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Spotify Secures Warner Deal

Spotify Secures Warner Deal

Spotify has closed a deal with its last major label holdout — Warner Music Group. Media reports emphasized the fact that Spotify would use its full house to power a listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Universal signed in April and Sony was reported to have signed last month. “It’s taken us a while […]

WME Signs with Nielsen Music Connect

WME Signs with Nielsen Music Connect

Nielsen Music has announced an agreement with talent agent giant WME centered on Nielsen’s Music Connect service. Nielsen’s industry-leading reporting and analytics tool will empower WME to most effectively promote and position its high-profile roster of clients and enhance the agency’s ability to identify emerging trends and key consumer segments. The alliance is interesting, in that WME is […]

Bruce Battles Bots on Broadway

Bruce Battles Bots on Broadway

Bruce Springsteen is taking a stand to ensure fans are not subject to extortive scalper pricing for tickets to his intimate Springsteen on Broadway solo shows. As the exclusive sales portal for the Oct. 3 to Nov. 26 run, Ticketmaster Verified Fan is position to screen out middlemen as well as to heighten excitement with […]

Neil Young Goes Digital with Archives Project

Neil Young Goes Digital with Archives Project

Ya gotta hand it to Neil Young, who turned 71 in November, but is not letting technology leave him behind. The folk rocker who sang “rock and roll can never die” is making sure his legacy won’t either, unveiling a career-spanning and comprehensive digital archive project. Coming soon, according to its website, The Neil Young […]

Pandora Gets Sirius Suitor to Put a Ring On It

Pandora Gets Sirius Suitor to Put a Ring On It

It’s official. Sirius has reached an agreement to invest $480 million in Pandora, purchasing a 19 percent stake in the streaming music service. The satellite radio service had been circling Pandora for some time, prompting rumors of an outright purchase. This agreement, which will take weeks to conclude, is the best of both worlds for Padora, guaranteeing […]

BuzzAngle Shazams Data

BuzzAngle Shazams Data

Analytics firm BuzzAngle Music is integrating global data from Shazam, one of the world’s most popular apps. The agreement is a coup for BuzzAngle Music, marking the first time Shazam data is available in a comprehensive analytics platform. The data provided from Shazam includes the number of Shazams for every song within a given market and country, […]

Apple Music Tops 27 Million and other WWDC news

Apple Music Tops 27 Million and other WWDC news

Apple Music has topped the 27 million subscriber mark, announcing the benchmark at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference today at the San Jose Convention Center. That’s a 7 million improvement over December, when the company announced it had achieved 20 million paying subscribers in the two years since the service launched, a 35 percent improvement in the second […]

Twitter Freestyles in Brooklyn

Twitter Freestyles in Brooklyn

Hipster Brooklyn hotspot Freehold has teamed with Twitter on a series of intimate concerts, that are being billed as secret summer sessions. The first of eight unfolds tonight with St. Lucia. Freehold is a mixed-use destination, serving food, offering workspace and operating a bar. Though open to the public, it is also a club that […]

Bjork in the VRoom

Bjork in the VRoom

Icelandic artist Björk makes her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut on May 30, performing with a 32-piece string orchestra in a sold-out concert conducted by Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason. The event is part of the LA Phil’s Reykjavík Festival, highlighting what the organization calls the “profound musical creativity” from Björk’s native land. It also coincides with […]

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