Dot Blockchain teams up with Exactuals for song-data cleanup
One of the earliest blockchain-music startups, Dot Blockchain, has a new partnership this week. It’s working with payments and metadata firm Exactuals on a partnership that the pair say is “ensuring both company’s clients’...
July 31, 2018
Startup Instrumental signs deal with Official Charts Company
British startup Instrumental has been winning plaudits for its data-focused A&R platform in recent months, with a $4m funding round, a feature from the Financial Times, and new clients across the industry. Now it has a...
July 26, 2018
Slacker Radio debuts a ‘social media influencer’ station
US streaming service Slacker Radio’s latest channel is a partnership with influencer-driven label Heard Well. The channel, Heard Well Radio, will see the likes of Connor Franta, Tyler Oakley and JC Caylen playing songs...
July 13, 2018
US telco Sprint bundles Tidal into a new Unlimited Plus plan
Having taken a 33% stake in Tidal early in 2017, US telco Sprint has launched the latest element of its partnership with the streaming service. It’s a bundle called Unlimited Plus, which will be available to customers from...
July 13, 2018
Dubset strikes deal to distribute mixes and remixes on Tidal
Dubset has announced its latest distribution deal for DJ sets and remixes, with streaming service Tidal. The agreement follows previous deals with Spotify and Apple Music, and builds on Dubset’s licensing agreements...
January 8, 2018
YouTube and Universal Music sign new multi-year licensing deal
Despite the continuing rows over the 'value gap' and safe harbour, YouTube has struck its second new licensing deal of 2017 with a major label: Universal Music Group. The new global, multi-year agreement follows a similar...
December 19, 2017
YouTube to promote US concert tickets on artist videos
YouTube has announced a partnership with Ticketmaster that will see tickets for artists’ US concerts promoted within their official videos. “Starting today, we will begin featuring hundreds of artist’s upcoming US...
November 14, 2017
Shania Twain goes mobile gaming with Home Street partnership
Mobile gaming is a huge and growing industry, with spending up 18% to $40.6bn in 2016 according to research firm SuperData – a figure that matched global box-office revenues for films that year. Mobile games based on...
November 6, 2017
Universal Music to work on AR / VR experiences with Within
We’ve been writing about virtual reality startup Within since it was founded under the name of Vrse by Chris Milk, the filmmaker whose previous projects included the famous ‘Wilderness Downtown’ interactive video for...
October 31, 2017
VR startup MelodyVR signs licensing deals with Roc Nation
British music/VR startup MelodyVR has announced its latest licensing deals, with Roc Nation and Roc Nation Publishing. The global, multi-year deals will “license the creation and distribution of virtual reality content...
October 5, 2017
Spotify expands its partnership with Google Assistant
After Google’s press event last night, Spotify put out its own related announcement: an expansion of its partnership with Google around the latter’s Google Assistant voice-controlled helper. Owners of a Google Home...
October 5, 2017
Microsoft chooses Spotify to replace Groove Music service
Microsoft’s Groove Music Pass subscription streaming service hasn’t made a big impact since its launch in 2012 as Xbox Music, including its rebrand to Groove Music in 2015. Its lack of success attracted less headlines...
October 3, 2017