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Mark Ross Joins Riptide Music

Mark Ross Joins Riptide Music

Synch house Riptide Music Group has secured a $4 million expansion investment from entertainment scion Mark Ross, who joins as a partner in the company, which provides music for advertising, trailers, TV shows, videogames and multi-media, productions in addition to rights management. Ross is the son of Steve Ross, a beloved figure in the industry who […]

BMG Acquires Immediate

BMG Acquires Immediate

BMG Production Music has acquired trailer music house Immediate Music and sister company 1 Revolution Music, which specializes in production music for television. The move comes on the heels of BMGPM’s acquisition of Paris-based independent production music company AXS Music, marking a significant expansion for BMG in the production space. A recent study by the Production […]

BMI Trademarks Song ‘Speed Dating’

BMI Trademarks Song ‘Speed Dating’

Performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. has filed for trademark on its Speed Dating for Songwriters initiative, which the company says has been one of it’s “most successful and beneficial programs.” Established in 2013, BMI’s Speed Dating for Songwriters initially began as a way to introduce and foster creativity among some of BMI’s most promising […]

Israelite Unpacks Copyright for PMC

Israelite Unpacks Copyright for PMC

David Israelite is president and CEO of the National Music Publishers Association, a trade group representing American music publishers and songwriters. Read the complete text of his keynote address at the Production Music Conference here. The NMPA‘s stated mission is “to protect, promote, and advance the interests of music’s creators” by safeguarding members’ property rights on […]

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 […]

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