Boomplay, Africa’s popular music streaming service, and Merlin expand their licencing deal to include 47 new African countries. Phil Choi from Boomplay said: “As our user base and service grows rapidly across the continent, it’s important that we have the right partners to continue on this journey with us, and
Lionel Richie is one of the best-selling musicians, with over 125 million albums sold worldwide. As a result, it’s no surprise that the hitmaker has struck an exclusive deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. UMPG will take care of his catalogue in the future as part of the exclusive contract.
Spotify has partnered with Shopify, an e-commerce platform, to enable bands to sell merchandise straight from within the Spotify platform. Camille Hearst from Spotify said: “For many fans, Spotify is the primary way they interact with an artists’ music, and we are excited to give artists a new way to
LICKD, the music licencing platform that provides content creators with a catalogue of legally available tunes, has received funding in a fresh investment round. The Nick Mason group led the £5.1 million fundraising round, with Epic Games and Warner also contributing to the platform’s development. Paul Sampson, the CEO of
Jennifer Smith will be in charge of Live Nation’s urban tour marketing team. Jennifer’s new job will entail overseeing all marketing initiatives for Live Nations’ R&B and Hip Hop lineups on tour. Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Drake, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and others are among the artists with whom
‘Look Away,’ a new documentary from Sky Documentaries, looks at the music industry in the 1970s and 1980s. It delves into the blind eye from the music industry when rockstars began having sexual connections with adolescent females. Sophie Cunningham, the director, spoke to Sky News and said: “There are so