YouTube Music Poised To Replace Google Play As Android Default Audio Player

A look at the under the hood of a recent YouTube Music app update shows strong evidence that Google may be about to make it the default music player within. Continue reading

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Warner Music Quietly Launches Free Tunecore Competitor

Warner Music Group has quietly launched a digital music distribution service that is a direct competitor to Tunecore, CDBaby and DistroKid. Level Music, which WMG has never announced it's involvement. Continue reading

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After Getting Dropped By Your Record Label…

While getting picked up by a label can seem for many artists like the be all and end all, the honeymoon phase following a signing doesn't always last. Here we. Continue reading

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How To Claim Your Artist and Label Pages On Spotify, iTunes, Google, Shazam, Deezer and More

Whether you're using Spotify, Beatport, Google Play or even TIDAL, it's important as an artist or label to be sure and claim your page. In this piece we look at. Continue reading

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Spotify Takes A Crack At Music Sharing With New Messaging App

To make sharing easier for both paid and freemium users, Spotify has launched its own Facebook iMessage app which allows users to search for, share and send tracks and playlists. Continue reading

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Spotify Adds iOS Integration with Google’s Waze App

Spotify has added integration with the iOS version of popular Google owned navigation and crowdsourced traffic app Waze.  Waze users can begin navigation from inside the Spotify app.  The integration. Continue reading

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TUE. BRIEF:YouTube-MP3 Shutters • HARD’s Gary Richards Joins LiveStyle • Hi-Rez Music In Spotlight • More

TUESDAY 9.5.17 Music Business News From Around The Web YouTube-mp3 is shutting down, but the question remains: Why didn't Google do this sooner? Updated continuously under our More News tab

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FRI. BRIEF: Calderone Out As Spotify Refocuses Video • UMG Streams $1.5B Q2 • Tencent Music Valued At $10B • More

Friday 9.1.17 Music Business News From Around The Web  After gaining little traction, Spotify is shifting it's video strategy to look more like Apple Music's. Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Apple Music To Relaunch With More Video, Original Programming [REPORT]

When Apple introduces the next version of its iOS later this year, it will reportedly include an new Apple Music app designed to emphasize video. Recent announcements of several Apple. Continue reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this meander back through the biggest music industry news from the past seven days, we revisit Apple Music's challenge of Spotify as streaming leader, whether streaming has actually stopped. Continue reading

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