Music Music Licensing 

Universal Music Group and Lomotif enter into a Licensing agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 414 Universal Music Group and Lomotif enter into a Licensing agreement One of the world’s leading music-based entertainment groups Universal Music Group (UMG) has entered into a licensing agreement with popular video sharing platform Lomotif. Through this deal, Lomotif would now have access to millions of songs that were earlier reserved under UMG’s catalog. By signing this deal, UMG became the first major music company to globally license Lotomif, allowing its users to create videos using the songs from UMG’s music library.  Users would now have access to…

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Collaborations Music Licensing 

Universal Music signs licensing agreement with uduX

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 1,655 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 also be fully incorporated into the Nigerian music market. Users will now have access to UMG’s extensive catalog of both Nigerian and global recording artists including Eminem, Tekno, Post Malone, Nicki Minaj,…

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Merchandise Licensing Retail Licensing 

Elton John, Universal Music Group strike global partnership licensing deals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,248 Rocket Entertainment and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment announced a significant new agreement to provide Elton John, one of music’s most iconic artists and the most successful male solo artist in US Billboard chart history, the industry’s best resources and expertise across recorded music, music publishing and licensing rights. The partnership not only means that UMG represents the entirety of Elton John’s legendary creative output throughout his extraordinary five-decade career, but also will see UMG’s labels globally release all of Elton John’s…

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Entertainment Licensing 

Facebook and Universal Music Group in a global multi-year agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 4,628 Facebook and Universal Music Group have got into a global, multi-year agreement under which the latter becomes the first major music company to license its recorded music and publishing catalogues for video and other social experiences across Facebook, Instagram and Oculus. As more and more Facebook users have included music or videos in their posts in recent years, Facebook has been in negotiations with music rights holders for many months in an attempt to resolve the situation. According to a press release, the partnership will allow users…

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Entertainment Licensing 

Facebook gets its first music licensee in Universal Music Group

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,878             In a global, multi-year agreement, Universal Music Group hasl become the first major music company to license its recorded music and publishing catalogues for use on Facebook, Instagram and virtual reality platform Oculus, it is learnt. The deal, described as unprecedented in a statement from Universal, will license the content for video and other social experiences. Under the partnership, users will be able to upload videos that contain licensed music on Facebook including Messenger, Instagram and Oculus and will eventually expand to enable…

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Entertainment Licensing 

YouTube inks new licensing agreements with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 5,314 YouTube has inked new licensing agreements with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. The long-term deals, reached after two years of negotiation, establish royalty rates for Universal and Sony artists whose videos are uploaded to YouTube as well as any user-generated clips including song covers. The deals state that YouTube will police copyright infinrgement more aggressively, and also help set the stage for a rumoured paid streaming service, tentatively called Remix, slated to launch next year. As part of the terms of its agreement with YouTube,…

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Entertainment Licensing 

Universal Music India promotes Vinit Thakkar as sr. VP

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,862 Universal Music India has promoted Vinit Thakkar as senior vice president The head of Digital, Licensing and new Businesses in India, Thakkar, in his new role, will spearhead the iconic label EMI Records India – a sub-label of Universal Music Group (UMG) in association with Bollywood film director Mohit Suri. EMI Records India is a platform for discovering, nurturing and breaking talent into the Bollywood music industry. While reporting directly to Devraj Sanyal, MD & CEO, UMG, South Asia, Thakkar will also be taking up a greater…

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Entertainment Licensing 

UMG in a deal with Tencent to distribute its music in China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,790 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s largest music company has entered into a huge licensing agreement that will see its music distributed in China by Tencent Music Entertainment Group on the streaming platforms viz QQ Music, KuGou and Kuwo. Making the announcement, UMG chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge said, “We’re looking forward to working with Tencent as we develop local Chinese artists and repertoire, as well as global stars,Select Files in this dynamic and expanding music market. With more than 80 years of history in China, UMG has been engaged in…

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