Spotify Adds Real-time Lyrics In 24 Markets

Spotify is adding real-time lyrics synched to music in 26 markets globally today. Lyrics provider Musixmatch is powering the launch. The company was behind several public beta tests with Spotify. Continue reading

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rightsHUB Adds Gracenote, DJ Monitor, BMAT, Soundmouse, Yacast Music Recognition, Jaxsta Integration

rightsHUB has added integrations with major music recognition services to its music rights data and asset management platform that enable users to register songs in a single upload.  The integration. 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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Molly Neuman Named President Of Songtrust

Molly Neuman has been named President of Downtown Music owned Songtrust, the indie global music royalty collection and publishing administrator. Neuman joined Songtrust in 2017 as Global Head of Business. Continue reading

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Canadian Music Publishers Association Unveils Rebrand, Programming

The Canadian Music Publishers Association has today (Oct. 29) announced that it has rebranded to Music Publishers Canada. According to the organization, the rebrand includes a refreshed logo, social media. Continue reading

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QUICK HITS: AWAL Promotes 2 • Empire +1 Records • FADER Label • Spirit Music Group

AWAL  Promotes Two: Aaron Bogucki has been upped to Vice President, Marketing at AWAL  based in the UK.  Over the past 18 months, Bogucki has been building up AWAL’s global digital. Continue reading

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Merck Mercuriadis’ Hipgnosis Acquires Timbaland Catalog

The Merck Mercuriadis’ Hipgnosis Songs Fund buying spree continues with the acquisition of the catalog of Grammy-winning producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ, Timbaland.

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Publishers Are Driving A Full Stack Music Revolution [MIDiA’s Mark Mulligan]

As the value of music publishing catalogs have multiplied, so have the ways in which forward-thinking companies like Downtown, Round Hill, Kobalt, ole/Anthem, Primary Wave and Create Group monetized those. Continue reading

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Investors Flood $530M SESAC Capital Restructuring

Privately owned performing rights organization SESAC has completed a major refinancing of its capital structure, reports Billboard, selling $530 million in bonds and obtaining a $30 million revolving credit line.

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Audible Magic Monetizes Music On User Generated Content

Content ID solutions provider Audible Magic has launched its UGC Music Rights Platform (UMRP) which simplifies the licensing and administration of music rights for user generated content on social media.

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