Irving Azoff Calls Out ‘Liar’ Cohen, YouTube Over Payments

YouTube Global Head Of Music Lyor Cohen is making the media rounds touting the launch of YouTube Music as the dawning of new day for music discovery and promising bigger. Continue reading

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Amuse Raises $15.5M For Next Gen. Record Label, Free Music Distribution

[UPDATED] Next-generation record label and music distributor Amuse has raised a $15.5 million Series A round co-led by Lakestar and Raine.The company was founded in Stockholm by execs from Spotify,. Continue reading

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UMG Revenue Up 4.5% As Vivendi Confirms IPO, Sale Plans

Serious exploration of an IPO or the sale of Universal Music Group was confirmed by parent Vivendi during an earnings call Thursday.  A Board committee has been tasked with exploring. Continue reading

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Could Spotify Buy Universal? Should It? [MARK MULLIGAN]

Vivendi has been openly exploring spinning off Universal Music Group. Publically the talk is of a possible IPO, but the rumor mill has spun out several scenarios, including a purchase. Continue reading

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Mark Eisenberg Exits SoundExchange For SoundCloud

SoundCloud has hired veteran music exec Mark Eisenberg as Senior Vice President, Content Partnerships at the streaming music service.

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Indies Beat Majors To Grab Biggest Share Of Global Record, Music Publishing Market

The annual Music & Copyright survey of recorded music and publishing companies shows Universal Music Group maintaining its position as the world’s biggest record company and Sony topping music publishing.. Continue reading

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this wistful look back at another action packed week in the music industry, we revisit Warner's sneak launch of a Tunecore competitor, the sad and brief life of music. Continue reading

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Label Execs, Big Media Launch Digital Future Council

Executives from Sony Music, Warners Music and Universal Music have teamed with leading media and ad firms to launch a think tank about the integration of media and emerging technology.

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Sony Sells $750M Spotify Stock, Will Artists Get Fair Share?

Sony has sold half its 5.7% stake in Spotify, Sony Corp. CFO Hiroki Totoki told Wall Street yesterday. At Spotify's average stock price, the sale netted Sony more than $750. Continue reading

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Universal Music, WITHIN Partner For Music-Focused Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality

The scramble to combine music with augmented and virtual reality is accelerating with a new deal between top music group Universal and tech company Within. The startup has raised $56.6 million. Continue reading

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