Warner Classics and IDAGIO Embark on Streaming Partnership

Warner Classics has launched a new collaboration with IDAGIO​, in a partnership that will see the specialist classical music streaming service make the entire Warner Classics and Erato catalogue available to its users.

The IDAGIO catalogue, which already comprises over 650,000 tracks, will encompass all new and recent releases from the Warner Classics and Erato labels, as well as the complete catalogue, including recordings originally issued on such iconic labels as EMI Classics and Teldec (now Warner Classics) and Virgin Classics (now Erato).

“Adding the complete Warner Classics catalogue will enable us to continue offering classical music lovers the streaming experience they want and deserve,” Till Janczukowicz, founder and CEO of IDAGIO​, said. “Warner Classics and Erato are labels that, under the inspired leadership of Alain Lanceron, continue to buck the industry trend with their ambition and commitment to visionary A&R. A perfect example is Erato’s recent award-winning recording of Berlioz’s Les Troyens.”

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Dubset Forms Strategic Relationship with HFA’s Rumblefish to Unlock Royalties for DJ Mixes, Remixes

Dubset Media announced today its strategic relationship with HFA’s Rumblefish, the best-in-class music licensing and administration company, that will, for the first time, enable the registration and tracking of mechanical royalties for DJ mixes and remixes. The arrangement enables a turnkey royalty payment system between the music publishers that license DJ mixes and the digital music services that generate royalties for their use of this content through the use of Rumblefish’s infrastructure.

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LiveXLive Expands Into Country, Adding Country 500 to Music Festival Livestreaming Lineup

LiveXLive has partnered with Country 500, a country music festival on the grounds of the world-famous Daytona International Speedway.

The partnership names LiveXLive the festival’s official livestreaming and video-on-demand (VOD) partner. Country 500 takes place Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, and features some of the top names in country music, including Toby Keith, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, and more. This is LiveXLive’s first livestream of a country music festival and builds on its livestreaming festival slate, which includes Bumbershoot, Seattle; Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro; and Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, San Francisco; among others.

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Unified Signal, Napster Partner to Deliver Music Streaming to Unified Signal Clients

Unified Signal announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Napster to launch a turnkey music service. The product will enable Unified Clients to launch their own private label music streaming service powered by Napster with over 30 million music tracks, including the ability to add unique and proprietary audio and video content and customized playlists.

Over the last 3 years, paid music streaming subscriptions have grown to over 130M and have become mainstream, allowing on-demand access to virtually all the music professionally recorded. With the Napster service app on your mobile phone, consumers can easily find the music they are looking for, including the newest releases, and can easily discover more artists.

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Deutsche Grammophon and IDAGIO Start New Partnership

Deutsche Grammophon, the world’s oldest classical music label, and IDAGIO, a leading classical music streaming service available in over 70 countries, have today announced an extensive partnership agreement.

The IDAGIO catalogue, which already comprises more than half a million tracks, will now include the complete catalogues of Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Philips Classics and all classical music productions released by the acclaimed Munich-based ECM label.

Currently 15,000 tracks in lossless audio quality are being added to IDAGIO every week.

IDAGIO will feature custom created playlists curated by Deutsche Grammophon and its artists, and will be supported by additional marketing and promotional initiatives as part of the partnership.

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Napster, Voxtok Join Forces to Bring a Unique Music Experience to TV

Napster and Voxtok, which recently joined the Netgem Group as its dedicated Sound Division for innovative musical entertainment in TV and audio sectors, are joining their expertise and complementary offerings to create a unique new musical experience based on multiple sources and contextualized services.

This global partnership with Napster enables Voxtok to further innovate and reinforce its two flagship products, Voxtok Music and SoundBox.

Voxtok Music enhances the listener’s music experience with its openness to all music sources (such as streaming, files, radio, and podcasts), gathering related content that includes music videos, concert streaming and ticketing, and music listening to build an entirely new experience.

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Mixcloud Taps Gracenote for Advanced Music Recognition to Improve Royalty Payment Process for Rights Holders

Gracenote announced today that it will power advanced music recognition for Mixcloud, the world’s fastest growing digital audio streaming platform. Using Gracenote MusicID, the industry’s leading music recognition technology, Mixcloud will more accurately identify copyrighted audio content on its music platform to ensure proper royalty payments to rights holders.

Mixcloud’s catalog maintains more than 12 million DJ sets, radio shows and podcasts and ingests more than 1,000 hours of user-generated content every day. As the Mixcloud community of more than 1.2 million creators upload music mixes, radio shows and podcasts, Gracenote automatically fingerprints each piece of content to identify copyrighted work and enable compliance. Once Gracenote MusicID identifies a song, Mixcloud maps it to its proprietary database of artist, label and publisher rights holders to facilitate proper and timely royalty payments.

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