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.
November 22, 2021
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...
November 16, 2021
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...
July 1, 2021
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...
June 22, 2021
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...
January 12, 2021
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...
August 18, 2020
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...
June 11, 2020
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...
November 21, 2019
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...
July 17, 2019
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...
May 22, 2019
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...
March 14, 2019
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...
March 4, 2019