Iovine denies report that he’s leaving Apple Music

Music mogul Jimmy Iovine is committed to staying at Apple’s music streaming service, according to a report by Variety on Tuesday. “I am committed to doing whatever Eddy [Cue], Tim [Cook] and Apple need me to do, to help wherever and however I can, to take this all the

Facebook inks music video deal with Sony Music/ATV

Facebook has signed a deal with Sony Music/ATV Publishing that will enable the social network’s users to upload and post videos of songs from artists such as Taylor Swift, Drake and Kanye West. The multiyear agreement, which kicks in immediately, is the second major partnership between Facebook and a

Spotify makes ‘confidential’ filing for an IPO this spring

Spotify has filed confidentially for an initial public offering with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and is moving ahead with a direct listing in the first half of the year, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday. If the music streaming service, which was valued at as

Legal battle could block Spotify’s plan for IPO

Spotify may need to put its hopes of going public on ice. Despite confidentially filing for an initial public offering, the music-streaming service is facing a heap of legal troubles that could block its efforts to launch an IPO, one New York lawyer said Wednesday. Wixen Music Publishing slapped Spotify,

Spotify makes “confidential’ filing for an IPO this spring

Spotify has filed confidentially for an initial public offering with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and is moving ahead with a direct listing in the first half of the year, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. If the music-streaming service, with was valued at as

YouTube plans to launch a paid music-streaming service

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube plans to introduce a paid music streaming service in March, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Record label Warner Music Group has already signed on while Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Merlin, a consortium of independent labels, are in talks

YouTube plans to launch a paid music-streaming service

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube plans to introduce a paid music streaming service in March, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Record label Warner Music Group has already signed on while Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Merlin, a consortium of independent labels, are in talks

Spotify and Tencent are taking stakes in each other

Music streaming company Spotify and the music arm of China’s Tencent Holdings will buy minority stakes in each other ahead of the Swedish firm’s expected stock market listing next year, the companies said on Friday. The deal will help Spotify, a music streaming leader in Europe and North America,

Spotify investor wants company to go public next spring

Venture Capital firm Northzone, one of the largest stakeholders in Spotify, would like to see the music streaming company’s flotation in the spring, depending on market sentiment, one of its partners said on Thursday. Par-Jorgen Parson, who is also a former board member at Spotify, said he did not

Spotify investor wants company to go public next spring

Venture Capital firm Northzone, one of the largest stakeholders in Spotify, would like to see the music streaming company’s flotation in the spring, depending on market sentiment, one of its partners said on Thursday. Par-Jorgen Parson, who is also a former board member at Spotify, said he did not

Apple Music now has 30 million subscribers

Apple Music still isn’t topping the charts — but now it’s half as big as Spotify when it comes to official subscribers. Jimmy Iovine, the boss of Apple’s music-streaming service, revealed to Billboard magazine Thursday that it now has 30 million paid subscribers. That’s a 3 million increase since it reported

Glen Campbell’s death sparked a huge sales bump

The Wichita lineman is even more on our mind. The week following Glen Campbell’s death made the singer’s music more alive than ever. Nielsen Music reports the Arkansas farm boy posted a 4,286 percent increase in digital album sales and a 2,640 percent increase in digital track sales. Campbell’s number of airplay spins

Spotify says it now has 60 million subscribers

Spotify now has 60 million paying subscribers, adding 10 million subscribers in less than five months, a spokeswoman for the music streaming company said on Monday. The spokeswoman declined to comment on a report in the Financial Times that the Swedish company was eyeing a listing as soon as the fourth

Pandora revenue rises as advertisers spend more on streaming services

Pandora Media on Monday reported a near 10 percent rise in quarterly revenue as advertisers spent more on the online music streaming service. The company, which faces stiff competition from Spotify and Apple Music, said its net loss widened to $275.1 million, or $1.20 per share, in the second quarter ended

Spotify says it now has 60 million subscribers

Spotify now has 60 million paying subscribers, adding 10 million subscribers in less than five months, a spokeswoman for the music streaming company said on Monday. The spokeswoman declined to comment on a report in the Financial Times that the Swedish company was eyeing a listing as soon as the fourth

