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Behind The Campaign :: Warner Italy’s Summer Playlist

Normally in Behind The Campaign we focus on a single artist (typically around an album release); but, to break with convention slightly, we are instead looking at a cross-artist playlist campaign run by Warner Music Italy...
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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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MelodyVR has launched its music VR app in closed beta

Music-focused virtual reality startup MelodyVR launched a beta version of its app just before Christmas for a small group of testers in Europe and the US. “On the 24 December 2016, we will launch a staged beta programme...
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Musical.ly: gimmick or music business saviour?

We have been writing about our near-namesake for a while now and its speed of growth has been staggering. If you’re unfamiliar with it, it’s a 15-second lip-syncing app that has the sort of consumer appeal (90m users...
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Vevo may finally get a WMG licensing deal

It’s an open secret that Vevo’s CEO Erik Huggers has been lobbying hard to secure a licensing deal with Warner Music Group – the sole major holdout from the music-videos service.
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Musical.ly signs its first label licensing deal with WMG

Hot on the heels of App Store success for its new Live.ly app, Musical.ly has signed its first label licensing deal for its core service. Warner Music Group is the partner, continuing WMG’s trend of being early in to a...
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WMG financials: ‘The business looks like it’s stabilising’

Warner Music Group has published its latest quarterly financial results, revealing a 10% fall in revenues but a 77% narrowing in its net losses – although on a constant-currency basis, the former figure was a more positive...
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VKontakte and Sony Music reach goodwill agreement in Russia; licensed streaming service pokes nose over the horizon

Sony Music has signed a goodwill agreement with VKontakte, the social network that everyone is apparently legally obliged to refer to as “the Russian Facebook”, as it looks to become a proper, licensed partner for the...
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Warner Music COO Wiesenthal quits the music business

Warner Music Group has announced that its chief operating officer Rob Wiesenthal is spreading his wings – literally – by leaving the music industry. In a memo to staff, CEO Stephen Cooper said that Wiesenthal “has decided...
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Only four music channels are in YouTube’s top 20

Is music’s clout diminishing on YouTube? Maybe not in overall numbers, but there’s certainly less of a musician presence in the upper reaches of the top channel charts on Google’s video service. Tubefilter and OpenSlate...
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Warner Music Group pulls catalogue from Simfy

German streaming service Simfy is missing a notable chunk of its catalogue, after Warner Music Group pulled its music from the service. The news was first reported by German news site Wirtschafts Woche, including confirmation...
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Snapchat boss: ‘Music is really appealing to us right now’

We know Snapchat is interested in music: the messaging app has worked with several emerging bands on promotional videos; signed Warner Music Group as one of the launch partners for its Snapchat Discover section; and just...