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.

Back to Business: Pandora’s first crack at on-demand; DJ Reflex at TuneIn; Vale Chuck Berry

By Lars Brandle

Breaking Biz There’s been a reshuffling at the top of the local affiliate for Live Nation, the world’s biggest concert promoter, where Michael Coppel rises to chairman of Live Nation Australasia and Roger Field rises into the vacant leadership position as Chief Executive Officer.

Back to Business: Amazon enters festival sphere; Singapore a metal hotspot; ‘Divide’ sales split explained & more

By Lars Brandle

Breaking Biz Airbnb, the online room letting service which disrupted the accommodation industry so effectively it now has a price tag of $30 billion, is bedding down into the music world.

Back to Business: Adele lands Down Under, Aussies crack the US charts, Spotify achieves a milestone and more

By Lars Brandle

Breaking Biz Spotify, the biggest name in music streaming, has reached the big 5-0.