Mitch Glazier becomes Chairman and CEO of RIAA

Mitch Glazier has formally taken office as Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) – the trade body representing the US recorded music industry. The previously-announced succession arrives alongside the promotion…

More than 1/4 of all music streamed in…

Hip-hop’s domination of the modern American music streaming business is reaching new heights. ‘Hip-hop/Rap’ tracks accounted for more than a quarter of all on-demand plays on music streaming services in the US last year, according…

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…