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Spotify Begins Label Licensing Talks Amid Major Disputes

Spotify has begun negotiations to renew its licencees with all three major labels and other rights holders. The talks begin with Spotify on the offensive against the music industry on multiple fronts. The streamer must reach new deals this year with Universal Music, Sony Music, and Warner Music, which together control about two-thirds of Spotify's catalog. But in just the last three weeks, Spotify has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple in the EU, lodged an objection to an inc...
Tags: Indie Labels, Major Labels, Music Business, Streaming, Bruce Houghton

YouTube Music has launched in India, South Africa, and 12 more markets.

YouTube’s recently launched music streaming service is spreading and is now available in 14 more places around the world. It’s been nearly a year since YouTube launched YouTube Music last May, a new platform that collects all of the music on YouTube in one place and presents it like a traditional streaming service. Launching to quash artists and labels’ gripes with how low paid music was on YouTube they have been growing the platform ever since. They have just announced their launch in ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Youtube, India, Samsung, Launch, South Africa, Streaming, Mumbai, Bolivia, Youtube Music, Music Stores, India South Africa, Warner Chappell, YouTube Premium, YouTube Beyond India YouTube Music

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium come to India

YouTube Music is coming to the next critical battlefield for streaming music services: India. The company announced this week it’s launching its ad-supported version of YouTube Music for free in the country, as well as YouTube Music Premium, its subscription that offers background listening, offline downloads and an ad-free experience for ₹99 a month. In addition, YouTube Premium, which extends offline play, background listening and the removal of ads across YouTube, is also launching in Indi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Music, Media, Youtube, India, Samsung, Tech, Ed Sheeran, European Commission, Streaming Music, Warner

YouTube Music joins Spotify in India with more music for less money

Spotify’s launch in India was long-rumoured and talked about and now they’ve finally done it YouTube have stepped in to steal the spotlight. At the end of February, Spotify brought it’s popular music streaming service to India with a potential audience of over 1.3 billion new listeners, gaining over a million of them in less than a week. They aren’t just competing with local favourites like JioSaavn but also have Western rivals like Apple Music already in the region to contend with. Now ju...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Youtube, India, Launch, Streaming, Youtube Music, Music Stores, Lyor Cohen, Warner Music Group, Warner Chappell, YouTube Premium, YouTube YouTube Music, Jay Fowler, JioSaavn, Spotify YouTube Music

YouTube Launches In India Priced 20% Under Spotify, With Licences From All 3 Majors

YouTube Music has launched in India just days after Spotify's controversial launch there. YouTube Music Premium subscriptions are priced at 99 rupee, or 20% lower than the 119 rupees / $1.67 per month that Spotify charges for similar Premium subscriptions in India. Add in ad-free YouTube videos and the price rises to 129 rupees. Unlike Spotify, who launched without a licence with WMG's Warner/Chappell publishing arm, a spokesperson confirmed that YouTube has signed deal with all three maj...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Youtube, India, Streaming, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Lyor Cohen, WMG, Warner Chappell, YouTube & Video, Jay Fowler, YouTube Launches In India Priced

Spotify Revises WMG Statement, Issues Full India Launch Press Release

Words have become weapons in the battle between Spotify and WMG's Warner/Chappell Music publishing. Overnight, Spotify clarified one of their jabes, alongside a fill announcement of the streamer's launch in India. In the intro to Spotify's approved statement the streamer referred to Warner/Chappell’s move for a court injunction as having been “denied.” Overnight, Spotify amended that statement to say that the request for an injunction was “not granted.”  It's a small but important dist...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Warner, South East Asia, Mena, Bruce Houghton, Chennai, WMG, Punjabi, Warner Chappell Music, Warner Chappell, Daniel Ek Spotify, India Spotify, Bollywood Tollywood Kollywood, Spotify Launches in India World

