ICE launches Licensr self-service tool for smaller DSPs
Pan-European licensing hub ICE has launched a new service called Licensr, which is aimed at “smaller online music services” who want to get licences quickly. It’s an online self-service tool where small...
April 29, 2020
Nearly 1,000 musicians join protest against Amazon’s ICE contracts
Amazon recently announced plans to host its own festival in Las Vegas this December, called Intersect. It’s billed as “the place where music, technology, and art converge”, but the event is rousing some strong protests...
October 28, 2019
Copyright hub ICE has paid out more than €1bn of digital royalties
ICE, the copyright hub co-founded by collecting societies PRS for Music, Gema and Stim, has announced a new milestone this morning: more than €1bn of digital royalties paid out to societies and publishers. That first billion...
August 27, 2019
Amid TikTok dispute, Bytedance hired ICE’s head of rights & repertoire
TikTok has referred licensing hub ICE and its three founders – PRS for Music, GEMA and STIM – to the UK’s Copyright Tribunal, in a dispute over licensing terms. The social app will have some expert help in its corner,...
August 1, 2019
TikTok issues statement on its UK Copyright Tribunal music-licensing referral
Yesterday, Music Ally broke the news that social app TikTok has referred three collecting societies – PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA – and their joint-venture licensing hub ICE to the UK's Copyright Tribunal, in a dispute...
July 24, 2019
TikTok takes on collecting societies at UK Copyright Tribunal
Social app TikTok is set for a battle with three European collecting societies and their joint venture, via the medium of the UK’s Copyright Tribunal. That’s the body that resolves copyright-related commercial-licensing...
July 23, 2019
Downtown Music boss: ‘Music is everywhere… Music licensing tries to keep up’
From songwriters suing streaming services to big-bucks catalogue acquisitions, the music-publishing world has made plenty of headlines in recent years. Downtown Music Publishing CEO Justin Kalifowitz suggested that publishing...
January 22, 2019
Ice says it has paid out €340m as it signs latest deal
Ice is the pan-European licensing hub set up by collecting societies PRS for Music, Stim and Gema, which claims a database of more than 32m songs, and representation for more than 290,000 rightsholders. The body announced...
May 24, 2018
Facebook signs licensing deal with processing-hub ICE
The music agreements keep coming for Facebook, which now has a deal with online licensing and processing hub ICE – the joint venture between European collecting societies PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA. “The licence...
February 22, 2018
MelodyVR signs European collecting-society deals
British virtual-reality startup MelodyVR has announced its latest set of deals this morning: with various European collecting societies. The agreements, covering use of songwriter copyrights in MelodyVR’s upcoming service,...
August 10, 2017
SoundCloud Go launches in Germany
SoundCloud has taken its premium subscription tier to an eighth country: its homeland Germany. “We have already launched Go in seven countries and we are now launching in Germany,” CEO Alexander Ljung told the Berliner...
December 7, 2016