Pandora revenue rises as advertisers spend more on streaming services

Pandora Media on Monday reported a near 10 percent rise in quarterly revenue as advertisers spent more on the online music streaming service. The company, which faces stiff competition from Spotify and Apple Music, said its net loss widened to $275.1 million, or $1.20 per share, in the second quarter ended

Spotify close to signing a crucial deal with Warner Music

Spotify is close to agreeing a new licensing pact with Warner Music, the last big music royalty deal it needs before pushing ahead with a US stock market listing, four sources familiar with the situation said. The parties are positive a deal could be signed by September as major issues, such

Songwriters’ spat with Spotify complicates plans to go public

Spotify’s long-running spat with songwriters isn’t going away — and that could complicate plans to take the company public. The Swedish music-streaming service — which for years has tangled over business terms with big-name artists like Taylor Swift — is getting fresh static from music publishers and the songwriters they represent

Spotify signs licensing deal with Sony Music

Spotify has reached a licensing deal with a second major label, Sony Music Entertainment, according to media reports, setting the stage for a US stock market listing by the music streaming leader. Recently valued at $13 billion, Sweden’s Spotify is planning a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange later

Spotify signs licensing deal with Sony Music

Spotify has reached a licensing deal with a second major label, Sony Music Entertainment, according to media reports, setting the stage for a US stock market listing by the music streaming leader. Recently valued at $13 billion, Sweden’s Spotify is planning a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange later

“Bad and Boujee’ is most streamed song of 2017 so far

Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” was the most-streamed song in the first half of the year, according to BuzzAngle, a music measurement firm. Rapper Migos’ hit tallied 711.3 million streams in the first half, though Drake was the most popular artist with 3.7 billion streams of various releases from his album, “More

Music streamers express interest in SoundCloud deal

A new phase of consolidation is about to hit streaming music services. The latest player to go on the block is SoundCloud, a destination second in size only to YouTube — and popular with youngsters trying to get their music noticed. Based in Berlin, SoundCloud has 175 million users and is being

Music streamers express interest in SoundCloud deal

A new phase of consolidation is about to hit streaming music services. The latest player to go on the block is SoundCloud, a destination second in size only to YouTube — and popular with youngsters trying to get their music noticed. Based in Berlin, SoundCloud has 175 million users and is being

Pandora Media founder stepping down as CEO

Music streaming service Pandora Media’s founder and chief executive, Tim Westergren, plans to step down, Recode reported citing people familiar with the company’s plans. The company has not yet selected a replacement for Westergren, who is likely to stay on at Pandora until a new chief executive is in place, Recode

Pandora Media founder stepping down as CEO

Music streaming service Pandora Media’s founder and chief executive, Tim Westergren, plans to step down, Recode reported citing people familiar with the company’s plans. The company has not yet selected a replacement for Westergren, who is likely to stay on at Pandora until a new chief executive is in place, Recode

Pandora Media founder stepping down as CEO

Music streaming service Pandora Media’s founder and chief executive, Tim Westergren, plans to step down, Recode reported citing people familiar with the company’s plans. The company has not yet selected a replacement for Westergren, who is likely to stay on at Pandora until a new chief executive is in place, Recode

Sirius XM is in talks for a minority stake in Pandora

Talks between Pandora’s activist backers and Liberty Media’s Sirius XM broke down earlier this week over price, leading SiriusXM to seek a direct investment in the online radio giant rather than buying the whole company, sources told The Post. Reuters confirmed Thursday morning that Sirius XM is negotiating a so-called Pipe

Sirius XM is in talks for a minority stake in Pandora

Talks between Pandora’s activist backers and Liberty Media’s Sirius XM broke down earlier this week over price, leading SiriusXM to seek a direct investment in the online radio giant rather than buying the whole company, sources told The Post. Reuters confirmed Thursday morning that Sirius XM is negotiating a so-called Pipe