Spotify is limiting free streaming for its own good
Licensing deals are up, and the company caved to a label demanding better terms.
Spotify agrees to let artists keep new albums off its free tier
Free Spotify users will have to wait two weeks for some new music.
Universal Music Group is reportedly done with streaming exclusives
Billboard reports CEO Lucian Grainge told his label heads that platform exclusives are a thing of the past.
SoundCloud and Universal finally agree on licensing deal
A subscription plan is still in the works thanks to deals with "the majority of the music industry."
iHeart and Universal are partnering for VR concerts
Sadly, this sounds like little more than a high-tech advertising opportunity.
Age ratings for online UK music videos are here to stay
YouTube and Vevo will now show age ratings for UK-produced music videos.
How a file format brought an industry to its knees
Stephen Witt's debut book, How Music Got Free, traces all digital music piracy back to the invention of that format, which inadvertently made it possible for people to download and share music illegally.
Two states are looking at Apple's deals with record labels
It's no secret that both Apple and music labels are less than fond of free music streaming from Sp...
Age ratings for UK music videos start appearing on YouTube and Vevo
Last summer, the UK government said it was working with the British Board of Film Classification (...