MQA hi-res music format gets licensing deal with WMG
MQA is the latest company hoping to ignite a demand for ‘high-resolution’ digital music, with its format designed for streaming or downloads, created by Meridian Audio co-founder Bob Stuart. His new company has just...
May 9, 2016
Music video app Musical.ly strikes deal with 7digital
“Instant music video” app Musical.ly (no, not us, still) is similar to Dubsmash, in that it lets people make and share lip-syncing videos on their social networks. But what about licensing for that music? The answer...
May 6, 2016
Live Nation and NextVR to broadcast virtual reality concerts
Live Nation is getting into virtual reality, announcing a deal with startup NextVR to stream “hundreds” of gigs in VR. They’ll start this summer according to Engadget, which reported that fans will be able to watch...
May 5, 2016
Downtown strikes publishing performance deal with YouTube
2016: the year databases of publishing rights finally made the headlines! Spotify continues to put its plans together to create a publishing administration system to solve its mechanicals headache in the US, but YouTube...
April 14, 2016
SoundCloud’s Sony licensing deal is official
As predicted on Friday, Sony Music has officially confirmed its licensing deal with SoundCloud. The public details match those of its previous agreements with Universal Music and Warner Music: access to the label’s catalogue...
March 21, 2016
Ticketing app Dice becomes an Apple Music curator
Apple Music has a new curator: ticketing and gig-discovery app Dice. It’s been added to Apple’s roster of third-party playlisters on its streaming services, with plans to recommend new artists as well as maintain live-themed...
January 29, 2016
7digital to power relaunch of eMusic
Fresh from being acquired by a company called TriPlay, veteran music-downloads service eMusic has announced a deal with 7digital to provide the music catalogue – as well as rightsholder reporting – for its relaunch. The...
January 25, 2016
PRS for Music extends its deal with YouTube
British collecting society PRS for Music and YouTube have extended their licensing deal, publishing the terms publicly so the music industry can see exactly how much… No, sorry, just a joke: the deal remains as under-wraps...
January 15, 2016
Deezer signs six-month bundle deal with Three UK
Deezer has announced its latest telco partnership, in the UK, with Three. The deal includes a six-month free subscription to Deezer’s Premium+ tier for all new and existing Three customers, with Three preloading its...
November 16, 2015
Deezer expands its radio and podcast features
Its IPO may be off, but Deezer continues to add more features to the non-music element of its streaming service. Today, it’s expanding its radio and podcast features, doubling the size of its library to more than 40,000...
October 29, 2015
7digital confirms platform role for Electric Jukebox
We reported on the announcement of streaming service Electric Jukebox yesterday, with its £179 TV stick and celebrity curators. What wasn’t announced at the launch was its technical partners. With the service founded...
October 16, 2015