SOUNDTRACK YOUR BRAND RENEWS GLOBAL LICENSING DEAL WITH WARNER MUSIC, LAUNCHES NEW ON-DEMAND STREAMING SERVICE FOR BUSINESSES

Business-to business (B2B) music streaming service Soundtrack Your Brand has renewed its global licensing agreement with Warner Music. The company is also introducing a new on-demand service called Soundtrack Unlimited, which gives business users more control over the music they play to their customers. Today’s news follows the announcement in August that Soundtrack Your Brand…

WARNER MUSIC GROUP BUYS INSTAGRAM AND TIKTOK MEDIA CONTENT COMPANY IMGN

Warner Music Group has just announced it is acquiring IMGN Media, a company best known for creating shareable social media content including memes and short videos. IMGN runs 10 channels across platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. These channels include Daquan, which has over 6.5m followers on TikTok and over 15m on Instagram. IMGN’s portfolio of…

Martin Garrix’s STMPD recording studios finishes spectacular renovation

Acquired by Dutch DJ/producer Martin Garrix in 2017, STMPD recording studios has received a spectacular upgrade over the past three years. The outside of the building might not give away much, but once you step inside you are welcomed by a homely feeling in a state-of-the-art studio complex. An inviting space where creatives from various disciplines, whether it’s music, film or advertising, can work optimally with…

JOACHIM PASTOR SIGNS WITH ARMADA MUSIC

AMSTERDAM, June 17, 2020 – Joachim Pastor has always been one to carve his own road rather than walk the beaten path, and that includes venturing in a new direction when the moment is right. Today, the French DJ and producer signed an exclusive recording agreement with Amsterdam-, New York- and London-based record label Armada Music,…

ÖZDEN BORA NAMED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT TURKEY

Sony Music Entertainment Turkey has hired Özden Bora as its new Managing Director Özden will oversee all business activities of the Istanbul, Turkey-headquartered company, effective July 6, and will report directly to by Daniel Lieberberg, President, Continental Europe and Africa, Sony Music Entertainment. Özden’s music industry career started in 1999. Mostly recently, she worked at…

After Massive DMCA Takedown, Twitch Streamers Are Deleting Thousands Of Clips

Amazon-owned live streaming platform Twitch has become an increasingly useful tool for artists looking to reach their fans in the absence of live music during the COVID-19 quarantine. The past few months have seen Twitch move closer to the music business as a result, highlighted by the appointment of Spotify for Artists product lead Tracy Chan as…

Dancefair launches the biggest free virtual music conference.

Join the world’s biggest online conference for electronic music for FREE Is there still any unexplored territory in the vast landscape of electronic music conferences? Globally renowned music conference Dancefair thinks so as they announce the biggest online music conference the world has ever seen with over 200 program parts, all available for free at…

Let’s fight piracy together…

Dear Artists, Labels & Copyright Owners, Please take a moment to learn how you can take this simple and free step to help fight piracy and maintain the value of your art in a new and exciting way. THE TIME IS NOW – With the entire live sector disrupted by current events, it is crucial for us…

Songstats launches a cross-platform music analytics service for artists, labels, and industry professionals

Songstats: Power Your Music – With Moments That Matter http://www.songstats.com Data tracking from Spotify, Apple Music, Shazam, Beatport, iTunes, Soundcloud and more Artist and label dashboard for real time analytics Notifications when tracks are added to playlists Automatically generated custom artwork for social media Graphs show visualizations of track growth Interactive tables for further data…

THE BRITISH INDIE WITH MAJOR INFLUENCE NCS CONFIRMS 235 BILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS OVER LAST DECADE, LABEL REVOLUTIONISES ‘TRADITIONAL’ MUSIC DISTRIBUTION TEMPLATE

NCS today cemented their position as one of the world’s biggest independent electronic music labels, confirming ‘end-of-decade’ figures that include a whopping 235 billion YouTube streams.  With 24 million subscribers to their YouTube platform, NCS control the third largest YouTube channel in the UK, behind only One Direction and Ed Sheeran. However, their reach extends…

BEATPORT LOOKS BACK AT 16 YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENTS

You can see from the infographic the impact that Beatport has had on the electronic music industry      – 259m downloads to date – $300m paid out to independent label – more than nay there platform – In 2019 alone 7.7k labels have been added with 74k of music being sold by independent imprints – we have discovered that techno has taken over tech-house as…

FLASHOVER RECORDINGS PARTNERS UP WITH ARMADA MUSIC

(From left to right: Xander van der Aa, Jesse Hummen, Harry Fowler, Jeroen te Rehorst, Ferry Corsten, Maykel Piron, Joeri Lodders, Rob van Dongen) AMSTERDAM, December 20, 2019 – As the year of 2019 is entering into its final stages, it seems that Ferry Corsten and Armada Music saved one of the year’s best announcements for…

