Tag: republic records
Republic Records sues fintech firm Republic after NFTs launch
Anyone remember our October story about plans by distributor Ditto Music's spin-off company Opulous to sell music NFTs?
November 15, 2021
UMG steps up its China ambitions with frontline label launches
UMG is launching Republic Records China as a frontline label, and relaunching EMI China, PolyGram Records China and Universal Music China to sit alongside it.
August 16, 2021
Taylor Swift Folklore made $1.2m in three days… from one Chinese DSP
Taylor Swift's new album 'Folklore' may have been a surprise release, but its popularity is entirely unsurprising. According to Republic Records, the album sold more than 1.3m copies in its first 24 hours, and was streamed...
July 27, 2020
#TheShowMustBePaused latest: Sony Music, #ArtistsForBlackLives and more
Something that came through very clearly about last week’s #TheShowMustBePaused day when music companies of all kinds paused their regular work to respond to the protests about racism and police brutality was that it...
June 8, 2020
TikTok gets a BTS premiere (plus a Republic Records series)
In 2020 there are few music exclusives bigger than being the first place the famously-passionate BTS Army can hear a new track from the K-Pop stars. So it’s a mark of TikTok’s ambitions in the music industry that it’s...
February 20, 2020
Q2-Q3 may be the new Q4 according to Republic Records
Is it time to bid a fond farewell to the position of Q4 as the kingpin period of music revenues? A feature on Variety suggests that it might.
October 4, 2018
Nicki Minaj hits out at Spotify after Queen album misses #1 in the US
Nicki Minaj isn’t happy with Spotify at all. But this isn’t an argument about royalties: it’s about her new album ‘Queen’ only getting to number two in the US chart in its week of release, with Travis Scott’s...
August 20, 2018
The Weeknd hits 40m daily streams on Spotify
Last week, Spotify said that The Weeknd had broken its record for the most daily streams by a single artist – without saying how many streams that was. Over the weekend, the streaming service released an update, including...
December 7, 2016
Psy turns to JamCam app to make a ‘Hangover’ video starring fans
JamCam launched as an iPhone app earlier this year as a way for people to record short, looping videos (think Vine but longer at 15 seconds) but synchronised with music from their iTunes library. The startup behind it said...
July 10, 2014
Republic Records and VH1 team up for livestreamed battle-of-the-bands
Here in the UK, the image of battle-of-the-band events tends to be sticky-floored venues, small cash (or beer) prizes, and a lot of AWFUL bands. Suffice to say, that’s not quite the case for a new partnership between...
July 4, 2014