1. Jenni Rivera Enterprises Signs With Sony Latin, The Orchard for Global Catalog Distribution

    November 15, 2018 9:00 PM EST Jenni Rivera Enterprises has signed a worldwide distribution deal with Sony Music Latin and The Orchard to cover the late singer’s catalog. Rivera, a legend of Regional Mexican music through her career, died suddenly in a plane crash in December 2 ...

  2. Ugandan Pop Star-Politician Performs First Show Since Jailing

    November 10, 2018 3:26 PM EST Ugandan pop star and opposition politician Bobi Wine performed his first concert since he was charged with treason and jailed, a show of defiance Saturday (Nov. 10) punctuated by anti-government slogans and barbs aimed at the long-time president h ...

  3. Maluma's The Art of Dreams Organization Celebrates First Global Gift Gala in Colombia

    November 08, 2018 6:40 PM EST Superstar Maluma set aside his music duties to dedicate a special night to his nonprofit organization El Artes de los Sueños (The Art of Dreams). The event took place at the Hotel Dann Cartlon in Medellín, Colombia, and artists including Noel Scha ...

  4. CISAC Reports Global Publishing Grew 6% to $9.4B in 2017, Smaller Regions Showing Greatest Gains

    November 08, 2018 3:00 AM EST CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, which collects data from 239 collection management organizations in 121 countries, reports that music publishing collections grew 6 percent to €8.336 billion ($9.4 billi ...

  5. Amazon Launches Alexa & Amazon Music in Mexico

    November 07, 2018 3:22 PM EST Amazon announced Wednesday (Nov. 7) it has launched Amazon Music for Mexico. Both tiers of the company's streaming service -- Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music -- are now available to customers. Additionally, Amazon announced Alexa' ...

  6. Two Men Convicted of Homophobic Attack That Killed German Pop Musician

    November 07, 2018 8:42 AM EST A court in Berlin has convicted two men of killing a German pop musician in an apparent homophobic attack. A regional court in the German capital on Tuesday found the Polish defendants guilty of manslaughter and serious sexual assault in the death ...

  7. Bono to Congress: Thanks For Ignoring Trump on AIDS Funding

    November 05, 2018 9:49 AM EST U2 singer is glad legislators didn't go along with President''s calls to slash hundreds of millions from programs. Bono has a message for the U.S. Congress: Thanks for ignoring President Donald Trump. Trump has sought to slash hundr ...

  8. Shakira's Pies Descalzos Foundation Will Build Two New Schools in Colombia: Star Places First Stone in Hometown

    November 03, 2018 4:14 PM EDT Shakira ’s bare feet never stray far from her hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia. On Friday (Nov. 2), on the eve of the final concert of her El Dorado World Tour in Bogotá, the music star and philanthropist placed the first stone for construction ...

  9. U.K. Music Biz Now Worth $5.8 Billion a Year

    November 01, 2018 7:47 AM EDT Global stars Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Rag'n'Bone Man helped grow the British music industry to record levels in 2017, according to a new report from umbrella organization UK Music. It's annual "Measuring Music" study revea ...

  10. Merlin Highlights Growth, Global Indie Trends at 15th Tokyo Music Market

    October 26, 2018 5:59 PM EDT The 15th Tokyo International Music Market was held Oct. 22-24 at the Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu in the bustling Shibuya district of Tokyo and the crystal edition proved to be one of the most successful yet. The event is put together by Japanese mus ...

  11. Deezer Launches in Middle East & North Africa, Plans Dubai Headquarters

    October 23, 2018 10:39 AM EDT Two months after Deezer announced a distribution agreement with Arabic music powerhouse Rotana, the music streaming service has launched in the untapped Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Deezer's catalog of 53 million tracks now inc ...

  12. Merlin Reports 200 Percent Growth in Japanese Distributions

    October 22, 2018 5:28 PM EDT Two years after opening its first Japanese office , global music rights agency Merlin is seeing strong growth in the world's second largest music market. In the first six months of 2018, distributions to independent label members in Japan inc ...

  13. SOCAN Launches Dataclef Services Platform to Support Global Rights Management

    October 22, 2018 9:00 AM EDT Performance rights organizations in India and the Dutch Caribbean are the first clients. The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has launched a new services arm called Dataclef, proclaiming it "the most author ...

  14. Music Canada Touts 'Another Year of Unprecedented Growth' at Playback 2018 Kickoff

    October 17, 2018 8:02 PM EDT Music Canada Executive Vice President Amy Terrill recapped the trade organization's main accomplishments and initiatives of the past year on Tuesday at Toronto's The Great Hall, kicking off the non-profit's Playback 2018 annual indu ...

  15. Luis Fonsi Breaks Seven Guinness World Records Titles Thanks To 'Despacito'

    October 17, 2018 12:05 PM EDT Just when you thought the “Despacito” craze was over... Luis Fonsi  has received seven Guinness World Records titles thanks to the chart-topping song he dropped in January 2017. On Wednesday (Oct. 17), the Puerto Rican singer shared a photo of his ...

  16. Insomniac Acquires 50% of Dutch Promoter ALDA

    October 16, 2018 2:24 PM EDT Insomniac has entered into a partnership with ALDA after acquiring 50 percent of the Amsterdam-based company known for developing, producing and promoting dance music events and experiences around the world. Together the two production companies w ...

  17. Mix Master Mike, Stewart Copeland, Sheila E. & More Join Forces to Help Beat Hunger in Haiti

    October 11, 2018 11:21 PM EDT Hunger Relief International (HRI) announced on Thursday (Oct. 11) it will be launching Beat Hunger, a multi-media awareness campaign to benefit Haitians living in extreme poverty. On Oct. 18, Beat Hunger will release a series of pre-recorded video ...

  18. Roger Waters Causes a Stir in Brazil After Criticizing Presidential Candidate

    October 10, 2018 6:00 PM EDT Rock star Roger Waters is causing a stir in Brazil after calling the leading candidate in October’s presidential election a neo-fascist. A big screen behind the stage at Waters’ concert in Sao Paulo on Tuesday night showed the words “Resist neo-fa ...