Spotify Launches In India Without WMG Deal, Premium Costs $1.67 Monthly

Spotify ramped up its battle with Warner Music Group on Tuesday, launching in India without a signed deal with the Warner/Chappell music publishing arm of the world's third largest music group. WMG had failed on Monday to get a court injunction to stop the launch. Spotify Premium will cost 119 rupees / $1.67 per month in India, similar to Apple Music there.  Spotify presumably has deals in place with the other major labels and publishers. For WMG it will rely on a statutory licence previ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Streaming, Music Business, Music Tech, Spotify Premium, Bruce Houghton, Warner Music Group, WMG, Warner Chappell, Publishing & Songwriting

QUICK HITS: YouTube Nashville • Live365 • ONErpm • Position Music • Big Deal • Warner/Chappell

YouTube expands its Nashville team: Copeland Isaacson joins as Artist Relations Manager and Rachel Whitney as Country Music Programming Manager.  "It's critical that Nashville receives the support and respect from YouTube it deserves and bringing on two of Nashville's very best, Copeland Isaacson and Rachel Whitney, is a strong signal of our commitment to this highly creative community," Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music said in a statement. • Internet radio platform Live365 has crossed the ...
Tags: Music, Youtube, Germany, San Francisco, Atlantic, Nashville, John, West Coast, North America, Mccarthy, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Lyor Cohen, Live365, PPL

Music Law 101: How Long Can You Count On Copyright Protection To Last

After a copyright is created, the length of time for which it hangs around tends to vary greatly - although it's often for longer than one might guess. Here we look at what determines a copyright's life span, and why it's usually not safe to assume something's fallen into the public domain. ________________________________ Guest post by Coe W. Ramsey and Amanda M. Whorton of the ReverbNation Blog Once a copyright is created, protection generally lasts for 70 years after the death of ...
Tags: Music, Congress, Woody Guthrie, United States, Guest Post, Civil rights movement, Music Business, Ramsey, Coe, Warner Chappell Music, Warner Chappell, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Amanda M Whorton, Coe W Ramsey

Facebook sign a deal with Warner Music, the last of the 3 major labels

As Facebook move towards legally allowing music on their social media platform, they have just finalised licensing deals with the last of the major labels. Warner Music Group have announced they’re teaming up with Facebook to license uses of their artists’ music on the platform. The deal will allow Facebook users to create, upload, and share videos which contains Warner music and will also see the two companies collaborate on further products. Warner Music Group say that through their partners...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Music, Social Media, Artists, Sony, Warner Music, Universal, Warner, License, Digital Music News, Industry News, Licensing, Warner Music Group, Facebook Instagram, Sony Music

Shakeup At Warner Music: Cameron Strang Resigns Board As Jon Platt, Max Lousada and Noreena Hertz Join

They real and rumored shakeups at Warner Music Group continue with Cameron Strang, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Records resigning from the WMG board as three others join. The changes come just as new Warner Music Group CEO of Recorded Music, Max Lousada takes over all global recorded music operations.  _________________________________ Warner Music Group Corp. today announced the election of three new directors: Jon Platt, Max Lousada and Noreena Hertz.  Lousada and Platt are re...
Tags: Music, Sony, Warner Music, Steve, Vevo, Max, Access Industries, Music Business, Major Labels, Board, Bruce Houghton, Platt, Warner Music Group, Jon, WMG, Max Lousada

Rhett Akins’ Hot Streak: Tunesmith’s Songs Have Been on Country Airplay Charts for Seven Straight Years

Country singer-songwriter Rhett Akins was only a modest success as a performer, but since turning to songwriting full-time, he’s become one of Nashville’s radio juggernauts. Warner/Chappell Nashville announced today that Akins has placed at least one song on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart every week for the past seven years, including this week’s No. 1, Dustin... Read more »
Tags: Music, News, Nashville, AKINS, Warner/Chappell, Rhett Akins, Warner Chappell Nashville, Dustin Read

