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TikTok wants to shake up B2B music licensing on its service

Earlier this year, Sony Music sued fitness brand Gymshark over use of its recordings in videos on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.
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Tuned Global talks telcos, wellness and local streaming growth

For B2B music company Tuned Global, years of hard work on its technology platform and music offering have been paying off in 2020 and 2021 so far. "We've had a great last year: we've almost doubled as a business," says...
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7digital financials reveal Covid-19’s impact on its business

B2B digital music firm 7digital published its financial results for 2020 yesterday, with its revenues from ongoing operations falling by 20% to £6.5m (around $9m). However, the company narrowed its operating loss from...
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B2B licensing firm Songtradr raises $50m funding round

Songtradr’s $30m funding round last August has fuelled an acquisition strategy that has seen the B2B music licensing firm buy companies including Cuesongs, Pretzel, Song Zu, Tunefind and MassiveMusic. Now the company...
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Audible Magic gets into B2B licensing with MediaNet deal

MediaNet is one of the longest established companies in the B2B digital music space, running services for other companies and brands. In 2016 it was bought by Canadian collecting society Socan as part of its drive into technology...
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B2B music firm Soundtrack Your Brand signs UMG licensing deal

Soundtrack Your Brand is one of the companies providing music for businesses, from bars, cafes and gyms to hotels, offices and shops. It launched in 2014, co-founded by Ola Sars, previously of Apple Music precursor Beats...
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Tuned Global ramps up B2B competition with 7digital in Europe

Tuned Global is one of the companies focusing on business-to-business (B2B) digital music: helping brands and other companies launch music services without having to build them and license them from scratch. Headquartered...
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B2B service Apple Music for Business has officially launched

We’ll avoid calling it Apple Muzak, for fear of trademark lawyers getting in touch. But Apple has officially launched the B2B version of Apple Music, called Apple Music for Business, as a partnership with brand-engagement...
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eMusic boss joins 7digital board and reiterates blockchain ambitions

As expected, B2B digital-music firm 7digital has appointed eMusic boss Tamir Koch to its board of directors, alongside entrepreneur David Lazarus. The move comes as the company tries to raise funding to stave off the threat...
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Label Rehegoo Music Group launches background-music service

Record label Rehegoo Music is the latest company setting its sights on the background-music sector: providing curated music for businesses to play in their offices and public spaces. The label is offering a library of thousands...
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Napster signs Univision deal as financials show 2018 profit

Streaming service Napster has a new B2B partnership to shout about: with Hispanic-focused media company Univision in the US. It’s focused on a newly-revamped version of Univision’s music app Uforia, which will now offer...
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7digital reaches €4m settlement over Juke music service

There has been some uncertainty around the relationship between B2B digital-music firm 7digital and retail group MediaMarktSaturn in recent months. In January it emerged that the companies were in talks over the future of...