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A new report has found that music streaming services are unlikely to make sufficient "excess profits" to improve paying artists.


According to the independent study...

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Spotify has launched a new website to sell concert tickets directly to fans, Pitchfork reports


Launched on Wednesday, August 10th, the streaming giant launched a...

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Warner Music Group has adopted SoundCloud's Fan-Powered Royalties (FPR) system for streams.


The major label, home to the likes of David Guetta, Gorillaz, and Lizzo...

Streaming royalty rates to be increased in the US, the Copyright Royalty Board confirms

The US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has set a new royalty rate for streaming services of 15.1% to pay songwriters and publishers for 2018 to...

Electronic music industry value rose to $6 billion in 2021, IMS report reveals

The value of the electronic music industry grew to $6 billion in 2021, according to the International Music Summit's annual Business Report.


That's up from...

"I did not agree to them taking this action and I'm truly shocked that it has come to this," he said on Twitter

Three of Four Tet's albums released on Domino have been remove from streaming services amid a dispute between the label and artist over royalties.

In...

With the vast majority signed to major labels 

Just 0.4 percent of artists in the UK make a living from streaming plays of their music, according to a new study. 

The research —...

The artist is claiming he has the right to a royalty rate of 50%

Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, has launched legal proceedings against record label Domino over a dispute about royalties.

According to a report by Music Week...

The report comes after months of evidence from artists, industry and major label reps

The UK governments report into the Economy of Streaming – which began in October 2020 – has concluded that the streaming model needs a ‘total reset’. Claiming...

Cherie Hu looks at how the paid membership platform Patreon is helping electronic artists and clubs sustain themselves, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the live events industry, and electronic music is far from unscathed. According to the latest IMS Business Report, electronic-focused festivals...

The streaming platform first applied for the patent back in 2018

Spotify has been granted patent to utilise listeners speech for music recommendations.

Swedish streaming giant Spotify, which reached a $50 billion market valuation in 2020, has...

Streaming accounted for 80% of UK music consumption in 2020, report shows

Four-fifths of the country's music listening now comes from the likes of Spotify and Apple Music

A report has shown that online streaming accounted for just over 80% of the UK's music consumption last year.


Coming days after stocks in Spotify...

Instead of our usual end-of-year lists, we’re doing things a bit differently this time. Below, DJ Mag's editorial staff and contributors highlight their favourite musical...

Just when you thought conversations about tempo were over, along comes 2020 with the hot, new, must-have bpm: 150. Though technically there’s actually nothing new...

The Chic frontman spoke out in front of MPs yesterday 

Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers argued that major labels are to blame for low artist income from streaming platforms, appearing before MPs yesterday as part of...

82% of artists earn less than £200 a year from streaming

“We have to make the economics of streaming fairer”

82% of musicians earned less than £200 from streaming in 2019, according to a new poll by the UK’s independent body for music creators, The...

The streaming platform was also 37% up year-on-year in 2019

SoundCloud has reported its first ever profitable quarter.

In January this year, streaming giant SoundCloud reported that in 2019 it had turned over more than...

It follows the government's announcement of a new enquiry into the economics of music streaming

Music managers have called for urgent changes to streaming and financial imbalances in a four-step plan.

In October, the government announced that through a new...

Guest curators include Shanti Celeste, Optimo and Sarathy Korwar

Auntie Flo is launching a 24-hour radio station named Ambient Flo, aimed at improving sleep, focus and relaxation.

The Scottish DJ, real name Brian D'Souza,...

The campaign has been launched by The Union of Musicians and Allied Workers

A new campaign titled Justice at Spotify has been launched, demanding increased royalties and transparency from the streaming platform.

The United Musicians and Allied Workers...

The new enquiry is called Economics of Music Streaming

MPs in the British parliament are to examine the economic impact music streaming is having on “artists, record labels and the sustainability of the wider...