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Want Your Music In a Major Gaming Series? Meet the Guys Who Create Their Soundtracks

Music licensing and distribution platform Songtradr recently hosted their fifth “Happy Hour” livestream event, Music for Gaming: What’s Working + What’s Ahead. The hour-long sit down invited two of today’s foremost video game sync professionals and soundtrack coordinators to discuss the ins and outs of music’s integral role in the gaming world. The following was […]

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Artist Branding Isn’t Selling Out Anymore — But What’s the New Balance?

(clockwise l tor ) Jive PR + Digital co-founder and CEO Lindsay Nahmiache; Songtradr CXO Victoria Wiltshire; branding expert Mike Tunnicliffe. Music licensing and distribution platform Songtradr recently hosted their fourth “Happy Hour” livestream event, Balancing Branding with Artistry. During the hour-long discussion, two prominent branding professionals discussed what artists should – and shouldn’t do as […]

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KKR Leads $48 Million Investment In Royalty-Free Library Artlist

KKR co-founder Henry Kravis. Photo Credit: World Economic Forum Subscription music licensing platform Artlist has raised $48 million in additional funding, and global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) led the investment initiative. Tech-focused venture capital firm Elephant Partners, an existing backer of Artlist, also participated in this latest round of funding, which was detailed […]

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The Revolution Will Be Recorded: How Can Artists Shape Movements and Change Lives?

Clockwise l-r: Artist Billie Bodega, Songtradr CXO Victoria Wiltshire, former president & CEO, Virgin/Warner/EMI Phil Quartararo, Oscar-nominated screen composer David Hirschfelder. Music licensing and distribution platform Songtradr recently hosted their third “Happy Hour” livestream event, Music Through the Ages: Soundtrack or Catalyst of Change? A skillful artist, a veteran music executive, and a prominent composer […]

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It Took Years for These Music Industry Experts to Learn These Monetization Pro-Tips

Last month, music licensing and distribution platform Songtradr hosted a “Happy Hour” livestream event, during which three prominent music supervisors sipped their preferred beverages and discussed the music industry’s way forward amid the COVID-19 crisis. Now, in a recently-held second Happy Hour roundtable, Songtradr invited three new experts to discuss monetization tips for independent artists. […]

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Working Through the Pandemic: Three Prominent Music Supervisors Discuss the Music Industry’s Way Forward

by Dylan Smith Between the postponement of most every crowd-based concert and the temporary closure of virtually all recording studios, as well as seemingly everything else, the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis’ impact on the music industry has been unprecedented, to say the least. So how are three of the top music supervisors in the industry making […]

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AI-Focused MatchTune Inks 15,000-Track Deal With BMG Production Music

(photo: Franck V.) AI-focused music-to-video platform MatchTune has closed a 15,000-track deal with advertising and media music provider BMG Production Music. BMG Production Music and MatchTune announced the high-profile agreement in a press release, which was shared with Digital Music News. MatchTune has developed a cutting-edge AI program capable of searching through a vast library […]

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Songtradr Joins the Growing Music Industry Recovery Effort — Donates All Sync Commissions to Musicians

photo: Obi Onyeador As COVID-19 continues to spread, lockdowns and large-gathering bans have brought live entertainment — from concerts to sporting events — to a screeching halt. Sync powerhouse Songtradr is now part of the growing recovery effort to help affected artists. Billions are being impacted worldwide by this pandemic, though musicians and artists are […]

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Here Are Some of the Latest — and Most Significant — Sync Music Deals

Daniel Craig as 007 — with Billie Eilish playing the tune. Sync music licensing — the process that allows music to complement visual media, including film, commercials, television, and more —remains a viable opportunity for today’s artists. Here’s a wrap of the biggest sync deals of late. From video-streaming platforms like Netflix to blockbuster movies, […]