Common pedals into a new partnership with Peloton
Rapper Common has partnered with fitness-tech firm Peloton, becoming the latest musician to be featured in its 'Artist Series' of workout soundtracks. He's following in the footsteps of Lil Wayne, Billie Eilish, Britney...
July 29, 2020
Music Ally Report :: Q2 2020 Edition
Our main feature explores the evolution of live music, as we look towards a time when concerts are able to resume safely. What have we learned from the livestreaming boom during the Covid-19 lockdown, and what are the prospects...
July 20, 2020
Gwen Bethel Riley named as new head of music at Peloton
It's been an eventful three years for Paul DeGooyer as SVP and head of music at fitness company Peloton, to say the least. Having bought B2B music startup Neurotic Media in 2018, the following year saw Peloton sued by...
July 7, 2020
Peloton recently added music from ‘thousands’ of publishers
Fitness firm Peloton is one of the businesses for whom the Covid-19 pandemic has a silver lining, with many people unable to visit gyms and thus working out at home. The company’s latest quarterly financial results reveal...
May 7, 2020
NMPA and Peloton settle publishing lawsuit with new partnership
The US National Music Publishers Association has settled the copyright infringement lawsuit with fitness firm Peloton, which was brought last year by 14 of its publisher members. The terms have not been announced, but the...
February 28, 2020
Peloton says it has now licensed more than 1m music tracks
Fitness startup Peloton may have been sued by music publishers, but an upbeat interview given to Billboard by its head of music Paul DeGooyer aims to portray the company as a willing licensor, rather than a copyright-infringing...
January 30, 2020
Music Marketing’s Wellness and Fitness Drive
People are increasingly attuned to the need to look after their mental and their physical health – and music can and does play a big role here. The gym playlist is one thing, but acts crafting albums for meditation apps...
November 13, 2019
Peloton plans to launch more ‘Artist Series’ exercise classes
Fitness firm Peloton published its latest quarterly financials this week, and it includes some information on the company’s music plans. “In order to amplify our commitment to music, we plan to increase the...
November 6, 2019
Peloton share-price falls by 11% on first day after IPO
We reported yesterday on Peloton’s IPO, with the company pricing its shares at $29 for a valuation of $8.1bn. How did that go once the market opened? Not so well. At the time of writing, Peloton’s market cap is...
September 27, 2019
Peloton IPO to raise $1.2bn valuing the company at $8.1bn
We reported on the key facts and figures from Peloton’s IPO filing in August, but two important numbers were missing at the time: how much the fitness company was planning to raise from going public, and at what valuation....
September 26, 2019
Peloton IPO filing reveals more details on its music costs
Peloton is still facing up to a lawsuit from a number of music publishers over music that they claim was not properly licensed by the fitness startup. Still, it’s pressing on with its plans to go public, with its official...
August 28, 2019
Publishers slam Peloton over its copyright-infringement defence
Fitness startup Peloton’s decision to respond to music publishers’ copyright-infringement lawsuit with a counter-claim alleging anti-competitive behaviour has – and you may wish to sit down for this bombshell – not...
June 27, 2019