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The power that fans on social media platforms like TikTok have to turn viral tracks into global hits has been proven time and time again. Now, Believe-owned DIY digital music distributor TuneCore says that it wants to “facilitate” that discovery and virality for independent artists. The company has introduced a new service for artists to distribute their music directly into the...
You know what was particularly significant about Warner Music Group‘s calendar Q3 / fiscal Q4 results, announced yesterday (November 15)? They covered a quarter (July-September 2021) that arrived a full 10 years after Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries acquired the major music company for $3.3 billion (in July 2011). Comparing Warner then to Warner now is a fun exercise: for example, at...
It’s no secret that some Twitch streamers are making a lot of money on the platform. This was highlighted, albeit unscrupulously, by alleged hackers last month when a list revealing those Twitch creators earning millions of dollars leaked on a 125 gigabyte torrent file. The platform’s revenue-generating potential for musicians specifically was made clear back in April by Twitch itself. Twitch teamed up...
Earlier this year, Dallas-based investment firm Outlander Fund and Netherlands-based CTM BV launched a strategic alliance to acquire music publishing and master rights. The new venture, CTM Outlander Music LP, said that its ambition is to invest $1 billion in copyrights over the next five years. Today (November 16), CTM Outlander has announced that it is buying what it says is the “music...
Curve Royalty Systems, a London-based music technology company, is expanding into the US with a new office in Los Angeles, which will serve as a base for its roster of clients. Curve Royalty Systems was launched in 2019 by former ADA/Warner, Cooking Vinyl and Essential Music executives, Richard Leach, Ray Bush and Tom Allen. The company has also appointed Sam Spainhower,...