Ansel Elgort Finally Releases Single “Supernova” Accompanied by Music Video

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Formerly known to the EDM world as Ansolo, Ansel Elgort has steered away from EDM and taken on the big screen and front man vocals as a solo act. Let me tell you something, there aren’t many dual-talented people out there like this dude. His work in recent box office hit “Baby Driver” earned him

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Ansel Elgort Releases Highly Anticipated Single “Supernova”

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Formerly known to the EDM world as Ansolo, Ansel Elgort has steered away from EDM and taken on the big screen and front man vocals as a solo act. Let me tell you something, there aren’t many dual-talented people out there like this dude. His work in recent box office hit “Baby Driver” earned him

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Ansel Elgort Teases Highly Anticipated Single “Supernova”

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Over the past few years we have all fallen victim to the dreamy vocals of “Baby Driver” actor and former DJ/Producer Ansel Elgort (Ansolo). He’s deep “Sinatra-esq” tone delivers some essential feels that differ drastically from the rest of mainstream music in this day-and-age. Through the past few months, Ansel has been teasing the release

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Facebook + UMG Ink Deal, Skrillex & Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ Lawsuit Dismissed & More

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Facebook has inked an ‘unprecedented, multi-year’ deal with Universal Music Group. Skrillex and Justin Beiber’s ‘Sorry’ lawsuit has been dismissed.

Facebook and Universal Music Group Strike Licensing Deal

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Have you ever tried to upload a video to Facebook but get denied due to an unlicensed song? As of this week, Facebook and Universal Music Group have struck a deal regarding music licensing that will make it easier for Facebook users to upload videos with unlicensed music. The two companies have announced a global,

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YouTube solidifies deal with Sony and Universal, moves closer towards paid service launch

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Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that YouTube‘s music streaming service could arrive as early as March. The service, which has tentatively been titled Remix, has been experiencing delays in its launch due to its failure to negotiate agreements with major music publishers.

Negotiations with Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group have been ongoing for quite some time, and until now had been stunting the new service’s launch. Now, Bloomberg reports that both of the music labels have signed long-term agreements with YouTube.

Sony and Universal’s contracts set an aggressive policing of user-uploaded copyrighted songs. Additionally, the deal means that both companies set the royalty rates for music video rights holders. Ultimately, YouTube will now be able to move towards a Spotify-like subscription model. The paid service will also feature content under a paywall, akin to Spotify’s premium subscription.

Historically, YouTube’s believed to have inadequately policed the misuse of copyrighted material. Many believe their failure to do so has held back the music industry’s growth, and while the Universal and Sony partnership will see out that the paid service is able to launch quite soon, it’s still unclear just how long the contracts are for, or how another new streaming service from a mogul like YouTube will affect the industry.

Source: Bloomberg

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Facebook and Universal Music Group strike music licensing deal allowing users to share videos

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As if constant sharing wasn’t exasperating enough, Facebook and Universal Music Group have struck a deal regarding music licensing that will make is easier for music enthusiasts to bombard family members with videos of the latest Gorillaz album or the newest Martin Garrix single.

The two companies have officially announced a global, multi-year agreement allowing Facebook users to share videos containing music licensed by UMG. “In time,” states a press release regarding the partnership, “functionality will expand to enable access to a vast library of music across a series of social features.” In the past, Facebook has worked to remove videos containing content from UMG licensed artists. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in the joint press release.

The move comes fresh off the heels of Universal’s deal with Soundcloud back in 2016 and, more recently, their global agreement with YouTube a mere week ago.

Their deal with Facebook licenses music and publishing catalogs for video and social platforms, including Instagram and Oculus.

“There is a magnetic relationship between music and community building.” says Tamar Hrivnak, head of music business development and partnerships at Facebook “We are excited to bring that to life on Facebook, Instagram, Oculus and Messenger in partnership with UMG. Music lovers, artists and writers will all be right at home as we open up creativity, connection and innovation through music and video.”

The deal addresses major copyright issues around music licensing, and its tumultuous relationship to social media. While the agreement is only the first step in solving the enigmatic relationship between social media and music licensing, Facebook states that it will work with UMG to launch “music based products” on its platforms, including a music based messenger app.

“Together, Facebook and UMG are creating a dynamic new model for collaboration between music companies and social platforms to advance the interests of recording artists and songwriters while enhancing the social experience of music for their fans,” Michael Nash, Universal’s Vice President of digital strategy states in the joint press release. “This partnership is an important first step demonstrating that innovation and fair compensation for music creators are mutually reinforcing — they thrive together.”

Barring the duo’s joint press release, neither Facebook nor Universal provided information regarding their digital product strategy.

“As with our deal with Spotify earlier this year and our license renewal with YouTube,” said UMG’s Chief Executive Officer Lucian Grainge in an internal company memo, “our deal with Facebook leverages the experience we’ve gained and the wealth of data we’ve amassed to win both greater flexibility as to how our music is offered to the public as well as fairer compensation for our artists — as we continually refine the balance between direct promotion and monetization.”

Universal is the first label to sign an agreement with Facebook, but the Verge reports that they are also in talks with Warner Music Group and Sony regarding licensing deals.

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Mixcloud solidifies deal with Warner Music Group

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Mixcloud — the British counterpart and streaming rival to SoundCloud — has just signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group.

The agreement will allow the UK-based streaming company, which has previously implemented statutory radio licenses for its music usage, to begin implementing subscription services.

Nico Perez, the co-founder of Mixcloud recently spoke with the Financial Times on the rollout, “We don’t want to do the $9.99 a month. That’s done. That market is served. What we’re building is going to be very customized.”

Perez continued, “Since the beginning, we have worked with rights holders to both monetize long-form audio and champion the importance of curation in the streaming industry. As we embark on direct licensing relationships with the major labels, we are committed to doing what is best for artists, curators, music fans, and the industry.”

Currently, Mixcloud has around 17 million monthly users with 12 million long-form radio shows, podcasts, and DJ sets. In addition to the recent agreement with Mixcloud, Warner Music Group recently purchased Spinnin’ Records. The agreements come with immense excitement in the music industry. With the preservation of long-form content presently called into question, the move towards track alternative long-form content suggests that the industry will not entirely move towards instant gratification. Mixcloud is also reportedly working out contracts with two other major music groups, Universal and Sony, respectively.

H/T: Resident Advisor

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Pulse of Summer Beats on with Announcement of Audien’s “Euphoria Tour”

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http://www.audiendj.com/ Since 2009 Audien has been blessing the universe with his unique sound that has taken over soundwaves everywhere. In around 2012 Audien began incorporating the Progressive sound we know him for today. The 25-year-old Connecticut Native has had the industry by the family jewels ever since. With chart toppers, Circles, Serotonin, One More Weekend,

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Pulse of Summer Beats on with Announcement of Audien’s “Euphoria Tour”

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http://www.audiendj.com/ Since 2009 Audien has been blessing the universe with his unique sound that has taken over soundwaves everywhere. In around 2012 Audien began incorporating the Progressive sound we know him for today. The 25-year-old Connecticut Native has had the industry by the family jewels ever since. With chart toppers, Circles, Serotonin, One More Weekend,

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