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Issue #239: Apple Reaches Music Deal With Warner; Facebook Offers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Music Rights

Apple Reaches Music Deal With Warner, Eyes Sony Pact — www.bloomberg.com Apple Inc. has secured a deal for songs from Warner Music Group, the technology giant’s first agreement with a major label since introducing its on-demand music service two years ago, according to people familiar with the matter. Facebook Offers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars […]

Songtradr Expands into Secure Music File-Sharing, Branded Radio Across Hundreds of Countries

Songtradr, the fastest-growing music licensing platform in the world, is expanding its product offering to include secure music file-sharing for its 100,000+ free and paid subscribers worldwide, and branded music curation for its network of partners. “We’re growing Songtradr to become the one destination where artists can control, manage, share and monetize their music across […]

TuneCore Artists Close in on Milestone of One Billion Dollars in Revenue

TuneCore today announced that its artists are approaching the groundbreaking milestone of earning $1 billion in revenue solely from downloads and streams. “TuneCore is incredibly proud of our artists for reaching such an impactful industry milestone while keeping 100 percent of their earnings through streaming and downloads,” says Scott Ackerman, CEO at TuneCore. “We are […]

Spotify, Merlin Ink Global License Agreement for the World’s Leading Independent Record Labels

Spotify and Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, today announced a new multi-year license agreement – ensuring the world’s leading independent record labels and their artists will remain at the core of Spotify’s offering to music fans. Continuing a successful nine-year partnership, the agreement is structured to reflect and promote […]