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    1. May 6, 2016

      Streaming surpasses CD sales at Warner Music

      Warner Music Group has become the first major record company to report that streaming has become its largest source of...

    2. April 24, 2016

      Labels step up YouTube fight over music

      The music industry has opened a new front in its dispute with YouTube, as the three largest labels allege that the...

    1. April 18, 2016

      SoundCloud and Sony/ATV sign licensing deal for Europe

      SoundCloud has struck a European licensing deal with Sony/ATV, the music publishing group, as the Berlin-based digital...

    2. April 10, 2016

      YouTube music terms put labels in a spin

      After more than a decade of falling album sales and the further loss of revenues to digital piracy, the world’s three...

    3. Tech blog

      March 23, 2016

      #techFT - Streaming beats music downloads

      Streaming revenues overtook those of music downloads in 2015, Uber is suffering from non-existent Indian passengers,...

    4. January 13, 2016

      SoundCloud signs deal with Universal Music Group

      SoundCloud has struck a licensing deal with Universal Music Group, a critical agreement that will make it easier for...

    5. December 10, 2015

      Warner Music’s streaming revenues top digital downloads for first year

      Revenues from streaming music have passed sales of digital downloads at a major music label for the first time this...

    6. September 29, 2015

      Universal and Warner Music groups win case against VKontakte

      Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group have claimed an important victory in their fight to stop copyright...

    7. June 10, 2015

      Apple’s music deals draw antitrust scrutiny in US

      Apple’s new music deals with record labels are under scrutiny by the US state officials whose investigations into the...

    8. November 13, 2014

      SoundCloud co-founder seeks new mix in the music business

      SoundCloud has a reputation as a cool start-up. But can the Berlin-based audio streaming service become a business that...

    9. November 13, 2014

      Warner Music signs deal with Tencent to distribute content

      Warner Music Group has signed a distribution agreement with Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent, as the world’s...

    10. FT Tech Hub

      November 5, 2014

      One down, two to go for SoundCloud's label deals

      SoundCloud has secured its first licensing agreement with a major record label, after months of tough negotiations. The...

    11. May 28, 2014

      Streaming is the answer for Chinese music industry

      China’s music business will grow substantially over the coming years thanks to the rise of online streaming services,...

    12. April 22, 2014

      MusicQubed phases in US growth

      MusicQubed, a British start-up backed by Sir Richard Branson and Universal Music, has appointed financial advisers to...

    13. April 3, 2014

      Record labels file legal action against Vkontakte

      The world’s top three record labels have filed legal proceedings against Vkontakte, Russia’s largest social network,...

    14. September 26, 2013

      Perform Group execs invest in online music venture

      Three executives behind Perform Group, the sports media company whose shares have doubled since listing in 2011, have...

    15. August 26, 2013

      Len Blavatnik wins $50m in JPMorgan lawsuit

      Len Blavatnik, the billionaire investor, has won a claim for breach of contract in a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase,...

    16. July 9, 2013

      Citigroup sheds a legacy from EMI deal by selling pension fund

      Citigroup has sold EMI Group’s £1.5bn pension fund to the Pension Insurance Corporation, in the UK’s largest pension...

    17. FT Tech Hub

      July 2, 2013

      As Hulu bids come in, keep an eye on Vevo

      Bids are expected by the end of this week for Hulu, the online video site owned by Disney’s ABC, News Corp’s Fox and...

    18. June 26, 2013

      Jagger and Richards get satisfaction with BMG

      Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have signed up with BMG in a move that will see the German music publisher represent...

    19. beyondbrics

      June 11, 2013

      Russian fashion start-up gets tycoon backing

      It’s curious to see where the three Soviet-born tycoons who sold their 50 per stake in TNK-BP to Rosneft this year will...

    20. June 11, 2013

      Blavatnik invests in Russian ecommerce group Lamoda

      One of Russia’s biggest online fashion retailers Lamoda has raised $130m from a group led by oligarch Len Blavatnik,...

    21. June 7, 2013

      Sony deal turns the switch on iRadio plans

      Apple is expected to announce its long-anticipated iRadio music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers...

    22. June 7, 2013

      Hitsville revisited - ‘Motown: The Musical’

      On the night his first wife served him with divorce papers, Berry Gordy went to his sister’s house in Detroit and wrote...

    23. June 2, 2013

      Apple’s iRadio plans warm up

      Apple is looking more likely to launch its long-awaited music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference,...

    24. May 9, 2013

      Apple’s ‘iRadio’ talks hit royalties snag

      Apple’s much-anticipated music streaming service has hit a stumbling block as label owners are split over the terms for...

    25. March 8, 2013

      Week in Review, March 9

      Corporate person in the news: Jimmy Iovine Record producer, label boss, company founder, mentor to American Idol...

    26. March 7, 2013

      Time called as merger comes full circle

      The media behemoth that Jerry Levin and Steve Case created with the merger of AOL and Time Warner spanned music,...

    27. March 6, 2013

      Billionaires back Beats’ music service

      A group that includes the billionaires Len Blavatnik and James Packer has invested in a new music subscription service...

    28. February 22, 2013

      Google looks to beat music rivals

      Google is in talks with big music labels to launch a streaming service to compete with companies such as Spotify and...

    29. February 20, 2013

      Bertelsmann moves back to music stage

      Bertelsmann, the German media group, could spend around €500m to take full control of BMG, its music joint venture with...

    30. February 19, 2013

      Blavatnik hits out at ‘arrogant’ JPMorgan

      Len Blavatnik, the billionaire investor, has complained about “arrogant” treatment from JPMorgan Chase, which he is...

    31. February 19, 2013

      Warner Music in deal with independents

      Warner Music has struck a deal with two groups representing independent record labels to secure their support as it...

    32. February 7, 2013

      Warner Music wins Parlophone auction

      Len Blavatnik’s Warner Music has won the auction for former EMI labels including Parlophone, the home to Coldplay,...

    33. January 6, 2013

      Sony rejoins BMG for Parlophone bid

      Sony has teamed up with BMG to bid for Parlophone and other EMI labels being sold off by Universal Music, reuniting...

    34. December 20, 2012

      Warner Music brings in dealmaker

      Warner Music has appointed Rob Wiesenthal, a Sony executive known as a music industry dealmaker, to a new role designed...

    35. November 16, 2012

      Johnny Hallyday: L’Attente

      Johnny Hallyday’s last album cast the “French Elvis” as a gnarled blues-rock survivor; sales in his francophone...

    36. November 15, 2012

      Spotify in top league with $3bn valuation

      Spotify has raised about $100m from a group of investors led by Goldman Sachs in a round that puts a $3bn valuation on...

    37. November 14, 2012

      Nine groups in line to snap up Parlophone

      Warner Music and a joint venture led by industry impresario Simon Fuller are among nine groups to have registered...

    38. October 8, 2012

      Blavatnik invests in music service Deezer

      Len Blavatnik, whose Access Industries group bought Warner Music last year, has invested $130m in Deezer, the French...

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