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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.

18 Mar 2019 | Press release

Spotify announces free Google Home Mini offer

Spotify Premium for Family Gets a New Family Member - A Google Home Mini With the Spotify Premium for Family plan, families have unlimited access to the songs, playlists, and artists they love - and love to enjoy together. Starting...more

17 Mar 2019 | Press release

SXSW Announces 2019 Grulke Prize Winners

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the winners for this year's Grulke Prize. The award, now in its seventh year, was developed in honor of our friend and colleague Creative Director Brent Grulke, who passed away on August 13,...more

17 Mar 2019 | Press release

BPI announce latest Insight Session

'The New Promotion: How to win fans and influence people'   Record label association, the BPI, have announced their latest Insight Session, which will be held at the BPI's County Hall offices on 28th March, exploring the current music promotion landscape. Music and media strategy professional, Keith Jopling,...more

17 Mar 2019 | Press release

Session announces world's first music credits ecosystem

Initial Collaborators Include MXM Music, Avid Technology, Universal Music Group and DDEX. Proof-of-concept demo reveal at SXSW, Hilton Hotel, 4th St, Downtown Austin.    Today, Session (formerly Auddly), announces the world's first end-to-end ecosystem for creator credits in collaboration with leading music industry...more

15 Mar 2019 | Press release

Africa’s Boomplay Announces Licensing Deal With Warner Music

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and download service in Africa, has signed a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music to bring the record company’s diverse global roster of music to the region. The terms of the partnership allow Boomplay to distribute...more

15 Mar 2019 | Press release

Sony/ATV CEO's letter to songwriters about CRB rates appeal

Dear Songwriter, I am writing to update you about some important developments for songwriters in the U.S. regarding the mechanical royalty rates that the Copyright Royalty Board set last year. As you may recall, in January 2018 the CRB set a series...more

15 Mar 2019 | Press release

Applications open for the Richard Toeman Scholarship 2019

The Music Publishers Association (MPA) is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the Richard Toeman Scholarship (RTS) 2019. Since 2006 RTS has been a vital part of the MPA’s educational and outreach initiatives, it fits alongside our current...more

14 Mar 2019 | Press release

Sound City and Sound City+ 2019

More amazing guests and panels revealed, alongside wider arts programming across the whole weekend in May Chrissie Hynde, Andy McCluskey and Erin Tonkon are revealed for Sound City+Gwenno leads Both Sides Now residency with Rhys Edwards, and are looking for emerging...more

14 Mar 2019 | Press release

Deezer Appoints Laurence Miall - d'Août as Chief Commercial Officer

  - Leader with over 20 years of experience in managing and monetizing entertainment and media businesses   - Will oversee Deezer’s global B2B activities to accelerate growth Deezer, the global music streaming service has appointed Laurence Miall - d’Août as its Chief Commercial...more

14 Mar 2019 | Press release

Absolute named Spotify recommended label distributor

Absolute Label Services has been named as one of only a handful of recommended digital distributors by Spotify. The streaming platform has a defined set of standards for artist and label distributors, and recommends companies with practices that work well with...more

14 Mar 2019 | Press release

Concord Music Publishing Announces US Sub-Publishing Deal with Because Editions

Concord Music Publishing, the world’s leading independent music publisher, announces another milestone in their continued growth with a new sub-publishing deal with Paris-based independent music company, Because Editions. The deal sees Concord represent the sought-after catalog in the United States...more

14 Mar 2019 | Press release

IMS announce exclusive Dalt Vila 2019 Back to Back performances

ADAM BEYER B2B IDA ENGBERG AGORIA B2B SOPHIE CHARLOTTE DE WITTE JOSEPH CAPRIATI B2B PETE TONG LUCIANO B2B DAVID MORALES MANU GONZALEZ B2B ANNA TUR NICOLE MOUDABER B2B SAMA’ Purchase Tickets here “Very excited for this year’s IMS Dalt Vila grand finale. It’s always interesting to play B2B with new people and push your performance into unknown territory, but I’m particularly...more

14 Mar 2019 | Press release

Parents & Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA) has announced the appointment of Sarah Jackson OBE as the new Chair of its Board

