Pex Acquires Dubset To Expand Multi-Platform ContentID and Social Media Shudders

Pex has acquired Dubset in a deal reported to be worth between $25 and $50 million that creates an independent cross-platform YouTube ID on steroids. Labels, artists and other rightsholders. Continue reading

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Record Label, Agency Travel Bans Slash SXSW Attendance

The music industry is eyeing a growing list of coronavirus related cancellations and carefully considering how to react. On Wednesday, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival scheduled for March 20-22 canceled over. Continue reading

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Fake Spotify Steams Site Hit By Industry Injunction

A major site that sold “plays” on Spotify and other streaming music sites has been forced offline by a German court. The IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, and its. Continue reading

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WMG Delays IPO After Coronavirus Causes Market Volatility

Warner Music Group has delayed plans to launch its initial public offerings (IPOs), according to people familiar with the matter. The company made the decision after the S&P 500 Index. Continue reading

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Universal Music Represents 8 Of Top 10 Recording Artists In The World

8 of the IFPI’s top 10 global artists in 2019 record for Universal Music. That’s more than any record company since the IFPI started tracking these figures in 2013. Republic. Continue reading

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OFFICIAL: Deborah Dugan Fired by Recording Academy

Deborah Dugan has been officially terminated by the Recording Academy after serving as its CEO and chairperson for just 5 months. In January she was placed on administrative leave after. Continue reading

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Major Labels Now Earn $1 Million Every Hour From Streaming

While there’s still some debate over whether streaming is profitable for artists, it seems pretty clear that the major labels are at least raking it in, with new data showing. Continue reading

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30 Musicians To Receive emPawa Incubator Funding

Nigerian-born Afropop star and music executive Mr. Eazi has named 30 global artists for the second edition of his talent incubator program emPawa. Each artist participating in the seven-month #emPawa30. Continue reading

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How $17B Netflix Spending Spree Will Effect Music Sync

With Netflix set to spend $17 billion on original programming this year and the competition for video on demand continuing to heat up, it’s a good time for artists and. Continue reading

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Chrysalis Records Relaunches As Frontline Label

Iconic record label Chrysalis Records has announced it will be relaunching as a frontline label and to release new music for the first time in more than two decades. To. Continue reading

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