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Jamendo Spins Subscription-Based Sync Licensing for Video Producers & Podcasters

If the world has arrived at all-you-can eat subscription, why hasn’t sync music licensing? Now, leading indie licensing platform Jamendo has launched a sync-subscription service that aims to benefit indie creators and artists alike. Jamendo’s concept is designed to reduce the hassle and costs associated with sync licensing, which can be considerable for independent content […]

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Hey Musicians, Learn How to Live Stream and Collect Donations on Twitch, Facebook, and more

Photo Credit: NeONBRAND Are you a musician who has lost work due to coronavirus shutdowns? This quick guide helps you learn how to live stream on Twitch or contribute to the MusiCares relief fund. The Recording Academy’s relief fund, MusiCares, is also helping music professionals. They are accepting applications from professionals who can prove festival […]

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Music Benefactors Wants to Solve the Crowdfunding Riddle for Musicians — Introducing the ‘Artist Public Offering’

Matthew Lutz, Founder & CEO, Music Benefactors On November 14th, 2019, Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to the public, the music industry, and, most importantly of all, her many millions of fans. In it, Swift — who has sold over 50 million records and became a global sensation long before her 30th birthday — […]

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Identifyy Sees Massive Growth — HAAWK Now Represents YouTube, Facebook & Instagram Rights for Over 75,000 Artists

How do indie artists and smaller producers get access to YouTube Content ID and Facebook Rights Manager?   Artists signed to Merlin-affiliated labels have a shot at claiming and monetizing, if their labels are able to staff up and do the work. And major label-affiliated artists and publishers are obviously well-positioned. But the smaller, independent rights […]

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What Is Sync Licensing? A Look at One of the Music Industry’s Fastest-Growing Sectors

Sync licensing is quickly ramping upward, with artists capturing increased revenues. Here’s an overview for artists, composers, advertisers, and everybody in between. The following was created with the support of Songtradr, part of a broader partnership focused on the sync licensing space.   The past decade has witnessed an absolute explosion in the quantity of video […]

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Just Got My Spotify Mechanical Royalty Check In the Mail — $11.06 for 32,222 Plays

Kerry Muzzey is a prolific composer whose work appears in major TV shows, Hollywood film trailers, and Broadway productions.  Earlier this week, Muzzey got his mechanical royalty check from Spotify. After failing to pay mechanical royalties entirely — for years — Spotify is apparently now sending payments to artists.  Just try not to laugh out […]

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Thematic Is Unlocking the Content Creator Economy for Artists — 2.5 Billion Plays, 1 Million Fan Conversions

Thematic artists Last time we reported on Thematic, the company had generated more than 1 billion song plays for its artists. Now, that number has surpassed 2.5 billion, just one of several impressive stats being shared by the company this week. It’s all part of a collaborative ecosystem that focuses on feeding the UGC creator […]