Category: Music Business

Johan Johansson label for making his music available on Spotify

Swedish punk artist Johan Johansson is suing his label for making his music available on Spotify without his permission. The civil action has been brought against...

BMI Launches a Bonus Payment System

BMI has just implemented a bonus payment system for the most-played songs at some digital services, which will complement premiums the performance rights organization...

Half of Deezer subscribers ‘inactive’

by Coral Williamson Deezer’s recent IPO filing has shed some light on the French company’s figures. For example, 52% of the company’s current active...

People Aren’t Buying Music Subscriptions

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...

The New Grooveshark

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...

Youtube Music Key Subscriptions?

There was big news out of YouTube towers earlier this week, when the Google-owned giant’s Music Key service appeared to start charging for subscriptions. Now YouTube...

Ear-Free Headphones Transmit Sound to Your Skull

It’s called the Batband, it’s being developed by Studio Banana Things, and it’s funded.   Already, the project has drawn contributions of more than $181,133 from...

Sharebeast Shut Down By Justice Department

Another illegal file-sharing outpost has bit the dust. The Department of Justice has turned the lights off at Sharebeast.com, described as the largest U.S.-based music...

Russian Collection Society Accused of Embezzling Millions in Royalties

Russian police have opened a probe into the collecting society RAO, which allegedly embezzled 500 million rubles ($7.4 million at the current exchange rate), against the...

Digital Music Sales Hit Low But Streaming Rises Again!

With 15.66 million digital songs sold in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 27, according to Nielsen Music, the industry saw its lowest weekly song volume in nearly...

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