Sony to become world’s largest music publisher, buys EMI for $2.3 billion

May 24, 2018

The Japanese Technology and content giant Sony Corporation said on Tuesday it would pay about USD 2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world’s largest music publisher. According to a Reuters report, the acquisition will give Sony a music portfolio of over 2 million songs from artists including Kanye West, Sam Smith, and […]

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Designer Anita Dongre enters into the world of music, associates with Vidya Vox

May 7, 2018

With Global Desi, Anita Dongre, the ace-designer is collaborating with women music artistes for her #VoiceYourStyle maiden music property. The project has been started with an association with Indo-American singer and Youtuber Vidya Iyer, commonly known as Vidya Vox. The collaboration marks its presence as the first time in the Indian landscape that a fashion […]

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National Symphony Orchestra to perform Jurassic World in Concert

April 4, 2018

Universal Brand Development have teamed up with Film Concerts Live! to develop “Jurassic World in Concert”, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), led by guest conductor Emil de Cou. The opening night of the concert will take place on May 30 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. The new concert experience will see the National […]

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Amazon India signs three new deals for Prime Music portfolio

March 31, 2018

Strengthening its prime music area, Amazon India has signed three content deals for Amazon Prime Music with Lahari Music, Muzik 247 and the Indian Performing Right Society. The Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) will provide Amazon India with an access to the IPRS repertoire of more than a million titles across multiple languages, eras and […]

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All you need to know about Music Licensing

March 28, 2018

With the increase in the number of independent artists, it’s very important to educate about music licensing, which sometimes gets very complicated. However, if you know what to look for, it doesn’t seem confusing! Let’s break it down for you: What is Music Licensing? Music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music. Music licensing […]

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Reliance JioMusic, Saavn to merge; inks $1 billion deal to create digital music

March 24, 2018

Reliance Industries Limited signed definitive agreements to combine music-streaming business Saavn, with its own digital music service, JioMusic. The deal will combine the streaming media expertise of Saavn with the connectivity and digital ecosystem of Jio, to tap a “billion users in India and globally,” the companies said in the official statement. The combined entity […]

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After Warner, Facebook signs new music licensing deals

March 19, 2018

Social media giant Facebook has signed three new music licensing agreements that will let users post songs from artists including Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Neil Young. French authors’ rights society Sacem has become the latest music industry organization to signed a licensing deal with Facebook. In addition to covering the use of Sacem repertoire […]

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Facebook inks licensing deal with Warner Music group

March 10, 2018

Social networking giant Facebook has signed a licensing agreement with major record label Warner Music. The new partnership will cover the music company’s recorded music and music publishing catalogs for use in social media. Under the agreement, users of Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Oculus will be able to upload and share videos containing licensed music […]

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Viacom18 launches COLORS Tamil; set to go on air from 19th Feb

February 10, 2018

In a welcome news, Viacom18 has launched its latest regional entertainment channel- COLORS Tamil. Scheduled to go on air on 19th February,this particular channel will be the national media conglomerate’s first foray into the Tamil market. Viacom18 already operates general entertainment channels in 5 regional languages like Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Odia apart from […]

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Producers Guild of India signs monumental MoU with Pact, UK

February 8, 2018

Recently, the Producers Guild of India signed a monumental MoU with Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television UK (Pact). The MoU signed by the Guild president Siddharth Roy Kapur is intended to lead to a more collaborative relationship between the UK and Indian production sectors and for both countries to share best practices, projects and […]

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