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One of Taylor Hawkins’ Last Drumming Performances Can Be Heard on King Princess’s ‘Let Us Die’: How the Collab Came to Be

King Princess’s sophomore album “Hold On, Baby” closes with the ’90s rock-inspired “Let Us Die” — a four-minute track that features some of the last bits of drumming…

Apple Notches 2% Revenue Increase to New Record as iPhone, Services Sales Slow Down

Apple’s cash register kept ringing in the June quarter, as the tech giant posted a new quarterly revenue record of $83.0 billion, helping the company knock out a…

Inside the Multi-Billion Dollar Battle Royale Over Music-Streaming Royalties

It’s hard to think of a more brain-deadening topic than the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board’s proceedings over the rates for music streaming. But deep in the dense legalese…

Viral Revivals: From Kate Bush to Tom Odell, Inside the Business of Oldies as New Hit Songs

What’s old is new again. Take Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill.” Resurrected by “Stranger Things” and overnight virality on social media, the synth-pop anthem is a chart…

Midyear Music Report: U.S. Streams Rise a Solid 10.6%, Per Luminate; Latin and Country Heat Up, While Vinyl Growth Cools

Continued growth in streaming is delivering another upbeat year for the music business, both in the U.S. and globally, according to Luminate’s 2022 Midyear Report. The study also…

Music Industry Moves: Tainy Extends Sony Music Publishing Deal, Pixelynx Taps Former Tidal CEO Richard Sanders

Sony Music Publishing has renewed its worldwide publishing agreement with Tainy, extending the deal which began in 2005. In a press release, Tainy said, “I am grateful that…

French Streaming Service Deezer’s Stock Plunges in Public Debut on Paris Exchange

The French audio streaming service Deezer made its debut on the Paris Euronext market Tuesday and immediately plunged 35% from its €8.5 opening, rising slightly to level off…

Copyright Royalty Board Confirms Streaming Royalty Raise for Publishers and Songwriters

In a big win for the publishing and songwriting community, the Copyright Royalty Board reaffirmed the 15.1% headline rate increase in royalties paid by streaming services to publishers…

Harry Styles, Jack Harlow, Future Lead Apple Music’s 2022 Top Tracks and Trends Report

Apple Music has revealed its top tracks and trends of the year so far with their mid-year report highlighting powerful and outlasting music trends and songs. Those with…

Beyonce Drops Disco-fied New Single, ‘Break My Soul’

Three hours before the announced release time of her new single, Beyonce surprise-dropped “Break My Soul,” the first single from her forthcoming seventh solo studio album “Renaissance,” and…

James Corden Heading Back to U.K. After ‘Late Late Show’ Concludes in 2023

James Corden will be heading back to the U.K. after he wraps on “The Late Late Show” next spring, according to his Fulwell 73 co-founder Ben Turner. Turner,…