Styngr popped onto our radar in March 2022 when it announced a licensing deal with Warner Music Group. Now it has a deal with ICE.
ICE Core breaks monthly distribution record as AKM signs up
Things are still going well for the ICE Core, the hub that licenses repertoire from collecting societies and various independent publishers.
ICE appoints new CTO after processing 27tn music usages in 2021
Govinda Fichtner, previously at IONOS, joins the processing hub as it reaches the milestone of €2.3bn in payouts to rightsholders.
ICE appoints new CEO after paying out more than €2.2bn
Processing hub ICE has a new boss. Or rather, it will have in March 2022, after a handover process from current CEO Thorsten Sauer.
Belgian collecting society Sabam joins the Ice core in Europe
European licensing hub Ice was founded by three collecting societies: PRS for Music, Stim and Gema. However, its ‘Ice Core’ also licenses repertoire from other entities: Imro, BMI and independent […]
TikTok and Ice settle their dispute with licensing deal
Testy licensing talks between social media companies and collecting societies are nothing new, but the dispute between TikTok and European licensing hub Ice – founded by PRS for Music, Stim […]
Triller gets a licensing deal with pan-Euro licensing hub Ice
Triller has been making the most of TikTok’s recent troubles, poaching creators, trumpeting its user growth and even pitching itself in the US as “a form of patriotic capitalism”. But with that higher profile has come scrutiny of Triller’s licensing status, not least from US publishing body the NMPA.
On the other side of the Atlantic, in Europe, Triller has a new licensing deal in place today though. It’s with Ice, the pan-European licensing hub originally created by collecting societies PRS for Music, Gema and Stim.
“The deal covers Triller from its launch and will support the growing service by licensing it into 160+ territories for rights represented by Ice’s society and publisher rights holders,” announced Ice – the latter group including Concord, Downtown and Peermusic.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 over music-licensing terms.
ICE issued a statement yesterday on the case, but this morning TikTok has also sent Music Ally an official statement on the referral.
“TikTok is an exciting way for songs and emerging artists to gain exposure and break through with a wide and varied audience. As a platform for unique and original creative content, we place high value and respect upon intellectual property rights, and we work closely with music rights holders to protect a library of sound on the platform which is available for users to infuse in their own short videos,” said its spokesperson.