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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...
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Apple Music wants a lower rev-share for music-streaming

News that Spotify had negotiated a lower revenue-share licensing deal with Universal Music was clearly going to have a knock-on effect. Bloomberg’s report yesterday that Apple is aiming to follow suit in its own licensing...
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ASCAP says YouTube deal will boost its video payouts

When YouTube appointed Lyor Cohen as its head of music – and again recently when it poached SoundCloud content boss Stephen Bryan – there were cautious hopes expressed within the music industry that Google’s video service...
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Warner Music Group extends its YouTube deals but for shorter periods

Warner Music Group has extended its recorded-music and publishing deals with YouTube, but for a shorter time than usual, which hints at the anticipation within the music industry that Google’s video service will face tougher...
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Indie labels renew Spotify licensing deal with ‘parity of access’

Spotify recently agreed a new licensing deal with Universal Music, although it remains locked in negotiations with rivals Sony Music and Warner Music. But what about the 'fourth major' – independent labels, as represented...
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Could Deezer test ‘user-centric’ streaming licensing?

Midia Research’s Mark Mulligan tends to focus on analysis and predictions rather than breaking news, but yesterday he claimed a scoop: that Deezer is exploring an alternative form of licensing. Specifically, the ‘user-centric’...
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Confusion surrounds status of Universal Music Prince deal

The question ‘what is going on with Prince’s digital music licensing?’ has been posed many times in recent years, both before and after his death. It seemed to have been answered when Prince’s estate struck a deal...
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Now Pandora is reportedly seeking better deal terms from labels

The exact details may not (yet) be public, but Spotify’s recent licensing deal with Universal Music Group is widely expected to include a lower royalty rate, in order to make the streaming service’s growth more sustainable. In...
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Spotify seals new licensing deal with UMG and agrees to window albums

The long, hard path to a new set of licensing agreements for Spotify is nearing its conclusion. The music-streaming service has announced a multi-year, global deal with Universal Music Group. One down, two to go from the...
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Native Instruments buys remix-licensing startup MetaPop

Music production and DJing company Native Instruments has snapped up startup MetaPop, appointing its founder, former Beatport CEO Matthew Adell, as its chief digital officer. We first wrote about MetaPop a year ago, in...
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Report claims premium-windowing is on the way for Spotify

Spotify’s latest round of licensing negotiations with major labels is bringing the prospect of premium-windowing for high-profile albums closer on its service. The Financial Times claimed yesterday that Spotify is close...
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Mash-ups and mixes startup Dubset Media raises $4m

Dubset Media has closed a $4m Series A funding round to continue building its business licensing remixes and mash-ups for distribution on music-streaming services. Boston-based VC firm Cue Ball Capital led the round, with...