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Boomplay extends deal with Universal Music Group to 47 African countries

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By Emmanuel LegrandBoomplay, the music streaming and download service targeting African consumers, and Universal Music Group (UMG) have signed a new licensing agreement that will cover new markets on the continent, including South Africa, Ethiopia, C?te d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Senegal. "This agreement underscores UMG's ongoing commitment to support and grow Africa's domestic music ecosystems, while also creating new opportunities for Pan-African talent to reach new audiences domestically, regi...

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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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NetEase Cloud Music renews licensing agreement with Japan’s Avex

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China's music streaming service NetEase Cloud Music has renewed its licensing agreement with Japanese entertainment company Avex, granting NetEase Cloud Music access to Avex's music catalogue in China.

According to NetEase, both parties will collaborate "to promote the presence of prominent and fan-favorite J-pop artists and content" and "utilise their advantages to unlock more opportunities and bring fans closer."

NetEase said Cloud Music has been "actively broadening its portfolio...

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Trevanna Tracks teams with Soundmouse to facilitate the work of music supervisors

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Sync clearance and licensing platform Trevanna Tracks has joined forces with music and cue sheet reporting specialist Soundmouse to facilitate the work of music supervisors and editors.

Trevanna users will be able to move song metadata, including splits and usage, from Trevanna to Soundmouse, resulting in the creation of "accurate cue sheets with ease."

“Trevanna’s data and documents give production teams everything needed to air a synced song, but it doesn’t take the next step to en...

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Hungarian society ARTISJUS signs representation agreement with SACEM for the online licensing of its repertoire

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Hungarian music collective management organisation ARTISJUS (Artisjus Magyar Szerzői Jogvédő Iroda Egyesület) has signed a representation agreement with France's SACEM for the licensing of Hungarian music repertoire to major online streaming service providers. The agreement kicks off from January 2023.

The two organisations said that thanks to this cooperation, Hungarian songwriters represented by ARTISJUS will receive their royalties from music streaming services "faster, and at a higher v...

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