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Beyoncé, Jay-Z Release Surprise Joint Album As Tidal Exclusive [VIDEO]

Beyoncé and Jay-Z surprised fans and the industry with the release of their first joint album on Saturday afternoon. The announcement came at the...



Sony, Orchard Share $750M Spotify Windfall With Indie Artists, Labels Regardless Of Recoupment

Sony Music will begin sending checks sharing its $750 million windfall from the sale of Spotify stock with the independent artists it distributes through...


Arcade Fire, Sloan Among Polaris Music Prize Nominees

The Polaris Music Prize announced its ‘long list’ of nominations for 2018, with artists such as Arcade Fire, Gordon Downie, Sloan and U.S. Girls...


Midem 2018 Attendance Up 9%, 50% Off Peak, 2019 Dates Set

Midem attendance for 2018 was up by 9% over last year, according to organizers Reed Midem. The global music industry conference, which was held...


When Will Taylor Swift’s "Reputation" Be Available On Spotify, Apple Music? [UPDATED]

[UPDATED] When will Taylor Swift's new album "Reputation" be available on Spotify, Apple Music and other music streamers? It's was a big debut week...


Industry Critic Neil Young Will Now Give His Music Away Free

Longtime music industry critic Neil Young, who has spent decades railing against a rigged music business that undervalues creators, has announced that he'll be...


Portugal The Man Talks Hard Work Or Die [INTERVIEW]

Here Chris Robley sat down to chat with Zach Carothers of Portugal, The Man about the value of hard work in a tough industry,...


UnitedMasters Lands $70 Million From Google To Take On The Record Labels

[UPDATE 2] Next-gen artist services and music technology platform UnitedMasters, led by former Interscope Records president Steve Stoute, has exited stealth mode with $70...


How Elton John’s Music Evolved Through The Decades

70 year-old musical legend Elton John has never stopped changing his sound since he began making music in 1969, exploring genres from blues to...


Behind Music’s Gender Divide: Is Hip Hop Keeping Female Artists Off The Charts? [Mark Mulligan]

[UPDATED] Music's gender gap - in the executive suites, the recording studios and on the charts - is unquestionable. But at least on the...