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The Art Of Clearing A Sample: Is It Worth It?

Hypebot reports: "Sampling is an integral part of music, and while the perfect sample can really make a song, improper licensing of said sample...

Spotify is launching an exclusive League of Legends esports podcast

The Verge reports: "Spotify keeps adding to its exclusive podcast arsenal, and today, it’s getting into the esports space. The company announced a multiyear...

Triller threatened to sue over report suggesting it inflated its downloads

TechCrunch reports: "A new report disputing the validity of Triller’s recently announced download figures led Triller to respond with the threat of a lawsuit....

The Deals: Tencent Music Signs Multi-Faceted Licensing Agreements with Kobalt &...

Billboard reports: "Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) has signed new licensing and distribution deals with Kobalt Music Group and the European independent record label Cooking...

Entertainment Industry Winners And Losers From COVID-19

Forbes reports: "Let’s take a look at the entertainment industry winners and losers from COVID-19, starting on a happy note with the winners." Read more

Beats 1 Rebrands as Apple Music Radio

Variety reports: "Five years after Apple Music launched its global radio station Beats 1, the company has renamed it Apple Music 1 and launched...

TikTok announces a deal with UnitedMasters, its first music distribution partnership

TechCrunch reports: "Though TikTok’s future in the U.S. remains uncertain, the company announced this morning its first music distribution partnership, with indie music distributor...

WMG Acquires Social Content Publisher IMGN

Hypebot reports: "Warner Music Group has acquired social media content publisher IMGN for close to $100 million. IMGN is best known for creating viral...

Sony Music Group Launches Voting Initiative

Variety reports: "As part of its ongoing efforts promoting social justice causes and transformative action, Sony Music Group (SMG) is embarking on a non-partisan...

TikTok Rival Triller Licences All 3 Majors, Merlin via 7Digital

Hypebot reports: "TikTok rival Triller has inked a deal with B2B music licensor 7Digital for access to a global catalog of 80 million tracks...