Music Industry News

YouTube Quarterly Revenue Surges 33%, Past $4 Billion In Q1

YouTube earned over $4 billion during the first quarter of 2020, according to a newly published financial report from parent company Alphabet, Inc. The impressive revenue benchmark – which totals about $4.038 billion overall – represents a 33 percent uptick from YouTube’s Q1 2019 earnings of approximately $3 billion. And significantly, YouTube’s Q1 2020 income […]

Music Industry News

Governor of Kentucky Personally Apologizes to Tupac Shakur

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has personally apologized to Lexington resident Tupac Shakur after mistakenly stating that he used a fake name while filing for unemployment benefits. The mix-up occurred on Monday, during a coronavirus-update press conference. Governor Beshear attributed his state’s delay in processing unemployment claims, in part, to “bad apples” who were abusing the […]

Hip Hop News

G-Eazy and Jack Harlow Team Up on ‘Moana’

Eazy season continues as G-Eazy links up with Jack Harlow on their new collaboration “Moana.” The Zaytoven-produced track was recorded during the coronavirus lockdown. Gerald raps about his exes (“I don’t want no drama”), while the “Whats Poppin” hitmaker draws inspiration from the title character in Disney’s 2016 animated movie. “Got a bitch from Samoa… Read More

Music Industry News

Record Store Day Isn’t Getting Cancelled In Britain — Here’s the New Plan

(photo: Jamakassi) Record Store Day UK organizers are preparing to carry out their much-anticipated event while also adhering to social-distancing guidelines and assuring the safety of both employees and customers. Record Store Day UK (RSD UK) planners revealed their updated plans today, and a copy of the new schedule was shared with Digital Music News. […]

Music Industry News

Spotify Actually Added 6 Million Subscribers In Q1; TV-Based Streaming Surged

Despite the novel coronavirus’s far-reaching impact on the economy and reports that music streaming is down (while piracy is up) amid widespread stay-at-home orders, Stockholm-based Spotify turned in a generally successful Q1 2020. The leading music-streaming platform revealed its first-quarter performance in a newly published earnings report, which was shared with Digital Music News. During […]