Warner/Chappell Publishing, Warner Music Nashville Appoints Katie Jelen to ‘Unified’ Synchronization Role

Katie Jelen has been named Creative Manager, Synchronization for Warner/Chappell Music & Warner Music Nashville, it was announced today (Sept. 5). In her new position, Jelen will explore and develop new opportunities for repertoire works for use in film, TV, advertising, video games, and new media. Her appointment marks a unified effort to combine interests... Read more »
Tags: Music, TV, News, Blake Shelton, Warner Music Group, Jelen, Warner/Chappell, Warner Chappell Publishing Warner Music Nashville, Katie Jelen, Warner Chappell Music Warner Music Nashville

TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

The most popular and often perused posts from Hypebot this week looked at whether musicians should even bother making albums if no one's buying, the problem solving ten minute silent hit on iTunes, Warner/Chappell's copyright claim over a video featuring none of their music, and more. Should Musicians Bother Making Albums If No One Is Buying Them? 10 Minute Silent Song A Hit On iTunes Because It Solves Annoying Problem Warner/Chappell Launches Copyright Claim On Video w/ ...
Tags: Music, Amazon Echo, Music Business, Owen Davie, Hypebot, Suzan Lori Parks, Warner Chappell

Warner/Chappell Launches Copyright Claim Over YouTube Video Deliberately Featuring None Of Its Music

Taking proactive takedowns to soaring new heights, Warner/Chappell recently issued a copyright claim over a doctored Star Wars clip containing precisely none of  J. Williams' music - the absence of which was in fact the point of the video, says Techdirt's Tim Cushing. _______________________ Guest post by Tim Cushing of Techdirt Warner/Chappell's DMCA takedown arm is so damn proactive it can kill YouTube videos containing as little as 0% of its IP. A clip of Star Wars posted to Yo...
Tags: Star Wars, Music, Youtube, Williams, Guest Post, Warner, John Williams, Music Business, Music Tech, Warner Music Group, Tim Cushing, Techdirt, J Williams, Warner Chappell, Jeremy Hsu, Jake Paul

Warner/Chappell Music, Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Publishing Sign Global Admin Deal

Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Publishing (DMP) has signed a global administration deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group. The DMP catalog includes dance/electronic releases by such songwriters as Autoerotique, Garmiani, Henry Fong, Max Styler, Ookay, QUIX, Shaun Frank, Stooki Sound, and Viceroy. Aoki is himself a longtime Warner/Chappell songwriter. He... Read more »
Tags: Music, News, Warner Music Group, Steve Aoki, Warner/chappell Music, Warner Chappell, Dim Mak Publishing DMP, Autoerotique Garmiani Henry Fong Max Styler Ookay, Shaun Frank Stooki Sound, Viceroy Aoki

Veteran Music Publisher Jay R. Morgenstern Dies at 87

Jay R. Morgenstern, a 50-year veteran of music publishing, died on July 4 in Los Angeles. He was 87. In a distinguished career, Morgenstern got his start in the industry as an accountant for music publishers in New York’s Tin Pan Alley and was involved with celebrated Broadway musicals like “Fiddler on the Roof” and... Read more »
Tags: Music, New York, News, Los Angeles, Obituaries, Broadway, Cabaret, Fiddler On The Roof, Ascap, Morgenstern, Tin Pan Alley, Warner/Chappell, Jay R Morgenstern

Warner/Chappell Names Rob Owen VP of Creative, Catalog and Marketing for the U.K.

