YouTube Reaches Settlement Over Songwriting Royalties

The settlement with the National Music Publishers’ Association, a trade group, is said to be worth more than $40 million.

Facebook Said to Seek Music Video Licensing Deals

If the company, which has been expanding its video offerings, can strike a deal with music labels, it could rival Google’s YouTube.


How ‘1989’ Edged Out ‘Frozen’ as the No. 1 Album of 2014, and Vice Versa

As streaming grows in popularity, competing album sales metrics that yielded two different No. 1 albums illustrate the music industry at a crossroads.



YouTube Music Key Is Introduced as New Rival in Streaming

As YouTube pushes into paid content, other online music outlets are being forced to defend or change their business models to better compensate artists.



Small Labels and YouTube Enter Deal on Licensing

YouTube has been developing features that would preserve its free model, but also give paying subscribers more extensive access to music.



The Piano Guys Have Released ‘Wonders’

The Piano Guys, whose mash-ups of classical and pop music are an Internet sensation, have just released “Wonders,” their new album.