Music

Changing tides of the Indian licensing industry

May 17, 2019

Licensing & Merchandising in India is dynamically changing with advancements in technology and digital space. With a number of international brands strategizing on India via licensing, this has now opened new prospects to the industry. Last year India ranked among the top 25 global markets for licensing and merchandising. Pegged at $ 1,476 million, India […]

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Mattel expands global licensing agreement with disney for Pixar Animation Studios

May 2, 2019

Mattel announced the expansion of its global licensing agreement with Disney to span new titles and to design and develop toys inspired by characters from all Pixar Animation Studios’ film properties. Included in the new agreement are upcoming 2020 movie releases, including “Onward,” as well as beloved titles, many of which are Academy Award® winners […]

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Universal Music signs licensing agreement with uduX

April 9, 2019

Universal Music Group has signed an licensing agreement with Nigerian music streaming service uduX. Universal Music Group is the first major music company to license its catalog to uduX. uduX is currently available via monthly subscription through Habari by GTBank, a leading platform for music, shopping and lifestyle content launched in November 2018. Reports said that the service will […]

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Spotify to acquire Parcast

March 27, 2019

Spotify Technology S.A, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Parcast, a premier storytelling-driven podcast studio. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Since its founding in 2016, Parcast has launched 18 premium podcast series including Serial Killers, Unsolved Murders, Cults and Conspiracy Theories and the […]

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Music licensing goes digital through PLUS

March 27, 2019

With PLUS (Performance License For Usage Of Sound Recording), an online portal, executives can issue licenses, and receive payments within minutes. In the world of public performance licensing digitization and the proliferation of the internet across India has created limitless possibilities. ‘Public performance royalties’ are the monetary compensation paid to music labels for the privilege […]

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Shemaroo Entertainment’s Yedaz Collaborates with Imagica

March 26, 2019

Yedaz will offer bollywood themed merchandise at stores located inside Imagica theme park

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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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