TWITCH MUSIC COPYRIGHT HEADACHE GETS WORSE AS ‘THOUSANDS’ OF VIDEOS GET DELETED OVER INFRINGEMENT NOTICES

Amazon-owned live streaming platform Twitch has been hit with “thousands” of DMCA infringement notifications over copyrighted music used in videos. As first reported by journalist Rod Breslau on Twitter yesterday (October 20), who described the situation as a “bloodbath”, “hundreds” of Twitch partners have received emails from the platform notifying them that copyrighted music has been used…

SOUNDCLOUD LAUNCHES NEW DJ PLAN WITH UNLIMITED OFFLINE CATALOG ACCESS

SoundCloud has launched a new $19.99-a-month DJ plan, called SoundCloud DJ, that offers unlimited offline access to the platform’s catalog in its DJ performance software integrations. With the new DJ-centric tier, you can save unlimited tracks locally in select DJ apps, stream in high quality audio and mix SoundCloud tracks within select DJ apps. At…

UMEK: We’re Changing the Way Music Careers Are Made

Viberate, the Techno pioneer’s music-tech startup, releases a new analytics tool that helps artists and their teams If you’ve ever posted anything online and waited for the likes and views to pour in, you know just how much content you’re competing against. Now imagine you’re an aspiring DJ, looking to get noticed in the sea…

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…

PER HAMMAR AND PATRICK SIECH LAUNCH AUDIO ENGINEERING SERVICE – EUROMIX.

Esteemed DJs and producers Patrick Siech and Per Hammar have announced the launch of their new audio engineering and mix-down service Euromix, which will specialise in crafting and fine tuning club-music specifically. The service is designed for budding house and techno producers who need that final push to craft and fine-tune their projects so that they’re ready to be signed…

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…

Google Play to be completely replaced by YouTube Music in December

On August 4, the YouTube Official Blog announced in a post that Google Play would be entirely phased out by the end of 2020. Plans to merge the two platforms together have been public since July 2017, but this announcement is the first to assign an official departure date to the Google Play platform for good. The…

CARL COX NAMED OFFICIAL ASSOCIATE FOR LONDON MOTOR SHOW 2021

The techno legend will DJ and showcase cars from his motorsport venture The techno legend’s love of cars is no secret, and in 2013 he launched his own Carl Cox Motorsport brand to represent drivers and teams in various areas of racing. From 16 – 18 July 2021, the London Motor Show will take place…

MICROSOFT IN TALKS TO ACQUIRE TIKTOK, SAY REPORTS

Turns out it might be another US tech giant who steps up to acquire the platform. A number of credible reports are emerging today (July 31) that Microsoft is exploring a possible acquisition of TikTok, and is in talks with the app’s owner Bytedance. The New York Times, Bloomberg and Fox Business have all run the story of…

The DJ Revolution Got Even Better – Virtual DJ announces extra updates to brand new version that improves quality of its real time track separation technology

VirtualDJ significantly improves the sound quality of the separated stems. It also gives additional control to the DJs to adjust in real-time a bleeding parameter, and to fine-tune even more the quality of each track http://www.virtualdj.comVideos:http://www.virtualdj.com/press/videos.html Just one month after releasing its game changing new technology, VirtualDJ announces today a new version that significantly improves…

Elon Musk confirms his new Neuralink chip will support music streaming directly to listeners’ brains

In addition to Tesla and SpaceX, another Elon Musk brainchild is Neuralink. Neuralink is best explained on their official website as “An integrated brain-machine interface platform with thousands of channels.” In what Musk believes is meant to help humans compete with advanced artificial intelligence, the technology could initially be used to help those with brain diseases including…

SPOTIFY LAUNCHES VIDEO PODCASTS GLOBALLY

Today (July 21), the music streaming company has officially launched creator-made video podcasts globally, available for free and Premium users. In a blog post, Spotify states the new feature will allow “select creators to bring both audio and video content to Spotify, enabling them to connect more meaningfully with their listeners, expand viewership, and deepen…

