YouTube adds Eventbrite integration to its ticketing feature
Last November, YouTube announced a partnership with Ticketmaster to add tour information and ticket-buying links to official music videos on its platform. Nearly a year later, the feature is getting another major integration: with...
October 19, 2018
Musical.ly has an App Store hit with Live.ly
Social app Musical.ly launched a spin-off Periscope rival called Live.ly last week, and it’s proving a big hit on Apple’s App Store. Live.ly has been downloaded nearly 500k times in its first four days, with Variety reporting...
June 29, 2016
Nike+ Running app adds Spotify music (and ‘Pace Stations’)
When Spotify announced its new running features earlier in the summer, it also talked about a partnership that would bring streaming music to Nike’s separate running app. That happened yesterday with an update to the iOS...
July 21, 2015
Spotify reaches 5m downloads for PlayStation partnership
Plenty of Spotify news today: the company announced its latest mini-milestone yesterday. Its PlayStation Music app has now been downloaded more than 5m times by Sony-powered gamers, which Spotify reckons makes it “the quickest...
June 18, 2015
Skint returns with Kartel and PledgeMusic deals
Pioneering big-beat label Skint Records was acquired by BMG last year, and now it’s on the comeback trail through partnerships with Kartel Music Group and PledgeMusic. The former is on board to help distribute a series...
May 28, 2015
YouTube is making movies with AwesomenessTV
YouTube is getting into the movie business through a partnership with MCN AwesomenessTV. “Together, we’ll release several feature length films over the next two years, all driven by YouTube stars and developed and produced...
April 29, 2015
UMG launches Bradesco Music in Brazil
Universal Music has made a habit of partnering to test new digital music services around the world, from the days of Orange’s Monkey in the UK, through Kleek in South Africa to last week’s announcement of Bradesco Music...
April 9, 2015
Revolt teams up with Jaunt for virtual reality concerts
There is still scepticism within the music industry about just how meaningful virtual reality (VR) will be for music, having been burned once already in the all-too-brief heyday of virtual world Second Life. However, the...
March 24, 2015
Guy Oseary and Ashton Kutcher launching Sound Ventures fund
Music manager Guy Oseary has been investing in tech startups for some time now in partnership with actor Ashton Kutcher as part of their A-Grade Investments. Now they’re pushing up a notch with a new fund called Sound Ventures,...
March 16, 2015
Now Snapchat is reportedly in the running for Big Machine
Would anyone who isn’t thinking of buying Taylor Swift’s label Big Machine raise their hand? We’ve had the Apple rumour, but now here’s some even more startling speculation: could Snapchat be about to pay $350m for...
February 17, 2015
Sonos teams up with Blue Note for customised Play:1
Connected audio firm Sonos has worked with jazz label Blue Note Records on a new version of its Play:1 device. Set to launch in the next few weeks, the Play:1 Blue Note Limited Edition will be, yes, blue – “a custom colour...
February 5, 2015