PiPA is an organisation committed to research, campaigning and the promotion and implementation of best practice within the performing arts industry in support of the needs of the parent and carer workforce.Sarah Jackson OBE is one of the UK’s leading...more

13 Mar 2019 | Press release

BST Hyde Park win double at the Outstanding Attitude Awards

  Awards developed by music charity Attitude is Everything to celebrate excellence and innovation in live event accessibility for disabled audiences Other winners include Deer Shed Festival, SSE Arena Belfast, Band on the Wall, The Ticket Factory + CredAbility Access Card, Edinburgh...more

13 Mar 2019 | Press release

UK Music boss says Chancellor's Spring Statement was a 'missed opportunity' to help grassroots venues - but vows to continue the campaign

UK Music CEO Michael Dugher said the Chancellor's Spring Statement was a "missed opportunity" to help grassroots venues hit by a crippling rise in business rates.  But he vowed UK Music would continue to fight for a Government rethink on the...more

12 Mar 2019 | Press release

IMS announce key themes

• AVICII, KEITH FLINT…ONE YEAR, ON WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO PROTECT OUR MENTAL HEALTH? MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS – DEBATE• CLUBLAND IN CRISIS – EXTENDED DEBATE • BIG DATA & ‘THE DATA GUIDE’• GHOST DANCING! GHOST PRODUCTION – A NECESSARY...more

12 Mar 2019 | Press release

Atlantic Records UK redefines Label structure

- Annabelle Scott-Curry, Claire Coster, Dan Curwin and Nick Long Promoted- Luke Tipping Appointed Creative Director, Conceptual Record Company of the Year* Atlantic UK has further cemented its value within the artist community with an innovated label structure that responds to...more

12 Mar 2019 | Press release

InChorus Group launch platform to track bias and harassment in the music industry

GENEVIEVE O’NEIL, PREVIOUS DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION (D&I) AT LIVE NATION, JOINS THE TEAM  London and New York based company InChorus Group has launched a third-party platform to anonymously tag and measure incidents of bias and harassment in the workplace....more

12 Mar 2019 | Press release

UK’s first national Country Music station set to launch next month

More of Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood on your radioLaunching 5th April 2019  2019 is the year that Country Music goes mainstream, as it’s announced today that the UK will soon have its...more

12 Mar 2019 | Press release

AIF sets date for first AGM as independent company

The Association of Independent Festivals will hold its first AGM as a fully autonomous organisation on Wednesday, April 3.Using independence as a theme and featuring guest speakers, the event will take place at Wilton’s Music Hall in London and will...more

12 Mar 2019 | Press release

3 Beat to celebrate 30th anniversary with special LIMF showcase

- Labelwill showcase historic catalogueat Liverpool International Music FestivalLiverpool’s most successful record company, 3 Beat Records, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and will commemorate the milestone with a special set showcasing its catalogue at Liverpool International Music Festival, featuring Sigma,...more

12 Mar 2019 | Press release

TaP Music announce The Weird & The Wonderful’s Steven Braines & Sophia Kearney as founders of their new electronic division.

TaP Music announce The Weird & The Wonderful’s Steven Braines & Sophia Kearney as founders of their new electronic division.  Today, in an exciting new collaborative partnership TaP Management have invited The Weird & The Wonderful founders Steven Braines and Sophia...more

11 Mar 2019 | Press release

UK Music leads cross-party plea of MPs and Peers for Chancellor to use Spring Statement to end "nonsensical" discrimination against grassroots music venues over business rates

A cross-party group of 59 MPs and peers have written to Chancellor Philip Hammond urging him to think again over a business rates' shake-up that discriminates against grassroots music venues.  In their letter (attached), the members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group...more

11 Mar 2019 | Press release

JYPE Expands Worldwide Reach, Signs with The Orchard For Global Digital and Physical Distribution

JYP Entertainment (hereinafter, JYPE) announced today a partnership with The Orchard for global digital and physical distribution. With this partnership, JYPE will distribute digital and physical releases to key markets through The Orchard, bringing releases to major music services and physical...more

