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WMW Conference Highlights: RayRay Talks Gender And Advice

We were lucky enough to be joined by guest speaker and budding Taiwanese artist RayRay at the Wired Music Week conference! The conversation covered areas such as the experiences of being a female producer in today’s music industry landscape, as well as RayRay’s busy schedule and tips for up-and-coming DJs and producers.

WMW Conference Highlights: Michelle Leong

We live in a time of mass information exchange, with endless opportunities to stay at home and binge on platforms like Netflix.  With services like Uber Eats ready to deliver food straight to our doorstep, we as artists and promoters need to ask: what makes your event worth visiting?

Seth Rogen And Lonely Island Plan to Make Fyre Festival Spoof

Comedy-stars Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island are planning to create a spoof on the failed music event, Fyre Festival. 

Spotify To Remove Ad Blocking Users

Spotify will now suspend or ban accounts that use ad blocks “immediately”, the platform said in a recent announcement. The popular music streaming platform will be taking actions on free users who have installed ad blockers to keep Spotify from playing ads in the app.

Spotify Buys Podcast Apps

Quite recently, Spotify has been on the hunt to build a podcast empire it seems. The music streaming platform has bought two podcast firms and plans to spend up to $500m on expanding the app’s capabilities from just playing music, to become a podcast app too.

The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard Media Group Lay Off More Than 20 Staff

It’s going to be a rough start to the year for more than 20 staff at Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group.


This Is How Many Active Users Spotify Have

At CES 2019 we learned a few new facts about Spotify’s growth and their plans coming into the new year regarding Podcasts and entering new markets.

Asia’s Largest Electronic Music Conference Returns Next Year!

Asia's Largest Electronic Music Conference, Wired Music Week (WMW) will return in next year with its second edition, expected to be bigger and better than ever.

Streaming Now Accounts for 75% of Recorded Music Revenue

Recording Industry Association of America have just released a report detailing recorded music revenue for the first half of 2018. Streaming as a music consumption method brings in 75% of revenue during the first half of this year.

Spotify Introduces Direct Music Uploads

Spotify has just announced their beta allowing artists to upload and distribute their music directly to Spotify, bypassing distributors and even labels. With Soundcloud already heading down hill, is this the final nail in the coffin?