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…

Apple Music, Dubset Partner to Stream Previously Unlicensed Remixes and DJ Mixes

Apple Music, Dubset Partner to Stream Previously Unlicensed Remixes and DJ Mixes Apple has announced an agreement with Dubset Media Holdings that will allow Apple Music to stream remixes and DJ mixes that had previous been absent from licensed services due to copyright issues. Thousands upon thousands cool mash-ups and hour-long mixes have effectively been…

HOW THE HECK DO YOU PRONOUNCE THE NAME OF MARTIN GARRIX’S NEW LABEL?

HOW THE HECK DO YOU PRONOUNCE THE NAME OF MARTIN GARRIX’S NEW LABEL? It’s a question that stems from the breaking news of yesterday: 19-year-old Martin Garrix‘s debut release on his new, very own record label. The announcement of his plans for the label, called STMPD RCRDS, came alongside a special teaser for his debut release,…

Darius Syrossian Music is more important than anything else

Darius Syrossian Music is more important than anything else Darius Syrossian has done it all. You know him best as an international DJ and producer, but like many, his passion started in the record shops he worked at long before fate would wave her magic wand. His most recent venture sees him delve into the…

WHO SPENDS MORE ON A&R: RECORD LABELS OR MUSIC PUBLISHERS?

WHO SPENDS MORE ON A&R: RECORD LABELS OR MUSIC PUBLISHERS? The debate continues to rage over the proportion of streaming revenue paid to songwriters and publishers vs. that passed to record companies and artists. One of the justifications you often hear for labels continuing to take the lion’s share of payouts from Spotify etc. is…

Soundcloud Will Release a Subscription Service “Later This Year”

Soundcloud Will Release a Subscription Service “Later This Year” Tech Times revealed in the past few months that leaked emails were pointing towards the Berlin-based Soundcloud expressing interest in creating a “paid for subscription” service. Now, those rumors are now fact. Soundcloud’s Co-Founder and CTO Eric Wahlforss has announced that the platform will launch a subscription service “later…

HAVE YOU USED A SAMPLE ILLEGALLY? SONY/ATV WANTS YOU TO OWN UP…

HAVE YOU USED A SAMPLE ILLEGALLY? SONY/ATV WANTS YOU TO OWN UP… SEPTEMBER 1, 2015  BY MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE EMI Production Music has declared what it calls an ‘amnesty’ of samples from its back catalogue – promising not to punish artists, producers and labels with legal action or back-dated royalty claims if they come forward…

YOUTUBE IS THE NO.1 MUSIC STREAMING PLATFORM – AND GETTING BIGGER

YOUTUBE IS THE NO.1 MUSIC STREAMING PLATFORM – AND GETTING BIGGER Scary news for those who don’t feel YouTube is paying music rights-holders enough: it’s the biggest music streaming service on earth, and it’s growing faster than Spotify or any of its rivals. That’s according to MBW analysis of the latest market stats out of…

BEATPORT IS ‘VERY SORRY’ FOR KEEPING LABEL MONEY – AND IT’S PAYING UP

BEATPORT IS ‘VERY SORRY’ FOR KEEPING LABEL MONEY – AND IT’S PAYING UP AUGUST 8, 2015  BY TIM INGHAM Beatport has confirmed that its latest quarterly royalty distributions to labels will be processed next week – with SFX box Robert Sillerman personally apologising for the “deeply embarrassing” and “inexcusable” decision to freeze Q2 payments. As…

SOUNDEXCHANGE PAYOUTS TO LABELS LIKELY TO TOP $900M THIS YEAR

SOUNDEXCHANGE PAYOUTS TO LABELS LIKELY TO TOP $900M THIS YEAR AUGUST 6, 2015    BY TIM INGHAM SoundExchange just keeps getting more and more important to record labels and artists. The US collection society has just announced that its distributions to recorded music rights-holders have now topped $3bn since 2004. It’s an impressive number –…