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May 14, 2019

Soundstripe Raises $4M For Video Music Licensing

Nashville music tech startup Soundstripe has closed a $4 million Series A financing round led by Vocap Investment Partners. Soundstrip offers subscription-based royalty-free music micro-licenses to YouTubers, advertisers, and other video creators.
May 13, 2019


Ramsdell will oversee a team that will have dedicated synch representatives at each label to strategically secure premium and impactful opportunities for the use of their […]
May 13, 2019

Music Business Association Chairman Resigns Following Annual Conference

The chairman of the Music Business Association has voluntarily resigned his position, days after making a bad-taste joke about women artists who performed at the organization’s Music Biz conference, held in Nashville May 5-8.
May 13, 2019


After nearly two decades of disruption, the music industry is undergoing a massive revival. Artists, labels and publishers are cashing in on the growing popularity of streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music — and consumers are signing up for subscriptions like never before. Vulture forecasts music revenue to more than double to about $131 billion by 2030. Millennials and Generation Z are spending more of their annual budgets on music than other age groups. The proportion of people who stream music on their smartphones is growing in both developed and emerging markets.
May 13, 2019

Spotify ‘Storyline’ lets artists tell the story behind their songs, Instagram-style

A song can take many forms and meanings, depending on who’s listening to it and at which point in their lives they are. We all have […]
May 10, 2019

Game Of Thrones’ Dominates Top Two Spots Of April 2019’s Top TV Songs Chart

HBO’s final season of Game of Thrones isn’t just the talk of social media and a ratings hit to boot – its music is also connecting in a big way, as the show takes the top two spots of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind, for April 2019.
May 8, 2019

DIY musicians now to earn more than $2 billion a year

DIY musicians now to earn more than $2 billion a year from recorded music, music publishing income, live performance fees, merchandise sales, and other income.
May 7, 2019

Is Hi-Def Streaming a Thing? Rhapsody Packs MQA Into Its ‘Powered by Napster’ Streaming Service

Rhapsody International Inc. has reached a new deal with MQA to deliver high-definition audio to the Powered by Napster streaming platform.
May 6, 2019

Universal Music Fights Artists Who Wish to Terminate Copyright Grants

The Copyright Act gives authors the ability to terminate a grant after a 35-year wait, and now there are hundreds of recording artists from the early 1980s who are looking to take advantage of this statutory provision to reclaim ownership rights.
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