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Universal, Sony top US music streaming market

Music Business Worldwide has conducted an in-depth market share analysis of the US recorded music business last year across audio streaming, video streaming, total album ‘projects’ and more besides –…

Streaming music users now top 100m

Streaming music users now top 100m

A report from Midia Research founder and music industry expert Mark Mulligan states in his blog that music streaming subscriptions have reached the 100 million mark in December 2016. This…

SiriusXM tops own guidance

Pay-radio broadcaster SiriusXM has exceeded its own guidance for its 2016 expectations in terms of subscribers. However, comments from SiriusXM’s CFO David Frear, speaking at a Citigroup financial conference on…

UK entertainment sales hit £6.3bn in 2016

UK entertainment sales hit £6.3bn in 2016

Investment by new digital services such as Spotify, Sky, Amazon, Apple Music and Google has resulted in sales of music, video and games running £1 billion ahead of where they…

TiVo unveils SongConnect

TiVo has announced the availability of SongConnect, a music metadata package that relates versions of a song to a single master work. SongConnect is powered by TiVo’s unique song ID.…

RTL to bundle its French broadcast activities

Pan-European broadcaster RTL Group plans to regroup its French radio operations into Groupe M6. With a 48.26 per cent shareholding, RTL Group is the controlling shareholder of the publicly-listed French…

SiriusXM to acquire Pandora?

SiriusXM to acquire Pandora?

Music streaming service Pandora Internet Radio is on the verge of being bought by US pay-radio operator SiriusXM. A CNBC report notes that Pandora’s share price rose last week almost…

SiriusXM settles copyright row for $99m

SiriusXM settles copyright row for $99m

SiriusXM, the satellite subscription radio, is to pay up to $99 million to settle a group of lawsuits over a music copyright issue for recordings made before 1972. Federal copyright…

Starz integrates Spotify app

Starz integrates Spotify app

Starz and Spotify, the music streaming service, have revealed plans to launch the first-ever streaming music integration into the Starz premium video streaming service app. Starz has launched an upgraded…

India: ZEEL to buy Reliance

India: ZEEL to buy Reliance

Zee Entertainment (ZEEL), backed by Subhash Chandra’s Essel Group, is to take control of Reliance Broadcast Network, the largest operator of FM stations in India. The somewhat complex deal will…