Danny Wimmer Presents Receives ‘Substantial’ Investment from Yucaipa Companies

Danny Wimmer Presents, a Los Angeles-headquartered music festival promoter, has secured a major investment from The Yucaipa Companies, a private equity firm also based out of Los Angeles. News of the backing was emailed to Digital Music News earlier to… Continue Reading

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As Spotify, Apple, and Amazon Dominate, Tuned Global Is Building Customized Streaming Platforms for Brands

While Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, and Spotify duke it out for streaming dominance, B2B players like Tuned Global are eyeing niche opportunities. The streaming music space is now a battle royale between the biggest of giants. Even Spotify is feeling t… Continue Reading

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BTS V’s ‘Singularity’ Surpasses 100 Million Streams on Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud

BTS vocalist V achieves major streaming success with his solo release, “Singularity.” V, a member of the highly successful South Korean band BTS, has achieved a significant milestone in his career. BTS’s “Singularity,” which was sung as a solo by V, ha… Continue Reading

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YouTube Paid the Music Industry More Than $3 Billion In 2019, CEO Says

YouTube has the lowest per-stream payouts in the streaming music business — a dubious distinction for years.  But platform CEO Susan Wojcicki says it all adds up. Why Wojcicki dropped the big news on a Friday before a three-day weekend is anyone’… Continue Reading

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Who Says Warner Music Gets to Have All the Fun? Universal Music Group Says They’ll Go Public by 2023

According to the just-released earnings report from Vivendi, a French media conglomerate and the parent company of Universal Music Group, UMG will offer an IPO on Wall Street sometime within the next three years.  The announcement came after UMG’s 2019… Continue Reading

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Spotify Probably Owes You More Money — Here’s How to Get It (Our Latest Podcast)

Most artists (and even some labels) have no idea what a mechanical license is.  Most likely, Spotify isn’t paying it to you. What?  You’re not subscribed to the Digital Music News Podcast?  We’re available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play,… Continue Reading

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Juice WRLD Family Members Getting Dragged Into $15MM Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Surviving Juice WRLD family members are now being dragged into a massive, $15 million copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Yellowcard prior to the rapper’s death. Juice WRLD suffered a tragic overdose on December 8th of last year while his pri… Continue Reading

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Rage Against the Machine Headlining Reading + Leeds — Stormzy, Migos Also Topping the Bill

Organizers behind the Reading and Leeds Festivals just took to social media to announce the news.  The action begins in late August, though the annual frenzy starts now.   Friday’s performances will be headlined by rap sensation Stormzy; Saturday’s sho… Continue Reading

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