Licensing startups Lickd and ClickNClear announce latest deals
British startups Lickd and ClickNClear license music to different customer groups but share one facet of their origin stories.
February 22, 2022
Merlin signs on with creator-focused licensing firm Lickd
Slowly but surely, music licensing startup Lickd, which helps YouTubers to pay for tracks to use in their content, is picking up deals.
January 14, 2022
WMG and Epic Games invest in music licensing startup Lickd
UK firm Lickd is one of the startups trying to make it easier for YouTubers and other online creators to license commercial music to use in their videos. Now it has raised £5.1m of funding from some very interesting investors:...
September 27, 2021
Lickd’s latest major-label licensing deal is with Warner Music
Startup Lickd has signed its second major label licensing deal in a matter of months, adding an agreement with Warner Music Group to the UMG deal that it announced in June. Lickd will now be adding “millions”...
August 18, 2020
Lickd signs deal with UMG for pre-cleared music on YouTube
Startup Lickd was founded in 2016 to help YouTubers to license commercial music for use in their videos more easily. The company has been working hard to build a catalogue of music, and has this morning announced its biggest...
June 16, 2020
Lickd says Ed Sheeran is most-longed-for licence for YouTubers
Ed Sheeran is big on YouTube: as Music Ally recently reported, his channel has just passed the milestone of 40 million subscribers, while it’s now also past the 17bn views mark. However, Sheeran is also the top artist cited...
July 10, 2019
Lickd boss says Article 13 issue ‘is not going to go away’
Europe's new copyright directive has passed its latest legislative hurdle, winning the approval of the European Union member states, after being voted through by the European Parliament last month. "With today's agreement,...
April 15, 2019
Startup Lickd raises £1.7m funding and signs BMG deal
UK-based music-licensing startup Lickd has announced a Series A funding round of £1.7m ($2.2m) from angel investors, including Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. The company’s focus is on licensing recorded-music to YouTubers...
February 5, 2019
Midemlab 2018 pitches: Music discovery and distribution
20 music/tech startups are finalists in this year’s Midemlab contest at the Midem conference in Cannes. This morning’s first session saw the music discovery and distribution startups showing off their products and platforms. The...
June 6, 2018
Abbey Road Red incubator adds two more startups… and a new boss
Abbey Road Studios in London has announced that HumTap and Lickd will be the next two companies to join its Abbey Road Red startup incubator, under the wing of a new boss for the program. Karim Fanous, formerly head of...
February 1, 2018
20 music/tech startups we’ll be watching in 2018
Here at Music Ally, we covered a lot of new music/tech startups for the first time in 2017. We've now chosen 20 of them that we think have the potential to make an impact in 2018 and beyond, from analytics to artificial intelligence,...
January 3, 2018
Hookd rebrands as Lickd and adds Hospital Records catalogue
We reported on the launch of Hookd in September: the British startup is launching a ‘pre-cleared, commercial music licensing solution for online video creators’. Basically a way for YouTubers to license labels’ tracks...
October 31, 2017