Skip to main content

Warner Music Group is the last major label to pen a deal with Facebook

Facebook has been on a deal making spree lately. The major social media conglomerate has now inked a deal with Warner Music Group, making it the last major label to partner with Facebook.  

This new deal between Facebook and WMG will allow its users to use WMG's catalog in their videos on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Oculus. WMG will then be able to monetize this content, which will open up yet another revenue stream for artists. 

Sony Music and Universal Music Group have already signed deals with Facebook. 

Winter Music Conference announces its 2018 dates after a small hiatus

Winter Music Conference went on a hiatus after sharing a post in June of 2017. This left for handful of speculations for 2018. After nearly a year of silence, Winter Music Conference has announced its 2018 dates. 

This iconic conference has been a staple in the music industry over the last 33 years. This year will be no different. Panels and forums that will discuss the industry's most important topics will take place. The panels will be diversified into six distinct categories: artists, agents and promoters, publicity, sync & licensing, A&R, and radio and streaming. 

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

rl grime nero

Listen to RL Grime and Nero's Haunting Collab, "Renegade"

The track was released by Grime's Sable Valley.

Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix Is Launching a Music Academy to Help New Artists

The program will offer masterclasses from Garrix himself, among other initiatives designed to equip young artists with tools to navigate the music industry.


Here Are the Best Spotify Wrapped Memes of 2022

Let's laugh away all the tracking we let this giant tech company get away with this year.

The conference will take place in the Faena District on Miami Beach, Florida from March 20-22. 

"We're thrilled to have the breathtaking Feana Forum as the backdrop for this year's Winter Music Conference." -Bill Kelly, WMC Co-Founder

You can get more information on their website here

Apple is making its own headphones

Apple acquired Beats back in August of 2014. Since then, the company has released its own AirPods. According to the Huffington Post, it costs Apple roughly $17 (minus labor or shipping) to manufacture Beats headphones, yet they retail for more than $200. They're loved by those who aren't audiophiles, and despised by those who appreciate audio quality. 

Bloomberg is stating that these new headphones may hit the market by Christmas of this year. They may go under a major design overhaul for Apple to stay relevant in the headphone game. The company is known for releasing high-priced headphones that are low-quality. Consumers, however, are willing to pay a premium to have the Apple brand. 

H/T: Digital Music News, Billboard 


Ed Sheeran

Industry News Round-Up: Direct License on Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus; Ed Sheeran Gets Sued... Again, & More

Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill get slapped with a lawsuit from Australian musicians Sean Carey and Beau Golden.

Diplo Skrillex Justin Bieber

Industry News Round-Up: Facebook + UMG Ink Deal, Skrillex & Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' Lawsuit Dismissed & More

Facebook and Universal Music Group have penned a landmark deal for monetizing copyrighted content on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Oculus.

Facebook mobile icon

Industry News Round-Up: Spotify Playlist Scammer, Facebook & Europe's ICE Deal, & More

A Bulgarian playlist curator signed up and paid for 1,200 Spotify premium accounts.

Universal Music Group

Industry News Round-Up: Universal Music Group For Sale, Apple Music's North American Subscribers, and More

Up to 50 percent of Universal Music Group could be for sale. Apple Music claims to have more North American subscribers than Spotify.


Industry News Round-Up: YouTube vs. Billboard, SoundExchange Launches Music Data Exchange, & More

YouTube is hitting Billboard where it hurts: the charts. Warner Music Group saw an impressive Q1 revenue.


Industry News Round-Up: iTunes Shutting Down, SoundCloud Adds Scheduling Uploads, & More

Warner Music Group has acquired Sodatone. SoundCloud has added scheduled releases for Pro Unlimited users.


Industry News Round-Up: Women are Paid Less Than Men in Music, Beatport Purchases Pulselocker, & More

Women have proven time and time again that they provide tremendous value to the music industry. It's time the industry (and world) pay them as such.

Apple Shazam

Industry News Round-Up: Net Neutrality, Apple Purchases Shazam, and More

It has been quite an eventful week, yet again, for the music industry as well as the world.