Liteboxer is the next contender in the VR fitness ring

If virtual reality social gatherings aren’t your cup of tea, we don’t blame you. But it’s hard to deny that putting on an immersive headset and punching stuff sounds kind of fun. Sin

Twitch partners with indie music licensing group Merlin

Twitch will strike up a partnership with independent digital music licensing group Merlin, marking the Amazon-owned livestreaming platform’s latest effort to get cozy with the recording industry

Apple Music expands Chinese music reservoir via Tencent deal

Apple Music users around the world will soon have access to more Chinese musicians. Tencent Music Entertainment, the online music subsidiary of Tencent, said Tuesday that “record labels and arti

TikTok inks licensing deal with Merlin to use music from independent labels in videos and new Resso streaming service

TikTok, the fast-growing user-generated video app from China’s ByteDance, has been building a new music streaming service to compete against the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. A

Why SoundCloud Will Be Worth More Than Spotify

Nine Music Labels Plan To Sue Vkontakte, The Facebook Of Russia, Over 6,000 Illegal Tracks

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.vk.com">Vkontakte</a>, a social networking site known as the "Facebook of Russia", is facing legal action from nine music labels including EMI, Sony and Warner over

Conduit Labs Strikes Deal With Universal Music Group To Bring Lady Gaga And Rihanna To Social Games

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/loud.png"> Universal Music Group (UMG) has struck a deal with <a href="http://www.conduitlabs.com/">Conduit Labs, </a>a startup that creates

Netbiscuits Signs Tasty Deal With UMG For Artist-Branded Mobile Websites

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/netbiscuits-215x63.png" width="215" height="63" />Chances are you've never heard of <a href="http://www.netbiscuits.com">Netbiscuits</a> - I s

The Record Industry's Digital Distribution Plan (TotalMusic) Comes Back From the Dead

The music industry’s attempts to create its own digital distribution business is like a bad horror movie. It just keeps coming back no matter how badly bludgeoned it gets. Back in 2001 in respon

Universal Music, Sky to launch music subscription service this year

The UK’s Sky and Universal are the latest companies to try, and ultimately fail, to knock Apple’s iTunes off its high horse. The two have teamed up to launch a new service, due later this

U2 thinking of dropping Universal Music, searching for other ways to distribute music

[photopress:u2u2u2u2.jpg,full,center] Remember the music industry? College kids killed it a few years ago and the top acts are now starting to notice. U2, covered brilliantly by New York area band 2U,

Free Universal Music with purchase of select Nokia cellphones starting next year

Nokia, the Finnish cellphone maker, and Universal Music Group, which serves no purpose in 2007, have cut a deal that will allow users of certain Nokia phones to download the entire music catalog of Un

Universal Can Supply Music "At-Will" to iTunes

Universal Music has confirmed that they will not renew their current contract with Apple and will only supply music “at will.” This means that Apple will not have the entire Universal cata

Universal Music files suit against Grouper, Bolt.com

On the day of the Google/YouTube acquisition, YouTube announced a licensing deal with Universal Music. Apparently, Grouper and Bolt.com didn’t get the memo. Universal Music has come out swinging