After a humbling 2018, Mark Zuckerburg is reported to be pushing for a realignment of the embattled digital platform’s original intentions, as a social arena to bring people together rather than push them apart. One way of doing this is through music, as Ben Gilbert explains.
SiriusXM’s $3.5b acquisition of Pandora indicates a period of consolidation of resources and influence in the power struggle between big tech and the major labels. Ben Gilbert explores the ramifications of the deal and takes a look at how the near future could play out for the music industry.
The European Parliament’s decision to accept a raft of digital reforms could have widespread ramifications for the music business. Ben Gilbert investigates a significant story for artists, labels and copyright holders.
Content platform Twitch generates a huge amount of revenue, but despite music being used in most of its streams, the music industry doesn’t see a penny of it. Ben Gilbert investigates…
Ben Gilbert investigates the “embarrassing and uncomfortable” disparity in earnings between men and women working across the business, following recent revelations that Haim shared a festival bill with a male artist that was paid 10 times as much.
As the digital giant confirm a joint bid with their Google paymasters to become heavyweight contenders in the world of subscription streaming, Ben Gilbert takes a look at the headline features, potential disruptive power and reaction from an industry keen to bridge the infamous “value-gap”.