Warner Music

Live Nation Settles Suit With Ticketing Start-Up, Buying Its Assets

Two years ago, Songkick, a ticketing start-up that operated out of a loft in Brooklyn, filed an antitrust suit against Live Nation Entertainment, the colossus of the concert business.<p>The David-and-Goliath suit included accusations of abuse of market power by Live Nation and its Ticketmaster …

Business

Warner Music's WEA Offering Buyouts Amid CD Sales Decline

In a move to recalibrate the functionality of the company, WEA, the global distribution, marketing, sales and research arm of Warner Music Group, has …

Ed Sheeran

Having rescued recorded music, Spotify may upend the industry again

IN JUST a few short years Spotify has evolved from bête noir of some of the world’s most prominent recording artists to perhaps their greatest …

Economics

Adventures

<b>WE ALL GET STUCK AT TIMES…</b><p>I’ve been noticing lately how I am feeding the creative voice by simply doing something a little different from my normal …

Discogs Adds Jörg Mohaupt of Access Industries to Newly Formed Board of Directors With $2.5M Investment

Online vinyl marketplace and database Discogs has formed a board of directors, which now includes former Warner Music Group board member <b>Jörg Mohaupt</b>. …

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

Cardi B kicking off Grammy weekend with special performance

Cardi B will kick off Grammy weekend with a special performance for Warner Music Group, Page Six has learned.<p>The “Bodak Yellow” singer will appear at …

Bodak Yellow

NUCLEAR BLAST Partners With ADA

The world's biggest independent heavy metal label, <b>Nuclear Blast Records</b>, and top independent distributor, <b>ADA</b> (owned by <b>Warner Music Group</b>), have …

Heavy Metal

Facebook and Sony Music sign deal to let users legally upload songs in videos

It will also allow artists to earn royalties from Facebook and Instagram posts<p>Facebook and Sony / ATV Music Publishing have agreed to a deal that allows Facebook users to upload music in their videos, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports. Facebook and Universal Music Group signed a similar licensing agreement back in …

Lana Del Rey

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

Facebook and Sony/ATV reach a licensing deal to let people post music videos

Facebook and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced a multi-year licensing deal today that lets people upload and share video from Sony/ATV artists on Facebook, Instagram and the Oculus Rift platform.<p>As part of the agreement, musicians will receive royalties for the use of their songs. Exact terms of …

Kanye West

Facebook Inks 2nd Major Music Deal

It's probably just a matter of time before Facebook scores the third and final major deal.<p><b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) has reached a licensing agreement with</b> …

Investing

YouTube’s Unlikely Peacemaker Has a Plan to Make Musicians Rich

The music executives hobnobbing with Ed Sheeran and Selena Gomez at an industry party one recent November night knew the enemy was in their midst. …

Susan Wojcicki

Streaming fuels music industry boom

<b>For years the music industry was the poster child for digital disruption.</b><p>The record giants were portrayed as dinosaurs, thrashing around helplessly as piracy took away their revenues and tech giants took on the job of leading the industry into the future.<p>But today it's bright confident morning …

Ed Sheeran

Watch the Hit Brazilian Music Video Accused of Cultural Appropriation and Sexism

Culture