Sweden’s Music Sampling Startup Tracklib Raises $1.7M from Sony and WndrCo

June 4, 2019 | Music Business

Stockholm-based Tracklib, the world’s first record store with songs for sampling, raised $1.7 million to act on its ambitious plan to expand its user base and recording catalog. The round was joined by Sony Innovation Fund; WndrCo; and Jörg Mohaupt, […]

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Interview With Rich Lock, Director of Design Agency Devolution Designs

May 3, 2019 | Interviews

Rich Lock is the Director of design agency, Devolution Designs, founded out of a passion for music and design. The company provides professional design services for the music and associated industries, including graphic design, website design and branding. We spoke to […]

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Global Music Community Wins the Rights to the .MUSIC Domain Extension

April 23, 2019 | Music Business

DotMusic Limited (www.music.us) announces that their global music community application for the .MUSIC registry prevailed. ICANN will award DotMusic the rights to the .MUSIC top-level domain name extension and move to contracting soon. Other applicants for .MUSIC included global companies, […]

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CD Baby & Audible Magic Team Up to Ensure Quality Partnership with Artists and Music Services

April 17, 2019 | Music Distribution

Artist service provider CD Baby is partnering with Audible Magic – the music industry’s go-to expert in digital content identification, licensing, and monetization – to increase content protection for artists and labels. As part of the partnership, CD Baby will […]

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URSA Reimagines Streaming Music for a New Artist-Centric Era

April 17, 2019 | Streaming

What would a streaming service look like, if hard-nosed but optimistic professional musicians built it? It would look like URSA, a platform that weds artist-focused engagement, commerce, and context with an intuitive, high-quality listener experience. URSA is the only streaming […]

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Interview With Taishi Fukuyama, COO of Songwriting AI Platform Amadeus Code

April 11, 2019 | Interviews

Uptown Plug previously spoke to Taishi Fukuyama about the technology Amadeus Code provides to independent artists, helping songwriters create, AI’s role in music and plenty more. Taishi is back for another interview with us to discuss what the latest Endel/Warner news means for AI […]

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Pex Introduces New Attribution Engine to Connect Creators, Copyright, and Content Seamlessly

April 2, 2019 | Music Business

People are creating content that gets picked up by everyone from their followers and friends to the traditional media. Yet no one knows who the creator of the video clip they saw on their nightly news program is. Once videos, […]

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Announcing the First Music Tectonics Conference: The Epicenter of Music and Tech

March 27, 2019 | Music Business

Technological innovations continue to create an exciting new landscape in the music industry. PR firm rock paper scissors is launching the first annual Music Tectonics Conference, the intersection of music, technology, and business, on October 29, 2019, at the stunning […]

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Dutch Artists and Music Industry Well Represented During SXSW 2019

March 13, 2019 | Music Business

Pip Blom, Wolf & Moon, Sofie Winterson, Cinnaman, Lien, Bea 1991, Chagall, Lex Empress, BeauDamian, Iguana Death Cult, Volition Immanent, Stallion’s Stud, Reaubeau, Tera Kora and Judy Blank are the names of the Dutch artists who will perform under the […]

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Sample Licensing Startup Tracklib Expands Advisory Board with Two Spotify Veterans

February 27, 2019 | Music Business

Stockholm-based Tracklib, the first service to offer legal, affordable samples at scale, has invited two Spotify veterans to their advisory board. Petra Hansson joined Spotify in early 2007 from top Swedish law firm Mannheimer Swartling. During her time at Spotify, […]

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J. Cole’s New #1 Hit “Middle Child” Powered By a Tracklib Sample

January 30, 2019 | Streaming

The Swedish sampling service allowed the artist to sample exclusive stems from a 1973 song and to clear the sample instantly and affordably. Tracklib is announcing the first major charting hit featuring a sample taken from its extensive library of original music. J. […]

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Sound Royalties & AdRev Announce Marketing Relationship to Benefit Content Creators on YouTube

November 23, 2018 | Music Distribution

Specialty music financing company Sound Royalties is pleased to announce its new strategic marketing partnership with AdRev to collectively help music professionals and creatives access royalty financing while retaining the rights to their work. AdRev works directly with music rights […]

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