When Spotify and Chinese music-tech company Tencent Music bought equity stakes in each other in Dec. 2017, industry onlookers saw the move as a landmark collaboration between what would otherwise be two aggressive competitors in the global streaming landscape.
A new bill signed into California state law on Monday (Oct. 1) will require several publicly-traded music companies, including Pandora and Live Nation, to add more women to their boards -- or else face hefty fines.
One of hip-hop’s greatest musical legacies is its use of sampling as a creative technique. For labels, publishers and other rights holders, however, the rise of sampling also potentially poses a legal nightmare.
An estimated 51 million people in the U.S. are now paying monthly subscriptions for music streaming services -- nearly double the number of subscribers at the end of 2016, according to research by MusicWatch that was provided exclusively to Billboard.
On Aug. 8, Verizon announced that it would give its Unlimited data plan customers six free months of Apple Music -- whether the customers were current, new or even former subscribers to the music service.
YouTube is allegedly paying creators up to six figures upfront to use and promote the platform’s new subscriber engagement features, including but not limited to paid memberships and enhanced “Super Chat” for livestreams, as first reported by Bloomberg.