YOUTUBE LAUNCHES NEW REAL-TIME ANALYTICS FOR ARTISTS DASHBOARD

YouTube describes Analytics for Artists as the “most comprehensive and complete view of [an artist’s] audience, global reach and performance” across the platform and promises that it “will equip artists and their teams with the knowledge they need to make the most informed and strategic release plans”. The new service was announced today (July 7 ) and…

How GRID App Could Save The Future of Social Gatherings

Website:https://gridapp.co/ Much loved open-air garden Kiesgrube hosted their first safe and socially distanced gathering Stay Wild Moonchild in Duisburg, Germany thanks to a hook up with the brand new, game-changing app GRID. It proved a huge success, and followed up last Sunday June 21st with Boris Werner, Wouter S and Tapesh playing. The likes of…

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…

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…

Songstats announce their latest product update including implementation of Deezer

The team behind 1001Tracklists recently announced the launch of Songstats, a cross-platform music analytics service for artists, labels, and industry professionals. Songstats is a mobile-first data solution that delivers important insights in real time. Currently tracking data from Spotify, Apple Music, Shazam, Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes, SoundCloud and 1001Tracklists, Songstats offers a comprehensive picture of the…

DAFT PUNK’S LEGENDARY ALIVE 2007 STAGE DESIGN GETS LEGO RECREATION

Daft Punk’s iconic stage design for Alive 2007 live show has been recreated by a father and son duo using LEGO, and may get an official release. As part of a new partnership between LEGO and Universal Music, which will see the release of a wide range of new products later in the year, a competition has…

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…

GIGMIT LAUNCHES GAME-CHANGING NEW BOOKING TOOL ‘FAN INSIGHTS’

ENABLES FAN AND STREAMING DATA TRANSPARENCY FOR  PROMOTERS, BOOKERS, MANAGERS, LABELS & ARTISTS MULTI-PLATFORM DATA FIGURES NOW STREAMLINED AND READILY  ACCESSIBLE FOR OVER 110,000 LIVE ACTS Streaming is changing the music industry as rapidly growing numbers of listeners generate an ever-increasing amount of data. Top that off with fan figures from social media and an…

IDMA 2020 Nominees and Big Data: Here’s How it Works

http://www.viberate.com International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) have a long tradition of celebrating outstanding artists, venues, festivals, services, and other electronic music industry stakeholders. For years it has been one of the pillars of the Winter Music Conference that has thousands of dance music professionals from all over the world coming to Miami each March. The…

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…

YOUTUBE IS GENERATING OVER $1.5BN PER MONTH FROM ADS – AND BOASTS OVER 20M PAYING MUSIC SUBSCRIBERS WORLDWIDE

YouTube reached over $15 billion in advertising revenues last year. That figure was included as part of the platform’s first ever publicly disclosed advertising revenues (see below), published yesterday (January 3) by parent company Alphabet in its financial results for Q4 and fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. It was also revealed yesterday that YouTube’s advertising revenues…

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…

JONAS ADEN LAUNCHES ‘ADEN AWARD’, OFFERING MUSICIANS A CHANCE TO WIN $10,000!

Apply now: jonasaden.com/aden-award/ Jonas Aden is an artist who places utmost importance on building a close connection with his growing community of likeminded music makers and fans, who benefit from his somewhat unconventional willingness to openly share his prized production tips and tricks and high quality sample packs, all driven from an immense gratitude for the support he receives. Jonas…

EDM mogul Robert Sillerman dies, aged 71

Sillerman presided over EDM’s boom years in the early part of the decade. Robert F.X. Sillerman, the controversial mogul and founder of EDM company SFX Entertainment, has died at the age of 71 of a respiratory illness, Billboard reports. Sillerman, who was born in New York in 1948 and worked in the music and media…

Black Friday Deals for DJs and Producers 2019

DJ gear and many other music-making accessories. So many in fact, we’ve decided to round up the best of the rest deals for you to empty your bank balance on studio and DJ goodies. ARTURIA – V COLLECTION FOR €299 Those French fancies Arturia – creators of high-quality soft synths and hardware – are knocking…

