Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio Unveils Expanded Celebrity DJ Lineup

Apple Music's live global net radio station Beats 1 will launch at 8AM PT on Tuesday June 30th, according to a tweet by Apple Music Senior Director and former Beats. Continue reading

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Ticketmaster Acquires Front Gate, Universe D.I.Y. Ticketing Platform

Live Nation owned Ticketmaster is the dominate live event ticketer in the U.S. and many overseas markets.  Today, they moved to extend that dominance with 2 acquisitions – one a competitor. Continue reading

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GigCave Combine Free Electronic Press Kits With Music Mentors

Newly launched GigCave offers a simple but potentially powerful mashup of two important services for musicians – a free electronic press kit and paid professional mentoring.

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Universal Music Launches Lawsuit Against Companies Distributing Mixtapes To Prisoners

Universal Music filed a complaint with the US district court in California against companies advertising and distributing care packages to prisoners that include unauthorized mixtapes of their artists in 40. Continue reading

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One Direction Breaks More Spotify Records

Take that Taylor Swift! One Direction's new "Four" continues to break records on Spotify. "Four" had the biggest first-week in the U.S. for 2014, which also sets a record for. Continue reading

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Taylor Swift, Aloe Blacc and Music Streaming

By Peter Getty on PeterGettyMusic.com What’s with pop stars these days? It’s as if they don’t appreciate steaming services giving their music away for free! Taylor Swift’s July editorial in the Wall Street. Continue reading

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Topspin’s Best Direct-To-Fan Campaigns Of 2013

By the Topspin Staff. As direct-to-fan campaigns go, 2013 was a banner year. Over the course of the last 12 months, we saw some of the most creative, smart, ballsy,. Continue reading

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‘Songs For Philippines’ Benefit Album Released: Beatles, Beiber, Bob Dylan, Bruno Mars & 35 More

An impressive list of global artists have come together for the worldwide of a new compilation to raise money for those affected by supertyphoon Haiyan in The Philippines. "Songs for the. Continue reading

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Eminem, Bon Jovi & Tim McGraw Going D2F With Gumroad & Chirpify

Lightweight ecommerce services like Gumroad and Chirpify allow indie artists to go Direct-to-Fan and major label artists to provide a sales experience with a D2F vibe. By eliminating the now. Continue reading

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