Press Release Category: Music

Audiomack expands licensing agreement deal with Universal Music Group, covering Africa, the UK and Canada

Streaming and discovery platform Audiomack has inked a licensing agreement with Universal Music Group [2,733 articles]”>Universal Music Group (UMG).The deal makes UMG content available to Audiomack subscribers in countries across the African continent, the UK and Canada.The agreement between the two companies expands on a previous licensing agreement between Audiomack and UMG for the US.With

From Goldman Sachs’ multi-billion dollar forecast to BTS’ hiatus: It’s MBW’s Weekly Round-Up

Welcome to  Music Business Worldwide [182 articles]”>Music Business Worldwide’s weekly round-up – where we make sure you caught the five biggest stories to hit our headlines over the past seven days. MBW’s round-up is supported by Centtrip, which helps over 500 of the world’s best-selling artists maximise their income and reduce their touring costs. Goldman Sachs [136 articles]”>Goldman…

Primary Wave Music acquires catalog of ‘Danger Zone’ co-writer Tom Whitlock

Primary Wave [148 articles]”>Primary Wave Music has acquired the music publishing catalog of Academy Award-winning songwriter Tom Whitlock.The “multi-million-dollar” deal, says Primary Wave, brings all of Whitlock’s music publishing interests to the publishing company.Included in the deal, according to Primary Wave, are earnings from the Top Gun hit Danger Zone, which also features in 2022’s…

Kate Bush had the biggest record in the UK last week, but she’s not No.1 on the Official Chart. This is a watershed moment for a music industry struggling to understand the meaning of ‘new’.

MBW Reacts is a series of short comment pieces from the MBW team. They are our ‘quick take’ reactions – through a music biz lens – to major entertainment news stories.Apparently, TikTok’s the music industry now.Labels are obsessing over it. Artists can’t live without it. If you’re not on it, and if you’re not going…

Chief Keef partners with RBC Records/BMG to launch new label venture 43B

US rapper Chief Keef has launched a new label called 43B [Forget Everybody] in partnership with RBC Records/ BMG [774 articles]”>BMG.Chief Keef has released numerous albums through RBC since 2014, including his projects Sorry 4 The Weight, Thot Breaker, and Mansion Musick.The new venture 43B is described as a “multi-tiered label offering distribution and marketing…

From The Weeknd’s ‘crypto powered’ tour to BeatStars’ $200m paid out to creators: It’s MBW’s Weekly Round-Up

Welcome to  Music Business Worldwide [179 articles]”>Music Business Worldwide’s weekly round-up – where we make sure you caught the five biggest stories to hit our headlines over the past seven days. MBW’s round-up is supported by  Centtrip [39 articles]”>Centtrip, which helps over 500 of the world’s best-selling artists maximise their income and reduce their touring costs.This week,…

Melissa Ormond named Chief Operating Officer of AEG-owned Goldenvoice

Melissa Ormond has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles-based concert promoter and live-event company owned by AEG Presents [51 articles]”>AEG Presents.Ormond will retain her current title of COO of Festivals for AEG Presents, a position she’s held since October 2017.As COO of Goldenvoice, Ormond will oversee the day-to-day operations of…

From Justin Timberlake’s catalog sale to Sony’s unrecouped balance program expansion: It’s MBW’s Weekly Round-Up

Welcome to  Music Business Worldwide [179 articles]”>Music Business Worldwide’s weekly round-up – where we make sure you caught the five biggest stories to hit our headlines over the past seven days. MBW’s round-up is supported by  Centtrip [39 articles]”>Centtrip, which helps over 500 of the world’s best-selling artists maximise their income and reduce their touring costs.This week…

Sony Music Publishing inks global deal with Black River Publishing

Sony Music Publishing [626 articles]”>Sony Music Publishing (SMP) Nashville and Black River Publishing have inked a worldwide publishing partnership.In the partnership, SMP will provide its global services to Black River’s publishing catalog.Th deal covers songs by country star Kelsea Ballerini, artist-writers MaRynn Taylor, Josiah Siska, Anna Vaus, and Abby Anderson, as well as producers and…