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Latest Twitch music deal is with indie licensing agency Merlin

Twitch's work to forge partnerships with music rightsholders – if not platform-wide music licensing deals just yet – continues.
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Music distribution trends: evolution, expansion and education

Yesterday's keynote from Mark Mulligan at the NY:LON Connect conference was followed by a panel about the future of music distribution.
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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.
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Feed Media Group signs deal with Merlin for Adaptr startups licensing platform

Feed Media Group has signed a deal with Merlin, connecting its product Adaptr to Merlin’s catalogue. It follows a similar deal that was signed with Warner Music Group in January. Adaptr gives emerging-to-mid-stage startups...
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Major labels and Merlin’s share of Spotify streams is falling

Spotify’s latest financial filing is being picked over for interesting trends, and one of those is the combined share of streams for the catalogues of the three major labels, plus the independent catalogue licensed...
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Snap strikes deals for licensed music in Snapchat app

Snapchat's parent company Snap Inc has signed music licensing deals with Warner Music Group, Warner Chappell, Universal Music Publishing, Merlin and a number of members of US publishing body the NMPA. Bloomberg reported...
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Merlin CEO promises ‘long view’ around tech partnerships

Earlier this year, indie licensing agency Merlin appointed Facebook music exec Jeremy Sirota as its new CEO. On Friday (15 May) he gave his first public speech in the role at AIM’s online ‘AIM House’ conference....
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Merlin COO: ‘We’re significantly enhancing our deal-making capacity’

Indie licensing agency Merlin has promoted its chief commercial officer and general counsel Charlie Lexton to chief operating officer – a new role for the organisation, working alongside CEO Jeremy Sirota. “Charlie...
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TikTok signs Merlin deal but its licensing work is far from done

TikTok and indie licensing-agency Merlin have announced a licensing deal covering use of music from the latter’s member labels “wherever the platform is available around the world”. The deal is effective immediately,...
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Former Facebook exec Jeremy Sirota is Merlin’s new CEO

Last July, Charles Caldas announced that he was stepping down as head of indie licensing agency Merlin, a company he had been with since 2007, at end of the year. His replacement has just been announced and it is Jeremy...
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Boomplay strikes Merlin deal and says it’s grown to 62m users

African streaming service Boomplay’s latest licensing deal is with indie-agency Merlin. The company already had a full set of deals with the global major-labels, as well as a catalogue of music from African labels and artists....
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Merlin CEO steps down after another record payouts year

The boss of indie licensing agency Merlin will step down at the end of 2019. Charles Caldas revealed the news yesterday, having led the organisation since its earliest days in 2007. It’s an amicable life-choice decision,...