POSTS BY: BRUCE HOUGHTON

Spotify + DistroKid On Road To A Two Sided Marketplace

With news that Spotify had invested in DistroKid and offer it as a distribution conduit to other music services, came speculation as to the...



YouTube, Eventbrite Partner For Direct Concert Ticketing

YouTube and Eventbrite have partnered to expand direct concert ticketing on the video platform. Combined with its existing Ticketmaster partnership, YouTube now says it...


SoundCloud Makes DJ’s Lives Easier with Native Instruments, Serato, Virtual DJ, DEX3, Mixvibes, Hercules Integrations

SoundCloud has partnered with Native Instruments, Serato, Virtual DJ, DEX3, Mixvibes and Hercules, to connect its music catalog with these popular DJ performance software...


Merlin Makes Key London, New York Appointments

Underscoring the growing importance of independent music and labels, indie global rights agency Merlin has announced several significant new appointments. Merlin membership includes tens...


Music in Media Awards Names 2019 Nominees

The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) has announced its 2019 nominees for music in film, TV, video games, commercials and trailers. With over...


SXSW 2019 Names Initial Performers, 1 Week Left To Apply

SXSW, the annual music festival and industry confab, announced the initial list of showcasing artists lined up to perform at the 2019 edition of...


THU. BRIEF: Spotify Updates Premium, Wear Apps • SXSW Names Performers • Investor Sues Royalty Exchange • More

THURSDAY 10.18.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab ...


First Round Voting For Grammy Awards 2019 Opens

First round voting for the Grammy Awards 2019 begins today, October 17th, and runs through October 31st. See our full list of Grammy Deadlines...


SoundCloud Adds Lossless Music Streaming To $9.99 Tier

SoundCloud has upgraded the audio on its Go + $10 per month premium music streaming service. Dubbed HQ streaming, SoundCloud's new Hiqh Quality streaming...


Spotify Announces DistroKid Investment, Integration

Spotify is strengthening ties to DistroKid with an investment and announcement of an integration that allows artists using Spotify For Artists' new free upload...