Tag: cd baby
Downtown Music Holdings’ latest acquisition is… FUGA
Downtown Music Holdings, the parent company of Downtown Music Publishing and Songtrust, is buying distributor and music/tech services company FUGA, for an undisclosed amount. The deal comes just 10 months after Downtown...
January 22, 2020
TuneCore and CD Baby move into China with Tencent deal
Acts distributed by TuneCore and CD Baby will now be available to listeners in China – or, to be more precise, listeners who use Tencent’s music offerings. The deals cover QQ Music, KuGou and Kuwo, who collectively reach 652m...
October 11, 2019
CD Baby will use Audible Magic to spot infringing music
A number of prominent artists have suffered from ‘fake uploads’ to streaming services recently, including Beyoncé, Rihanna and SZA. Attention has focused on how these artists’ old recordings were uploaded to DSPs as...
April 17, 2019
Downtown Music snaps up CD Baby as part of AVL acquisition
Downtown Music Publishing’s parent firm is acquiring AVL Digital Group, the company that includes distributors CD Baby, DashGo and Soundrop, as well as video-monetisation outfit AdRev. In its announcement of the deal,...
March 28, 2019
CD Baby adds more staff for global expansion
Music distributor CD Baby is on an expansion drive, announcing a group of new hires to help build its business in various continents. Indie Week CEO Darryl Hurs will be the company’s new representative in Canada, for example,...
February 28, 2019
CD Baby becomes ‘preferred’ distributor for SACM in Mexico
Distribution firm CD Baby has inked an interesting deal with publishing-rights organisation SACM in Mexico. “CD Baby will be offering free standard submissions to all registered SACM members,” explained the distributor....
January 23, 2019
CD Baby artists earned more than $100m in royalties in 2018
Distributor CD Baby has published a big figure for its business in 2018: “well over” $100m of payouts to earnings for the independent artists who use its service. (Update: ‘earnings’ is a more accurate way...
January 9, 2019
CD Baby has solo pianists making $7k-$10k a month from streaming services
It’s hardly a secret that one of the most lucrative genres of music – certainly in terms of the ratio of production costs versus potential royalties – is relaxing piano music. That’s thanks to the growth of...
November 5, 2018
CD Baby’s parent company buys AdRev and DashGo
The parent company of distributor CD Baby has executed a mini-rollup of B2B services. AVL Digital Group has acquired AudioMicro, which in turn owns YouTube-monetisation tool AdRev and label-services provider DashGo, as well...
January 10, 2018
CD Baby joins the pre-saves party on Spotify
In December 2016, Kobalt launched a campaign for Laura Marling that enabled fans to ‘pre-save’ her next album, automatically adding it (and its advance tracks) to their Spotify playlists as soon as they were available. Since...
October 23, 2017
Dot Blockchain partners with SOCAN, Songtrust and more
Startup Dot Blockchain launched the alpha version of its ‘minimum viable product’ to apply blockchain technology to music last year. Now it has announced four deals with music industry companies to further its ambitions. Canadian...
February 2, 2017
JoinMyPlaylist gives playlists a social-listening spin
Remember Soundrop? The Norwegian startup was one of the first to explore making streaming playlists more social, turning them into ‘listening rooms’ for fans to gather in. Its service was eventually shut down as the company...
December 7, 2016