Universal Music Group

Prince Estate Reveals Big-Screen Concert With Unreleased Material

Show will contain video of Prince along with live band of former collaborators, special guests<p>Prince's video likeness will appear onstage April 21st …

Paisley Park

Facebook to launch ‘Portal’ video chatting device in May to compete with Amazon Echo Show, Google Assistant-powered Smart Displays: Report

Facebook is expanding into the smart home device market with its own voice-controlled device called ‘Portal’. A report by Cheddar.com revealed …

Amazon

3 Web Giants That Could Be Decentralized on a Blockchain

The web has taken over our lives, and with that, online enterprises have grown into huge monoliths of power.<p>Yet, while tech giants give us access to …

Bitcoin

Capitol’s Steve Barnett on 5 Years at the Tower, the ‘Plan’ for Katy Perry, ‘Beloved’ Niall

When Steve Barnett left New York City for Hollywood to take over the chairmanship of Capitol Music Group in 2012, the industry was still fully …

Katy Perry

Power players powwow at MediaLink’s CES dinner

Top entertainment power players gathered at ­MediaLink’s annual Executive Dinner at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where …

Condé Nast

Migos Goes Gucci With New Bloomingdale’s Merch

Universal Music Group has launched a series of pop-up shops at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship store and its SoHo and Beverly Center locations. …

Migos

Universal Music Group Revenue Up 10% for Fourth Quarter, According to Early Guidance

In an early guidance report issued of its full announcement next month, Universal Music Group parent company Vivendi announced that for the fourth …

Markets

IN THE KNOW: WEEKLY MUSIC NEWS SUMMARY JANUARY 12, 2018

Dropbox IPO, Facebook Makes Deals For Music Rights, Hakkasan Heads To Mexico and Funktion One finally hits NAMM<p>0<p>SHARES<p><b>H/T (linkedin.com) Dropbox has</b> …

Steve Aoki

Facebook inks licensing deals with Kobalt, HFA/Rumblefish and Global Music Rights

After securing two major deals with Universal Music Group and Sony/ATV, Facebook has signed three more significant music licensing agreements – this …

Music Industry

Sheryl Crow Condemns The Four as a ''Bogus Pretentious TV Talent Show''

Safe to say <b>Sheryl Crow</b> won't be tuning into <i>The Four</i> next week.<p>The singer-songwriter took to Twitter Thursday evening with a message regarding FOX's …

Celebrity News

Facebook Organic Reach Update for Pages and Instagram Live Sharing

Shares 11<p>Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of …

Social Media Marketing

Facebook Closes a Music Deal With YouTube’s Biggest Critic

In its quest to become an alternative to YouTube, Facebook Inc. has struck a deal with the popular video site’s loudest critic in the music …

Business

Musicans Drop Holiday Hurt On Spotify With Copyright Infringement Case

It will be fascinating to see how aggressively Spotify attacks in litigation the very artists whose work its service relies on and celebrates.

Law

3 Steps To Start Developing Video Marketing Content For Your Business

Video marketing is an essential tool for modern entrepreneurs. Video content has incredible potential to develop trust, increase conversions and ultimately drive profits. Almost all social media platforms are moving towards incorporating more video content. While YouTube has continued its …

Digital Marketing

Facebook signs two major licensing deals this week, one with a big YouTube critic

Facebook today has closed another major licensing deal, this time with Global Music Rights, giving the social media giant access to hits from Pharrell, Drake, and more. Facebook also signed a deal earlier this week with Sony/ATV, bolstering its content offerings.<p>Facebook also closed a multi-year …

Facebook Inks Deals With Kobalt, GMR, SESAC

Less than a month after Facebook announced partnerships with the world’s largest music company, Universal Music Group, and the world’s largest music …

CES Begins with Hi-Res Revelations from MQA, Qobuz, and More

For John Atkinson and me, CES began with a trip to the Hi-Res Pavilion in the Las Vegas Convention Center's enormous Central Hall. John must have …

Audiophile

Jimmy Iovine reportedly denies he's leaving Apple

The head of Apple Music says he's "loyal to the guys at Apple," according to a report by Variety.<p>Jimmy Iovine says he's still "committed" to Apple.<p>The music mogul on Tuesday shot down rumors he's planning to leave Apple in August after his stock fully vests, according to a report by Variety.<p>Last …

Facebook Reportedly Plans To Sell Creepy $630 Video Chat Box That Nobody Will Want

Facebook will soon release a video-chat device that will sit in your home and scan and recognise the face of anyone who passes by.<p>No one wants …

Technology (Australia)

Facebook will reportedly release a video calling device in 2018

Facebook may be getting into the hardware business. According to a report from <i>Cheddar,</i> the social media giant is looking to release a smart home …

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook may be ready to invade your physical world with an outrageously priced video device

As fellow tech giants Amazon, Google, and Apple go after the burgeoning smart device market, Facebook wants in too.<p>Its product, digital outlet Cheddar reports, a voice-enabled video chat device named Portal, will directly compete with Amazon’s Echo product line to enter consumer homes. Rather than …

TV

Ford Unveils Hi-Res Audio for Cars at CES 2018

At CES on Tuesday, the Ford Motor Company unveiled a hi-res audio system that will be available in future models of their cars. The presentation took …

Audiophile

Facebook Does Music Deal With Sony

Feeding Facebook’s appetite for more brand-safe content, the tech giant just struck a multi-year licensing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.<p>Per …

Advertising Industry

US fund giant DE Shaw sells Spotify shares before $20bn listing

Sky News has learnt that DE Shaw, which acquired its interest in Spotify in 2015, offloaded roughly 12,000 shares in the company last month at a …

Goldman Sachs

Facebook, Sony/ATV sign music licensing deal

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Ed Sheeran

Facebook just signed another music licensing deal—this time with Sony/ATV

It’s a trend—or, at least, it’s almost a trend.<p>Sony/ATV is following in the footsteps of Universal Music Group and signing a deal with Facebook to let users soundtrack their videos on Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus with songs from the publisher’s catalog. That means songwriters will get royalties …

Carole King

U.S. On-Demand Streams Passed 618 Billion in 2017, Outpacing Sales Declines Again

For the third straight year, the U.S. music business is not only growing, it’s growing faster, as overall consumption hit 636.7 million equivalent …

Music

Robert Fulford: Social media is no more a nemesis to democracy than books

The scholar and journalist Anne Applebaum, in a National Post interview on Tuesday, joined with those who increasingly consider social media a danger …

John Kennedy

Spotify’s chief content officer is out

Ahead of going public, Spotify Chief Content Officer Stefan Blom announced today he’s leaving the company, Recode first reported.<p>Blom, who spent a little more than three years at the streaming music startup, was responsible for leading Spotify’s licensing deal renewals last year with Warner Music …

Stevie Nicks

‘It has broad appeal’: Why retailers are still betting on band merch

Fashion and music have long had a love affair, but the retailers cashing in on the relationship have only recently expanded beyond merch booths and …

Fashion