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Chordal is a new collaborative rights platform for sync that connects all parties associated with a master recording, with the aim, Chordal says, of enhancing collaboration and transparency for buyers. In some ways, it’s similar to other sync platforms – offering various technologies to aid music discovery, and storefronts for buyers –  the platform says that it’s different because only one party uploads an official master recording and all other rights holder partners involved with that track then connect to it. The aim of this enhanced connectivity is to speed up and simplify the pitching, collaboration and buying process for sync. Chordal will initially be working with label partners like Believe, Empire, Mad Decent, and Erased Tapes, among others.

Soundstripe, the royalty-free music, video, and sound effects platform has received $9 million in Series B financing. The additional funding will be used to invest in new B2B products and services and to invest further in its publishing business. Designed for creators, filmmakers and brands, Soundstripe has 200,000 digital content assets for use in their videos, ads and other creative projects.

Josplay, an African music intelligence company, has launched a music database for African Music, The African Music Library. Its aim is huge, and important: “We are documenting all music made in Africa, artist metadata, instruments, books, and articles that reference Music in Africa.” “African music history is sparse,” the Library says, and it aims to gather as much as possible for users to search: artist pages, for instance, include data like details on the artist, the languages they perform in, a biography and catalogue information.

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Joe Sparrow

Joe SparrowEditor

Editor, Music Ally

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