CATEGORY: MAJOR LABELS

2019’s Biggest Streaming Earners (So Far)

While streaming is often maligned for the reduced amount of revenue it generates for artists, those musicians at the top of the pile are...



Sony Music To Launch ‘Real Time’ Royalty Payments

Sony Music is promising its artists real time royalty tracking and monthly payments starting this fall. The major music group will launch ‘Real Time...


Music Biz Association Chairman Resigns Abruptly Following Annual Conference

The chairman of the Music Biz Association has abruptly resigned after joking on stage about women artists who performed at the trade group's annual...


Death Of The Album [Alex Heiche]

It seems the music format of generations is finally on its deathbed. Whether in the form of 8-tracks, cassettes, or vinyl, the album has...


TODAY IS RECORD STORE DAY 2019: Get off your computer, put down your phone and GO BUY SOMETHING!

Today is Record Store Day 2019, with hundreds of independent record stores in the US and Europe celebrating a resurgence that many thought would...


BTS Is First K-Pop Artist To Pass 5 Billion Spotify Streams

BTS has released its new album, MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA today and Spotify is confirming that they are now the first K-Pop group...


Midem Names Artist Accelerator Finalists 2019 From Record Number of Entries

Midem has announced the finalists for its 2019 Artist Accelerator competition after a record number of submissions, including from 24 new countries. The event,...


Impala, AIM Express Concerns As Brexit, UMG Sale Loom

As Brexit uncertainty grows and suitors circle Universal Music Group, EU independent music trade groups IMPALA and AIM are calling on both the EU...


25 Songs Have Each Played Over 1B Times On Spotify

Two and a half years ago, Drake's “One Dance” became the first song on Spotify to be played one billion times. This week, the...


What Maren Morris’ History-Making First-Week Numbers Say About Country In The Streaming Era

A country music superstar, Maren Morris' sophomore release recently debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, but its performance on streaming services, while...