Spotify and Sony Reach Deal, Amazon Music Grows, Facebook Reveals Music Plans

Spotify Sony Deal Confirmed. The terms include windowing, which would allow the label group to keep some tracks and albums from the music streamer’s free tier for up to two weeks. German Music Publishers Say It’s ‘High Time’ the EU Acted on YouTube. “These online platforms are still not giving creative people reasonable and fair… Continue reading Spotify and Sony Reach Deal, Amazon Music Grows, Facebook Reveals Music Plans

Digest: Facebook Is Hiring A Licensing Expert, YouTube Is Launching a TV Service, Global Music Revenue at 15-Year High

Top Music News Story Facebook Is Hiring A Legal Music Licensing Boss According to a freshly-posted job advert, the company is seeking a Legal Director of Music Licensing, based at its HQ in Menlo Park, California. “In this role, you will be responsible for solving cutting-edge licensing issues on a global scale, with an opportunity… Continue reading Digest: Facebook Is Hiring A Licensing Expert, YouTube Is Launching a TV Service, Global Music Revenue at 15-Year High

RECAP: iHeartMedia Announces On-Demand Streaming, Publishing and Safe Harbors Take Center Stage in U.S. and E.U.

Our October 3rd newsletter mistakenly redirects to this page. You can find the entire “Major Record Labels Sue Over Ripping Audio Tracks from YouTube Videos” here. iHeartMedia Announces Plans for Its Entry Into Paid Streaming Story of the Week Just a week after Pandora announced the relaunch of its mid-tier streaming product and rough timing… Continue reading RECAP: iHeartMedia Announces On-Demand Streaming, Publishing and Safe Harbors Take Center Stage in U.S. and E.U.

Recap: IFPI 2016 Global Music Report, Soundcloud Hits Europe, Facebook Tackles ‘Freebooting’

Story of the Week IFPI 2016 Global Music Report: Digital Revenues Surpass Physical for the First Time The global recorded music business reached an important tipping point in 2015: Digital services now account for 45 percent of recorded music revenue and outstripped physical revenue for the first time, according to numbers released Wednesday by the… Continue reading Recap: IFPI 2016 Global Music Report, Soundcloud Hits Europe, Facebook Tackles ‘Freebooting’

Soundcheck: Your 5-Minute Recap Of Last Week’s Most Important Music News

Story Of The Week Facebook In Talks with Major Labels for Music Video Trial http://bit.ly/1KuxNKF Music videos are Facebook is looking to pull music video views away from YouTube as it pilots a new video platform. As Variety reported, the ad revenue split would mirror YouTube’s — 45 percent to Facebook, 55 percent to rights… Continue reading Soundcheck: Your 5-Minute Recap Of Last Week’s Most Important Music News