Warner/Chappell Music has named Rob Owen VP of Creative, Catalog, and Marketing for the U.K. Owen starts on July 31 and will report to Mike Smith, Managing Director at Warner/Chappell UK. Owen spent much of his 17-year career at Parlophone Records, which he joined in 2003 as a Senior Product Manager, becoming Marketing Director five... Read more »
Tags: Music, News, Mike Smith, U K, Owen, Warner Chappell Music, Rob Owen, Parlophone Records, Warner/Chappell, Warner Chappell UK Owen

Sarah Stennett’s First Access Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Warner/Chappell Music

First Access Entertainment, the music and management company run by Sarah Stennett in partnership with Warner Music Group owner Len Blavatnik, is keeping things in the family, signing a worldwide publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. The announcement comes on the heels of Stennett’s appearance at the MIDEM Music Conference in Cannes, where she was recognized... Read more »
Tags: Music, News, Cannes, Warner Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Len Blavatnik, Warner/Chappell, Sarah Stennett, Stennett, First Access Entertainment

Barry Manilow Named Icon, Warner/Chappell Wins Top Publisher, Justin Tranter Calls for ‘More LGBTQ’ Songwriters at BMI Awards

Warner/Chappell was named Publisher of the Year, Justin Tranter and Ross Golan were Songwriters of the Year, Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” was Song of the Year, and Barry Manilow received the Icon Award at the 65th Annual BMI Pop Awards on Tuesday night. Warner/Chappell saw 17 of its songwriters’ tunes taking trophies. The event, held at the... Read more »
Tags: Music, News, Lgbtq, Bmi, Shawn Mendes, Justin Tranter, Barry Manilow, Warner Chappell, Barry Manilow Named Icon Warner Chappell Wins Top, Ross Golan

WMG CEO Steve Cooper's Leaked Memo To Staff On YouTube Deal [FULL TEXT]

As we reported, Warner Music Group is now the first of the major label and music publisher to sign a new deal with YouTube. But in a leaked memo to his team, CEO Steve Cooper admitted that the deal was made under "very difficult circumstances." Here is the full text of the leaked memo: ________________________________ From WMG CEO Steve Cooper: I wanted to let you all know that, following months of tough negotiations, we’ve extended our deals with YouTube, separately fo...
Tags: Spotify, Video, Music, Youtube, US, Eu, Music Business, Streaming & Cloud, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Warner Music Group, WMG, Warner Chappell, Steve Cooper, Michael Drexler, Phillipa Soo

Hailee Steinfeld Signs Publishing Deal With Warner/Chappell Music

Hailee Steinfeld, who burst onto the scene at age 14 with an Academy Award-nominated turn in the Coen brothers’ 2010 reboot “True Grit” and is pursuing a parallel career in pop, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music. Her song “Starving,” with American duo Grey featuring Russian-German producer Zedd — and co-written by fellow... Read more »
Tags: Music, News, Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd, Grey, Warner Chappell Music, Warner/Chappell

Warner/Chappell sign to Sesac’s new music licensing service

Major record label Warner/Chappell have signed to newly launched Mint Digital Services music licensing company created by SESAC and SUISA. Mint Digital Services is the new transatlantic music licensing company created in collaboration between US music rights group SESAC and Swiss authors’ rights group SUISA. The company, launched last year, will take charge of the Warner/Chappell’s licensing administration for iTunes. The deal will work as a sort-of trial for Warner/Chappell as they begin lice...
Tags: Europe, Music, Digital, US, Online, Itunes, Revenue, Streaming, Rights, Warner, Recording, Mint, Industry News, Licensing, SESAC, Alexander Wolf

Independents Grabbed Biggest Share Of Global Music Market In 2016

Independent music companies beat out the three major music groups to capture the biggest share of the 2016 global music market in several categories including recorded music, physical goods and music publishing. ___________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA Analysts MIDiA and Music Business Worldwide have been tracking record label and publisher financial releases throughout 2016. In addition MIDIA has conducted market sizing work on the publishing sector and ...
Tags: South Korea, Music, Japan, US, Sony, Warner Music, Warner, Vivendi, Music Business, Music Tech, Streaming & Cloud, Indie Labels, Major Labels, Umg, Bruce Houghton, ATV

