Sony invests $4.5m in sample clearance site Tracklib
Tracklib has been around since 2016, helping artists and producers to find and clear music for sampling. The company has just announced a $4.5m funding round from Sony Innovation Fund – the early-stage investment arm of...
June 16, 2020
Sample library Tracklib switches to subscription model
We first wrote about stem licensing service Tracklib back in June 2016 when it pitched at MidemLab. It is aimed at the DJ and remixer worlds, allowing users to buy and license track stems in one location. In October it signed...
May 20, 2020
BMG is the latest music firm to sign a deal with Tracklib
BMG has announced a licensing deal with Swedish sampling service Tracklib, becoming the latest music company to make some of its catalogue available on the platform. BMG said that it will provide “a selection of quality...
January 16, 2020
Tracklib launches its ‘State of Sampling 2019’ report
Sample-licensing service Tracklib has published its latest ‘State of Sampling’ report, offering some stats and insight into how samples are being used in 2019’s music industry. “This year, 15% of the songs on Billboard...
December 18, 2019
Tracklib publishes its latest ‘State of Sampling’ report
A fifth of songs that made Billboard’s year-end Hot 100 chart in the US used samples, according to a report published by Tracklib – a company that focuses on sample-clearance. “It’s been fairly consistent the...
February 12, 2019
Music discovery, recommendation and creation startups at #Midem
This year's Midem conference has brought another crop of startups pitching their wares in the MidemLab contest. Today's first pitching session focused on the music discovery, recommendation and creation services category. Six...
June 3, 2016
The 20 hottest music startups of 2016 (according to Midemlab)
SoundCloud, Kickstarter, Next Big Sound, Songkick and The Echo Nest are just five of the companies that have passed through the Midemlab startup contest – originally known as MidemNet Lab – over the years. This year's...
April 28, 2016