Spotify paid the UK music industry £750m last year

Spotify says music by UK recording artists generated £750 million in royalties on its platform last year. Almost 1,000 artists were played often enough to generate at least £100,000 in royalties each, the company added. The figures were revealed as…

Grammys 2024: Taylor Swift makes history with best album award

Taylor Swift made history with her fourth Album of the Year Grammy, the most of any artist. Supergroup boygenius earned three awards, as did SZA, the night’s top nominee. Pop chameleon Miley Cyrus won the first Grammys of her career,…

What’s new about the New Year — Tara Aisida 

I followed the crowd, going to cross over services every 31st of December with my goals clutched to my chest, praying fervently that the evils that happened in the year will not cross over with me into the new year,…

TikTok’s ‘‘Add To Music App’’ feature rolls out to 19 more countries

TikTok’s ‘Add To Music App’ is set to roll out to users in 19 more countries worldwide following its launch last month. Last month, TikTok announced a new feature that allows users to directly save sounds from the app to…

Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers launches FUZE Talent Show 2.0 to empower Nigerian youths

Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings, is making waves once again as it unveils the highly anticipated second season of its transformative initiative – FUZE Talent Show 2.0.  This initiative is set to cultivate creative excellence…

Sinéad O’Connor: Irish singer dies aged 56

Irish singer and activist Sinéad O’Connor has died at the age of 56. In a statement, the singer’s family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad. “Her family and friends are devastated…

iHeartRadio Titanium: Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ becomes 1st African song to win award

Multi-award-winning Nigerian artsites Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid and Temilade Openiyi, Tems, are on a winning streak as both acts have become the recipients of the iHeartRadio Titanium Award. The award is coming barely three days after the duo’s…

Cynthia Weil, Prolific co-writer of ‘‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’’, dies at 82

Cynthia Weil, the prolific songwriter behind ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling’, has died aged 82, US media report.Her daughter, Jenn Mann, told TMZ that her mother died on Thursday night. She was “the greatest mother, grandmother and wife our family…

Google celebrates Africa Day with arts, African music

Google says it will unveil a range of programmes and activities to celebrate Africa’s diverse cultural heritage and provide opportunities for people all over the world to mark 2023 Africa Day. Google Nigeria, Interim Lead, Olumide Balogun in a statement…

Unheard Prince music to be released from late star’s famous vault as part of annual Paisley Park Celebration

Unreleased Prince music from his famous vault is set to be released over the late music legend’s annual Celebration event. Each year, the ‘Raspberry Beret’ hitmaker’s estate throws open the doors to his Paisley Park museum, home and studios in…

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