11 Mar 2019 | Press release

Ditto Music announce the launch of Ditto Management

A BRAND-NEW MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR ARTISTS FIRST DISTRIBUTION COMPANY TO OFFER MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR ARTISTS ROSTER INCLUDES: BIG ZUU / NATHAN DAWE / BOBII LEWIS / NATHAN BROOKS  Ditto Music, the world’s leading distribution and label service provider, has today announced the launch...more

11 Mar 2019 | Press release

Stream Tidal Masters everywhere: iPhone now supports MQA

TIDAL, in partnership with MQA, has announced that Master quality tracks are now available via iPhone devices, continuing to optimise the smartphone listening experience and deliver guaranteed master quality recordings direct from the source.  The eagerly awaited update to TIDAL’s...more

11 Mar 2019 | Press release

Q Magazine partners with All Points East music festival to create bespoke commercial package

Q Magazine has teamed up with All Points East music festival to create bespoke commercial content with unrivalled access to the hotly-anticipated music & community event. The partnership, driven by Q’s in-house editorial and commercial teams, will see the iconic music...more

11 Mar 2019 | Press release

Fightback: Grassroots Promoter scheme – one year on

A year after its launch, Music Venue Trust is making a call out for new partners and sponsors to take forward its successful Fightback: Grassroots Promoter initiative. The programme helps young women take their first steps into promoting live music,...more

11 Mar 2019 | Press release

Universal Music Publishing Group signs independent publisher S2 Songs to global administration agreement

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading global music publisher, today announced a worldwide administration agreement with S2 Songs, a new, independent publishing company. The boutique organization is led by coprincipals Savan Kotecha, a multiple Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated songwriter and...more

11 Mar 2019 | Press release

Cage The Elephant sign worldwide publishing deal with BMG

Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rock band Cage The Elephant have signed a new worldwide publishing administration agreement with BMG. The group will release their highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Social Cues, on April 19 followed by a co-headlining tour with Beck this summer.  Cliff Burnstein,...more

18 Mar 2019

  • Fans warned not to buy gig tickets on Facebook because of fraudsters. (see News)

  • Love Music Hate Racism to promote a counter-narrative celebrating diversity. (see News)

  • French recorded music industry revenues rose 1.8% in 2018. (see Analysis)

15 Mar 2019

  • Daniel Ek talks on having to raise Spotify's subscription price; Apple hits back at ‘misleading rhetoric’. (see Digital)

  • Europe's top competition regulator threatens investigation against Apple's 'app tax'. (see News)

  • The Killers and the Cure to headline Glastonbury. (see News)

14 Mar 2019

  • Spotify lodges antitrust complaint against Apple. (see News)

  • The Greatest Showman OST confirmed as 2018's best-selling album globally. (see News)

13 Mar 2019

  • TaP Music launch electronic division. (see Business)

  • Atlantic UK revamps label structure. (see Business)

12 Mar 2019

  • Administrators for HMV issue report for secured and unsecured creditors. (see Business)

  • Distributor Ditto launches management company. (see Business)

  • Spotify defends decision to appeal Copyright Royalty Board rates. (see Digital)

  • Capital confirms hosts for new networked breakfast show. (see Media)

11 Mar 2019

  • Pete Downton leaves 7Digital. (see Business)

  • EMI Music Publishing fights back against Kanye West lawsuit. (see News)

08 Mar 2019

  • Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon plan to appeal US Copyright Royalty Board rates. (see News)

  • German recorded music market figures for 2018 take small dip. (see Analysis)

07 Mar 2019

  • Warner Music signs licensing deal with Dubset. (see Digital)

  • OVG International launches in London. (see Business)

  • Amazon launches Song ID feature for Alexa. (see Digital)

06 Mar 2019

  • AEG said to be be buying Mushroom Group. (see Business)

  • ICMP supports Warner/Chappell in the Spotify India deal. (see News)

  • CMA to take legal action against Viagogo. (see News)

05 Mar 2019

  • Dice launches in the US. (see Digital)

  • Google makes final plea to MEPs to reconsider EU copyright rules. (see News)

  • The Prodigy's Keith Flint has died. (see News, Features)