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.
March 10, 2022
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".
February 2, 2022
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.
January 19, 2022
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...
September 7, 2021
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.
September 2, 2021
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...
July 16, 2021
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...
September 3, 2020
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,...
April 15, 2020
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
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...
July 31, 2019
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...
April 17, 2019
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...
January 22, 2019