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TikTok announces first music distribution partnership with UnitedMasters

Though TikTok’s future in the U.S. & in India remains uncertain, the company announced this morning its first music distribution partnership, with indie music distributor UnitedMasters. The deal will allow artists on TikTok to tap into the platform’s ability to make their music go viral, then distribute their songs directly to other music streaming services, like Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, SoundCloud and YouTube. TikTok announces first music distribution partnership with UnitedMasters The deal allows indie artists to effectively circumvent traditional record labels by reaching young music fans on the social video…

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Spotify, Warner Bros. DC signs licensing deal to produce original podcast

Spotify, Warner Bros. DC signs licensing deal to produce original podcast. DC the home of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, The Joker and many more iconic DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains today announced a new multi-year deal to produce and distribute an original slate of narrative scripted podcasts. Spotify, the audio streaming subscription service, is committed to an annual slate of new dramatic and comedic podcasts that Warner Bros. will develop and produce. Under terms of the deal, Spotify will have a first look at original scripted narrative DC…

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Saregama Inks Global Licensing Deal With Facebook

Saregama Inks Global Licensing Deal With Facebook Saregama today, said it has entered into a global deal with Facebook to license its music for video and other social experiences across products offered by the social media giant. This partnership will allow users to choose from a wide variety of music to add to their social experiences such as videos, stories via music stickers and other creative content, a statement said. Users will also be able to add songs to their Facebook profile, it added. The announcement comes weeks after Swedish music…

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Music Licensing 

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

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 an extended free trial period after its launch in India. Spotify currently offers a 30-day trial to all its new customers across the world. Under the free trial, Indian users will get full access to…

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Music Licensing 

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

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 US artists being ushered in. However, Spotify says that in the future, it will bring upload to even more artists, labels, and teams. Artists will be able to access the upload function via the Spotify…

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