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Pex acquires Dubset Media

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By Emmanuel Legrand

Los Angeles-based video and music data tracking and analytics company Pex has acquired San Francisco-based rights management platform Dubset Media Holdings, which has pioneered online content licensing agreements for DJ mixes. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Dubset chief executive Stephen White is not part of the deal but Bob Barbiere, VP of Global Licensing at Dubset, has joined Pex as SVP Digital Rights.

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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YouTube TV increases monthly subscription fee to $72.99, due to rising content costs

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Alphabet-owned YouTube TV is increasing its monthly subscription fee in the USA from $64.99 to $72.99 a month for the basic package, which offers access to over 100 channels. The new subscription fees will be operational from April.

The rise is due, according to YouTube, to an increase in content costs. “As content costs have risen and we continue to invest in the quality of our service, we are updating our price to keep bringing you the best possible service,” said YouTube parent Google in ...

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Music deals — Week 11, 2023

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Below are the main music deals announced in the past week.

London-based independent record company Chrysalis Records, part of the Reservoir group of companies, has signed a new agreement with SecretlyDistribution, part of SecretlyGroup. The deal covers physical and digital global distribution for the label’s frontline releases. Future projects include new recordings from LauraMarling, EmeliSandé, BenHarper, William The Conqueror, TheWanderingHearts, and new signings Marika Hackman &a...

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Quotes of the day — Week 11, 2023

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“I am delighted to join the board of Salt and to work with this prestigious team to bring the transparency and accuracy to the industry that we have all waited so long to achieve.”By Bjorn Ulvaeus, co-Founder of music data company Session, following news that it had been acquired by SAAS company Salt, and that he would become a member of the Salt board. 

“It feels like the business is getting healthier by the moment. Audiences are showing up for different types of movies, not just super...

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