A new vaccine, a new US president (elect) and a whole load of related (and random) music industry news and views. Here’s what’s worth knowing this week.
It’s been a big week for news in general, and it’s also been an interesting week in the music industry. Read on to catch up on what’s happened in the last seven days.
$33bn is pocket change for one of the “greatest product producers that ever existed”. Plus: a new Soundcloud feature for sharing music goes live, Glastonbury 2021 confirmed and the next money maker for the music industry...
Two independent livestreaming services launch, Twitch videos get removed after rights nightmare, Beatchain at Mixmasters.live – it’s all going on this week.
This weekend, our CMO Luke spoke at the debut UTOPIA Talks - a series of conversations designed to empower the next generation, presented by the incredible Jaguar, host of BBC Introducing Dance on BBC Radio 1. The event was held in the Virtuoso classroom that was designed by Future DJs.
What a week for Music Industry 2.0. Kanye won't quit until the world's artists know they should own their masters...Nicky Minaj wins a legal battle against Tracy Chapman over sampling...Spotify announces the listing of virtual events...Here's a quick run down of the news that's caught our eye this week.
Kanye has reignited a long debate in the industry about how much profit artists actually see from their work
The Kanye masters event rumbles on through another week, Lily Allen announces she’ll go independent for her next album and one of the USA’s biggest music publishers associations warns songwriters to keep an eye on royalties from live-streamed events. The week’s news recapped...
Much like every other aspect of our modern lives, the internet has irrevocably changed the way music evolves, with new mini-genres popping up constantly, completely influenced by the way we share information in the 21st century.
Daniel Ek says creators will see more money from Spotify streams while a petition against the current state of streaming revenue gains pace in the UK. Plus, are fan shares the next step in Stanning? And how even the Beatles struggled with songwriting, sometimes
The independent venue association for the USA, NIVA, warns of mass collapse of the industry, Spotify launches new charts, Instagram turns 10 and is the pandemic changing our taste in music? The weekly roundup is here.
We’re going to Utopia Talks this weekend! See you there? More details below, plus UK government investigates streaming, the #saveourstages live benefit concert, Triller expansion, Stevie Nicks joins TikTok and a band wins a prestigious peace prize formerly given to Nelson Mandela... what a week for music news.