Universal Music

The Google Assistant can help control your Android media apps

<i>Posted by Nazmul Idris, Android Devices and Media Developer Advocate</i>The Google Assistant is available across phones, speakers, Android TV and more. …

Google

Tove Lo's New Music Video is The Craziest Thing You'll See This Year

She makes out with a puppet! It's amazing!<p>To be a musician today, with the constant noise on the internet, you have to stand out. You have to do things that are bold, unique, kinda crazy. Sometimes you gotta get Macaulay Culkin to play Kurt Cobain. Sometimes you gotta just not show up for your own …

Music Videos

Small-cap focus: UK tech explores hot new sectors

Another big name in UK tech is losing its independence, with the £550m sale of Imagination Technologies to China-backed private equity firm Canyon …

Internet of Things

Alibaba Launches Unit Dedicated to Live Events | Investopedia

Continuing its diversification beyond e-commerce, Alibaba Group (BABA) is forming a new entertainment business group that will focus on creating …

Alibaba Group

Music Matters 2017 Focuses on Asia, Features YouTube's Lyor Cohen, BMG's Hartwig Masuch

The 12th edition of Music Matters, Asia premier music conference, returned to its long-time home at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Singapore after a stint …

Universal Music UK hires Stefan Demetriou to drive forward 'visual A&R' strategy

Universal Music UK has appointed Grammy-nominated exec Stefan Demetriou as Managing Director of Globe Productions.<p>Demetriou, who founded Warner’s …

Music Industry

Tencent Music in harmony with Alibaba following rights deal

Tencent Music has paved the way to an expected $10bn IPO by signing a rights deal with Alibaba, strengthening its position within the important …

Tencent

Robbie Malinga speaks out about being sick

Universal Music spokesperson Dharam Sewraj told Sunday Sun Malinga had been diagnosed with anaemia, a deficiency of iron in his blood. Sewraj further …

News (South Africa)

Soundcharts is an analytics tool for music artists and labels

French startup Soundcharts is building a sort of App Annie for music artists. This service gives you a ton of data about what’s playing on the radio around the world, what’s popular in Spotify playlists and more. The company just raised $3.1 million (€2.65M) from Alven Capital, as well as Kima …

Startups

Alibaba and Tencent enter rare cooperation which expert says could reshape music industry

In a rare move, China’s omnipresent technology giants Alibaba and Tencent have shaken hands on a music-streaming rights sharing deal.<p>Under the …

News (China)

Apple Music Renews Licensing Deal With Warner Music

Apple Music has renewed its licensing deal with Warner Music Group in a move that reduces the tech giant's royalty payment commitments to the major …

Apple Music

Apple reportedly strikes new licensing deal with Warner Music

Apple Music users will be able to enjoy tunes from Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars for the foreseeable future. Fresh off its recent deal with Spotify, Warner Music has signed off on an agreement with the tech giant, according to sources that spoke to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The deal is Apple's first with a major label …

Apple

'Germans Love Their CDs': Universal Music Exec on How Germany's Music Market Is Transforming 'Differently'

With healthy growth in streaming and resilient CD sales, the German music market will continue to grow for years to come, according to Universal …

Universal Music Parent Company Vivendi Defends $4.6 Billion Havas Acquisition

With apologies to Shakespeare: "The CEO doth protest too much, methinks."<p>Vivendi SA's (VIVHY) Arnaud de Puyfontaine late on Thursday, Aug. 31, said …

Stocks

Now on Stage: The Countdown to a New Taylor Swift Album

For the music industry, the rollout of a new Taylor Swift album is always a master class in marketing, and the release of “Look What You Made Me Do,” the first single, is a case in point.<p>Even before the song came out late last month, the mere fact that Ms. Swift had wiped her social media accounts …

Music

reDiscover Cannonball Adderley’s ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live At “The Club”’

When 27-year-old Julian “Cannonball” Adderley went up to New York from his native Florida in the summer of 1955, he blew the Big Apple jazz community …

Jazz

Roots Of The Blues: Otis Rush’s Thrilling ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’

Willie Dixon is <b>one of the most significant songwriters in blues history</b>. The man who wrote classics such as ‘Little Red Rooster’, <b>‘Hoochie Coochie …

Guitar

reDiscover T-Bone Walker’s ‘Complete Imperial Recordings’

Texas-born <b>Aaron Thibeaux Walker</b> remains one of the most innovative and influential musicians of the 20th Century. Walker is the fountainhead of …

Jazz

Second Instalment in ‘Jazz Loves Disney’ Series Set For Release

The second installment of the <i>Jazz Loves Disney</i> series, <i>Jazz Loves Disney 2: A Kind of Magic</i> is set for release through Verve Records on 10 November …

Walt Disney Company

Why ‘Masseduction’ Should Turn The World On To St Vincent

St Vincent is one of the more enigmatic performers of today. Creatively restless, in just six albums she has dipped into genres ranging from art rock …

Roy Orbison Hologram To Embark On UK Tour In 2018

Roy Orbison, one of the most iconic figures in rock and roll died in 1988 – but he will tour the UK again in 2018, albeit in hologram form.<p>Using 3D …

Tupac Shakur

The Short Life & Strange Death Of Bobby Fuller

No matter how memorable was Bobby Fuller's signature hit — and his version of 'I Fought The Law' is inarguably a classic rock 'n' roll record of any …

Ray Charles Hits The Union Jack

European audiences were a little slow to pick up on the genius of the man who came to be known as just that, The Genius. But on 21 October 1961, <b>Ray</b> …

Ray Charles

Tragically Hip Frontman Gord Downie Dies Aged 53

Gord Downie, the lead singer for the influential Canadian alt-rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at the age of 53. The cause was terminal brain …

Gord Downie

That’s Not Metal: Trivium, A Perfect Circle, And Trent Reznor On The UK’s Biggest Metal Podcast

That’s Not Metal is <b>your weekly guide</b> to all of the comings and goings in the world of rock and metal, featuring hard-hitting opinions on this week’s …

News Of The World: Making Headlines Around The Globe For Queen

With the cheers of the ecstatic Jubilee crowd at Earls Court in June 1977 still ringing in their ears, Queen prepared to create their sixth studio …

Queen

U2, Rattling And Humming From Studio To Silver Screen

“In the locust wind comes a rattle and hum,” sang Bono on ‘Bullet The Blue Sky’ on <i>The Joshua Tree</i>. <b>U2</b> didn’t know it at the time, but they were naming …

U2

reDiscover Nine Inch Nails’ Genre-Defining Debut Album, ‘Pretty Hate Machine’

Industrial music’s long, twisted history reaches back to the 70s and such diverse acts as prolix prog experimentalists <b>Tangerine Dream</b>, electro …

Nine Inch Nails

Metallica Release 1985 Demo Version Of ‘Master Of Puppets’

Metallica have released a demo of their classic track ‘Master Of Puppets.’ It was recorded in the garage of The Carlson House, El Cerrito, …

Sam Smith Announces First Ever UK, Europe Arena Tour For 2018

Sam Smith has announced his first ever arena tour of the UK and Europe for the spring of 2018. The singer, who will release his highly-anticipated …

Sam Smith