Infographic Guide To US Music Licensing

The world of music licensing can be a complex and difficult one for artists and songwriters to try and navigate successfully. Here we look at handy infographic which breaks it. Continue reading

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MLC Chooses As “Digital Services Provider” Company That Sent Fraudulent License Notices To Songwriters

The new Music Licensing Collective board of directors has chosen the third-party licensing company, the Harry Fox Administration (HFA), to be its digital service provider. That’s the same HFA that. Continue reading

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Twitter Refuses To License Music, Pay Royalties [Op-Ed]

Attorney and artist advocate Chris Castle responds to a recent Pitchfork article by Eric Harvey which describes how intertwined Twitter is with music business, and how valuable a star-making tool. Continue reading

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SoundExchange To Power Global Podcast Music Licensing

SoundExchange and SourceAudio have partnered to license music for podcasts. Podcastmusic.com, a digital music marketplace for podcasters, will now have access to SoundExchange creators and offer licenses for label and. Continue reading

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A Look At The Future Of Music Licensing

If you're looking to use someone's music that you don't have the rights to, you'll need to get some form of official license from the copyright holder. These types of. Continue reading

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Soundbetter Launches Tracks: Licence Music From Top Producers And Release As Your Own

Music production talent marketplace SoundBetter has launched 'Sountbetter Tracks' for musicians who want to write an original topline (vocal melody and lyrics) for a pre-existing track and release the final. Continue reading

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10K Radio Stations File BMI Lawsuit To Pay Songwriters Less, PRO Responds

The Radio Music License Committee, which represents more than 10,000 commercial radio stations in the US, has filed a petition in the federal rate court to resolve its ongoing rate. Continue reading

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On Music Licensing, Placements and Samples with Deborah Mannis-Gardner

This week music licensing, placements and samples expert Deborah Mannis-Gardner joins co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast. 

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Songtrust Now Administers 150K Songwriters, 1M Copyrights, 20K Music Publishers

Songtrust announced that is now administers 50,000 songwriters, 20,000 music publishers and more than 1,000,000 copyrights. That's up from 100,000 songwriters and 15,000 publishers just over a year ago.

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Clickamix Launches Pre-cleared Music Platform For Sports

[UPDATED] Clickamix believes that unlicensed use of music in sports is a $670 million untapped revenue stream. As a solution, the startup has launch the first pre-cleared music licensing platform for sports. Continue reading

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