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Established in 2014 United Media Agency license music, audio and video content, as well as distributing on partner Internet sites and through their own products. UMA's regular partner is one of the largest Internet holdings in Russia - the Mail.Ru Group, whose sites reach over 85% of all Russian internet users on a monthly basis. They also hold 100% shares of Russia's most popular social network VKontakte. This is a very exciting step, and we look forward to working closely with them!
Beatport has announced a merger with sample store Loopmasters.
Despite all the industry-conference panels predicting that high-resolution music is the next big leap for our industry, the idea has yet to really catch fire with mainstream listeners. For sure, artists and labels like the idea of music sounding like it did in the recording studio; companies like MQA have been working hard to put together partnerships across devices and streaming services; and when surveyed, fans tend to approve of the idea of higher-quality music.
We break down Spotify's Q2 performance around the world - with some surprising results.
Pssttt... Don't tell anyone, but we have all the inside secrets from Facebook themselves. Last month we attended the Facebook Loves Music event at the Facebook headquarters in London. A premiere event that we couldn't turn down and we hope there will be many more to come. We found it so beneficial and interesting, we just can't keep it to ourselves any longer!
If you wanna make it on the island you need to follow this advice. Right now, hundreds of young dance music aspirants are trawling the streets of San Antonio with one thing on their mind: Breaking. The. Scene.
Overcoming Pakistan's conservative mindset and sometimes-dangerous political tensions, a small group of artists are building a future for electronic music in Karachi.
Spotify closed its second calendar quarter this year with 108m paying subscribers and 232m total Monthly Active Users (MAUs).
A 23,233 per cent increase in attendance since its inception. A new research endeavor by StubHub has collected data on 50 of the world's biggest music festivals to see just how much their official capacity has grown since they first started out.
After a long legal battle, Ultra Music Festival is coming home. After what has seemed like a never-ending saga of city politics and debate, Miami commissioners have narrowly approved Ultra Music Festival return to their original home at Bayfront Park.
Did you know that Label Worx has a solid partnership with their sister company Lime Blue Music, which specialise in neighbouring rights collection? If you haven't heard, Lime Blue Music is a big deal and could be a game changer for you as an artist or as a record label. Lime Blue Music - definitely a name to remember!! 'Why?'' you ask?? Well we are about to spill all.
Last year, Vevo announced that it was phasing out elements of its owned and operated platforms - just months after its two biggest co-owners, Sony Music and Universal Music Group, inked new global deal with YouTube.
Boomplay's vision is to build the largest and most reliable digital music ecosystem for artists and content creators in Africa. The Boomplay app which won the 'Best African App' at the 2017 Apps Africa Awards has over 42 million users as of February 2019. We are delighted to add Boomplay to our DSP roster and looking forward to seeing our labels music available on the platform.
Instagram has started removing likes on posts as part of a trial for changes on the platform.
iHeartRadio is a US based internet radio and subscription streaming service. It is available across 90+ device platforms including online, and via automobiles, gaming consoles, home audio, mobile smartphones and tablets, and TVs. We are delighted to add iHeartRadio to our DSP roster and looking forward to seeing our labels music available on the platform.
Ageism in the dance music industry is a subject that is being discussed more and more, particularly its impact on employment. But what about its impact on the clubbers on the dancefloor itself? As DJ Mag's Harold Heath finds, whether it is targeted at those in older or younger brackets, ageism has no place in our ever-expanding scene...
Look out Spotify and Apple Music - online retail giant Amazon has the fastest-growing music streaming service, with its Music Unlimited subscriber base growing by 70% year on year.
'Introducing Spotify Lite' is the title of the streaming service's latest announcement, although its new app won't need much introduction to anyone who's been following Spotify's business in the last year. The company began testing its data-saving app in Brazil in July 2018; it launched in Malaysia in April 2019; and then in India in May, still described by the company as a 'beta' at that point. Now it's getting a proper rollout across the world.