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Back to Biz: Promoters adapt after Manchester Attack, Music Glue lands merch deal, and more

By Lars Brandle

Breaking Biz Concert business moves quickly after Manchester attack The concerts business has moved quickly to assuage fans fears after the disturbing events which took place May 22 in Manchester, where more than 22 lives were lost in a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert.

Back to Biz: New report on Spotify’s growth, Coldplay tour in numbers, and more

By Lars Brandle

Breaking Biz Spotify offers stats and figures on 5th birthday Today (May 22) marks the fifth year since Spotify opened for business in Australia, and to celebrate its milestone the streaming giant is throwing some numbers out there.

Back to Biz: UMG, WMG post year-on-year growth; Ultra embroiled in legal battle, and more

By Lars Brandle

Breaking Biz Researched by Lars Brandle, presented by Jess Westcott UMG produces sixth successive quarter of growth Universal Music Group, the world’s biggest music company, has produced its sixth successive quarter of growth with revenues grow of 1.

Back to Biz: 25 festivals black out their sites, AIR Awards voting, and more

By Lars Brandle

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Back to Biz: Live music titans testing new tool, Trial ordered over Love Parade

By Lars Brandle

Breaking Biz The titans of live music and social media are testing a meaner, leaner concerts-promotion tool According to The Verge, Facebook is developing a feature that will allow artists, managers and promoter to better manage tour-related Facebook events.

Back to Biz: Nick Cave supports anti-suicide app, Neil Young’s new streaming service, and more

By Lars Brandle

Breaking Biz GEMA has joined the billionaire club The German PRO collected an all-time high €1.

Back to Biz: Ultra’s global plans, Steve Lillywhite’s KFC deal, and more

By Lars Brandle

Breaking Biz Ultra has bigger, global plans TIO recently shared the news of Ultra’s expansion into Australia’s festivals market.

Back to Biz: Another Adele record, PROs band together, and more


Breaking Biz Spotify x UMG deal: The devil is in the details Spotify, the leading streaming music brand, has struck a new, multi-year global license deal with Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company.

Back to Biz: Spotify’s new staffer, Snarky Puppy’s secrets and more

By Lars Brandle

Breaking Biz A new dawn, or just a ray of light It’s too early to celebrate, but the recorded music industry does appear to be finally climbing out of the darkness.

Back to Business: Expect Drake to end Ed Sheeran’s reign; Ticket tout sentenced; Adele’s tour in numbers

By Lars Brandle

Breaking Biz Ed Sheeran isn’t the only guy making and breaking records Drake’s latest album, More Life, is predictably flying after its release March 18.