TIKTOK CROSSES 1.5 BILLION DOWNLOADS

TikTok has surpassed 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store and Google Play, according to new stats released by mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The new stats also reveal that TikTok is currently the third most downloaded non-gaming app in 2019, behind WhatsApp (707.4m) and Messenger (636.2m). Facebook and Instagram come in at No. 4 and No. 5…

DANIEL EK: 3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE SPOTIFY BOSS IN HIS LATEST INTERVIEW

Spotify CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek doesn’t do many interviews. So when he does, it’s worth paying attention to what he has to say. Ek has just committed some thoughts to a microphone, within the boundaries of a podcast – the very listenable Invest Like The Best – on which he is questioned by host, Patrick O’Shaughnessy. The…

STEPHANIE KARTEN JOINS ARMADA MUSIC AS U.S.-BASED A&R DIRECTOR

With their sights set on building out their presence across North America, Armada Music have added a prominent name to the team operating from their New York office. As of today, Stephanie Karten will take on the role of A&R Director, bolstering the U.S. squad of the biggest independent dance music label in the world….

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…

Spinnin’ Records Presents First Ever Plugin With “BASE”

Dutch music label Spinnin’ Records has launched BASE, a brand new plugin for music producers, focusing on a better balance between bass and drum. Created together with music software manufacturer Prolody, this plugin is based on experiences with Spinnin’s Talent Pool producers, and was launched during last week’s Amsterdam Dance Event. It’s been quite the revolution Spinnin’ Records has caused. Not only did…

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SIGNS MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT INTO LAW

President Donald Trump has just taken the long-awaited step of signing the Music Modernization Act into US law. The news comes after the bill was unanimously voted through both the US House of Representatives and the Senate. The Music Modernization Act reforms mechanical licensing through the creation of a Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), paid for…

Empire Music Entertainment Announce Brand New Label “empireXstream”

Ready to push forward an enticing new addition to the evolving musical landscape, Empire Music Entertainment imprint unveils a fresh new sub label titled empireXstream. Showcasing diverse styles reaching across difference shades of hip hop, empireXstream looks set to provide listeners with material ranging from hip hop & rap grooves. Keeping Empire Studio Records at…

SOUNDCLOUD TO INCORPORATE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

SoundCloud is up to something big. The company has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in collaboration with MaestroProject to help develop blockchain technology in music industry. The capabilities of blockchain technology are endless and it sounds like a perfect fit for the streaming service, which enables its users to upload, promote, and share their original music, production work…

FACEBOOK SIGNS MULTI-YEAR LICENSING DEAL WITH SONY/ATV

The news comes just two weeks after Universal Music Group announced that it had inked an agreement with the social media giant, which draws more than 2bn users every month to its core platform. Sony ATV’s multi-territory, multi-year deal covers a catalog of more than 3 million songs, including those by frontline clients such as Taylor Swift,…

Music creation platform Splice announces artists have earned $5 million in revenue

Over the last four years, music creation and collaboration platform Splice has aimed to connect artists and producers with world-class production tools, creative assets, and a global community of potential collaborators. Now, the artist hub has announced payouts of $5 million to its participating acts, which is an enormous win for the artistic community. Splice’s announcement also comes with…

MIXCLOUD SIGNS MILESTONE LICENSING DEAL WITH WARNER MUSIC

London-born streaming startup Mixcloud has inked a milestone deal – a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music – which will enable it to start building new subscription products. SoundCloud rival Mixcloud attracts around 17m monthly users. It hosts 12m radio shows, podcasts and DJ sets which have been uploaded by more than a million ‘curators’…

Feeling Guilty About Pirated Music? This Study Suggests You May Not Have To

Feeling a bit guilty for filling your library with pirated songs? A study done by an organization out of the Netherlands called Ecorys, suggests you may not have to any longer. In 2013, the European Commission ordered an approximately $430,000 study regarding how piracry affects sales of media, including music, in the EU. The commission hadn’t released…

