Production music firm Epidemic Sound gets quite a few people’s backs up in the music industry, it’s fair to say.
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Epidemic Sound launches web series to profile its musicians
Production music firm Epidemic Sound has launched a new web video series profiling some of the musicians that it works with.
Meta hits back at Epidemic Sound copyright infringement lawsuit
Earlier this year, production music company Epidemic Sound sued Meta in a $142m copyright infringement lawsuit.
Epidemic Sound sues Meta in $142m infringement lawsuit
Meta is facing a big headache in the form of a $142m copyright infringement lawsuit from production music firm Epidemic Sound.
TikTok wants to help brands license music to use on its app
The boundary between user-generated content and sponsored or branded content is important for music rightsholders, who feel strongly that if a video on a social app or video service is being paid for by a brand, it should be a proper sync.
But what about brands who want to use original music for their own content? One of those services, TikTok, is trying to help with its new ‘Sound Partners’ program.
The Sandbox Guide to.. The future of sync, and what it means for you
Today, hundreds of thousands of artists release music and an equally huge number of content creators require music for their output. Sync has become a more nuanced instrument for all involved – and one that’s still a moneymaker and a powerful marketing tool. We’re taking a look at how sync has changed, what the real needs […]
Epidemic Sound publishes financial results for 2020
You’ll need to speak Swedish (or have Google Translate and plenty of patience) to dig properly through production music company Epidemic Sound’s annual financials. Thankfully, the company has published an English-language summary too, […]
Epidemic Sound to provide music for Pinterest’s new ‘Idea Pins’
More than 475 million people are using Pinterest to make creative plans and collect content. Recently it introduced a new format called ‘Idea Pins’, which yesterday rolled out to users in […]
Epidemic Sound raises $450m valuing the company at $1.4bn
Production music firm Epidemic Sound continues to be a touchy subject in some parts of the music industry, but in the investment community its reputation remains sky-high. That’s one conclusion […]
Epidemic Sound revenues grew in 2019; so did operating losses
Swedish production music company Epidemic Sound saw its revenues grow by 66% to SEK 375.3m (around $42.1m) in 2019, but the company’s operating losses grew by 152% to SEK 206.7m ($23.2m) according to its financial results.
MBW has published the figures, which were released in Sweden earlier this summer. The financials offer a snapshot of the company’s business a few months before it made 79 of its 419 staff redundant in May.
“Covid-19 has just accelerated this transition into becoming a digital-first company, and supercharged it,” CEO Oscar Hoglund told us at the time.
Musician bodies team up to attack Epidemic Sound again
Production library Epidemic Sound is taking flak from musician bodies again, in what’s becoming a regular, one-sided war of words. European bodies Aepo-Artis, Ecsa and FIM, who represent composers, songwriters […]
Beatleap video-editing app includes Epidemic Sound music
Lightricks is the developer behind popular photo and video editing apps like Facetune and Videoleap, with more than 350m downloads so far. Now it’s launching a new creativity app with a music twist.
It’s called Beatleap, and it’s a partnership with production music firm Epidemic Sound. The app helps people to edit their videos to fit with more than 1,000 songs from the latter company’s catalogue.
“Utilising machine learning, the app determines the exact moment to slow down or speed up a user’s video to perfectly align with the beat of the music,” is how Lightricks put it.