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Third Side Music acquires a stake in British indie Soundway Records

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Montreal-based independent music publisher Third Side Music (TSM) has purchased a stake in British independent label Soundway Records and its publishing division Soundway Publishing.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The partnership expands TSM's international footprint as Soundway’s catalogue, staff, and ownership group are joining TSM, which is also entering the master rights business through Soundway Records. The label, founded in 2002 by English DJ and collector Miles Cleret,...

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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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Muse Group strengthens leadership team

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Muse Group has appointed three executives to its leadership team. Debbie Diekelman as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Sven Ahrens as Chief Growth Officer (CGO), and Mohammed "Mo" Chahdi as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The new executives — who report to Eugeny Naidenov, CEO of Muse Group — will "drive forward Muse Group’s vision to provide unparalleled access to the best content and resources to music makers worldwide."

"Sven, Mo and Debbie bring deep and diverse experience to our senio...

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Listed music companies’ market cap up 2.4% to $217.5bn in Q2 2024 — report

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Music industry listed companies had a combined market capitalisation of $217.5 billion at the end of June 2024, up 2.4% compared with $212.4bn at the start of April and up 11.9% compared to $194.2bn at the beginning of the year, according to the Omdia's Music Industry Sharewatch, 2Q24. The combined market cap of the 28 companies tracked by Omdia ended June at $217.5bn.

According to Omdia's report, Spotify overtook Universal Music Group (UMG) as the biggest music industry company in market c...

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Universal Music Publishing Group signs global publishing deal with Jerskin Fendrix

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Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed British composer and musician Jerskin Fendrix to an exclusive global publishing agreement, through the company’s Classics & Screen division.

Director Yorgos Lanthimos first discovered Fendrix through his debut solo album 'Winterreise', which led him to commissioned Fendrix to compose his first-ever film score for Lanthimos film 'Poor Things'. Fendrix has been composing the scores to Lanthimos’ next two films, including the score to 'Kin...

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