3 MYTHS ABOUT STREAMING… AND 3 TRUTHS ABOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TODAY

You hear a heck of a lot talked about streaming and its impact on the music industry these days. So how much of it is worth listening to – and how much is complete hogwash? That, essentially, was the question tackled by Warner Music Group’s Chief Digital Officer and EVP of Business Development, Ole Obermann,…

Music’s ‘million sellers club’ updated to include streaming

The “million sellers club”, the elite ranks of musicians who have sold more than a million copies of their singles, has been given a modernising shake-up by incorporating streaming for the first time. The Official Charts Company (OCC) has brought together streaming and traditional sales in Britain for the first time to reveal which records…

HOW STREAMING MUSIC PLATFORMS CAN LAST AND GROW

Nikhil Shah, Co-Founder and Commercial Director of Mixcloud (pictured). MixCloud connects listeners to new music and ideas through radio shows, DJ mixes and Podcasts uploaded by over 1 million curators. Here, Shah discusses how streaming music services can build their businesses in a sustainable and financially sensible way… There’s been much discussion of late about…

ED SHEERAN’S SHAPE OF YOU IS NOW SPOTIFY’S MOST-STREAMED SONG OF ALL TIME

Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You is now officially the most-streamed track of all time on Spotify, having overtaken Drake’s One Dance. Shape Of You, released via Atlantic Records, has 1.318bn plays on Spotify as of today (Sept 22) according to the streaming company. One Dance currently stands at 1.317bn plays, ahead of another billion streamer…

New Industry Figures reveal music delivers £4.4bn boost to UK Economy

UK Music chief Michael Dugher hails “excellent” figures – but calls on tech giants to fairly reward music investors and creators to “end the free ride”. Latest survey also shows that half of people in the music industry fear Brexit will have a “negative impact”. Download the 2017 Measuring Music report here. The UK music industry…

THE FUTURE OF RADIO

Michael Huppe (pictured), CEO & President of US-based digital performance licensing organization SoundExchange – which has paid out nearly $5bn in royalties to recorded music rightsholders since being founded in 2003. TIME FOR BROADCASTERS TO EMBRACE DIGITAL Radio’s relationship with the music industry has changed dramatically in a few short years. In its prime, radio…

Popular YouTube audio ripping website ‘youtube-mp3’ has been shut down

The world’s largest audio ripping site, youtube-mp3.org ,has been shut down after a consortium of labels including Warner Music Group, Sony Music, and UMG filed a lawsuit to shutter the site. Unsurprisingly, the ruling went in favor of the music labels, with the website ordered to pay a substantial settlement fee, as well as transfer its…

Tidal hires its FOURTH CEO

The management tides have changed once again for Tidal, bringing yet another new CEO for the streaming service in their flow. Former Sony Music executive and Kobalt Music Group president, Richard Sanders will now head the platform, surfacing as the fourth chief executive officer to sit atop the company’s wave. Tidal aspires to compete more effectively with…

Apple Working to Fix Bugs Before New iPhone Launch

Engineers and designers at Apple are frantically working to fix bugs that might cause production delays for the highly anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone. The name of the new device has yet to be announced and will be revealed this fall along with specifics about updates for the iPhone. Apple is adding several new technologies and the team is…

STREAM-RIPPING NOW “MOST AGGRESSIVE” FORM OF MUSIC PIRACY

  Stream-ripping has now been tagged as the “most aggressive form of music piracy” by PRS for Music and the Intellectual Property Office. According to recent research by INCOPRO and Kantar Media, the use of stream-ripping sites increased 141.3% between 2014 and 2016 in the U.K. 57% of the 9,000 respondents surveyed were aware of…

Upper reaches of music industry ‘a man’s world’, diversity study finds

Upper reaches of music industry ‘a man’s world’, diversity study finds Adele at the 2016 Brit awards, whose voting academy has been reformed to improve its gender balance. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images The upper ranks of the UK’s music industry are still “a man’s world”, with women in only 30% of senior executive roles despite…

FREE MONEY FOR INDIE LABELS AS UK GOVERNMENT PLEDGES £2.8M GRANT

FREE MONEY FOR INDIE LABELS AS UK GOVERNMENT PLEDGES £2.8M GRANT The British Government has pledged to hand over up to £2.8m ($3.5m) in grants to independent UK music companies over the next three years. Those qualifying for the cash – which will be paid out until 2020 in singular grants ranging from £5,000 to…

