Posts Tagged ‘major labels’

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly! (Well, For Record Companies)

Posted on October 9th, 2012 by in Music Industry News, Music News

As your local supermarket starts to stock up on mince pies and baubles (seriously, it’s happening) the music business is also preparing to cash in on the festive season.


Warner Music turns to Goldman Sachs for options

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by in Music Industry News

Major record label Warner Music has today turned to investment bank Goldman Sachs to look at its future strategy options, including a possible buyout of rival EMI, and possible sale of its esteemed publishing arm (Warner/Chappell) to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Warner/Chappell is reported be worth around £1.25bn, the sale of which could provide finance for […]


Tough Times…

Posted on March 27th, 2009 by in Advice & Tips

Is the music industry in serious decline or is it booming? Well… both. ‘Economy’, ‘Credit Crunch’, ‘Recession’. All very real to some people, but at the same time as the job cuts, the music industry is reaching more people who are consuming more music and more artists are making a living from it (some are […]


iTunes goes DRM-free

Posted on January 8th, 2009 by in Music Industry News

Well, it’s always been on the cards, but the biggest news of the week is that Apple have finally been able to make iTunes tracks available without the Digital Rights Management that was essentially ‘watermarked’ into all previous tracks. So you can now buy a tune from iTunes and play it on Microsoft’s Zune player […]


Giving your music away

Posted on October 17th, 2008 by in Music Industry News

I’ve been thinking some more about my post last week, debating how much you actually earn from selling your music online these days. Coupled with the news that’s been finally weaned from Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ Album and the fact that the more forthcoming Trent Reznor’s figures on Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Ghosts I-IV’ album, I thought […]


Dance music & Major Labels?

Posted on June 3rd, 2008 by in Advice & Tips, Gossip, Music Industry News

Generally, the two don’t overlap too much – dance music wants to stay cool and ‘underground’, and major labels will dilute your work in order to sell it to the masses, right? Well recently a rare deal was struck between Sony BMG and Dutch phenomenon Don Diablo. Already a big name in the scene (he […]


Welcome to the house of blogs

Posted on May 16th, 2008 by in Using UK Music Jobs

Well, here we go with the launch of the UK Music Jobs Blog! We hope to make your visit to the Music Jobs website a bit more informative and enjoyable, with news, reviews, advice and gossip from all corners of the music industry. My ‘specialist subject’ is electronic music, although I aim to cover as much of […]