AVICII LEAVES EDM BEHIND WITH “TEN MORE DAYS” FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

AVICII LEAVES EDM BEHIND WITH “TEN MORE DAYS” FROM UPCOMING ALBUM Tim Bergling, aka Avicii, has truly taken massive strides as an artist to get to where he is today – releasing new music that barely incorporates any dance music influence and defies any sort of genre confines.   The Swedish producer is simply making good…

COACHELLA COULD BE COMING TO NEW YORK

COACHELLA COULD BE COMING TO NEW YORK KSPENCESEPTEMBER 30, 2015 FEATUREDNEWS A few of the major EDM festivals have made it a point over the past couple of years to expand their empire internationally, following the major success of EDM worldwide. Most notably, these organizations are Insomniac and Ultra, who together now have over 15…

GOOGLE PLAY MATCHES APPLE MUSIC’S $14.99 FAMILY PLAN FOR 6 PEOPLE

GOOGLE PLAY MATCHES APPLE MUSIC’S $14.99 FAMILY PLAN FOR 6 PEOPLE SEPTEMBER 29, 2015         BY TIM INGHAM Google Play Music is launching a family plan later this year that will rival Apple Music for value. Subscribers to Google Play Music can stream and cache unlimited songs from its All Access streaming service….

APPLE MUSIC LAUNCHES IN CHINA FOR EQUIVALENT OF $1.50 A MONTH

APPLE MUSIC LAUNCHES IN CHINA FOR EQUIVALENT OF $1.50 A MONTH SEPTEMBER 30, 2015           BY TIM INGHAM When Apple Music launched in 100 countries on June 30, there was one very notable name missing from its list: China. The Cupertino firm has now confirmed that Apple Music – alongside iTunes Movies…

Vinyl Sales Top Streaming Services in New Report

Vinyl Sales Top Streaming Services in New Report A new report from Josh Friedlander at the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) reveals that through mid-2015, vinyl sales are outperforming a number of streaming services. In fact, according to stats, vinyl sales have gone up 52% since the last report by the RIAA. They’ve surpassed YouTube…

WARNER AND UNIVERSAL WIN ANTI-PIRACY ORDER AGAINST ‘RUSSIA’S FACEBOOK’

WARNER AND UNIVERSAL WIN ANTI-PIRACY ORDER AGAINST ‘RUSSIA’S FACEBOOK’ SEPTEMBER 29, 2015     BY TIM INGHAM Universal and Warner have scored a significant legal ruling against Russian site vKontakte (VK), following an 18-month battle in the courts. VK, the second largest social network in Europe, has become known as ‘Russia’s Facebook’. Unlike Mark Zuckerberg’s creation,…

YOUR SHOT USA : THE FINAL VEGAS ELIMINATION

YOUR SHOT USA : THE FINAL VEGAS ELIMINATION It’s getting down the wire for Tiësto to choose a winner for the Your Shot competition. He gives the contestants a private tour of Hakkasan to show them where the winning DJ will ultimately be playing. Gaby, “NTVE ÜTH”, has the final shot to impress him at…

7DIGITAL BRINGS FLAC MUSIC PLAYBACK TO GOOGLE CAST

7DIGITAL BRINGS FLAC MUSIC PLAYBACK TO GOOGLE CAST SEPTEMBER 28, 2015              BY MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE 7digital has integrated with Google Cast on its platform, while adding Google Cast support to its Android App. 7digital consumers are now able to ‘cast’ their favourite music from the 7digital Android app to…

BREAKAGE IS BACK: HOW DEEZER PAID $23M IN UNALLOCATED ADVANCES TO LABELS

BREAKAGE IS BACK: HOW DEEZER PAID $23M IN UNALLOCATED ADVANCES TO LABELS SEPTEMBER 25, 2015    BY TIM INGHAM MBW has written plenty about ‘minimum revenue guarantees’ from streaming services to labels over the past year – much of it regarding regarding how much of these one-off payments end up in the pocket of artists….

UNIVERSAL LAUNCHES A NEW LABEL… WITH AN ADVERTISING AGENCY

UNIVERSAL LAUNCHES A NEW LABEL… WITH AN ADVERTISING AGENCY SEPTEMBER 24, 2015      BY TIM INGHAM Those who worry that global brands and music artists are becoming too close for comfort, look away now. Universal has teamed up with French ad agency BETC – owned by Havas, which is best known for its viral…

STREAMING MUSIC SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE STARTING TO FLATLINE IN THE US…

STREAMING MUSIC SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE STARTING TO FLATLINE IN THE US… SEPTEMBER 21, 2015          BY TIM INGHAM The number of people paying for music subscription services in the US market is starting to flatline, according to new figures – even though the revenue they are generating continues to jump. According to RIAA…

Stella Von Schöneberg (Management)

Stella Von Schöneberg (Pop Star – Entertainer Icon) Stella Von Schöneberg (Pop Star – Entertainer Icon) Stella Von Schöneberg, is an European pop singer & songwriter from Berlin. She started her musical career by performing with the groups: “Prosecho” and “Come Out” /Germany & “Polygon”/USA. Stella von Schöneberg, came to prominence when she began performing…

MEET THE NEW GROOVESHARK – AKA ‘POPCORN TIME FOR MUSIC’

MEET THE NEW GROOVESHARK – AKA ‘POPCORN TIME FOR MUSIC’ SEPTEMBER 17, 2015   BY TIM INGHAM Say hello to what might be the most frightening app in existence for the music business. Aurous is a music streaming app/website built on similar technology to Popcorn Time, the copyright-infringing streaming movie and TV service that is now…

WHY AREN’T PEOPLE PAYING FOR MUSIC STREAMING SUBSCRIPTIONS?

