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Rightster acquires Base79 in bid to become global MCN leader

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Music, Music business, Music in advertising, Sonic Branding, Sync Licensing | 0 comments

  The importance of video sharing platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo to the music industry has spawned a micro-industry of so-called Multi-Channel-Networks (MCN’s), which manage how artists’ work is distributed across video-sharing sites. Effectively, they are like record labels for video content. MCN’s are set to become even more prevalent in the...

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Google strengthens music offering with Songza acquisition

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in brands and bands, Music, Music business, Music Industry | 0 comments

soundlounge was not surprised to note that Google has this week announced that it is acquiring Songza for $39m in an ongoing effort to support its growth in the music industry and place more music into digital advertising. Songza is a US-only streaming platform that has grown in popularity due to its contextual playlising, put together by supposed music...

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UK charts set to package streaming and sales

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Music, Music business, Music Industry | 0 comments

When A&R departments starting using Shazam to evaluate the impact of an artist, we all knew that things were on the move. The Official Chart company has announced that on July 6th this year, the UK Top 40 singles chart will soon take into account all major streaming services figures in addition to download and physical purchases in a move intended to...

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Facebook adds music identification feature

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Music, Music business, Music Industry |

Facebook has this week added a new feature to the network which identifies music and TV shows that are playing and suggests that users share what they are watching or listening to with their friends. Since this year’s F8 conference in which Facebook outlines its plans for the future, the network have been driving towards collecting more data from users to,...

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Why HMV deserves to fail

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in brands and music, digital music, Music, Music business, Music Industry |

Over a year ago HMV entered administration closing many of its stores despite a huge level of public support for the firm. They were notably another multi-million pound corporation who had inside knowledge  and really should have seen  that the consumer was going to get hooked on digital downloads and streaming platforms  The big question is why with their...

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Record breaking international music sales

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Music, Music business, Music Industry |

PPL, the UK music licensing and royalties body, has announced that it collected record revenues on behalf of British artists for the overseas use of their music during the first quarter of 2014. Every quarter PPL collects revenues on behalf of artists who are registered to receive royalties from international licensing deals. This quarter has been the...

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