Millions of Hit Songs Vanish From TikTok Amid Fallout of UMG Licensing Debacle

Millions of Hit Songs Vanish From TikTok Amid Fallout of UMG Licensing Debacle

Songs by Taylor Swift, Drake, Beyoncé and many more contemporary music superstars have vanished en masse from TikTok after Universal Music Group severed ties with the social media giant following a contentious contract dispute. A […]

Music Licensing Powerhouse BMI Is Being Sold to a Private Equity Firm

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Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), the music licensing agency that represents thousands of songwriters, has announced that it will sell to the private equity firm New Mountain Capital, The New York Times reports. Terms of the […]

Licensing Experts Easy Song Explain Copyright Takedowns

Licensing Experts Easy Song Explain Copyright Lawsuits

Music copyright is complicated — and takedowns, penalties, and lawsuits for copyright infringement are all too common. But 99% of takedowns, penalties, and lawsuits related to copyright violations can be avoided, according to a leading […]

Word Collections Beats Pandora Countersuit Amid Licensing Battle

Word Collections Beats Pandora Countersuit Amid Licensing Battle

A federal judge has officially dismissed with prejudice Pandora’s countersuit against Word Collections and Spoken Giants, which are suing the SiriusXM-owned platform for allegedly failing to license a multitude of compositions. This newest development in […]

SESAC Digital, Wise Music Ink Southeast Asia Licensing Deal

SESAC Digital, Wise Music Ink Southeast Asia Licensing Deal

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo Credit: Chander Mohan SESAC and Wise Music Australia have officially inked a licensing agreement to bring the latter company’s catalog to Asian nations including Singapore, Vietnam, and India. Blackstone’s SESAC and […]

TikTok Debuts SoundOn in Australia Amid Licensing Negotiations

TikTok Debuts SoundOn in Australia Amid Licensing Negotiations

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photo Credit: Jordan Last March, TikTok rolled out SoundOn in the U.S., the U.K., Brazil, and Indonesia. Now, the distribution and marketing service has debuted in Australia, where the ByteDance-owned platform […]

NetEase Cloud Music Inks Licensing Deal With J-Pop Giant Avex

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Minato, Tokyo, Japan, where Avex is headquartered. Photo Credit: Chris 73 Days after posting a double-digit Q3 revenue increase, NetEase Cloud Music has unveiled an expanded licensing deal with Tokyo-headquartered entertainment company Avex. The Tencent […]

NetEase Cloud Music Inks Licensing Deal With J-Pop Giant Avex

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Minato, Tokyo, Japan, where Avex is headquartered. Photo Credit: Chris 73 Days after posting a double-digit Q3 revenue increase, NetEase Cloud Music has unveiled an expanded licensing deal with Tokyo-headquartered entertainment company Avex. The Tencent […]

How to Avoid Licensing Headaches & Lawsuits

How to Avoid Licensing Headaches & Lawsuits

Photo Credit: Rubaitul Azad Several well-known businesses – most recently Bang Energy Drink – have learned through litigation that TikTok’s major label blanket licenses don’t extend to companies. But contrary to the commonly held belief, […]