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Qwire (qwire.com), creator of SaaS software to streamline royalty reporting and licensing for music-for-picture, has received over $2 million in additional funding from current and new investors. This will expand the New York and Los Angeles-based company's sales efforts and accelerate development and enhancement of its cue sheet reporting tools.
 
"This new investment demonstrates investors' confidence in Qwire and in our software's ability to transform music post production and royalty reporting," said founder and CEO Scott Freiman. "This funding will allow us to take the company to the next level, as we continue to license qwireClear to major film/TV studios, and we bring our next-generation cue sheet management and reporting software – qwireCue – to market."
 
Jerry Labowitz, former Director of Equities Research for the Americas for Merrill Lynch, agreed: "Qwire is seeing interest from a large and growing range of companies in the music-for-media business. I was happy to participate in the growth of this innovative company and their transformative software tools."
 

About Qwire:
Qwire creates collaborative, cloud-based software that addresses significant problems with music licensing and royalty reporting common to companies working with music-for-picture, including some of the largest media companies in the world —  film/TV studios, trailer houses, video game development companies, advertising agencies, and professional sports networks — as well as rights holders (e.g. music labels and music publishers) and Performance Rights Organizations.

23 Jan 2019 | Press release

HSBC launches new sound identity composed by Jean-Michel Jarre

HSBC, the world’s leading international bank, has teamed up with musician Jean-Michel Jarre to create its new sound identity, in the next phase of its global brand refresh.  A pioneer of electronic music who has sold over 80 million records, Jarre...more

23 Jan 2019 | Press release

Isle Of Wight Festival 2019 headliners announced

FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2019 SET TO KICK OFF UK FESTIVAL SEASON THIS JUNE   NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, GEORGE EZRA, BIFFY CLYRO, FATBOY SLIM, COURTEENERS, BASTILLE, RICHARD ASHCROFT, LILY ALLEN, JESS GLYNNE, JAMES, MADNESS, ANNE-MARIE, SIGRID,...more

23 Jan 2019 | Press release

Emily Burns, Barney Artist, Swim Deep and Yazmin Lacey among the latest 12 artists to receive support from PRS Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund

PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, together with PPL, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Invest NI and Spotify reveal the next 12 artists who will...more

22 Jan 2019 | Press release

Centtrip Helps Music Industry Get ‘Brexit-Ready’

Music Industry Finance Specialists Launch Dedicated Brexit Desk Centtrip, the treasury, international payments and foreign-exchange specialist, has launched a dedicated Brexit desk to help touring artists, promoters, distributors and the wider music industry plan for further uncertainty and avoid future risks,...more

22 Jan 2019 | Press release

Eventric's Master Tour Makes Touring Logistics and Revenue Management Even Easier with Release of v3.0

Live events and touring are a key source of revenue for artists, performers, athletes, personalities, and groups of all kinds. Yet the margins on tours are thin and the logistics wickedly complex. Technology and devices like smartphones have seeped into...more

22 Jan 2019 | Press release

CD Baby and SACM Announce Historic Partnership to Empower Independent Mexican Artists and Composers

CD Baby is proud to announce its recent partnership with SACM, Mexico's only Performance Rights Organization. One remarkable benefit to Mexican artists from this alliance is that CD Baby will be offering free standard submissions to all registered SACM members.  SACM...more

21 Jan 2019 | Press release

ESNS 2019 celebrates European Music Industry with a bright look to the future

The thirty-third edition of ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) was successfully wrapped up on Saturday night at Groningen's Oosterpoort with the Noorderslag festival. At the 2019 edition many anniversaries were celebrated, European talents praised and both the festival and the conference highlighted...more

21 Jan 2019 | Press release

Joint Letter from European Innovators, Creative Industries and SMEs to EU Economy Ministers

Platform-to-Business Regulation: Protecting consumers and supporting innovationBrussels, 18 January 2019 Dear Minister Andrusca, Dear Ministers, We write to you as European innovators, creative industries, small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and small platforms to urge you to adopt a Platform-to-Business (P2B) Regulation that...more

21 Jan 2019 | Press release

A new place for classical music - Scala Radio is launching

Simon Mayo, Angellica Bell, Goldie, Mark Kermode & Chris Rogers join the line-up for a brand-new entertainment - led radio station as classical goes mainstream Launching 4th March 2019 Weeks after the launch of Greatest Hits Radio and only months after the launch...more

