Adele has reportedly invested in VR startup MelodyVR
British virtual-reality startup MelodyVR, which focuses on music, is reportedly (ahem) rolling in the deep funding-wise, after Adele became its latest investor. At least, this is according to the Evening Standard newspaper,...
August 8, 2017
Songkick has sold nearly 500k Adele tickets so far
Concerts and ticketing tech firm Songkick has revealed some stats on its recent partnership selling Adele tickets directly to fans. The company has sold nearly 500k tickets for Adele on her recent tour, including two thirds...
December 23, 2016
Adele tickets can only be resold on Twickets for (at most) face value
If you've been trying to get tickets to see Adele's gigs at Wembley Stadium in London next June and July, the sheer weight of demand may have made it a frustrating experience. Especially if you've also seen tickets for those...
December 9, 2016
Taylor Swift tops 2016’s highest-paid musicians chart
Taylor Swift may not have released a new album (yet) in 2016, but she has still been the highest-earning musician according to Forbes’ annual chart of musical moneymakers. The magazine estimates that Swift earned $170m...
December 7, 2016
BBC reveals Sound of 2017 emerging artists longlist
After Thanksgiving Thursday and Black Friday, welcome to Everyone Moan About The BBC’s Music Tips For The Next Year Monday! The BBC’s Sound Of… list is one of the most respected in the UK, so expect plenty of press...
November 28, 2016
Stormzy manager wins at Artist and Manager Awards
UK management body the MMF held its annual Artist and Manager Awards last night, with winners from across both sectors. Stormzy’s manager Tobe Onwuka won the Breakthrough Manager award – an early indicator of potential...
November 28, 2016
Six of the top 20 UK entertainment products are albums
The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has published its chart of the top entertainment products in the UK in the first half of 2016 – a chart that includes albums, TV/films and games.
July 19, 2016
Adele’s 25 is now on streaming services: this changes everything… and nothing
“OMG” – Adele’s 25 is on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music and other streaming services almost exactly seven months after it came out. “An artist who has always windowed her albums windows her latest album”...
June 24, 2016
Justin Bieber on YouTube: 2.36bn views in last three months alone
PewDieWho? Musician Justin Bieber remained the biggest channel on YouTube in January, with another startling views total. Bieber’s Vevo videos were watched 824.3m times last month according to the chart produced for...
March 1, 2016
Adele manager: ‘I don’t think one-size-fits-all with streaming’
“The music industry is a simple game that can be complicated by idiots. If you get the music right, you've got half a shot.” That’s Adele’s manager Jonathan Dickins talking to Billboard about the star’s return...
February 19, 2016
Justin Bieber had 866m YouTube views in December 2015 alone
It’s not so long ago that 250m monthly video views was enough to make a channel – usually gamer PewDiePie’s – the most popular on YouTube. Not any more. Justin Bieber’s Vevo channel generated 866.2m views in...
January 26, 2016
Justin Bieber ruled YouTube in November with 669.7m views
YouTube may be as much about gaming and children’s videos as music nowadays, but a musician can still top its view-count charts. As Justin Bieber proved in November, with a whopping 669.7m views making his channel the...
January 4, 2016