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Production Music Conference Oct. 4-6

Production Music Conference Oct. 4-6

The Production Music Association hosts its fourth annual Production Music Conference Oct. 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. The event kicks-off the evening of the fourth with the Mark Awards, now in its third year of honoring the best in production music. PMA co-chairman Joe Saba told Variety the group’s internal research sizes up global […]

Spotify Secures Warner Deal

Spotify Secures Warner Deal

Spotify has closed a deal with its last major label holdout — Warner Music Group. Media reports emphasized the fact that Spotify would use its full house to power a listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Universal signed in April and Sony was reported to have signed last month. “It’s taken us a while […]

Capital One Puts Green in Pocket of Spotify Listeners

Capital One Puts Green in Pocket of Spotify Listeners

Capital One has teamed with Spotify and Samuel L. Jackson is the man at the mic. Who knew he was such a smooth crooner with the moves like Al Green? Delivering the soul man’s sultry “Let’s Stay Together” with an appealing blend of smoldering sensuality and snappy capitalism. This was essentially the vocal performance debut of Jackson, […]

ASCAP, BMI Harmonize on Data

ASCAP, BMI Harmonize on Data

ASCAP and BMI are merging rights data into a single vault of  musical works ownership that will make things easier for U.S. licensees, with a launch slated for late 2018. In addition to streamlining operations for customers, the move is a wise strategic tactic in fending off the U.S. Department of Justice’s push for single licensing, in that […]

Weekly Pop Streams Hit 7.5 Billion

Weekly Pop Streams Hit 7.5 Billion

For the first time, on-demand audio streams had a 7.5 billion week, according to Nielsen Music’s Mid-Year U.S. Report which tracked a total of 184 billion streams for the period ending June 29, 2017.  That marks a sizable 62.4% increase over the same time period in 2016. On-demand audio streams have reached over 184 billion streams so far […]

Pandora Gets Sirius Suitor to Put a Ring On It

Pandora Gets Sirius Suitor to Put a Ring On It

It’s official. Sirius has reached an agreement to invest $480 million in Pandora, purchasing a 19 percent stake in the streaming music service. The satellite radio service had been circling Pandora for some time, prompting rumors of an outright purchase. This agreement, which will take weeks to conclude, is the best of both worlds for Padora, guaranteeing […]

Apple Music Tops 27 Million and other WWDC news

Apple Music Tops 27 Million and other WWDC news

Apple Music has topped the 27 million subscriber mark, announcing the benchmark at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference today at the San Jose Convention Center. That’s a 7 million improvement over December, when the company announced it had achieved 20 million paying subscribers in the two years since the service launched, a 35 percent improvement in the second […]

Concord Bicycle Buys Imagem

Concord Bicycle Buys Imagem

Concord Bicycle Music has acquired music publishing and theatrical rights company Imagem Music Group, picking up a combination of wordwide and European rights to songs by Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, Justin Timberlake and Lionel Richie as well as classic theater works by Rogers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin and more. In all the company has picked […]

Beck Nabs SESAC Film Honor

Beck Nabs SESAC Film Honor

Trolls composer Christophe Beck took home top honors in the film music category at the annual SESAC Film & Television Composers’ Awards, which was highlighted by a moving speech by music attorney Jay Cooper, a partner of Greenberg Traurig, who received the performing rights organization’s Visionary Award. The annual awards gala, held at the Casa […]

Dunaif to International Role at ASCAP

Dunaif to International Role at ASCAP

Digital business strategist Tony Dunaif has been named executive vice president and head of international affairs for preforming rights giant ASCAP, reporting to CEO Elizabeth Matthews. In this capacity Dunaif will oversee international business and society relations outside of the United States for ASCAP,  the American Society of Composer, Authors and Publishers. Dunaif’s appointment is […]

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