Round Hill Music To Raise $375M In UK IPO

New York-based private equity firm Round Hill Music, a company focused on investing in music copyright assets, has revealed its plan of being listed on the London Stock Exchange in. Continue reading

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WMG Plans $338M In Major Music Acquisitions

Warner Music Group revealed that its subsidiary WMG Acquisition Corp has raised more than $250 million in capital to help fund a pair of acquisitions worth a total of $338. Continue reading

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Amsterdam Dance Event Reveals This Week’s Virtual Lineup

ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) the annual EDM fest and trade show has announced the full program for its online edition this year. To be held October 21st – 25th, 2020,. Continue reading

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Artists Will Earn A Little More With Removal Of Controlled Composition Clause

BMG made industry headlines last week when it opted to eliminate the Controlled Composition clause from its artist contracts. This means more money for artists, and could also be the. Continue reading

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UMG Is Building Its Own ‘Music-Based’ Hotels, Venues

Move over Live Nation, Universal Music Group has partnered with entertainment investment group Dakia U-Ventures to launch a chain of music-based experiential hotels that will include multiple entertainment venues. UMUSIC. Continue reading

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BTS, Fortnite, And The Future Of Live Music

In Part 2 of this conversation with the Moscow-based K-Pop promoter, Sophie Chivanova chat with Chartmetric about BTS, Fortnite, and what the future of concerts and “live” music might look. Continue reading

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Kanye West Releases First Presidential Campaign Ad

Kanye West has released the first ad of his fledgling presidential campaign Thus far, West has qualified for presidential ballot access in just 12 states: 84 electoral votes – Arkansas,. Continue reading

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Controlled Compositions Clauses, Frozen Mechanicals Explained

BMG recently made headlines with the announcement that they would be rolling back at least some aspects of the “controlled composition” in their record deals, which would be good news. Continue reading

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BMG Cuts Controversial Controlled Composition Clause, Calls On Others To Do Same

Label services company BMG will eliminate a controversial part of the standard record label contract that reduces the income of songwriters, composers and lyricists. The controlled composition clause limits the. Continue reading

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Led Zeppelin (Finally) Wins ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Court Battle

If you thought the song was long, it’s nothing compared to the court battle which ensued. A plagiarism lawsuit from the estate of Randy Wolf against Led Zeppelin has, at. Continue reading

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