After Pressuring Nicki Minaj to Cancel Her Performance in Saudi Arabia, Human Rights Foundation...

For weeks, LGBTQ groups worked diligently to get Nicki Minaj to cancel her concert in Saudi Arabia. And it worked.  After applying relentless pressure, The Human Rights Foundation (HRF)...

Targeting “Underserved” Genres on Streaming, Warner Music Group Acquires First Night Records

Warner Music Group (WMG) has confirmed a new acquisition. The major label has acquired First Night Records. The London-based indie label focuses in both West End and Broadway theatre...

Australia’s Music Exports Hit AUS $195 Million — With 10% of Artists Making 97%...

A new report titled ‘Born Global: Australian Music Exports’ says Australian music exports are worth around $195 million ($137 million USD).  But the winners’ circle is small. The...

After Turning Down a $3 Million Major Label Deal for UnitedMasters, NLE Choppa Signs...

Maybe Warner Music offered $4 million? It was the high-profile coup that Alphabet-funded UnitedMasters was waiting for. After provoking a high-priced, major label bidding war earlier this year, Memphis...

German Digital Distributor Zebralution Purchases Apple Music and Spotify-Certified Services Provider Encoding Management Services

Two years ago, Warner Music Group sold Zebralution. A consortium of German indie music industry executives, including Christof Ellinghaus, Konrad von Loehneysen, and Zebralution’s founders, Kurt Thielen and...

Is Traditional Radio About to Crash? Audience Levels In America Have Been Flat for...

2019’s radio listening statistics make this format look deceptively resilient. According to the Nielsen’s 2019 Audio Today Report, which was recently made available, 272 million Americans listen to...

Radiohead, Imogen Heap, Nadine Shah and Hundreds of Artists Lead a UK Music Industry...

Hundreds of artists, companies, and associations have formed a new UK music industry coalition to fight climate change. Dubbed Music Declares Emergency, these companies and artists want climate...

NYC Mayor’s Office Is Giving $500,000 to Aspiring Women Musicians & Executives

New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) recently announced that it will distribute $500,000 worth of grants to aspiring female musicians and music industry...

R. Kelly’s Ex-Staffers Reveal Over 20 Videos of Kelly With Underage Girls

The federal investigation run by the Northern District of Illinois has uncovered over 20 videos of R. Kelly with minors. Ex-staffers and employees were integral in turning in...

What Plagiarism Accusations? LyricFind Announces Turkish Partnership with fizy

LyricFind has announced a new partnership with Turkey-based music streaming service fizy. fizy is powered by a Turkish mobile phone operator, Turkcell. LyricFind will provide its full database of...

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