Warner Music CEO Robert Kyncl says AI to impact the music industry within the next year

Warner Music CEO Robert Kyncl believes AI will be significantly impacting the music industry within the next year. Speaking at the Code Conference this week, the industry exec said the industry should

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

PubNub raises $65M to build and run data streams for messaging, presence and other real-time aspects of ‘virtual spaces’

Data streams with continual, real-time updates of information are a critical building block of how apps and sites function today, and now a startup that has built a platform to power those data stream

Fave, with $2.2 million seed, looks to connect creators with their fandoms

After seven years at Google, Jacquelle Amankonah Horton knew there was a white space in social between fans and creators. She built Fave to fill in that gap, and the company today announced the close

Warner Music acquires IMGN, a social media publishing platform, for under $100M

It’s a whole new playing field these days for music labels and publishers, and today one of the biggies made an acquisition to help it sharpen up its strategy to better understand what people w

Meet the first wave of speakers & enter your startup for The Europas Awards, 25 June

Excitement for The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is heating up. Here is the first wave of speakers and judges — with more coming! The Awards — which have been running for over 10 y

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

How a Swedish saxophonist built Kobalt, the world’s next music unicorn

You may not have heard of Kobalt before, but you probably engage with the music it oversees every day, if not almost every hour. Combining a technology platform to better track ownership rights and ro

SoundCloud Confirms Licensing Deal With Warner Music Group

SoundCloud, the user-created audio streaming platform currently used by 175 million unique listeners each month, confirmed today that it has inked its first licensing deal with one of the major record

Apple Zeros In On Deals For Its Cloud Music Service

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/apple.png"> Apple is furiously negotiating with the record labels to finalize deals which will allow it to stream music from the Internet to

WaTunes Signs Warner Music, Opens Store Inside Facebook Walls

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/watunes.png" class="shot2" /> Detroit-based digital music company <a href="http://www.watunes.com/">WaTunes</a> has come to a <a href="http://

eMusic Reels In Another Major Label With Warner Music Deal

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/emusic-165x200.png" width="165" height="200" />Digital music company <a href="http://www.emusic.com/">eMusic</a> is rumored to be <a href="htt

Seeqpod Knocked Down, Will It Ever Get Up?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/seeqpod-logo-215x60.png" width="215" height="60" /><a href="http://www.seeqpod.com/">Seeqpod</a>, the ill-fated startup behind the kick-ass me

Lawsuits Galore: Songbeat Silenced For Now, Won't Go Down Without A Fight

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/songbeat-logo.png" alt="" />With a comic message on its website saying that the service has gone away to enter the 36 Shaolin Chambers of So

Warner Music Slaps Songbeat With Lawsuit

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/songbeat-logo.png" alt="" />Who didn't see this one coming? When we first reviewed <a href="http://www.songbeatplayer.com/">Songbeat</a>, a

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

Labels want "music tax" to be added to Internet bill

Warner Music is proposing a $5 “music tax” that will be tacked on to your ISP bill monthly, ensuring you will hate the labels even more. The tax would generate $20 billion a year in revenu

Warner Music's Directory of Digital Strategy quits, takes some of Warner's records which Warner would like back, unscratched, thank you very much

Head of “digital strategy” AKA seller of Akon ringtones Alex Zubillaga has quit Warner Music and will be replaced by Michael Nash. He was integral in gaining a $141 million in digital reve

Universal getting ready to take down iTunes?

Universal CEO Doug Morris is looking to partner with Sony BMG and Warner to develop "a new music subscription service that will try to loosen Apple’s grip on the online music market."

Warner Music Throws Up Archive Of Videos

Big fan of music videos? Of course you are. So you’ll be extremely pleased to know that Warner Music will be offering its entire catalog of music videos online for free. The label is working wit