Tidal launched its ‘Direct Artist Payouts’ [DAP] feature in November 2021, as its first step towards a more user-centric system.
Tag: Universal Music
Music NFTs roundup: Rihanna, Def Jam, Guzzu…
Rihanna isn’t selling NFTs this week: she’s got a Super Bowl half-time show to concentrate on. But one of her producers is.
UMG expands its partnership with climate organisation Reverb
Environmental non-profit organisation Reverb has been working with lots of musicians and music companies in the US.
UMG’s DSP talks include bonus pools and superfan subscriptions
We reported on Universal Music Group’s announcement yesterday that it’s working with Tidal on a new economic model for streaming.
UMG just found a streaming service to work with on ‘artist-centric’ payouts
Universal Music Group boss Sir Lucian Grainge thinks that “the economic model for streaming needs to evolve”.
Artists denied class-action status in UMG termination rights lawsuit
A group of artists have been denied class-action status in a lawsuit focusing on termination rights and Universal Music Group.
What do we mean by ‘artist-centric’ music streaming models?
This month, UMG boss Sir Lucian Grainge went public with his belief that “the economic model for streaming needs to evolve”.
Dr Dre joins catalogue sales boom with UMG and Shamrock deals
Did you think the catalogue-acquisitions bandwagon had forgot about Dre?
UMG boss Grainge: ‘The economic model for streaming needs to evolve’
Universal Music Group chief Sir Lucian Grainge has sent his annual start-of-the-year message to employees.
Universal Music sues Triller over royalty payments and reporting
In May 2021, the pair settled their differences with a new licensing deal, but barely 20 months on the relationship has crumbled again.
UMG could face a class-action lawsuit over Spotify royalties
The label has been accused of withholding nearly $750m of royalties from its artists in a proposed class-action lawsuit by Black Sheep.
Music NFTs roundup: Public Pressure, 3lau, UMG…
Three interesting music NFTs and web3 stories from startup Public Pressure, artist 3lau and Universal Music Group