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APPLE TO OVERHAUL STREAMING PRODUCT

According to TechCrunch Apple’s streaming music service will be a totally new of Beats but with iTunes branding and tighter integration with Apple’s own devices and...

Bankxxx Ft. Rudy & Zel “Already Know” @bankxxxofficial

Artist: Bankxxx Ft. Rudy & Zel Twitter: @bankxxxofficial Instagram: Strahp

PentHouse Boyz artist OvaCeas ‘Foreign Affairs’ @penthouseboyz

Strait out of the supergroup ‘PentHouse Boyz’ comes Bronx born artist ‘OvaCeas’ first up to bat with his solo debut album...

Radio is still how Americans keep up with music

Despite a wealth of ways to keep up with music, AM/FM radio remains the most-used source by Americans for staying musically current.  But its dominance is shrinking. Of...

Radio’s ‘Money Demo’ drives online growth

Online radio gained ground in 2015 as listeners aged 25-54 tuned to the medium in record numbers.  No longer just a habit for 12-24 year-olds, half of Americans aged...

JAY Z’S €50M TIDAL TAKEOVER COULD BE DERAILED

With the majority shareholder of Tidal in Jay Z’s corner, his €50m takeover of parent Aspiro looked like a done deal. But now a collection of minority investors at...

WHY UNIVERSAL IS LOSING PATIENCE WITH FREEMIUM MUSIC

2014 probably won’t go down as one of Lucian Grainge’s all-time favourite years at Universal. Despite global success with artists like Sam Smith, 5 Seconds Of...

The Midem Artist Accelerator Talent Program

Epic Records’ Chairman and CEO, L.A. Reid and Natalia Nastaskin , CEO, The Agency Group USA, have joined the Artistic Committee of the first edition of the Midem...

A&R “APP” TRADIIO LAUNCHES IN UK

A Portugese music discovery platform whose creators claim that Universal Music uses it for A&R scouting, Tradiio,  has launched in the UK. Available via the web and...

THE DIGITAL MUSIC DILEMMA

Last week saw the exit of Rob Wells as President of Digital for UMG. It begs the question: what is Universal’s digital strategy? And, for that matter, what are the...

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