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Facebook Sets Music Video Launch in U.S., Taking a Big Swing at YouTube
With the U.S. launch of music videos, which Facebook has been actively developing since at least last fall, the company has updated Artist Pages of musicians and singers with a new section to let users browse their official music videos.
The MLC Has Appointed Maurice Russel as Their Head of Rights Management
As The MLC’s Head of Rights Management, Maurice Russell will lead The MLC’s internal team of publishing experts, providing support and subject-matter expertise to all The MLC’s operational teams.
Médias: l’Australie dévoile son projet pour faire payer Google et Facebook
Outre l’obligation de payer en échange des contenus, le code traite de questions comme l’accès aux données des usagers, la transparence des algorithmes et l’ordre d’apparition des contenus dans les flux d’information des plateformes et les résultats de recherches.
Facebook Is Set to Finally Get the Rights to Show Music Videos
Facebook has been looking for more ways to increase video consumption on its service, tapping into a promising market.
Triller Warned That It ‘Must Legitimize Its Business by Properly Licensing All Music on Its Platform’
The pattern of tech platforms asking for forgiveness instead of permission to use songwriter’s work must stop. Triller must legitimize its business by properly licensing all music on its platform.
Jeff Bezos Isn’t Sure If Twitch Pays Royalties to Artists (It Doesn’t)
As Twitch’s audience grows, rights-holders are getting increasingly uncomfortable with their music being used in VOD clips published by users on the platform without the correct licenses.
FACTOR Announces President/CEO Succession Plan
After a national search and several rounds of interviews conducted by an independent executive recruiting firm, Meghan Symsyk has accepted to join FACTOR immediately as President and CEO (Elect) and will lead the organization starting in 2021.
The Weeknd to Perform ‘After Hours’ Virtual Concert on TikTok
The event — which TikTok says is its first-ever AR experience — will employ 3D renderings and picture-in-picture video to create the immersive livestream.
TikTok Says It Will Pay Creators a Total of $2 Billion in the Next 3 Years
After reports of Instagram poaching TikTok creators emerged, TikTok says it’s ramping up its Creator Fund to over a billion dollars in the United States in the next three years, up from the $200 million it originally announced.
RIAA Designates SoundExchange as Authoritative Source of ISRC Data in the United States
RIAA is making this designation to ensure a trusted and authoritative source of ISRC data for the U.S. marketplace, particularly as the implementation of the Music Modernization Act and the transition to streaming make accurate identification of sound recordings even more critical.
Spotify Users Are Streaming Again, but Ad Revenues Still Suffer Due to COVID Crisis
Spotify grew its active monthly users by 29% to reach 299 million in the quarter. Its paid subscriber growth also topped Wall St. expectations with 138 million paid users, versus estimates of 136.4 million.
Watch Out TikTok: US-Based Rival Triller Is Raising Between $200m and $300m
The company is raising between $200m and $300m to fuel its expansion, just as it starts locking in deals to transfer over major TikTok influencers to its platform.
Spotify Premium Users Can Now Host a Listening Party With up to Five Friends — Even If They Live Far Away
Through its beta feature called Group Session, any premium user can generate a shareable link with up to five friends, who also have Spotify Premium, that’ll allow them to simultaneously stream content.