Tag: user-generated content

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User-generated content may account for $1.2bn of music revenues

Billboard’s latest article about Facebook’s music strategy is interesting, but the sentence that jumped out at us is actually towards the end of the piece. “UGC already accounts for $1.2 billion of the global recorded-music...
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Facebook expands its UGC licensing deals to India and Thailand

Spotify, YouTube Music and now Facebook: who *isn’t* launching their music activities in India this year? Of course, Facebook isn’t running its own music-streaming service there. Instead, the social network has expanded...
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Sandbox Issue 222: SYNC IN. Music Synchronisation Gets Smarter

Lead: as synchronisation grows in importance, a new wave of tools is emerging to make that whole process work seamlessly and smarter, covering both micro-licensing and pitch management. We look at the key players here, what...
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Sandbox Issue Seventy One: Remixed Message

Seven years ago, remix competitions were a new and exciting marketing opportunity, with everyone fired up on the possibilities of UGC and how it could create a different connection between artist and fan. Their growing ubiquity...
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UGC sites will not be penalised under new Google searches

Popular UGC (user-generated content) sites such as YouTube will largely avoid the effects of Google’s new anti-piracy search rankings despite racking up a large number of copyright infringement notices, the search giant...
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Music Ally Report: Nokia’s CWM service struggles to move beyond its niche

Our lead examines Nokia's Comes With Music unlimited download service performance from its launch to explain why it has not took off as expected.