE Street EX infuses the popular mobile amp with a huge performance upgrade that delivers more projection, more channels, and more versatility.

POSTED: 03/12/2014 - 03:30 am

 
Boss Announces Five-Year Warranty On All Compact Pedal Models Worldwide
Boss is proud to announce that it will offer a five-year warranty on its entire line of pedals in the compact series, effective April 1, 2014.

POSTED: 03/12/2014 - 03:22 am

 
Top 1% of Artists Earn 77% of Recorded Music Income, Report Confirms
Fans are overloaded with musical choices, tend to act like sheep.

POSTED: 03/10/2014 - 06:53 am

 
Jammmz Connects Musicians Across the Globe
Guitarists and musicians are put to the test in this interactive learning environment.

POSTED: 03/04/2014 - 11:11 am

 
New Virtual Currency Songcoin Hoping to Save Music Industry
"We have a huge opportunity by focusing this on the music industry," says company co-founder Kasian Franks.

POSTED: 03/03/2014 - 06:27 am

 
Streamed Songs to Be Included in the UK Charts for the First Time
Could this shake up the Top 40?

POSTED: 02/18/2014 - 11:12 am

 
Line 6 Reinvents the Guitar Amplifier - Again - with AMPLIFi
Line 6 unveiled AMPLIFi, an entirely new kind of guitar amplifier.

POSTED: 01/24/2014 - 07:03 am

 
Beats Music Streaming Service Officially Launched
Can you guess who's narrating the official commercial? Details inside.

POSTED: 01/22/2014 - 09:35 am

 
'Music Is Everywhere, Which Makes it Worthless,' Music Industry Expert Explains
How do you think the music world will change in the near future?

POSTED: 01/20/2014 - 06:52 am

 
IK Multimedia Announces iKlip 2 and iKlip Stand Compatibility With iPad Air
The best-selling universal mic stand adapter and the latest table-top holder from IK will support Apple's newest table.

POSTED: 01/20/2014 - 04:17 am

 
New Infographic Tells You All You Need to Know About 2013 Music Sales
Rolling Stone publishes 2013 music sales review.

POSTED: 01/17/2014 - 08:28 am

 
US Album Sales Reach New Low, Report Confirms
Weekly sale figures over 10 times smaller than in 2000.

POSTED: 01/16/2014 - 08:50 am

 
Guild Guitars Introduce 2014 Newark St. Collection and GSR Series Guitars and Basses
Guild announced new guitars and basses in the Newark St. Collection and Guitar Special Run (GSR) series.

POSTED: 01/16/2014 - 03:00 am