Epidemic Sound to provide music for Pinterest’s new ‘Idea Pins’
More than 475 million people are using Pinterest to make creative plans and collect content. Recently it introduced a new format called ‘Idea Pins’, which yesterday rolled out to users in the US, UK, Australia, Canada,...
May 19, 2021
Head of Digital Partnerships & Analytics – Domino – London
Based in our London office, Domino seeks a Head of Digital Partnerships & Analytics to lead digital commercial strategy across the Label Group. The role will monitor, explore and execute opportunities for Domino’s global...
September 14, 2020
MTN Nigeria and Tidal announce partnership
African telco MTN Nigeria and Tidal have announced a partnership which allows MTN users to access Tidal’s streaming service via their phones in a wide variety of short and long-term subscriptions. In December 2018, MTN...
September 3, 2020
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....
May 18, 2020
TikTok backs the Giggs economy in month-long partnership
TikTok currently finds itself in a position that YouTube knows only too well, being simultaneously hailed as a kingmaker for breaking new artists, and a hot potato when it comes to the question of licensing and royalties...
December 4, 2019
Sony Music to make a daily satirical podcast with The Onion
Sony Music Entertainment is partnering with satirical website The Onion to launch a new daily podcast in 2020. ‘The Topical’ will go live in January and will deliver daily sideswipes at the news and current affairs....
November 6, 2019
YouTube launches Merchbar partnership for artist merchandise
YouTube is rolling out another feature for musicians with ‘Official Artist Channels’ on its platform. The company has signed a deal with Merchbar which will see artists able to “surface their official merchandise...
October 16, 2019
Spotify’s latest telco-bundle partnership is with AT&T
Spotify has announced its latest partnership with a telco, and it’s a big one: AT&T in the US. Subscribers to the network’s ‘AT&T Unlimited & More Premium’ contract can choose to include Spotify Premium...
August 6, 2019
Drake inks a ‘creative partnership’ with SiriusXM and Pandora
Drake famously took to the stage at the launch of Apple Music in 2015 to give his endorsement of the company’s new streaming service. But you don’t get to be one of the biggest stars in the streaming era without sharing...
July 26, 2019
MelodyVR reveals content-licensing deal with Facebook
It’s a busy time for music-VR startup MelodyVR, with its smartphone app having just launched. Now it has announced an intriguing content-licensing deal… with Facebook. “The agreement will see MelodyVR’s content...
July 5, 2019
Apple Music throws its weight behind French artists PNL
Here’s a thought: the question ‘Are streaming services becoming record labels’ is boring. Not least because it contains the implicit assumption that, as DSPs like Spotify and Apple Music work more directly with artists,...
July 5, 2019