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Soundstripe has paid out over $7.5m to songwriters and performers since 2016

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Royalty-free music licensing platform Soundstripe disclosed that it has paid out over $7.5 million to artists and composers since its inception in 2016. The company has also announced that it had issued more than 10 million song, sound effect, and stock video licenses since it launched, with 3.5 million of those issued in 2021.

Founded in 2016 by Travis Terrell (Co-CEO), Micah Sannan (Co-CEO), and Trevor Hinesley (CTO), Nashville-based Soundstripe provides royalty-free content to creators. ...

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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).

Collective Management Organisations

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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Digital Economy

Amazon expands Prime’s offer to 100 million songs and ad-free podcasts

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Amazon has announced that it is expanding its music offer for Prime members from two million to 100 million songs in shuffle mode and advertising-free.

A subscription to Prime will also provide a wide range of ad-free podcasts, as well as "features that make it easier to discover new content in the Amazon Music app." The new offer comes at no additional cost to Amazon Prime's members. In a blogpost, Amazon said Prime members "will now be able to stream more music than ever before."

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Tracklib celebrates new milestones with 400th rights holders agreement and over 100,000 songs available for sampling

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Samples clearing platform Tracklib has announced that it now provides a catalogue of over 100,000 tracks from more than 400 rights holders — including labels and publishers from all around the world — available for sampling.

Tracklib claims to have "the largest pre-cleared catalogue of music for sampling." Tracks are accessible for artists and producers to license. Original songs and multitracks are available to sample, with a Tracklib subscription starting from $5.99.

“It’s both grat...

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