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Sony Music and Warner Music suspend their operations in Russia

Major labels Sony Music and Warner Music are following Universal Music in suspending their operations in Russia, due to the invasion of Ukraine.
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WMG, Deezer, FUGA and Unison join Verifi Media Rights Data Alliance

The alliance plans to create "an orchestra of definitive data, with each player maintaining its own information while collaborating to create a symphony of media intelligence".
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Music distribution trends: evolution, expansion and education

Yesterday's keynote from Mark Mulligan at the NY:LON Connect conference was followed by a panel about the future of music distribution.
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Fuga boss sees bright future in local DSPs and blockchain technology

Fuga boss Pieter van Rijn has been outlining where he sees future revenue growth coming from, in his speech at the Music Ally China Digital Summit. “The continuous rise of UGC and social platforms in combination with...
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Space Shower Fuga signs deals with 15 Japanese music services

Last year, distributor Fuga announced a partnership with Space Shower Networks to launch a joint venture in Japan in 2021. Now it has opened for business.
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Fuga and Fintage House lead $4m funding round for Verifi Media

In its original incarnation of Dot Blockchain, Verifi Media was one of the first startups to explore what blockchain technology might bring to music and other media industries. Post-rebrand, the company launched a music...
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FUGA hire new senior staff formerly of Ditto Music, 7digital, and AWAL

Music distribution company FUGA has announced the appointment of new senior hires, six months after being acquired by Downtown Music Holdings. The Netherlands-based company has now signalled their ambition by bringing...
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COVID-19: Time to turn disruption into innovation (guest column)

This is a guest column from Pieter van Rijn, CEO of FUGA: "All around the world we are facing an unprecedented crisis, the likes of which haven’t been seen on this scale since before most of us were born. Like most industries,...
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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...
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FUGA acquires rights-management platform Songspace

Distributor FUGA is getting its wallet out again: this time with an acquisition of Nashville-based rights-management firm Songspace. Billed as “your online song catalogue”, the company promises musicians that its tool...
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Fuga joins preferred-distributor lists of Spotify and Apple Music

Spotify and Apple Music have both updated their lists of ‘preferred’ music distributors in recent weeks, with Fuga the prominent new addition to both. The company is now listed alongside The Orchard as a “preferred...
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Global music-streaming: ‘For growth you have to look outside of the Western markets’

Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon may dominate many of the discussions about music-streaming, but there is more to the global streaming market than the biggest players. A strand at Music Ally and Music Biz's NY:LON Connect...