WHEN Spotify began more than 10 years ago, it had a simple goal - to establish itself as a force in the music business by making millions of songs instantly available to listeners worldwide.

POP MUSIC titan Taylor Swift on Monday announced a new record deal with Universal Music Group that will give her greater control over her own music and could boost future payouts to artists for music...

[NEW YORK] Spotify Technology SA is singing a tune reminiscent of the Monday blues.

GRAB buys Uber. Takeda Pharmaceutical buys Shire. Disney - or maybe Comcast - buys most of 21st Century Fox. Around the world, the news these days seems to be all about industry consolidation - the...

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MARC Cimino is frustrated. The Universal Music Publishing executive oversees one of the largest song catalogues in the world, collecting royalties for Nicki Minaj, Adele and Justin Bieber.

THE investment fund that made a 10,000 per cent return as one of the earliest investor in music streaming giant Spotify Technology SA now has similar hopes for a trio of Swedish startups.

BEYONCÉ is back with another world-stopping surprise album - and this time she brought her husband, Jay-Z, along for the ride.

TOP music streaming platform Spotify said Wednesday that it narrowed its losses in the first quarter, but it disappointed investors by keeping its full-year guidance steady.

[NEW YORK] Top music streaming platform Spotify said Wednesday that it narrowed its losses in the first quarter, but it disappointed investors by keeping its full-year guidance steady.

[HONG KONG] Tencent outshines Spotify in a sing-off. The US$473 billion Chinese Web giant wants to list its music-streaming arm at a US$25 billion-plus valuation, IFR reported earlier this week,...