The landscape for recorded music is shifting, this we know, but the directions in which the industry is branching off are innumerable. The latest potentially…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

Variety: Emmys Tighten Music Voting System

It’s nearly upon us…awards season that is. With the VMAs, Emmys, Teen Choice Awards, and the CMA Music Festival set to air in August alone,…
Last week, popular love-to-hate-it music streaming service, Spotify, announced a deal that makes them “The preferred streaming music service across all the MTV/VH1/CMT music sites…
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00

Bastille's "Oblivion"

You’ve probably already noticed that we’re big fans of British rock band, Bastille, but what might not be so obvious is our equally massive love…
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00

Ninja Rap Reboot

Are you as excited as we are about the upcoming reincarnation of the Ninja Turtles? Well, if the content alone wasn’t enough to pump you…
American Authors and Bloodgroup publishing group, Round Hill Music, have just announced the signing of a co-publishing deal with “indie roots rock” band, Animal Years.…
Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

SoundCloud to Compete With YouTube

In January, popular streaming website SoundCloud “obtained $60 million of new funding,” in an attempt to become the “YouTube of audio,” but according to RainNews,…
You’d be hard-pressed to find a music consumer ignorant to the ongoing digital royalty debates, but online publication, Quartz, recently offered a refreshing glimpse into…
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00

Ron Howard to Direct Beatles BioPic

Earlier today Rolling Stone announced that Oscar-winning director and Hollywood veteran Ron Howard has signed on “to direct and produce an authorized, as-yet-untitled documentary about…
Riptide Music Group has signed alt folk group Saintseneca to an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement. A “sync-flavored” global publishing administration company, Riptide’s services include…
We’re finally back from our brief hiatus and have so much news to catch up on, so we’re starting  with the largest happening of the…
An innovative music-to-picture company has just made a significant move. scoreAscore has brought Jake Weinreb onto its team as Director of Business Development. If you…
You’ve probably come to know our artist features fairly well by now, so we’ve decided to branch out a bit and explore one of music…
  Several days ago at Music 4.5’s IP & Licensing event in London, head of the Entertainment Retailers Association, Kim Bayley “hit out at music…
Warner/Chappell Production Music, Warner Music Group's production music arm, has created a new theme and package for the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be broadcast…
Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

THR: Sounds of The Galaxy

Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter published an article entitled “New ‘Guardians’ TV Spot Gets Back to What’s Important: Good Music.” The article appropriately praises the…
We know how familiar everyone is with the Prince v. Warner contract dispute, and most of us assumed the damage was irreparable, but alas, it…
Monday, 23 June 2014 00:00

Licensing Hearings Update

Two weeks ago we brought you the live-stream of and information about the Judiciary Committee’s two-fold review of licensing legislation. In two days the second…
Well, this is a GOOD thing we think... the Grammy category "Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media" now includes the music supervisor in the receiving…
Billboard has highlighted ten songs used for ad spots from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Check out Judy Cantor-Navas' original story here.
Americans get ready! The French hit “zombie-drama” Les Revenants is crawling up stateside after a stellar run in the UK last year. The English version…
Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

Variety: Jeff Russo Scores "Fargo"

If you’re a fan of the Coen Brothers’ cult classic 1996 film, “Fargo,” or of Billy Bob Thornton you’ve probably been glued to FX over…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

YouTube vs. The Indies Update

Today we’re bringing you an update on the ongoing YouTube vs. The Indies saga. Yesterday The Guardian announced that “Independent artists could disappear from YouTube…
“He is Everything,” boldly states a friend of ours about comedian Louis C.K.. The extremely popular off-beat comedian has been slaying audiences with his dry…
Happy Monday everyone! Just kidding, who’s excited about Mondays? But it’s not all bad, as earlier this morning we stumbled upon a highly entertaining and…
Friday, 13 June 2014 00:00

Honda Stage

The American division of popular car brand, Honda, has just announced the rollout of a massive live music and sync strategy in partnership with iHeartRadio,…
To promote his newest album, X,  (out June 23) the British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has partnered with MTV to bring his fans a short “Docuseries.”…
Composer Bob Farnsworth Of Hummingbird Productions Writes Historic New Anthem Commemorating "The Greatest Generation" Of World War II Heroes: New Anthem Was Performed By General…
Today the Judiciary Committee will begin “the first of two important hearings on music licensing,” according to Hypebot. Hypebot also tells us that “The arguments…
The theme of today’s news on the inter webs seems to be that older musicians have given up, lucrative musicians are riding high, and younger…
Forget Freud. Forget Jung. The Hit House Takes "Neurotic" To A Whole New Level With Release Of The "Neurotic Re:Action" Album Top music production company,…
Friday, 06 June 2014 00:00

Riptide Names Adam Wolf as VP of Sync

In March we shared SonicScoop’s news of the Riptide Music/Pigfactory merger; now we bring you news of their new VP of Synchronization, Adam Wolf. RMG…
Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00

TwoDots and Blend Remix Contest

Dots is like the adult version of Candy Crush that additionally combats the onset of Alzheimer’s…which basically means it’s not like Candy Crush at all…
Prominent independent music publisher and production music library Black Toast Music is enjoying major movie success during Summer 2014 with placements in three new, high…
It's a jungle out there! Especially for artists, composers, producers, music houses, and publishers who need to successfully navigate the ever-changing professional terrain. Fortunately for…
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