Universal Music signs deal for Michael Hutchence movie
Major labels getting involved in Hollywood isn’t a new trend, but we’re interested in the news of Universal Music’s latest big-screen project.
July 26, 2016
Pokemon Go is a bona-fide craze – and a privacy headache
We’re not sure how many music-industry folk are hunting down virtual Pokemon in the streets around them, but the runaway success of Nintendo’s AR/location-based mobile game Pokemon Go this week is worth following.
July 13, 2016
Guvera battling on after IPO blockage
Streaming firm Guvera’s much-discussed IPO was recently blocked by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Now the company is mulling its next moves, including seeking more money from its shareholders.
July 5, 2016
EthiumLive set to help fans invest in concerts
The next music-focused crowdfunding service may be Australian startup EthiumLive, which is planning to launch at the Web Summit conference this November.
July 5, 2016
Guvera IPO blocked by Australian Securities Exchange
Streaming service Guvera’s IPO has hit the buffers, after being blocked by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on which it was planning to list. “ASX must be satisfied that a company is appropriate to be listed...
June 20, 2016
Guvera prepares for July IPO by launching prospectus
Australian music-streaming service Guvera is preparing to go public in July, but the release of its IPO prospectus has shed new light on its business. Guvera generated AU$1.2m ($0.87m) of revenues in its last full fiscal...
June 1, 2016
Major labels seek Australian ISP blocks of KickassTorrents
The Australian arms of the three major labels have teamed up with collecting society APRA AMCOS to file a court order to force local ISPs to block access to filesharing site KickassTorrents. They’re using Section 115A,...
April 18, 2016
Australia’s Recorded Music Market 2015, April 2016
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
April 13, 2016
Early Australian streaming service JB Hi-Fi Now shuts down
Australian retailer JB Hi-Fi was one of the first companies to launch a music-streaming service in its home country back in 2012, but intense competition from global players is now forcing it to close. “Sadly, the JB...
February 18, 2016
Guvera raises $72.2m and plans IPO – but lost $58.6m last fiscal year
Australian digital music firm Guvera has startled the industry by announcing an AU$100m ($72.2m) funding round, while talking up its plans for an IPO. Yet the company's latest financial results reveal that it lost AU$81.1m...
November 26, 2015
Guvera shareholder offloads millions of shares but the service is getting a “large cash injection” soon
We can’t say that mUmBRELLA pops up on our RSS feed too often but it has a very intriguing story about Australian music service Guvera. It reports that a major (but anonymous) shareholder in the service has taken out an...
July 23, 2015