UnitedMasters helps artists distribute music, but it is unclear if this type of alternative model will further disrupt the major record label system.
The pandemic has left musicians more dependent than ever on streaming revenue, but that can be a fraction of a penny per listen.
The offering, postponed from February by the pandemic, values company at up to $13.3 billion.
Billboard doesn't track plays on TikTok, but viral memes can help drive listens on other platforms.
Warner Music is going public just as music sales are growing after years of decline.
In 2017, Detroit became the only city in the U.S. with more than one vinyl presser. It's good timing.
A recent spat with DJ Khaled is making the music industry question what really counts as a sold copy of an album.
Google and Amazon have both created new, free, ad-based tiers of their music services, cutting at Spotify's main profit model.
Spotify, the pioneering music streaming service, is entering the world of podcasts by acquiring two big players: Gimlet and Anchor. The Swedish company is aiming to be the No. 1 audio platform with these acquisitions. But there are risks. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Whether a song becomes a hit will depend where people listen.