fbpx
Music Biz Monday // 11.19

Every Monday, we’re sharing the latest news and information for the music industry and technology worldwide. Get your learn on and stay in the know with Symphonic’s new Music Biz Monday! Spotify Launches App For Apple Watch Spotify has officially…

President Signs the Music Modernization Act, the Biggest Change to Copyright Law in Decades

President Trump’s signing of the Music Modernization Act on Thursday, October 11, was driven by the need to update and streamline music licensing processes for the streaming era, where more and more musicians are finding it difficult to collect the…

US Senate Unanimously Passes Music Modernization Act

Big news: the United States Senate has passed the Music Modernization Act by unanimous consent. The passing of the bipartisan bill, which was co-sponsored by more than 80 Senators, sets into motion an overhaul of music licensing legislation in the US.…

SoundCloud Brings Commenting Function Back to Mobile

SoundCloud has brought the highly desired commenting function back to mobile. The music streaming platform is making major updates to its iOS and Android apps by launching a brand new user experience, starting with the ability for listeners to leave…

Music Modernization Act Hits Potential Roadblock

The Music Modernization Act (MMA) is looking at a potential roadblock after it was approved unanimously by the US House of Representatives in June. On July 17, private equity firm Blackstone, which purchased performance rights organization (PRO) SESAC earlier this year,…

Music Modernization Act Unanimously Passes US House of Representatives

It is a historic day for music creators. Today, June 28, 2018, the Music Modernization Act unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives, paving the way for improved royalties to songwriters, artists and creators. The bill, HR 5477, passed with a…

YouTube is Launching New Music Streaming Service ‘YouTube Music’

YouTube has announced they will soon begin rolling out a new music streaming service called ‘YouTube Music’ in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea. But YouTube was made for watching, which meant fans have had to jump back…

Merlin Opens Office in Tokyo
Merlin, the global digital rights agency for more than 20,000 independent labels, has opened a Japanese office. Symphonic Distribution is a member of Merlin and we credit them for the success of our YouTube and Soundcloud Monetization services. Based in…
Beats Music update!

The company recently announced: “Beats Music ends on November 30. Your subscription will be cancelled, but you can move your picks and preferences over to Apple Music right now. All the pros that curated music for you are still crafting…