Music

Disney closes $71 bln 21st Century Fox Deal

March 22, 2019

The Walt Disney Company has closed the deal on its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox. “This is an extraordinary and historic moment for us—one that will create significant long-term value for our company and our shareholders,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “Combining Disney’s and 21st […]

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Aurora World highlights YooHoo to the rescue at MIPTV

March 22, 2019

Leading character and content company Aurora World is looking forward to greeting many visitors to its stand in the Asian Cultural Hub City at MIPTV, thanks to the already strong broadcaster interest in pre-school animated property YooHoo to the Rescue. Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Aurora has established a varied business portfolio that includes a vast […]

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Universal Music Publishing Group signs agreement with ‘S2 Songs’

March 19, 2019

Universal Music Publishing Group, a leading global music publisher, announced a worldwide administration agreement with S2 Songs, a new, independent publishing company. The boutique organization is led by coprincipals Savan Kotecha, a multiple Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated songwriter and producer, and leading global music executive Sonny Takhar, CEO and Founder of KYN Entertainment (a joint […]

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Facebook signs licensing deals with Indian music labels

March 18, 2019

Social media platform Facebook has signed licensing agreement with T-Series Music, Zee Music Company and Yash Raj Films, according to reports. Reports said that the facebook signed agreement to licensing their music to use in videos, messages, stories and other creative content. With this announcement, the users will be able to share music content on both […]

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Rocket to manage licensing for new animated series from Matt Groening

March 15, 2019

Independent licensing company Rocket Licensing has been appointed by brand owner Bapper Entertainment Inc. to manage licensing in the UK and Ireland for Disenchantment, the new adult animated comedy series from Matt Groening, streaming on Netflix. The series takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. It follows the adventures of a hard-drinking princess […]

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Boomplay signs licensing deal with Warner Music

March 15, 2019

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and download service in Africa, has signed a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music to bring the record company’s diverse global roster of music to the region. Under ther terms of agreement, it will allow Boomplay to distribute Warner Music’s extensive catalogue of more than one million songs to its […]

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Indian media and entertainment industry reaches Rs 1.67 trillion in 2018: EY – FICCI FRAMES report 2019

March 15, 2019

The Indian Media and Entertainment (M&E) sector reached Rs1.67 trillion (US$23.9 billion) in 2018, a growth of ~13.4% over 2017 states the EY-FICCI report ‘A billion screens of opportunity,’ launched today at the FICCI Frames 2019 in Mumbai. With its current trajectory, the M&E sector in India is expected to cross Rs2.35 trillion (US$33.6 billion) […]

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Tubi signs licencing deal with NBCUniversal

March 11, 2019

Tubi, the world’s largest ad-supported video on demand has signed a licensing deal with NBCUniversal, which will add nearly 400 television episodes and movies as part of its aggressive plan to expand in 2019. The Tubi customers will be able to access a variety of movies and television series from one of the world’s leading […]

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Spotify to launch in India within 6 months with extended free trial: Report

November 29, 2018

Sweden-based music streaming service Spotify will make its India debut in the next six months, according to a report in Variety. Spotify has already secured deals with some of the popular music companies. According to several media reports, Indian music record label, T-series has also made a deal with the company. The platform will offer […]

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Now, Facebook will let you add a song to photos, videos

October 31, 2018

Facebook will now allow users to add music to Stories and also in their News Feed posts. Facebook has introduced new music features, including an option to add a song to photos and videos that has been shared to Facebook Stories. “And, we’re bringing it to News Feed, too!” Facebook said in a statement, adding […]

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CMRRA signs licensing deal with Amazon Music

October 1, 2018

Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) has reached a licensing deal with Amazon Music. Amazon Music Unlimited launched in Canada and CMRRA said it has reached a licensing agreement with Amazon Music to ensure that its music publisher and rightsholder clients, which together represent more than 80,000 music catalogs, will receive royalties for the use […]

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Artists can now upload tracks directly to the platform, thanks to Spotify

September 24, 2018

In what could be one of the biggest news in the world of music licensing, Spotify launched a new feature which will enable independent artists to upload tracks to the service directly without any requirement for a third-party aggregator or record label. The feature currently remains in an invite-only beta mode with a few hundred […]

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Now send musical GIFs to Snapchat, thanks to TuneMoji

August 30, 2018

Snapchat users will now be able to send musical GIFs through chats, or as part of stories through TuneMoji. The music GIF network is integrating into Snap allowing the app’s millions of users to add TuneMojis in chats and stories. However, you will need to have both TuneMoji and Snapchat downloaded in order to send […]

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Facebook inks major music licensing deal with Apra Amcos

August 18, 2018

Australian performance and mechanical rights society Apra Amcos has signed a major licensing agreement with Facebook. The deal arrives after the social media giant secured long-term licensing agreements with all three major labels––Sony Music, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music as well as global digital rights agency Merlin, which represents over 20,000 indie record labels […]

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