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TPG invests in data platform Musixmatch

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Music data and lyrics platform Musixmatch has secured a "significant investment" from asset management firm TPG, through its middle market and growth equity platform TPG Growth.

Musixmatch said the partnership with TPG "advances [its] mission to provide lyrical content, tools, enriched metadata, and services to a growing community, while expanding its offerings internationally and in new verticals." TPG has invested in the past in companies such as Calm, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), DirecT...

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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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PRS for Music launches new portal with metadata from over two million works

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PRS for Music has launched a new online portal that provides access to songwriter and composer credits alongside its critical links between works and recordings identifiers.

"For the first time, metadata attributed to over 2 million works will be published, with plans to release millions more, over the following 12 months," explained the British music rights society.

The portal will give access to writer and composer names, the musical work and recording title(s), the International Stand...

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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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