We reported earlier this year on popular design tool Canva’s addition of music via partnerships with WMG and Merlin.
Canva is looking to do more with commercial music, and it already has a pair of licensing deals: with WMG and Merlin.
Indie licensing agency Merlin has announced a global licensing deal that lets Merlin members and their artists participate in FPR on SoundCloud.
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Kuaishou has a global footprint: more than 45 million users of its separate Kwai app in Brazil for example.
Of all the social media platforms, Pinterest might be the one most under the radar for the music industry.
Twitch’s work to forge partnerships with music rightsholders – if not platform-wide music licensing deals just yet – continues.
Yesterday’s keynote from Mark Mulligan at the NY:LON Connect conference was followed by a panel about the future of music distribution.
Slowly but surely, music licensing startup Lickd, which helps YouTubers to pay for tracks to use in their content, is picking up deals.
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 […]
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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 on the deals this morning, adding that Snap is testing a new feature in Australia and New Zealand that lets people add music to their Snapchat posts. Snap has confirmed the news of the deals to Music Ally.
“We’re constantly building on our relationships within the music industry, and making sure the entire music ecosystem (artists, labels, songwriters, publishers and streaming services) are seeing value in our partnerships,” said a spokesperson.