20 Jan 2019 | Press release

FastForward Amsterdam

FASTFORWARD AMSTERDAM ANNOUNCES 21 ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS, TAKING THE TOTAL TO 42 OVER 2 DAYS | 4 WEEKS TO GO Building on the success of previous years, FastForward is back in Amsterdam on 14-15th Feb with a stellar line up of 42...more

18 Jan 2019 | Press release

The BRITs Apprentice Scheme returns in 2019 to offer further exciting opportunities to start a career working in music

- Applications invited from diverse talent of all backgrounds keen to work at a music company- 10 participating independent music companies announced to benefit from BRIT Trust funding Following its launch in January 2018, the BRITs Apprentice Scheme is back for...more

18 Jan 2019 | Press release

Music for Mental Wealth appoints Christine Brown as Executive Director

Music for Mental Wealth (MMW), a community interest company dedicated to the prevention of mental health challenges in the music industry, today announced it has appointed Christine Brown as Executive Director. Christine joins as the first Executive Director and will be...more

18 Jan 2019 | Press release

European live music business unites to stop ticket touting

Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing (FEAT) launches to promote face-value ticket resale Members include promoters for Adele, Arcade Fire, Björk, Bruce Springsteen, Christine and the Queens, Ed Sheeran, Iron Maiden, Elton John, Florence + the Machine, Red Hot...more

17 Jan 2019 | Press release

BBC Music Magazine announces Nominated Recordings for 2019 Awards

The shortlists for the 14th annual BBC Music Magazine Awards, the only classical music awards in which the main categories are voted for by the public, have been announced. A jury of expert critics from BBC Music Magazine selected the 21...more

17 Jan 2019 | Press release

Public Choice Winners of Music Moves Europe Talent Awards awarded at ESNS 2019

Public choice winners revealed on European Music Awards Night At a festive award ceremony, in the presence of EU Commissioner for Culture Tibor Navracsics, the Public Choice Winners of the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards have been revealed at ESNS 2019’s...more

17 Jan 2019 | Press release

European creatives and rightsholders caution that new draft of Article 13 requires urgent changes in key areas

With the final trilogue only days away, European creatives and rightsholders urgently inform EU policymakers that the 13 January draft text of the proposed Copyright Directive does not meet the original objective of Article 13 and urgently requires significant changes....more

16 Jan 2019 | Press release

Europe for Creators launches new tools to counter Google’s unprecedented lobbying

EUROPE FOR CREATORS is launching a new website and a newsletter, as part of a renewed effort to counter Google’s massive disinformation campaign around Article 13 of the European Copyright Directive.  The new tools are meant to fight back with...more

16 Jan 2019 | Press release

ADE Announce 2019 Dates

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s leading event for electronic music, will take place the 16th to 20th October, 2019. The organisers are expecting around 400,000 national and international visitors for the 24th edition.Alongside the multiple conference tracks addressing...more

16 Jan 2019 | Press release

The iconic KPM Music Library catalogue has been made available to download and stream in its entirety for the first time

Iconic 30,000 recording catalogue sampled by Drake, Jay-Z and others  The iconic KPM Music Library catalogue has been made available to download and stream in its entirety for the first time after being fully digitised.  The move by Sony/ATV Music Publishing division...more

16 Jan 2019 | Press release

KPM’s newly-digitised music library debuts on streaming and download services

Iconic 30,000 recording catalogue sampled by Drake, Jay-Z and others The iconic KPM Music Library catalogue has been made available to download and stream in its entirety for the first time after being fully digitised. The move by Sony/ATV Music Publishing division...more

15 Jan 2019 | Press release

Help Musicians UK partners with Independent Venue Week 2019 to launch 'Live Music, Help Musicians' campaign

HMUK to support artist wellbeing backstage with bespoke 'healthy venue packs', accredited Mental Health First Aid training & nationwide grassroots music venue research initiative   Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is proud to announce its partnership with Independent Venue Week (IVW) for a third consecutive year...more

15 Jan 2019 | Press release

BRITs 2019 Week Shows Announced

The 1975, Anne-Marie, Bring Me The Horizon, Jake Bugg with Jade Bird, Tom Odell, Mabel, IDLES, You Me At Six, AJ Tracey, Nick Mulvey, Enter Shikari, DJ Semtex & Frank Turner announced to play intimate shows for BRITs Week with...more

15 Jan 2019 | Press release

Ellie Goulding, Octavian, Mahalia, Dermot Kennedy, Grace Carter and Sea Girls form the line-up for BBC Music's Sound of 2019 Live.

