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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...
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FUGA talks expansion, experimentation and data drive

Four years ago, Amsterdam-based music distribution and marketing platform FUGA had just 12 employees and its only office was in the Netherlands. Since then, it has expanded to 90 staff, with offices in New York (opened...
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FUGA goes gaming with Riot Games and Monstercat deals

Distributors signing new deals with labels is such a common occurrence, it rarely makes a story in this bulletin. Yet FUGA’s latest sheaf of deals includes a couple that are relevant to a bigger trend we’ve been covering...
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Music streaming is booming… So what happens next?

The music industry is understandably excited about its streaming-fuelled return to growth over the past couple of years, but there’s also a widespread awareness that this isn’t the time for resting on laurels. The...
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FUGA’s Pieter van Rijn: ‘Embrace the change’ (guest column)

This guest column comes from Pieter van Rijn, CEO of FUGA: “In a business as dynamic as music, it goes without saying that one of the few constants is change. It’s also no huge revelation to say that we weren’t always...
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Demystifying blockchain: ‘Call it Sex Chocolate or something!’

Blockchain technology has evangelists and sceptics galore in and around the music industry. Is it really the answer to the music business’ infamous problems with transparency and efficiency? A conference panel convened...
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Dot Blockchain partners with SOCAN, Songtrust and more

Startup Dot Blockchain launched the alpha version of its ‘minimum viable product’ to apply blockchain technology to music last year. Now it has announced four deals with music industry companies to further its ambitions. Canadian...