YOUTUBE, BEWARE: FACEBOOK IS READY TO DO SOME GLOBAL MUSIC LICENSING

YOUTUBE, BEWARE: FACEBOOK IS READY TO DO SOME GLOBAL MUSIC LICENSING What’s that coming over the hill? Facebook looks set to make a major splash in music in the coming months… if a revealing new job ad is anything to go by. The social media giant, which boasts more than 1.7bn monthly active users, is…

Apple and Spotify Continue Their War

Apple and Spotify Continue Their War The nitpicking and gripping continue between the two music streaming services of Apple andSpotify. While this topic of discussion isn’t new by any means, their argument has been taken to the next level by Apple’s latest actions. Back it late May, Apple refused to allow Spotify’s latest update into…

SoundCloud to add video advertisements to US applications

SoundCloud to add video advertisements to US applications SoundCloud is rebounding from prior losses through strategic restructuring. The company recently received a $70 million investment from Twitter, and are entering the paid subscription arena with “SoundCloud Go,.” Because of this, SoundCloud is slowly moving toward a profitable future, while also ameliorating its free services that placed it among the top streaming…

GIORGIO MORODER RETURNS TO CASABLANCA RECORDS

GIORGIO MORODER RETURNS TO CASABLANCA RECORDS via Press Release: Academy Award®- and Grammy Award®-winning pioneer of disco, Giorgio Moroder, returns home to Casablanca Records, re-signing to the label where he launched a dancefloor revolution. The 76-year-old electronic dance music icon is already gearing up to release new music through Casablanca later this summer. In 1977, Moroder made history with…

SFX Encounters New Financial Woes

SFX Encounters New Financial Woes SFX Entertainment just cant avoid bad luck. The large corporation has been in the news quite a bit recently but for all the wrong reasons. Debt, failing business ventures and bankruptcy is all we have heard about SFX the past couple years. A plan was set up for SFX to…

Martin Garrix Enlists Steve James For Debut STMPD Radio Guest Mix

Martin Garrix Enlists Steve James For Debut STMPD Radio Guest Mix Martin Garrix – STMPD Radio #001 (Steve James Guest Mix) In today’s electronic music industry, it seems like artists need to have a variety of projects on the go in order to be considered a true superstar. With multiple chart-topping singles, Ibiza and Vegas…

Gareth Emery Shares First Episode Of ‘Make It Happen’

Gareth Emery Shares First Episode Of ‘Make It Happen’ When it comes to success stories, many names come to mind but none are as moving and motivational as Gareth Emery. After kick-starting the year with an inspiring letter to his fans calling on them to follow their dreams, the English producer has now started an…

APPLE DISPELS RUMORS OF KILLING MUSIC DOWNLOADS

ndAPPLE DISPELS RUMORS OF KILLING MUSIC DOWNLOADS Recently, we reported Apple’s rumored plans to eliminate music downloads from their business model. Now, Apple has spoken up regarding the alleged statement. It’s quite unlike the company to publicly address rumors, but this speculative strategy made its rounds through the internet rather quickly and caught some serious attention….

WMG IS THE FIRST MAJOR LABEL TO CITE STREAMING AS THEIR LARGEST SOURCE OF REVENUE

WMG IS THE FIRST MAJOR LABEL TO CITE STREAMING AS THEIR LARGEST SOURCE OF REVENUE Warner Music Group just made history. Today in the company’s second quarter earnings report, CEO Stephen Cooper made the following announcement: “Just five quarters ago, streaming was the third-largest revenue source in our recorded music business, behind both downloads and physical….

Beatport’s Auction Delayed To May 26th

Beatport’s Auction Delayed To May 26th SFX Entertainment, owner of famous download store and streaming service Beatport, has pushed back the date of Beatport’s auction from May 5 to May 26. “At the request of interested parties who require more time to finalize their bids, we have agreed to reschedule the Beatport sale hearing to…