Music Industry

Qobuz expands Europe’s Premier High-Res Online Music Service to the U.S.

The European Hi-Res music streaming and downloading service Qobuz announced today its high-end system will be available in the United States beginning in mid-2018. Qobuz is the...

Mike Bartlett & Amy Pearce to Join Edition Records as Associate Directors.

Following their 10th anniversary celebrations this year, Edition Records is entering an exciting new phase of growth with the development of its executive team. From Sept 2018,...

Interview with North Sea Jazz Festival Director – Jan Willem Luyken.

The North Sea Jazz Festival is one of those Iconic European festivals that has gone along way in defining the genre. Founded in 1976 by entrepreneur Paul Arket the festival is not...

Gibson Guitars files for Bankruptcy

On Tuesday this week the iconic instrument maker Gibson Guitars filed for bankruptcy. The company as been suffering from high debt levels and insufficient working capital due...

Edition Records, 10 Years old and going strong | Interview with Dave Stapleton

Today Marks the 10 anniversary of Edition Records. Founded in 2008, Edition records is a label driven by an uncompromising love of music and with a sharply focused aim: to produce...

Tower Records founder dies drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars.

The Sacramento Bee reported that Russ Solomon, the guiding force behind Tower Records died Sunday night aged 92. Solomon founded Tower Records in 1960 opening his first store on...

Major increase in Songwriter Royalties on streaming platforms.

Following a landmark ruling the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) confirmed its decision concerning the compulsory mechanical royalty that which will be distributed to writers...

New US Music Legislation Expedites $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Spotify.

Reuters reported on Tuesday 2 January 2018 that streaming platform Spotify is being sued for 1.6 Billion in unpaid mechanical publishing royalties. The suit was filed on the 29th...