Tag: epidemic sound
European songwriters body ECSA attacks Epidemic Sound
Swedish production-music firm Epidemic Sound is under fire again, but this time the focus isn’t on Spotify or so-called ‘fake artists’, but rather its original business of providing music for TV shows. The attacker...
December 18, 2019
Epidemic Sound plans US push under former Spotify exec
Swedish music company Epidemic Sound is planning a new push in North America, under the leadership of Kate Vale, who’s just been appointed as the company’s managing director of North America. Vale was previously Google’s...
November 27, 2019
Epidemic Sound raises $20m and prepares for Asia expansion
Production-music firm Epidemic Sound has raised a $20m funding round, which the company says will fuel its expansion to Asia. The round includes equity funding from Korean investor DS Asset Management, and debt funding from...
July 1, 2019
Music-streaming trends, from A&R to global/local evolution
At today’s Midem conference in Cannes, a pair of afternoon sessions at the event’s ‘Streaming Summit’ focused on some of the evolving trends around the music-streaming world. The first explored the question of...
June 5, 2018
Epidemic Sound launches artist-development scheme Break.Through
Swedish music company Epidemic Sound is launching a new program called Break.Through, which it claims will empower independent musicians in new ways. It’s a claim certain to raise eyebrows in some parts of the music...
May 11, 2018
Investment fund EQT takes 40% stake in Epidemic Sound
Swedish alternative-investments firm EQT has taken a 40% stake in production-music company Epidemic Sound, whose CEO Oscar Höglund we interviewed earlier this week about this summer’s ‘fake artists’ controversy. The...
November 22, 2017
Epidemic Sound gives its side of the Spotify ‘fake artists’ controversy
“We were on our summer break, because we’re Swedes and nobody works for two months in July and August. But that’s when the whole fake-artists thing hit, so we were surprised, but mostly offended. Granted, we hadn’t...
November 20, 2017
Epidemic Sound is a mood-music supplier for Spotify
We should stop using the term ‘fake artists’ for this week’s big Spotify debate. ‘Pseudonymous artists’ is a more-accurate description of what’s happening with songwriters and producers releasing tracks under...
July 13, 2017
‘Fake’ Spotify artists aren’t a scandal… but they ARE food for thought
It turns out that ‘fake artists on Spotify' is actually fake news. Or to put it more accurately: those artists are actually real, human songwriters and producers putting music out under pseudonyms, with those tracks...
July 11, 2017
Epidemic Sound talks YouTube: ‘We’re a music company that really understands the platform’
In recent years, most of the discussion around YouTube and music has focused on rightsholders’ desire for greater royalties and less safe-harbour protection for Google’s video service. YouTube’s potential as a sync...
May 22, 2017
YouTube and beyond: the new frontiers for production music
Production music isn't an area we've written about regularly in the past for Music Ally, since it didn't have much of a digital focus. That's changing fast, however. YouTube in particular, and the need of its burgeoning...
March 3, 2017