CATEGORY: DIGITAL MUSIC

Report Calls For Altering Music Licensing Framework

In this piece, Emmanuel Legrand breaks down a recent report suggesting a massive overhaul of the framework through which sound recordings are licensed, and...



Can Major Labels Survive The Indie Music Revolution?

At the heart of the music business almost since its inception, major labels have successfully weathered multiple challenges to their industry dominance. But as...


LANDR Raises $26M To Expand Beyond AI Powered Mastering

AI-powered music mastering platform LANDR has closed a $26 million Series B financing round led by Sony Innovation Fund, microphone manufacturer Shure and state-owned...


UN Organization Debuts New, Global Anti-Piracy Database

Despite streaming's popularity, piracy is once again on the rise at an alarming pace, leading the United Nations' World Intellectual Property Organization to unveil...


Amazon Music Unlimited Subscriptions Surge 70%, Faster Than Spotify Or Apple Music

Subscriptions to Amazon Music Unlimited grew an impressive 70% last year, according to a new report. Amazon Music and Amazon Music Unlimited had more...


Streaming Takes Fans Beyond The Hits. Empowers Music Discovery

As artists continue to one-up each other across all metrics, it seems the music industry one percent are giving way to a broader swathe...


Beatport Adds Offline DJ Locker in Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox

DJ focused music subscription service Beatport LINK is now available in Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox software. The public beta is currently available on Mac only,...


Stream-Ripping Finally On The Decline

As with so many consumer practices, piracy has its own trends which, in the age of streaming, most recently took the form of stream-ripping,...


Apple Music App Now Installed On 40 million Android Devices

The Apple Music app has been installed on 40 million devices running on the Google Android operating system. Of course, installs and paid subscriptions...


7Digital Names New CEO As Simon Cole Exits

7digital has announced that Simon Cole will step down as Director and CEO next month and named John Aalbers to replace him. Simon has...