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How to Make It In the Music Industry — Two Behind-the-Scenes Professionals Break It Down

Photo Credit: Hunters Race During a recent livestream event, sync licensing platform Songtradr invited two music industry professionals to discuss their unique paths to career success. And in recounting their journeys, the behind-the-scenes experts provided invaluable advice on how to make it in the music industry. The remote sitdown’s first guest, eminent music supervisor Janet […]

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Songtradr Acquires Sync Licensing Company Cuesongs

Music licensing and distribution platform Songtradr has acquired UK-based sync licensing company Cuesongs. Songtradr announced the high-profile buyout today, in a formal release that was shared with Digital Music News. Cuesongs, which represents more than 150 indie labels and publishers, marks Songtradr’s first outright acquisition since raising $30 million in a Series C funding round […]

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Music in Advertising: Here’s How Industry Pros Select Songs for Placement

A recent advertisement for Ford’s 2021 Bronco During a recent Songtradr ‘Happy Hour’ livestream event, two longtime music industry professionals discussed the process they employ when selecting songs for adverts – and explained how creators can best capitalize upon the growing role of music in advertising. The remote panel’s first guest, Joe Belliotti, served as […]

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Sync Licensing: It’s Much Bigger Than TV, Film, and Commercials

Sync Licensing — for Rollercoasters? (photo: dlohner) Sync licensing is a major source of income – and exposure – for both well-established acts and the stars of tomorrow. But contrary to the commonly held belief, there’s much more to the fast-growing music industry sector than film, television, and commercials. Earlier this year, we published a […]

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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. […]