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Wolfgang Spahr / Billboard:
German music channel Viva is shutting down on December 31 after 25 years; parent company Viacom wants to focus on MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon   —  Viva, the Viacom-owned music video channel in Germany, will officially close up shop on Dec. 31, ending a 25-year run.
Dec 28, 2018, 11:10 AM - In context

Ed Christman / Billboard:
Universal Music Group reported $1.73B revenue for Q3 as streaming revenue hits $767M, a 37.6% increase YoY; parent Vivendi narrows bankers for partial UMG sale   —  Parent company Vivendi says it is narrowing down banks to help sell as much as half of the major record label.
Nov 16, 2018, 12:55 AM - In context

Cherie Hu / Billboard:
MusicWatch: paid music streaming subscribers surpass 50M in US, nearly doubling since end of 2016, with ~20M separate users sharing but not paying for access   —  An estimated 51 million people in the U.S. are now paying monthly subscriptions for music streaming services …
Sep 14, 2018, 3:40 AM - In context

Lars Brandle / Billboard:
A trade group for Australian music labels says total music sales rose 6% to A$195.6M in 2018's first half, with the digital sector rising 14.2% to A$162.5M   —  Australia's music industry is on the up, with labels trade body ARIA and authors' rights society APRA both reporting strong gains.
Sep 13, 2018, 11:25 PM - In context

Rania Aniftos / Billboard:
Universal, Warner Brothers, Sony, and other major labels team up to sue two Russia-based websites that allow users to rip audio from YouTube   —  Universal, Warner Bros, Sony and other big record labels filed a lawsuit on Friday (Aug. 3) against two Russia-based illegal stream-ripping websites, FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com.
Aug 6, 2018, 1:35 PM - In context

Monica Mercuri / Billboard:
Bytedance merges lip sync app Musical.ly, which it bought in November 2017, into its Tik Tok app, which has a new interface for easier video capture and editing   —  Musical.ly's new owner decides to nix the name and migrate the app's 100 million monthly active users to TikTok.
Aug 2, 2018, 7:05 PM - In context

Monica Mercuri / Billboard:
Indie music distributor TuneCore adds ability for musicians to send songs to Facebook for use across Facebook platforms, receiving earnings in TuneCore accounts   —  Independent digital music distributor TuneCore announced Wednesday (July 18) it will begin allowing users to monetize on Facebook and Instagram.
Jul 19, 2018, 5:20 PM - In context

Hannah Karp / Billboard:
Sources: Spotify offers several hundred thousand dollar advances to music managers and indie acts for direct licensing, to earn 50% of revenue per stream   —  Spotify has offered advances to a number of managers and indie acts in exchange for licensing their music directly to the streaming service, sources tell Billboard.
Jun 6, 2018, 2:50 PM - In context

Dan Rys / Billboard:
Spotify updates its hateful content and conduct policy, says it will no longer use the provision that led to removal of R. Kelly and XXXTentacion from playlists   —  Three weeks after Spotify announced a new policy regarding hate content and hateful conduct on its service …
Jun 1, 2018, 12:50 PM - In context

Dan Rys / Billboard:
Spotify removes R. Kelly and rapper XXXTentacion from the service's playlists, including algorithmically generated ones, as part of new “hateful conduct” policy   —  YOUTUBE  —  Beginning today (May 10), Spotify users will no longer be able to find R. Kelly's music …
May 10, 2018, 6:00 PM - In context




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