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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 the US, UK, Australia, Canada,...
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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 to be drawn from the...
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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...
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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 and performers,...
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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,...
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UK musician bodies criticise Epidemic Sound / Adobe deal

In June, creative-software company Adobe announced the launch of a library of royalty-free music and audio with partners Epidemic Sound and Jamendo. Now two bodies representing musicians in the UK have attacked one of those...
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Epidemic Sound says its music gets 1.5bn daily YouTube views

Remember the great ‘Fake Artists‘ controversy of 2017? It emerged that some previously-unknown artists doing well on Spotify weren’t fakes: they were musicians signed to production music firm Epidemic Sound....
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Epidemic Sound lays off 19% of staff in ‘realignment’ of business

Production music firm Epidemic Sound is making 79 of its 419 staff redundant, although the company says that this is not the result of a drop in revenues. The majority of the layoffs have come from its sales department,...
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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...