MelodyVR keen for more publishing deals after Warner/Chappell
Music virtual-reality company MelodyVR announced a multi-year licensing deal with publisher Warner/Chappell yesterday. The agreement covers VR distribution of the publisher’s catalogue of songs around “an extensive...
February 22, 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
Facebook signs licensing deal with publisher Sony/ATV
Slowly but surely, Facebook’s music-licensing strategy is coming in to focus. Having announced a deal with Universal Music Group before Christmas – which included its recorded-music and publishing divisions – now the...
January 9, 2018
YouTube and Universal Music sign new multi-year licensing deal
Despite the continuing rows over the 'value gap' and safe harbour, YouTube has struck its second new licensing deal of 2017 with a major label: Universal Music Group. The new global, multi-year agreement follows a similar...
December 19, 2017
Biggest tracks could be main losers from user-centric streaming payouts (#SlushMusic)
Research being conducted in Finland into a ‘user-centric’ payments model for music-streaming suggests that the biggest tracks may be the main losers under such a system. That’s according to Lottaliina Pokkinen, head...
November 30, 2017
Mixcloud premium plans include individual creator subscriptions
Mixcloud’s plans for premium subscriptions will include the ability for individual DJs, curators and podcasters on its platform to launch subscriptions for their mixes and shows. The streaming service’s ambitions to...
October 31, 2017
Mixcloud signs its first direct licensing deal, with WMG
UK-based streaming service Mixcloud has signed a direct licensing deal with Warner Music Group, its first such partnership with a label. The company says it’s working on a premium subscription tier for which such deals...
October 9, 2017
Hookd launches music-licensing service for YouTube creators
In January this year, we spotted a new British startup called Hookd that was planning to offer “the world’s first pre-cleared, commercial music licensing solution for online video creators”. Today, Hookd is launching...
September 11, 2017
Facebook ‘respects the value of artists’ – so it should pay them
Facebook’s VP EMEA Nicola Mendelsohn delivered the guest keynote at British industry body the BPI’s annual general meeting yesterday. Awkward timing, given this month’s speculation about Facebook waving ‘hundreds...
September 8, 2017
NMPA boss ramps up the pressure on Spotify over mechanicals
Did we report yesterday on quotes from National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) boss David Israelite that suggested he was fairly relaxed about Spotify’s latest mechanical-licensing controversy? Yes, we did. But...
September 7, 2017
Apple Music kicks off licensing renewals with new WMG deal
Spotify’s success in persuading labels to renew its licensing deals with a revenue-share more in its favour is starting to have a knock-on effect. Bloomberg reported overnight that Apple has renewed its own deal with...
September 7, 2017
Facebook recruiting music publishing biz-dev manager for EMEA
Facebook’s music-licensing ambitions continue, with news that the social network is recruiting a music publishing business development manager for the EMEA region. The London-based role requires someone who is “passionate...
August 3, 2017