POSTPONED: Live Nation’s ‘Return To Live’ Concert

Live Nation’s much-heralded “Return To Live” concert, which was intended to celebrate the return of live music to major venues in Germany, has been canceled due to a rise in. Continue reading

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Major German Artists Demand Bigger Share Of Streaming Revenue

14 managers and lawyers representing many of Germany’s biggest music artists have joined together to demand that record labels pay all artists a larger share of streaming music revenue. “an. Continue reading

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Music WorX Startup Accelerator Opens Applications

Music WorX Accelerator 2019, the start-up funding program of the German Ministry of Culture and the Media and the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft, is accepting applications. Music WorX Accelerator helps music. Continue reading

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German Music Streaming Up 40% In 2018

Germany streaming music grew by over 40% in 2018 to an all-time record high of 79.5 billion, according to German music industry association Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI).While CD sales saw a. Continue reading

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UMG Signs Germany’s Top Streaming Artist 2018, Capital Bra

Universal Music has signed German hip-hop artist, Capital Bra. 2018 was a groundbreaking year for the rapper whose real name is Vladislav Balovatsky. Not only did he become Germany’s most. Continue reading

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The Orchard Acquires Two Top European Music Distributors and Merlin CEO Charles Caldas Isn’t Happy

Music and film distributor The Orchard is acquiring two leading European independent music distributors – Germany's finetunes and Norway's Phonofile – from holding company SendR SE. But some in the. Continue reading

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Indie UK Music Publisher Sentric Adds $3.7M To Fund Int’l Expansion

Liverpool, UK base indie music publisher Sentric Music, has closed a £3m funding round led by the Business Growth Fund (BGF). The new funding will be used to expand internationally,. Continue reading

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SoundCloud Responds To Cash Crunch Claims

This morning we reported that SoundCloud could run out of cash within months. The news came straight from SoundCloud's latest financial filings; and at a time when the company is. Continue reading

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WED BRIEFING: Turtles Lose SiriusXM Suit • Music Pubs Push FB • Growth: Apple vs Spotify • More

Wednesday 12.21.16 Music Business News From Around The Web  After repeated wins, the Turtles loss was unexpected and a reminder of how fucked up copyright law is. Updated continuously under. Continue reading

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Neil Young To Transform Pono Into High-Res Streaming Service

After his recent high-fidelity download service w/ dedicated player flopped, Neil Young is seeking to reinvent Pono as a high-resolution streaming service, although whether this new service will succeed either. Continue reading

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