Film and TV
TikTok for brands: how to avoid licensing headaches & lawsuits (Digital Music News)
Several well-known businesses – most recently Bang Energy Drink – have learned through litigation that TikTok’s major label blanket licenses don’t extend to companies.
Sound+Music Industry Report 2022 (CampaignBrief)
Sound houses across the country have reason to celebrate as the industry begins to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic great disruptor.
Video games introduced me to the Chemical Brothers – now teens find music through Fortnite (Guardian)
In the 90s and 00s, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Guitar Hero were prime outlets for music discovery. In 2022, it’s League of Legends and Fifa that are shaping taste
Bandai Namco launches music label for game soundtracks (NME)
Bandai Namco Europe has announced it has set up a music label for game soundtracks. Earlier this month, the company released the soundtrack to Elden Ring on streaming.
FIFA 23 soundtrack revealed: Gorillaz & Yeah Yeah Yeahs among artists on new game playlist (Radiox)
Raphaella Lima – Global Music Marketing Director at EA – said: “This year’s soundtrack demonstrates the breadth of the world’s love for the game, capturing sounds from all sides of the globe.
Syncing or Rising? How Synchronization Fees are Evolving (Synchblog)
As the media and entertainment landscape continues to evolve, Eamonn Forde explores the impact on sync licensing fees and budgets.
Music Synch Revenue Is Growing Faster Than Ever (Billboard)
At the midyear mark, synchronization revenues from TV, film and ads were up 29.9% year over year, putting it on track for a record year.
Highlights from the LA Sync Mission (BPI)
Delving into topics ranging from film to NFTs and sports documentaries to gaming, the panels provided a detailed look into LA’s sync industry from many of the key players and decision-makers within the world of sync in the media capital of the US.
A Guide to Micro-Sync for Indie Artists (Guest Column) (Music Ally)
Micro-sync companies are gaining traction in what is potentially a really powerful new growth model for music, but some companies are racing to the bottom, not only in terms of price versus what is given, but also in the platform/creator revenue share split.
YouTube launches Creator Music licensing hub, and a new revenue sharing model for Shorts (MBW)
Creators can buy music licenses via the hub, which is currently in beta in the US and will expand to more countries in 2023.
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