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UMG’s Spinnup distro arm shifts to invitation-only model

The traditional direction of travel for digital services is to start with an invitation-only model, then open up to everyone.
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IFPI tests regional music charts in four MENA countries

The Middle East and North Africa was crowned the fastest-growing recorded music region in the IFPI's latest report.
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Little Mix O2 livestream was a box-office hit at cinemas

Take a look at the most recent top-five chart of films by their box-office takings in the UK and Ireland and see if you can spot the outlier.
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Coca-Cola is taking its Coke Studio music initiative global

Coca-Cola has been involved in music for a long time, from the obvious ad syncs to beat-making tools and full-blown branded music services.
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Former music execs are now running esports brand FaZe Clan

Zach Katz has been making waves as the co-founder of Raised In Space, but now he's got a new job in an adjacent industry: esports.
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The Black Crowes’ 1972 EP: ‘We’re paying homage to these songs…’

The Black Crowes released their last studio album in 2010: a semi-acoustic compilation reimagining some of their past tracks.
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Chinese and French artists team up for Tencent Music album

Tencent Music seems increasingly focused on global opportunities for the independent artists uploading music through its Tencent Musician arm.
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New metaverse music moves: Jamiroquai and Alfie Templeman

Another day, another pair of artists doing interesting things in the metaverse: Jamiroquai and Alfie Templeman.
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Reactional Music taps Tuned Global for its game soundtracks

Reactional Music is the latest company trying to help games developers create soundtracks that adapt to what players are doing.
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The Ivors Academy launches Creative Entrepreneurship diploma

Music organisations around the world are thinking about how to help the next generation of executives be as diverse and talented as possible.
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Spotify Premium is now an employee perk for Accenture staff

Many people use music streaming services while at work, but now Spotify is looking to formalise this as a business line.
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Block talks Tidal: ‘This will be a massive economy in the future…’

Just what is former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's fintech firm Block up to with Tidal?