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Music Reports added 20 million recordings and compositions to its Songdex database in 2020

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Music rights administration platform Music Reports Inc. (MRI) has disclosed that it has administered over $400 million in music royalties in 2020, with music publishing royalties paid out by the Woodland Hills, CA company increasing by 50% over 2019, and individual royalty payment transactions increasing by 16%, to more than 212,000 individual payments.

MRI also operates the Songdex database, described as the largest independent registry of music copyright information in the world. In 2020, M...

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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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Luminate shuts down radio airplay monitoring system BDS and seals an agreement with iHeartMedia’s Mediabase

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Luminate, the data and analytics joint venture between MRC and Penske Media, is shutting down its airplay monitoring data service BDSradio in the US and Canada, and has announced a partnership with Mediabase, the airplay monitoring company owned by iHeartMedia via its affiliate RCS.

Luminate has operated BDSradio since it acquired it Nielsen’s music data business in late 2019. RadioInsight reported that BDSradio subscribers were notified by the service that their account will be transferred ...

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PIXELYNX partners with Laylo to facilitate creator’s messaging and drops

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Music metaverse gaming platform PIXELYNX has signed a partnership with Laylo, a creator messaging and CRM platform designed for drop notifications and fan engagement.

The companies will "work together to implement Laylo’s full suite of audience management suite and bring its customisable creator messaging and drops platform to artists, creators and brands" in ELYNXIR, the debut game from PIXELYNX set to launch later this year.

“We love everything Laylo is building. Their platform is esse...

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BMAT acquires Manage Ad Music to provide performance royalty admin services

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Data management company BMAT Music Innovators has acquired Manage Ad Music (MAM) a company specialising in the collection of music royalties founded by Nan Wilson in 2000 (pictured, left).

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The company will become a new US-based division of BMAT offering extra services under the name MAM BMAT, with Wilson named President of MAM BMAT.

"As a result of the acquisition of MAM by BMAT, the new MAM BMAT is now offering a wide array of additional s...

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