Monday, 07 April 2014 00:00

MusicWeek: BMG Promotes Patrick Jöst

Over the weekend, German publishing giant Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) announced its promotion of International Licensing & Marketing SVP, Patrick Jöst. Jöst will move into…
Talk about performance rights nirvana -- PRO SESAC has just signed on a one-of-a-kind catalog. In an exclusive, Billboard's Ed Christman reports that SESAC will…
Yesterday (April 4) marked the theatrical opening of Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden.” According to IMDb.com, “Darwin meets…
Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

IFPI Vs. Vkontakte

You’ve probably already heard by now, but its worth sharing just in case. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) represents record labels internationally…
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00

Soundtracking Divergent

Dauntless, the moniker of Shailene Woodley’s character, “Tris’s” adoptive faction in this season’s most anticipated dystopian future-film, Divergent, does not do the accompanying soundtrack justice. …
Saturday, 29 March 2014 00:00

Game Music Connect 2014

The interactive world of gaming is an often underestimated realm in terms of revenue potential and creative opportunities for music. With an abundance of burgeoning…
When Videohelper launches new releases of their production music (for people who hate production music), they make it count. The pioneering producers have just unleashed…
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 10:31

Post-SXSW Panel Roundup: Sync To Success

With festival season well under-way, we’re closing out our SX coverage with a roundup of highlights from all the great sync panels we attended. Then…
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 19:02

ATLFF: PARMA Licensing Seminar

On March 28 the Atlanta Film Festival kicks off with a gathering of local and independent filmmakers and carries on through April 6 showcasing upcoming…
The general theme of panels at this year’s conference seemed to be ancillary revenue streams, which is appropriate in an age where the music industry…
Friday, 21 March 2014 00:00

Downtown Music Publishing Signs 311

Not only has Downtown Music Publishing just opened their first London office, but they’ve also just signed multi-platinum psychedelic band, 311! Downtown controls a catalog…
Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:55

Post-SXSW Day 1 Showcases

SXSW this year was excellent, despite the obvious lows and constant gripe about how “things have changed” and “it’s just not the same.” We thought…
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:06

NARIP Worldwide Events

The National Association of Record Industry Professionals are at it again, but this time on an international scale. Last time we promoted their showcases there…
Monday, 17 March 2014 12:09

Post-SXSW, Sam Smith Has Arrived

I’m baaaccckkkk! Darian here, I’ve just gotten settled from spending the past week down in Austin, Texas at South By Southwest Music Conference & Festival.…
Not only is the YouTube video in this article worth watching (42,000,000 viewers in less than a week!), but New York Times writer John Koblin…
Music and advertising have been going hand in hand for decades. No, centuries. Nay, MILLENNIA. Why not make our love of the art form totally…
SXSW Feature Series Part V: Air Traffic Controller From the band's BIO page at www.airtrafficcontrollermusic.com (we thought their story was interesting!) Serving in the US…
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 08:56

SXSW Feature Series Part IV: Highasakite

SXSW Feature Series Part IV: Highasakite Highasakite is a Norwegian Indie Pop band. We REALLY dig their "endless sound oscillating between density and spaciousness". That's…
Pre-SXSW Feature Series Part III: The Colourist Moving steadily along, our next pre-SXSW featured act are California natives, The Colourist! The Colourist are Adam Castilla,…
Continuing our pre-SXSW coverage, we’ve asked some of our favorite sync-ready performers for their perspectives on music supervision. That said, we’ve spoken to Florida up-and-comers,…
Friday, 07 March 2014 07:09

Pre-SXSW Series Part I

It’s almost here! South By Southwest, that is. With its interactive and film portions kicking off today, we’d like to take the next couple of…
Multi-talented music mogul Rich Goldman said, “There is a real need for a publishing administration company with an equally strong focus on proactive sync and…
The 86th Annual Academy Awards will air later this evening, and will be hosted by the ever hilarious and avid music lover, Ellen DeGeneres. While…
The 86th Annual Academy Awards will air on March 2 (that's tonight), and will be hosted by the ever hilarious and avid music lover, Ellen…
It’s been about 15 years since you’ve heard anything about power-rock group, Bush, but with the 2011 release of their first album in a decade,…
Saturday, 01 March 2014 21:39

Oscars Nominees: Original Score "Her"

The 86th Annual Academy Awards will air on March 2, and will be hosted by the ever hilarious and avid music lover, Ellen DeGeneres. While…
The 86th Annual Academy Awards will air on March 2, and will be hosted by the ever hilarious and avid music lover, Ellen DeGeneres. While…
The 86th Annual Academy Awards will air on March 2, and will be hosted by the ever hilarious and avid music lover, Ellen DeGeneres. While…
Friday, 28 February 2014 13:47

Oscars Nominees: Original Song “Let It Go"

The 86th Annual Academy Awards will air on March 2, and will be hosted by the ever hilarious and avid music lover, Ellen DeGeneres. While…
Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:55

Oscars Nominees: Original Score "Gravity"

The 86th Annual Academy Awards will air on March 2, and will be hosted by the ever hilarious and avid music lover, Ellen DeGeneres. While…
Thursday, 27 February 2014 13:55

Oscars Nominees: Original Song “Happy”

Can you believe this coming weekend wraps up awards season? The 86th Annual Academy Awards will air on March 2, and will be hosted by…
Last week we briefly covered the streaming royalty and internet radio debacle, but the trouble escalated Thursday when American Idol’s 19 Recordings group filed a…
Monday, 24 February 2014 17:05

Lynchian Analysis: Twin Peaks

In honor of the just announced rerelease of the Twin Peaks soundtrack on vinyl, we decided to examine the music from David Lynch’s two-season powerhouse…
Sunday, 23 February 2014 14:34

HUM News

Super-cool LA music house, HUM, specializes in “original scoring, licensing, and sound design” for some of the biggest names in advertising including Kia, Honda, Toshiba,…
Thursday, 20 February 2014 13:09

4th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

With the bulk of the awards season behind us, there’s not much to look forward to save the Oscars, the Brits (repeating tonight), and now,…
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