We know how familiar everyone is with the Prince v. Warner contract dispute, and most of us assumed the damage was irreparable, but alas, it…
Monday, 23 June 2014 00:00

Licensing Hearings Update

Two weeks ago we brought you the live-stream of and information about the Judiciary Committee’s two-fold review of licensing legislation. In two days the second…
Well, this is a GOOD thing we think... the Grammy category "Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media" now includes the music supervisor in the receiving…
Billboard has highlighted ten songs used for ad spots from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Check out Judy Cantor-Navas' original story here.
Americans get ready! The French hit “zombie-drama” Les Revenants is crawling up stateside after a stellar run in the UK last year. The English version…
Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

Variety: Jeff Russo Scores "Fargo"

If you’re a fan of the Coen Brothers’ cult classic 1996 film, “Fargo,” or of Billy Bob Thornton you’ve probably been glued to FX over…
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

YouTube vs. The Indies Update

Today we’re bringing you an update on the ongoing YouTube vs. The Indies saga. Yesterday The Guardian announced that “Independent artists could disappear from YouTube…
“He is Everything,” boldly states a friend of ours about comedian Louis C.K.. The extremely popular off-beat comedian has been slaying audiences with his dry…
Happy Monday everyone! Just kidding, who’s excited about Mondays? But it’s not all bad, as earlier this morning we stumbled upon a highly entertaining and…
Friday, 13 June 2014 00:00

Honda Stage

The American division of popular car brand, Honda, has just announced the rollout of a massive live music and sync strategy in partnership with iHeartRadio,…
To promote his newest album, X,  (out June 23) the British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has partnered with MTV to bring his fans a short “Docuseries.”…
Today the Judiciary Committee will begin “the first of two important hearings on music licensing,” according to Hypebot. Hypebot also tells us that “The arguments…
Composer Bob Farnsworth Of Hummingbird Productions Writes Historic New Anthem Commemorating "The Greatest Generation" Of World War II Heroes: New Anthem Was Performed By General…
The theme of today’s news on the inter webs seems to be that older musicians have given up, lucrative musicians are riding high, and younger…
Forget Freud. Forget Jung. The Hit House Takes "Neurotic" To A Whole New Level With Release Of The "Neurotic Re:Action" Album Top music production company,…
Friday, 06 June 2014 00:00

Riptide Names Adam Wolf as VP of Sync

In March we shared SonicScoop’s news of the Riptide Music/Pigfactory merger; now we bring you news of their new VP of Synchronization, Adam Wolf. RMG…
Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00

TwoDots and Blend Remix Contest

Dots is like the adult version of Candy Crush that additionally combats the onset of Alzheimer’s…which basically means it’s not like Candy Crush at all…
It's a jungle out there! Especially for artists, composers, producers, music houses, and publishers who need to successfully navigate the ever-changing professional terrain. Fortunately for…
Prominent independent music publisher and production music library Black Toast Music is enjoying major movie success during Summer 2014 with placements in three new, high…
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00

MusicAlly: Youtube vs. The Indies

Last week the researchers at MusicAlly covered the “latest public row between the music industry and Google, in the form of independent label bodies attacking…
Last Friday marked the 15th annual (now bi-annual) celebration of the Golden Trailer Awards, and the guys over at Variety noticed a trend that we…
Monday, 02 June 2014 00:00

The British Are Coming! Round 2

An unfitting moniker, as the Brits are now not just arriving but simply stopping by for a visit in the market they’ve already taken by…
Friday, 30 May 2014 00:00

Primary Wave Signs The Go-Go’s

Ahead of their upcoming Summer “Replay America” tour, the iconic 80’s girl group, The Go-Go’s, have signed a new management deal with Primary Wave Music.…
Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

PMA: Production Music Conference

The talented team of production music advocates at the Production Music Association (PMA) have just announced “The first ever conference dedicated to production music.” The…
It’s finally here! The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday the official launch of the Billboard Twitter Real-Time charts. The charts will reportedly track “U.S. music conversations…
“Once upon a time, a band allowing music to be licensed for use in adverts was considered a heinous act of creative amorality. Nowadays, does…
Sunday, 25 May 2014 00:00

Beats of the Beautiful Game

In preparation for the World Cup (kicking off in June), Pepsi is releasing the first ever “visual soundtrack” that will — according to Variety —…
Have you been keeping up with all the action at Cannes? If not, have no fear, The Hollywood Reporter is here — er, there. Anyway,…
The Foo Fighters have just announced they will release an “As-yet untitled HBO series to accompany their eighth album and 20th Anniversary.” According to Variety,…
Earlier this month, Nashville based music house Hummingbird Productions announced their upcoming involvement with not just one, but three very exciting projects. In the announcement,…
Popular news network, CNN, has just launched a new addition to its prime time nightly lineup entitled “CNN Tonight.” The show features a live hour…
Earlier this month, Santa Monica based The Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop announced the UK’s Daniel Suett as the “Hans Zimmer Wants You!!” contest winner.…
Friday, 16 May 2014 00:00

Paris Sync Summit: Mary Ramos

Last month (April 14-15) we promo’ed the famous Paris Sync Summit mentioning some of the great keynotes who would be sharing their expertise. One such…
You’re more than likely already quite familiar with the infamous website WikiLeaks and its credited founder, Julian Assange, and you’ve probably already seen trailers for…
Kobalt Music Group, known for their label, publishing, and sync services recently launched two new services to aid in royalty collection for their artists and…
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