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The Hustle Wed, May 23 Sony buys EMI Music Publishing for $2.3B — but it still doesn’t own ‘Thriller’ Sony has announced a deal to acquire 90% of its publishing competitor EMI Music Publishing for $2.3B. The agreement, still pending regulatory approvals, values EMI at $4.7B, according to The Guardian, and if it goes through, […]

The Music Modernization Act passed through Congress unanimously as the bill is expected to come into law sometime this week. By: Wes Schlagenhauf Writer, The Hustle  September 26, 2018 After months of negotiations, a new bill aimed at disrupting the music industry is expected to become law this week, Axios reports. Streaming revenues continue to […]

Splice, an audio marketplace for musicians, raised $57.5m to help put money back in the pockets of struggling musicians. Wes Schlagenhauf Writer, The Hustle  March 21, 2019 Tech companies (*ahem* Spotify) have been notorious for pulling cash out of musicians’ gig bags, but Splice is hoping to change that after raising a $57.5m Series C […]

Apple and Spotify both have their own music awards now, which give listeners a way to “vote” for their favorite artists by streaming their songs. By: Mia Sullivan Contributor, The Hustle December 6, 2019 In late November, Spotify announced it’s hosting its very own music awards for the first time. The Spotify Awards will go […]

Marketing melodies has evolved from a “background music supplier” to a fully-fledged retail technology company. By: Steph Smith Senior Analyst, The Hustle          February 23, 2020 Have you ever stood in a store and thought, “I wonder if this music is making me buy more stuff?” Neither have we. But last week, Marketing Melodies dropped […]