Tag: Label Services

Creator Support: A New Take on User Centric Licensing

Posted on 26th April, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Amuse, Artist Streaming Income, Artists, Billie Eilish, Circa Waves, Deezer, Indie Labels, Keywords: User Centric Licensing, Kobalt, Label Services, Lauv, Major Labels, Patreon, Rex Orange County, Spotify, Streaming Income, Streaming Licensing, Streaming Royalties and Taylor Swift

User-centric licensing (i.e. stream pay-outs based on sharing the royalty income of an individual user split across the music they listen to) has stimulated a lot of debate. I first explored…

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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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Taylor Swift, Label Services and What Comes Next

Posted on 22nd November, 2018 by Mark Mulligan in #MERKY, ADA, Billy Bragg, Cooking Vinyl, Janet Jackson, Label Services, Label Services Deals, Major Labels, Majors, Martin Goldschmidt, Nick Cave, Pete Jenner, Record Labels, Rick Astley, Stormzy, Taylor Swift, UMG, Universal Music, Universal Music Group, Vivendi, Warner Music Group and WMG

Taylor Swift has done it again, striking a deal with UMG that includes a commitment from the world’s largest label group to share proceeds from Spotify stock saleswith artists, even…

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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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