Tag: AWAL

How Music Publishers Are Driving a Full Stack Revolution

Posted on 14th October, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Anthem, Avl, AWAL, BMG, Bmg Music Rights, CDBaby, Create Music Group, Downtown, Full Stack Music, Kobalt, Music Publishers, Music Publishing, Music Publishing M+A, Music Publishing Transactions, Ole, Primary Wave and Round Hill

Music publishing catalogues are gaining momentum fast as an asset class for institutional investments, with transactions ranging from large catalogue mergers and acquisitions (M&A) through to investment vehicles for songwriters’…

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Kobalt is a Major Label Waiting to Happen

Posted on 6th March, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Artist Contracts, Artists, AWAL, BMG, BMG Rights Management, Hitco, Kobalt, Label Services, Labels, Lauv, Next Generation Labels, Next Generation Majors, Record Label Contracts, Record Label Disruption, Record Labels, Streaming and United Masters

Disclaimer: Kobalt is a label, a publisher, as well as a Performing Rights Organisation (PRO). This post focuses on its label business, but does not presume to overlook its other…

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What Spotify Can Learn From The Roman Slave Trade

Posted on 13th October, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in Age Of Enlightenment, AWAL, Believe Digital, Economic Surplus, Full Stack, Full Stack Music Companies, Full Stack Music Company, Industrial Revolution, Kobalt, Major Labels, Music Streaming, Product Innovation, Renaissance, Roman Empire, Roman Slave Trade, Rome, Soundcloud, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Economics, Streaming Sustainability and Subscriptions

OK, you’re going to have to bear with me on this one, but let me take you back to 2nd century Rome… The Roman Empire was at the peak of its…

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What Sony Music's Purchase Of Essential Music Says About The Future Of The Music Industry

Posted on 2nd March, 2016 by Mark Mulligan in AWAL, Blockchain, Consolidation, Cooking Vinyl, Ditto Music, Essential Music And Marketing, Independent Labels, Indies, Kobalt, Label Services, PledgeMusic and Sony Music

Independent label services company Essential Music & Marketing is no longer independent, having just been acquired by Sony Music and merged with Sony’s label services division Red to create a…

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