CHANGES @ Warner Chappell • INgrooves • Proper • Pledge Music • Deezer • More

Warner/Chappell Music announced a worldwide publishing agreement with hot UK grime songwriter, DJ, and producer Swifta Beater. MORE: • Independent distributor INgrooves has appointed Ollie Buckwell as Senior Vice President Business Development.  • Proper Music Group, the UK’s largest independent distributor, has singed a deal with independent digital distribution company IDOL to manage its growing digital activity. The partnership will enable Proper to enhance its current digital di...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Publishing, Music, Japan, UK, Asia Pacific, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Warner Chappell Music, Warner Chappell

Music Publishing News 1.6.17: Great Year For Lawyers Ahead • BMI Fights Radio Rates • George Michael Tributes

2017 will bring with it a number of court cases that will affect music publishers, songwriters, and copyright as a whole.  First, the Radio Music Licensing Commission and performing rights organization Global Music Rights are suing each other over licensing fees to be paid to publishers and songwriters for radio play.     Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke are appealing the verdict that they infringed on Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” in their song, “Blurred Lines,” a decision whi...
Tags: Publishing, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Chicago, Jamie Foxx, Pharrell Williams, Bmi, Marvin Gaye, George Michael, Robin Thicke, Michael, Music Business, Ascap, US Department of Justice, Wham, Warner Chappell

Music Industry Leaders Offer Their Predictions For 2017

The team behind the music business program at William Paterson University reached out to a variety of top music industry leaders to get their predictions for the business in 2017. __________________________ Guest post by Dave Philp from Music Biz 101 at William Paterson University It’s easy to recap a particular year since everything already happened.  But what about predicting what will take place in a new year?  Yeah, that’s hard.  When you think about it, the job of a lot of peop...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Hbo, Netflix, Pandora, Guest Post, Nashville, Cbs, Soundscan, Music Business, More News, Atlantic Records, Ascap, Jerry, Tommy, William Paterson

Seymour Stein Reveals “Embarrasing” Deal Made with Madonna

In this piece, soon to be 73-year-old music business legend and discoverer of Talking Heads as well The Ramones opens up with marked frankness about his groundbreaking career, as well as an embarassing deal made with Madonna. ______________________________ Guest Post by Yael Chiara on Medium Seymour Stein, a bona fide music industry legend, turns 73 this month. Get him talking about music he loves, though, and he’ll match the passion of any young industry whippersnapper pou...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Music, New York, Interviews, Australia, China, Germany, India, Africa, Billboard, America, Georgia, James Brown, Atlantic, Guest Post

Music Publishing News Roundup 10.19.16

Legendary British songwriter Rod Temperton has passed away at age 66. Often referred to as “The Invisible Man,” Temperton’s catalog includes many of Michael Jackson’s classic hit, such as “Thriller,” “Off the Wall,” and “Rock With You,” as well as songs performed by Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, and Quincy Jones.   Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Warner/Chappell where Temperton signed his catalog in July announced his passing on October 5 saying, “His family is devastat...
Tags: Publishing, Music, London, Sony, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Music Business, Sony ATV, Bloomsbury Ballroom, Sony Corp, Neverland Ranch, Warner Chappell, Martin Bandier, Rod Temperton, Songtrust, Temperton

CHANGES @ Warner/Chappell Music • Nonesuch • Madison House • UMG • Motown Gospel

Warner / Chappell Music has promoted Eric Mackay to Vice President, Digital Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Mackay joined  Warner / Chappell in April 2015 as Head of Digital, Europe.     MORE:   • Nonesuch Records has tapped industry vet Kris Chen as its  new Senior Vice President. He comes to Nonesuch from Warner Music's XL Recordings, where he served as head of the company’s U.S. operations for the past 11 year. • Booking agency Madison House has announc...
Tags: Europe, Publishing, Music, London, Nashville, Warner Music, Music Business, Ann Arbor, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, U S, Gaines, Universal Music Group, Coates, Lucian Grainge, Nonesuch Records

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