Universal Music

Facebook dives deeper into music streaming with Sony/ATV deal

Users on Facebook, Instagram and Oculus no longer have to worry about having their videos taken down even if they feature songs from Sony/ATV’s artistes.<p>You no longer need to worry about having to remove your Facebook video of your New Year's Eve countdown party even if it had Ed Sheeran's Perfect …

Ed Sheeran

Facebook strikes music licensing deal with Sony

Facebook has signed a deal with Sony that will let you upload videos containing its music without worrying about them being taken down, <i>Variety</i> reports. Users will be able to upload and share videos on Facebook, Oculus and Instagram that with music licensed from Sony/ATV Music Publishing's vast …

Sony

Facebook strikes music licensing deal with Sony/ATV

Facebook has struck a licensing deal with music publishing company Sony/ATV to pay songwriters when their music is used in videos on the social media …

Kanye West

Pop star videos make sweet music for Vevo

Vevo, the music video company owned by a group of leading record labels, increased its revenues by 30 per cent in 2017 thanks to swelling global …

Demi Lovato

Is High-Rez coming to Apple Music?

A recent post on Roon's forums drew my attention to an apparently new category at Apple Music, Apple's streaming service. The post pointed to an …

Audiophile

Facebook lands first-ever music licensing deal with Universal Music

Facebook and Universal Music have struck a multi-year licensing deal to let users across all Facebook media properties use recorded music and …

Viral

Facebook challenges music streaming giants with Universal Music deal

Facebook has made its first moves to challenging music streaming rivals by sealing a deal to allow copyrighted music videos to be used across its social media sites.<p>The deal with Universal Music, thought to be worth several hundred million dollars, will allow Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and …

Oculus Rift

Facebook Signs Music Licensing Deal With Universal: YouTube Beware

Facebook is making moves into the music business.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Facebook just took a big step in its attempt to be a more complete music platform. The …

Music

The Velvet Underground - 50th Anniversary Stereo LPs Vinyl Box

Each is 1LP except 1969 which is 2LP<p><b>THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO</b> (March 1967)<p><b>SIDE ONE</b><p>1 SUNDAY MORNING<p>2 I’M WAITING FOR THE MAN<p>3 FEMME FATALE<p>4 …

Coney Island

YouTube signs deals with Sony, Universal Music for paid music service

Bloomberg reports that YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL) signed long-term agreements with Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Universal Music (OTCPK:VIVHY), which moves the …

Business

Universal Music, YouTube signal truce with license agreement

Universal Music and YouTube have struck a fresh multi-year licensing agreement, marking a truce between the world’s largest record label and Google …

Kanye West

Happy Christmas: The Beatles Fan Club Singles

Every year from 1963 to 1969 the Beatles recorded and released a Christmas single on flexi discs to be mailed free to members of their UK fan club. …

Music

Universal Music snaps up UK record labels ZTT and Stiff Records

British labels are behind hits of the 70s and 80s by acts including Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Grace Jones and Madness<p>Universal Music has acquired the British record labels behind some of the biggest hits of the 1970s and 1980s by acts including Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Grace Jones, Madness and …

Business

Bloemendal artist lands dream deal

Swartz also became a regular performer at some of the country’s biggest festivals and concerts, including the KKNK’s Rymklets stage, where he worked …

News (South Africa)

Vevo CEO Erik Huggers Is Stepping Down

Erik Huggers is stepping down as the president and CEO of Vevo, the company announced Friday. CFO Alan Price will be stepping in as interim CEO while …

Televisions

Disney, Netflix and the Squeezed Middle: The Real Story Behind Net Neutrality

Unless you have been hiding under a rock this last couple of weeks you’ll have heard at least something about the build up to the decision over …

Net Neutrality

British GQ and Universal Music test shareable podcast formats

Universal Music and Condé Nast men’s magazine British GQ are testing podcast formats that can be broken down into chunks for sharing and include …

Advertising Industry

Apple Confirms It’s Acquiring Shazam App To Beef Up Music Offering

<b>UPDATED at 9:30 a.m. Monday:</b> Apple issued a statement confirming earlier reports that it’s acquiring the name-that-tune app Shazam to bulk up its …

Entertainment Industry

Tencent and Spotify buy minority stakes in each other

Tencent’s music unit and Spotify are buying minority stakes in each other, marking the latest move by the Chinese internet behemoth to expand its …

Tencent Holdings

The Music Industry’s Metempsychosis – Words That Matter – Medium

Metempsychosis has its roots in early Greek philosophy, but it appears in literature from Plato to Nietzsche to James Joyce. It refers to the …

Gord Downie

YouTube to launch new music service

YouTube plans to introduce a paid music service in March, Bloomberg reports, marking a third attempt by parent company Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) to …

Business

Actually, I Am… Theme's Rap Duo Hilchryme Goes on Hiatus After Member's Arrest

DJ Katsu was arrested on suspicion of violating Cannabis Control Law<p>The official website for the rap duo Hilcrhyme announced on Monday that the group …

Anime

8 Important Music Business Stories You May Have Missed Over The Christmas Break

The news never stops, even at Christmas. If fact, announcements often accelerate as companies rush to complete acquisitions and deals or just to end …

What the hell's happening to music's trade press? (And what does it mean for the rest of us?)

Redesigns galore, journalists in demand, even new magazine launches: music’s trade press is suddenly looking more healthy than it has in years. BMG’s …

Music Industry

Telegram blocks Taylor Swift piracy channel

Google and Apple pressured Telegram into blocking a channel called @top_pop following reports that Taylor Swift’s music was being illegally …

Taylor Swift

My career in the music industry and championing UK creativity

<b>Jonathan Badyal</b> is Head of Communications at Universal Music UK, a major record label that’s home to numerous huge artists. Before that, he worked as …

Creative Industries

"It can bring new audiences to an artist": Globe's Marc Robinson on the John Lewis effect

Elbow landed in the Top 30 with their cover of The Beatles’ Golden Slumbers thanks to securing the coveted John Lewis Christmas sync, a partnership …

Lily Allen

Robyn, Tove Lo, and over 2000 more sign letter calling out sexual abuse in Swedish music industry

Robyn, First Aid Kit, Tove Lo, Zara Larsson, Nina Persson, and over 2000 other women in the Swedish music industry have signed an open letter calling …

Music (UK)

This Is What Post-IPO Life Will Look Like For Spotify

With a fair wind, Spotify’s long-anticipated public offering should happen before the end of Q2 2018 (and yes, probably a direct listing rather than …

Snap Inc.

Universal Music UK’s Jonathan Badyal joins NME #Lifehacks panel

The event takes place in London on November 23.<p><b>Jonathan Badyal</b>, Head of Communications at Universal Music UK, is the latest creative industry leader …

Lifehacks