Music Business Worldwide (MBW) is the leading information service for the global music industry.
Established in 2015, MBW provides news, insight and jobs to the worldwide business.
Over 200,000 unique users visit the MBW site each month – and shared over 6.5 million page views between them in 2018.
In 2016, MBW launched the UK-based A&R Awards.
In 2017, MBW launched its first subscription print product – the premium quarterly magazine Music Business UK.
In 2018, MBW entered into a global content sharing deal with Rolling Stone and its parent, Penske Media Corporation (PMC).
Below, a handful MBW subscribers tell us why they read our newsletter and website each day.
“MBW really brings the global diversity of our industry to life – it’s a trusted source of news, as well as an engaging, and sometimes biting, outlet for thoughtful commentary. It’s good to have its fresh, intelligent perspective as part of the debate. Long may it run!”
Craig Kallman, CEO & Chairman, Atlantic Records
“MBW is honest, accurate, and very often prescient. MBW gently and bravely encourages our industry to push against complacency, apathy, and accepting the status quo. Makes me proud!”
Daniel Glass, Founder, Glassnote Records
“With a busy schedule, it’s great to be able to go to one source and get up to the minute news and views. MBW is a key source of daily information for me.”
Emma Banks, Agent, CAA
“Some people would have you believe the music industry is simple. It’s not. It’s more complicated than ever. That’s why the industry needs a trusted source like MBW to really get under the skin of what’s happening. Less than a year since it started MBW has established itself as a refreshing and independent must-read.”
Hartwig Masuch, CEO, BMG
“MBW provides breaking news stories and gives articulate and insightful commentary on all developments within the music business. It is a must read for anyone wanting to remain acquainted with what is happening in today’s global music industry.”
Ian McAndrew, Founder, Wildlife Entertainment (Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, The Last Shadow Puppets)
“MBW is a must read every day. I’m delighted it is doing so well. It is incredibly insightful and thought-provoking and not afraid to delve deeply into issues concerning the music industry. Whilst I don’t always concur with every point of view I read on MBW, it’s great to see a publication that ignites debate, offers challenging opinion and questions the industry.”
Jason Iley, CEO & Chairman, Sony Music UK
“Both insightful and informative, MBW covers all of the music business’s pertinent issues in one place.”
Jonathan Dickins, Founder, September Management (Adele, London Grammar)
“I love MBW. It is a relevant, refreshing and dynamic music business publication that is truly innovative and is always an interesting read. Tim understands the business very well and always gets the right point across. It is the only music biz blog I actually read every day.”
Kenny Gates, CEO, [PIAS]
“The quality of the analysis and content on MBW is consistently excellent; always balanced, witty and extremely well-informed. Tim Ingham has done a remarkable job of making complex, global industry news digestible, entertaining and accessible to many.”
Lohan Presencer, Chairman, Ministry Of Sound Group
“MBW is my first read every day – a succinct fearless download of everything that is going on in the music business in real time”.
Mark Gillespie, Co-Founder, Three Six Zero Group (Frank Ocean, Calvin Harris)
“It’s the dog’s bollocks.”
Martin Goldschmidt, Founder, Cooking Vinyl
“Put simply – my first music read of the day. The analysis is always fascinating.”
Martin Mills, Co-Founder, Beggars Group
“For me, Music Business Worldwide is a trusted, must-read daily source for smart analysis and breaking news. Plus it gets great insider interviews and isn’t afraid to express an opinion.”
Michael Rapino, CEO & Chairman, Live Nation
“I read MBW every day. It’s the only music business site that gives me in-depth and impartial analysis of issues that are affecting our business.”
Richard Griffiths, Co-Founder, Modest! Management (One Direction, Little Mix, Alison Moyet)
“Keep up the great insight and perspective on our business.”
Rob Stringer, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment
“The music industry is more global than ever before, with all aspects of our business evolving and expanding within familiar borders and spreading to new territories each year. Music Business Worldwide does a tremendous job of keeping us informed of the myriad changes throughout the industry and educating us about artistic and business accomplishments and challenges around the world. MBW is must-reading for me and many members of the Capitol Music Group team.”
Steve Barnett, CEO & Chairman, Capitol Music Group
“Like any successful start-up, MBW spotted an opening in the market, executed brilliantly, and quickly became indispensable.
“I may not agree with everything you write, but it is always well-informed, often food for thought, and never dull.”
Steve Cooper, CEO & Chairman, Warner Music Group
“MBW takes a fresh approach to exploring the key issues in our industry. It’s not only a credible source for news but also objective insight and critical analysis. I read it daily.”
Willard Ahdritz, CEO, Kobalt Music Group