Spotify Is Now Worth More Than The U.S. Music Industry: Morning Mix

Bianca Gracie | April 22, 2015 5:00 am

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:: TIDAL investors are definitely cringing at this information! Spotify, their direct competitor, is now worth more than the entire U.S. music industry, the Wall Street Journal reports. How much is that exactly? $8.4…billion! Sorry, Jay Z and Taylor Swift! [WSJ]

:: Speaking of Spotify, Ed Sheeran is first British artist (and second worldwide) to reach two billion streams on the music service! The crooner follows famed rapper Eminem, who snagged the top spot. Congrats! [NME]

:: Phil RuddAC/DC’s former drummer, has pled guilty of threat to kill and drug possession in New Zealand. The maximum sentence in the country for the former charge is seven years. Rudd’s case will be adjourned on June 26. [Digital Spy]

:: Congratulations to Vic Mensa, who is now signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Records. The businessman made the news official when he surprisingly tweeted a link to Mensa’s “U Mad” collaboration with Kanye West. [Complex]

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