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
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...
December 7, 2018
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...
November 16, 2018
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...
February 15, 2018
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...
November 15, 2017
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...
March 3, 2017
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...
February 2, 2017