Merck Mercuriadis buys again, as Hipgnosis snaps up…

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the publicly-traded UK company set up by veteran artist manager Merck Mercuriadis, has acquired another catalog from a songwriter. This time, it’s the repertoire of multiple Grammy winner Giorgio Tuinfort, who has…

How to have a streaming hit in the…

Who released the biggest songs and albums in the United States last year? Now we know. Market monitor BuzzAngle has unveiled a handful of officiated Top 25 charts for 2018, covering US-based streams and sales…

VFiles: ‘We want to be the next Motown’

Social networking platform VFiles received a big endorsement in September after striking a distribution deal with Universal’s Caroline for music by artists gaining traction on its platform. The idea behind the deal is simple: artists…

Universal expands in China and Asia with local…

Universal Music Group has beefed up its management team in Greater China and throughout Asia. The company said in an announcement today (January 7) that its raft of new hires signals a “significant expansion of UMG’s…