CATEGORY: MAJOR LABELS

The Cars, Eddie Money Streaming, Sales Surge

Music from both Eddie Money and Cars frontman Ric Ocasek saw a significant bump in sales and streaming following the deaths of the two...



20 Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars 2019 [Forbes]

Kayne West finally beat Jay-Z to top this year's Forbes Top 20 Hip-Hop earnings chart despite the later's hit tour with Beyonce. Drake tounds...


Public Enemy’s Technique For Cracking “Second Album Syndrome”

SAS or 'Second Album Syndrome' has become something of a phenomenon in the music business, with many artists struggling break new ground or successfully...


Deezer To Tests User-Centric Muisc Streaming Payouts and It Could Be A Game Changer

Music streamer Deezer is soliciting rights holders to test a major change in how streaming royalties are calculated. So-called "user-centric payments" would more fairly...


Billboard Parent Valence To Acquire Nielsen, Soundscan [REPORT]

Valence Media, the parent company of Billboard and Hollywood Reporter is acquiring Nielsen's music-related data, software and analytics business, according to multiple reports. Nielsen...


Ariana Grande Files $10M Forever 21 Lawsuit For Misappropriating Her Likeness

Ariana Grande has hit clothing and fashion retailer Forever 21 with a $10 million lawsuit alleging that the company used her likeness in advertising...


Blink-182 Exits BMG For Columbia Records: Is The Major Label Exodus Now A Revolving Door?

Is the much-touted exodus by established artists from major labels to indies and artist services firms about to become a revolving door? It's too...


1 In 4 Albums Sold In US Last Week Were Taylor Swift’s Lover

Taylor Swift's Lover sold 679,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 29th, according to Nielson Soundscan and Billboard. That is 27% of the total...


Songwriters Could Actually Catch Break As DOJ Weighs In On “Stairway To Heaven” Case

Songwriters have been going through a rough time in the courtrooms of late, often losing out on cases more often as the result of...


Taylor Swift’s Lover Passes 3 Million Equivalent Sales

Team Taylor made sure the superstar was everywhere last week and their efforts are paying off. Taylor Swift scored the top-selling album of 2019...