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Universal Music lets users upload songs to Facebook

Facebook and Universal Music Group (UMG) have signed a new kind of licensing deal that will let users upload songs in videos.


22/12/2017  |  Full story...

Spotify music stars go "premium-only" in Universal deal

Spotify is to restrict some albums to paying subscribers for first time, as the music streaming service looks to be moving away from its traditional ad-funded content business model.


05/04/2017  |  Full story...

Facebook and Universal slammed for showing different trailers to ‘ethnic audience’

Universal Pictures has sparked criticism for showing alternate trailers of its NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ to different Facebook audiences, based on ethnicity.

22/03/2016  |  Full story...

SnapChat gets first ‘creepy’ ad (in a good way)

After months of speculation, SnapChat has finally launched the first ad on the chat app, featuring a 20-second ad for new horror film ‘Ouija’- amid complaints that its ‘scaring’ users.

View this video from the Huffington Post examining the deal here:

22/10/2014  |  Full story...

Unilever ties with WPP for multi-channel shopper marketing tools

WPP has struck a deal with Unilever in the US, that will see the ad giant provide customised shopper marketing tools for the FMCG brand.

19/02/2014  |  Full story...

YouTube renews Vevo partnership

YouTube has renewed its agreement with Vevo to stream its highly lucrative music video content, as Google continues to push YouTube as the premier destination for music on the web.

08/07/2013  |  Full story...

Google Music goes live in US with Android store

Google Music has gone live in the US, featuring a free music storage cloud service, app, Web player, free social music sharing on Google+ and store on the Android marketplace. Initially launcing as a beta in the US earlier this year, the new version launches today and will roll out to Android devices in the US over the next few days. The firm did not discuss any plans to offer Google Music outside the US. Users will be able to share songs with their Google+ Circles contacts who can listen to the full length of the tracks one time without making a purchase.


17/11/2011  |  Full story...

Blackberry debuts £4.99-a-month cloud music service

Research in Motion (RIM) has launched its cloud-based music service, BBM Music, has officially gone live, charging £4.99 per month. The service, which was first launched in a closed beta trial in August this year, allows users to build a personal music profile of 50 songs that can be listened to on or offline on their BlackBerry handset. Users can also share their profile with friends by inviting them to subscribe to their list, which they can also listen to in full both on and offline.


16/11/2011  |  Full story...

Blackberry tests cloud-based social music service

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has launched a beta test of its cloud-based social music service BBM Music, backed by the four major music labels. BBM Music will feature select music from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music and EMI. A closed beta trial of the BBM Music service is starting on Thursday in Canada, the United States and the UK, the company said.


31/08/2011  |  Full story...

Music sales: Indie labels’ market share '57% higher online'

Music artists on independent record labels are enjoying a far greater proportion of online sales than physical sales, according to new data. The figures, from Merlin, the global licensing agency for independent labels (the “virtual fifth major” on account of the slice of the market it represents), demonstrate the growing significance of the independent label sector in the new music industry.

Data reveals that 22 artists represented by Merlin members score number 1s in at least one major territory, while more than 50 Merlin member artists bagged top 5 albums in 2010/2011. In addition, the US album market share for independents is 57% greater for digital than physical sales, while paid tier usage of Merlin repertoire on streaming services (such as Spotify Premium) outstrips free tier use (Such as Spotify's ad funded service) by 20%.


24/05/2011  |  Full story...

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