WHY AREN’T PEOPLE PAYING FOR MUSIC STREAMING SUBSCRIPTIONS? SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 BY TIM INGHAM Did you know less than 1% of the world’s population are currently paying for on-demand music streaming services? The wider industry continues to hope that the likes of Spotify and Apple Music will provide salvation – and early signs from the Nordics…

PRS VS. SOUNDCLOUD: 5 KEY TALKING POINTS TO CONSIDER

PRS VS. SOUNDCLOUD: 5 KEY TALKING POINTS TO CONSIDER SEPTEMBER 14, 2015       BY TIM INGHAM The news that UK licensing and collection society PRS For Music is suing SoundCloudremains one of the biggest stories posted by MBW this year. Yet this is not a straightforward tussle. There are a wealth of significant secondary…

WHY NORWAY AND THE UK PRODUCE THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE MUSIC FANS

WHY NORWAY AND THE UK PRODUCE THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE MUSIC FANS SEPTEMBER 10, 2015       BY TIM INGHAM Ask those in the record business about the markets that really matter to the global industry’s bottom line, and they’ll tell you about ‘the big three’. A few years ago, that would have meant the…

BBC STREAMING SERVICE NOT LICENSED WITH ‘ISSUES TO WORK OUT’

BBC STREAMING SERVICE NOT LICENSED WITH ‘ISSUES TO WORK OUT’ SEPTEMBER 9, 2015     BY TIM INGHAM The mooted new music streaming service from the BBC took up a page in the Beeb’s pre-Charter report this week and was even teased by Director General Tony Hall in hisaccompanying speech on Monday (07/09). However, MBW understands…

UNIVERSAL CLAIMS 43% OF MAJOR LABEL MONEY IN FIRST HALF OF 2015

UNIVERSAL CLAIMS 43% OF MAJOR LABEL MONEY IN FIRST HALF OF 2015 SEPTEMBER 6, 2015        BY TIM INGHAM Universal Music Group took 42.7% of total revenues accrued by the major record companies in the first half of 2015,  MBW can reveal – slightly down year-on-year. As explained in the below in-depth MBW…

YOUR SHOT USA : POOL PARTY PREP

The final 6 only have 2 days to prepare their sets for the biggest pool party on the strip at Wet Republic. Living together and trying to practice in the same Vegas suite is a challenging experience. While they continue to grow closer together, they can’t forget that the competition is getting much more serious….

UNIVERSAL HITS HISTORIC DIGITAL TIPPING POINT AS STREAMING JUMPS 34%

UNIVERSAL HITS HISTORIC DIGITAL TIPPINGPOINT AS STREAMING JUMPS 34% SEPTEMBER 2, 2015      BY TIM INGHAM It’s a big day for Lucian Grainge: Universal Music Group’s recorded music revenues grew 15.2% in the first six months of 2015 – as a boom in streaming income transformed it into a truly digital-first enterprise. According to MBW analysis of Universal’s recorded music…

WHAT’S NEXT FOR APPLE MUSIC? IT’S GOING LIVE…

WHAT’S NEXT FOR APPLE MUSIC? IT’S GOING LIVE… SEPTEMBER 3, 2015         BY TIM INGHAM The next milestone in Apple Music’s rapid evolution is nearly here. The 10-night Apple Music Festival will take place at London’s Roundhouse from September 19, featuring the likes of Pharrell Williams, Florence & The Machine, One Direction, The…

HAVE YOU USED A SAMPLE ILLEGALLY? SONY/ATV WANTS YOU TO OWN UP…

HAVE YOU USED A SAMPLE ILLEGALLY? SONY/ATV WANTS YOU TO OWN UP… SEPTEMBER 1, 2015  BY MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE EMI Production Music has declared what it calls an ‘amnesty’ of samples from its back catalogue – promising not to punish artists, producers and labels with legal action or back-dated royalty claims if they come forward…

Best Deep House Sessions Music Chill Out 2015 | Mix By Regard

Tracklist: ________________________________________­_____________ 1.Mahmut Orhan Feat. Sena Sener – Feel (Original Mix) 2.Misun – Harlot (Vijay & Sofia Zlatko Remix) 3.Shimmer – To Be As One (Original Mix) 4.Rafael Cerato – Too Close (Original Mix) 5.Toky – About You (Original Mix) 6.Anagramma – I Don’t Mind 7.CarolinaBlue & Mister Smallz – Deeper love ( Desusino Boys…

SHAZAM HAS LOST £25M IN PAST THREE YEARS, BUT IT’S CLOSE TO 120M USERS

SHAZAM HAS LOST £25M IN PAST THREE YEARS, BUT IT’S CLOSE TO 120M USERS AUGUST 31, 2015          BY TIM INGHAM Shazam now has more active users than Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer combined – but its losses are accelerating. According to freshly-registered fiscal results, Shazam Entertainment Ltd suffered the biggest net…