Music industry

Is Spotify really worth $20bn?

Music service will soon have its IPO and investors think it can be as big as Netflix. Are they right?

Music industry goes to war with YouTube

Record labels are angry about the relatively small fees the platform pays for music videos compared with streaming services

Seven things we’ve learned from the first year of Apple Music

Changes ahead for streaming service as, with 15m paying subscribers, it continues the battle with rivals Spotify and YouTube

Apple Music to pay royalties during free trial: ‘We hear you Taylor Swift’

Eddy Cue reveals independent label protests were also a factor in company’s streaming U-turn, a week ahead of Apple Music launch