As music companies prepare to report 2021 results, stock prices may have room for growth. How much space? Spotify’s February 2 earnings report likely predicts double-digit growth that could put annual revenue between $12 billion and $13 billion. Billboard estimates that Spotify should improve its number of subscribers from 20Read More →

Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has announced that she is removing all of her music from Spotify. On her website, she posted a short statement saying that “irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people’s lives.” She added that she supports “Neil Young and the global scientific and medical communitiesRead More →

In 2012, Singaporean teenager Nat Ćmiel felt withdrawn and isolated from society. Perhaps a by-product of growing up with the internet as second nature, they have become fascinated with digital intimacy rather than real-life peer relationships. This would lead to an EP, self-titled with Ćmiel’s artist name, yeule, after theRead More →

Felix Martua (The Jakarta Post) Jakarta ● Fri 28 January 2022 2022-01-28 10:35 42 6fe955910fed7b4d49952c2c14a11fa4 1 Entertainment music-emo, music-indonesian, music festival, live music Free Heartbreaking love stories and embarrassing hairstyles. Millennials growing up in the 2000s have reflected on how their “emo” teenage years influenced their adult lives. The internetRead More →

| Mondo releases new special vinyl editions every Wednesday. This is the ultimate edition of everything they release, with plenty of liner notes, brand new commissioned artwork, and always a limited edition size. The vinyl itself is usually colored or a photo disc as well. Basically, it’s like the CriterionRead More →

Universal Music for Brands’ seven wins include four golds, two silvers and one bronze NEW YORK, January 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Music Group for Brands (UMG for Brands), the global brand partnership division of Universal Music Group, announced that the company has won its first-ever awards from CLIO GlobalRead More →

Three months ago, MBW revealed that Merck Mercuriadis’ Hipgnosis had struck a mega-money partnership deal with investment titan Blackstone. The deal saw Blackstone commit to $1 billion (and likely more) in music rights acquisitions made by Mercuriadis’ own investment management firm, Hipgnosis Song Management. Today (January 19) the first ofRead More →

Merlin announced a multi-year agreement with lickedthe platform that helps YouTube content creators legally use music on the platform. Merlin is the digital licensing agency for the independent label industry. “The partnership injects music from tens of thousands of labels and hundreds of thousands of artists around the world intoRead More →

It’s a new year, and we have new predictions for Latin music trends that will take off in 2022 and continue their momentum from 2021. Last year, Billboard followed the growing trend of Latin EDM hits, with Farruko at the forefront thanks to “Pepas”, which was the Puerto Rican hitmaker’sRead More →

The love affair between Wall Street and music has reached its climax. Why is this important: Artists and investors find it mutually beneficial to trade song rights in return for large payments. Catch up fast: John Legend is the latest example. A subsidiary of private equity firm KKR bought aRead More →

LOS ANGELES, January 04, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Roland, a leading manufacturer of professional audio, video and electronic musical instrument equipment, is proud to announce that it has partnered with Disney Music Group to support their a cappella sensation DCappella and the world premiere of their new single “Prince Ali”, a pioneering versionRead More →