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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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Music Story launches redesigned API

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Music metadata specialist Music Story has released a new, more comprehensive version of its API, which will provide clients with "a wider range of integration options to suit their specific needs and processes," according to the Lille, France-based company.

Music Story's full catalogue of music metadata will now be available through the redesigned API, making matching and enrichment "faster and easier," and providing customers with "an all-time high level of integration of their music metad...

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beatBread and OpenPlay partner to support independent labels’ growth strategies

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AI-driven funding platform beatBread and asset and catalogue management platform OpenPlay have teamed up to provide growth options to independent labels.

Under the new partnership, labels can now leverage OpenPlay’s services at zero upfront cost. The platform enables management of metadata, digital assets, release scheduling and other key catalogue management tasks at scale. It also provides portability across distribution partners, a service which allows independent labels to have "more cho...

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DDEX signs liaison agreement with A2IM to help advance DDEX standard adoption

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DDEX, the international standards-setting organisation, has signed a liaison agreement with the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) which recognises their "shared interests in identifiers, metadata, and efficient music industry workflows."

DDEX has similar liaison agreements in place with other organisations in the indie sector including with the Association of Independent Music (AIM), the World Independent Network (WIN) and the Independent Music Coalition Japan (IMCJ).

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