Empire Music Entertainment launches new own label: Karia Records

Determined to build a legacy that will stretch on for many years, Ozgur Timucin with Empire Music Entertainment have joined forces definitively to assemble a create ‘Karia Records’ After so many succesful releases and a few co-owned labels its time for Ozgur Timucin to become new Label. Not only to create a closer relationship between…

AI Is Learning How To Compose Music

Songwriters and producers know how much work and practice goes into the craft of writing music. However, artificial intelligence may soon change that. AI music is a quickly-expanding field with many projects and companies developing revolutionary new means of music composition. The famous Abbey Road Studios, known for hosting legendary bands such as the Beatles and Pink Floyd as well…

Ways to Make Money in the Music Industry

Ways to Make Money in the Music Industry The music industry has long been a popular and largely successful industry. Countless people have made a great deal of money from this highly lucrative industry. Of course, when you think of working with and making money from the music industry, one would naturally think of singing…

Chuckie signs to Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Chuckie signs to Sony/ATV Music Publishing Dirty Dutch don Chuckie and the world’s leading music publisher Sony/ATV have announced a partnership. The deal was signed in Amsterdam, and further solidifies the legitimacy of electronic music on a global scale. Niels Walboomers, the Managing Director of Sony/ATV’s regional operations in Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg, remarked “We’re…

Lucky Charmes – Fulfill

Lucky Charmes – Fulfill Catchy stuff by man of the moment Lucky Charmes, taking on a classic house approach with ‘Fulfill‘, blending a vintage 90s sound with highly energetic, contemporary vocals and sounds. Works like a charm, ready to fulfill any dancefloor’s wish to get the party started! OUT NOW on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom! Watch…

THE MOST EXPENSIVE ALBUM OF ALL TIME

THIS GUY JUST BOUGHT THE MOST EXPENSIVE ALBUM OF ALL TIME “We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of music,” RZA told Forbes. “We’re making a single-sale collector’s item. This is like someone having the scepter of an Egyptian king.” Robert Diggs aka RZA of…

Televisor – Remember Me By

Televisor – Remember Me By (Original) Televisor were formed in early 2012 as a duo, consisting of Tim Butler from Wales, UK and Tom Parry from Amsterdam, Holland to form a nu-disco and funky disco group! For over two years Televisor have been releasing records on multiple labels and have a solid catalogue of original…

Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees

Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees Kendrick Lamar photographed on Dec. 3, 2014 at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Ca. RAMONA ROSALES Kendrick Lamar leads all nominees with 11, The Weeknd and Taylor Swift each have 7 nominations. Kendrick Lamar earned 11 nominations for the 2016 Grammys, both Taylor Swift and The…

MARTIN GARRIX WITHDRAWS LAWSUIT AGAINST SPINNIN RECORDS

MARTIN GARRIX WITHDRAWS LAWSUIT AGAINST SPINNIN RECORDS Martin Garrix has released a press statement this morning informing that he has withdrawn his lawsuit against Spinnin’ Records, for which was aiming to retain exclusive licence to his masters and music. FROM DJ/PRODUCER MARTIN GARRIX: Dear all, I hereby inform you that I have withdrawn the summary…

Stella von Schöneberg – RoomService by KP Recordings

Stella von Schöneberg – RoomService by KP Recordings We are very proud to present you our release KP220 from Stella von Schöneberg will be released this Monday !!! Stella von Schöneberg – RoomService by KP Recordings Filmed @Roomservice (party)/SoHo-London Mixed&Arranged by Constantin Panzis (EU) Singer & Lyrics: Stella von Schöneberg MUSIC VIDEO BY : KP…

ADELE’S 25 IS ON FIRE: 1.9M SOLD IN JUST TWO DAYS IN THE US

ADELE’S 25 IS ON FIRE: 1.9M SOLD IN JUST TWO DAYS IN THE US It’s fair to say this is going better than anyone dared expect. Adele’s 25 sold a scarcely believable 1.9m copies in its first two days on sale in the US, according to early data from reliable local retail monitor BuzzAngle –…

MAN SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ONLINE PIRACY

MAN SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ONLINE PIRACY Piracy is a huge problem in the music industry, as more and more artists are seeing their online sales dwindle. The man responsible for a significant amount of illegal online distribution was taken to court last fall and has just been sentenced to federal…

UNIVERSAL CLAIMS 43% OF MAJOR LABEL MONEY IN FIRST HALF OF 2015

UNIVERSAL CLAIMS 43% OF MAJOR LABEL MONEY IN FIRST HALF OF 2015 SEPTEMBER 6, 2015        BY TIM INGHAM Universal Music Group took 42.7% of total revenues accrued by the major record companies in the first half of 2015,  MBW can reveal – slightly down year-on-year. As explained in the below in-depth MBW…