Big news in the UK, the launch of Virgin EMI Records, merging Virgin and Mercury Records into a single label. UMG notes that the merger will see Virgin "return to being a full-service record company for...
March 19th, 2013 by Music Ally
March 15th, 2013 by Music Ally
Scandinavian streaming music service WiMP has focused a lot on its editorial features, with teams in each country spotlighting artists and albums for their subscribers.
March 7th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
We've seen social games based around music before, some of which burned brightly then faded away (Nightclub City, Loudcrowd) and others of which took off like a rocket (well, just one: SongPop). Now...
March 5th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
Once upon a time, startups had a hard time even getting a meeting with major labels, let alone striking any kind of deal. Nowadays, labels are all aware of the need to open their doors wide to new ideas...
February 19th, 2013 by Music Ally
Stuart Dredge interviews Eamonn Forde (for a bit) about going to By:Larm in Norway where a beer will cost you your soul (they do, however, put a good conference so that's OK).
February 14th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
We've seen some impressive mobile apps that stream music using Spotify's platform – Soundrop.fm and SpotOn Radio for example – but none focused on individual artists. That's now changed with a partnership...
February 4th, 2013 by Music Ally
A puzzling story in yesterday's Telegraph suggested that EMI's Parlophone label has "refused to join" the Google Play service "claiming it offers no obvious benefit to its musicians".
January 18th, 2013 by Music Ally
US firm ReDigi's attempts to launch a secondhand marketplace for digital music have proved controversial in its homeland, sparking a lawsuit from EMI's Capitol Records.
January 15th, 2013 by Music Ally
UMG has promoted Pascal Nègre from president of Universal Music France, Italy, Middle East and Africa to a role as global head of new business, reporting directly to label boss Lucian Grainge.