BBC Music Sound Of 2019 Live will return to Maida Vale studios on Thursday 31st January. BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac was joined by BBC Music Sound Of 2019 winner Octavian on her show (7-9pm) to announce the full line-up...more

15 Jan 2019 | Press release

BDi Music signs Æ MAK to exclusive worldwide publishing deal

Æ MAK and collaborator Lullahush have had support from BBC 6 Music and will play Eurosonic 2019 Growing independent publisher BDi Music has signed Aoife McCann, aka Æ MAK, along with collaborator Daniel McIntyre, aka Lullahush, to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal.  Æ MAK...more

15 Jan 2019 | Press release

The SSE Arena, Wembley celebrates busiest year on record

The SSE Arena, Wembley has reported 2018 as its busiest year on record since reopening in 2006, welcoming one million visitors through its legendary doors. 157 performances took place at London’s most intimate arena in 2018, getting crowds closer to the...more

15 Jan 2019 | Press release

JP Evangelista promoted to Senior Vice President of Content, Programming and Marketing

Today Vevo announces that JP Evangelista has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Content, Programming and Marketing. In this expanded role, Evangelista will guide the company’s strategy around official music video releases, original content creation, and Vevo’s programming, editorial and...more

15 Jan 2019 | Press release

AIF partners with RAW Bottles following Drastic On Plastic campaign

RAW Bottles has become the exclusive reusable bottle supplier to the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF). The partnership is part of AIF’s Drastic On Plastic campaign, launched on Earth Day 2018, to reduce pointless plastic and waste at AIF events. It...more

15 Jan 2019 | Press release

Concord Music Publishing Germany announces new era of administration of catalogues in GSA Region

 - Bicycle Music Company and Razor & Tie copyrights now directly administered by Concord Music - Concord Music will also administer full catalogue for Austria and Switzerland Concord Music GmbH today announces the full integration of its previously sub published catalogues, Bicycle...more

14 Jan 2019 | Press release

Music Managers Forum & YouTube Music unveil beneficiaries of the Accelerator Programme for Music Managers

24 managers awarded grants of up to £15,000 to help develop their business - as well as extensive training and mentoring Successful applicants drawn from across England and Scotland, representing talent from a wide range genres including grime, metal, reggae, pop,...more

14 Jan 2019 | Press release

Bernard Butler signs global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell

  Renowned songwriter, guitarist and producer Bernard Butler has signed a worldwide deal covering catalogue and future songwriting with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.    While continuing to write with and produce some of the best UK...more

24 Jan 2019

23 Jan 2019

  • Bravado acquires merchandising and branding company Epic Rights. (see Business)

22 Jan 2019

  • Simon Mayo announced as the mid-morning host and face of new station Scala Radio. (see Radio)

  • Bohemian Rhapsody passes $800m in global cinema ticket sales. (see News)

21 Jan 2019

  • Sports Direct's Mike Ashley in talks to bid for HMV. (see Business)

  • FanFair Alliance sceptical Viagogo is compliant with the terms of its court order. (see News)

  • Spotify launches Car View mode; plans voice-controlled in-car music player. (see Digital)

18 Jan 2019

  • European promoters launch Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing (FEAT) to counter ticket touting. (see Business)

  • BRITs Apprentice Scheme returns for a second year. (see News)

  • Changes to proposed Article 13 legislation urged in open letter by European creatives and rightsholders. (see Digital)

17 Jan 2019

  • KPMG confirms interest in HMV. (see Business)

  • Deezer launches a new free radio app with access to 30,000 worldwide radio stations. (see Digital)

  • Music Moves Europe Talent Awards Public Choice winners announced at Eurosonic. (see News)

16 Jan 2019

  • Spotify rumoured to be starting in India this month. (see Digital)

15 Jan 2019

  • Spotify and T-Series strike global content deal. (see Digital)

  • Tidal under investigation over alleged streaming number manipulation. (see Digital)

14 Jan 2019

  • Several approaches for HMV said to have been made. (see Business)

  • BRIT Awards: nominations announced. (see News)

  • Zoe Ball starts Breakfast Show on Radio 2. (see Radio)

11 Jan 2019

  • Octavian wins BBC Sound of 2019 poll. (see News)

  • PIAS report 24% growth in digital revenues. (see Business)