With IPO Plans on Ice, Warner Music Officially Plants a Flag In India

With markets around the world reeling from the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and corresponding fears, Warner Music has put its previously planned IPO on ice. However, the major label is still working to meet its international growth goals, as… Continue Reading

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TikTok’s Streaming Music Service, Resso, Officially Launches In India — Without Universal Music

TikTok parent company ByteDance has launched Resso, its long-awaited music-streaming service, in India. Though the platform bears some similarities to TikTok, it’s been tailored to resemble leading streaming services in terms of payments and subscripti… Continue Reading

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Warner Music Group Is Putting Its IPO on Ice — For Obvious Reasons

Warner Music Group owner Len Blavatnik was smart enough to spark a public offering last month — and wise enough to put it on ice this week. Blavatnik, the Ukranian-born billionaire who presciently purchased Warner Music Group back in 2011, savvily deci… Continue Reading

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Megan Thee Stallion Says Her Label Is Blocking the Release of New Music

Texas rapper Megan Thee Stallion says renegotiating her contract has led to a nasty dispute with her label. Her upcoming album, Suga, is due to release on May 2. That release may not be happening after one of her labels put a freeze on those plans. The… Continue Reading

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Juicy J Slams Columbia Records In New Song — ‘F*k Columbia Records’

Juicy J posted — then deleted—a vicious Columbia Records diss track.  And if the title and lyrics of rapper Juicy J’s newest single are any indication, he’s not a very big fan of his record label. On the heels of a few strongly worded (and highly criti… Continue Reading

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BTS label Big Hit Entertainment Is Rapidly Moving Forward With IPO Plans

It seems that BTS label Big Hit Entertainment will be going public much sooner than anticipated.  After being valued at over $1 billion last summer (a figure that, though impressive at the time, has since been proven to be far too low), Big Hit execs i… Continue Reading

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