Industry News Roundup // 07.28

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ASCAP & BMI Announce Creation Of A New Comprehensive Musical Works Database To Increase Ownership Transparency In Performing Rights Licensing

ASCAP and BMI, the nation’s two leading performing rights organizations, have joined forces to create a single, comprehensive database of musical works from their combined repertories that will deliver an authoritative view of ownership shares in the vast majority of music licensed in the United States. Expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2018, the first-of-its-kind database will feature aggregated song ownership data from ASCAP and BMI and offer greater transparency to music users and the industry.
\\ Via ASCAP //


WeTransfer offers laid-off SoundCloud employees $10K to ‘start something’ new

WeTransfer is offering up more than just its two cents to help the music streaming industry.

With the announcement that SoundCloud laid off nearly 200 employees at the beginning of the month and closed its offices in London and San Francisco, the file sharing company WeTransfer saw an opportunity in those 173 former SoundCloud employees and decided to offer them $10,000 to continue their work in music streaming innovation instead of just ‘getting a job.’ After overwhelming support from other employees at WeTransfer, the company’s president, Damian Bradford, wrote to the 173 people and pitched his idea and vision.

\\ Via Dancing Astronaut //


Looks Like Facebook Won’t Be Ripping Down Music Videos Forever

YouTube is a great place to develop your music career through cover videos.  Facebook is a great place if you want those videos ripped down.  Now, all of that is about to change.
Want to practice your chops and develop an audience by singing cover songs?  Then the first step is to absolutely, positively not publish those videos on Facebook.

\\ Via Digital Music News //


Music industry mental health campaign is launched after Chester Bennington’s death

The UK’s biggest health and welfare support organisation for the music industry Help Musicians has launched a new campaign in the wake of Chester Bennington’s death.

\\ Via Metro //


Yas Queen: Is It the Age of Women in Music?

If I asked you to stop what you are doing right now and name, in your own opinion, the most influential and highest grossing stars in pop and hip-hop right now, whose names would come to mind? Call me inherently biased towards my own gender, but the names hovering around my brain are almost entirely female. Rihanna, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Halsey, Katy Perry—you don’t have to be a card-carrying member of a secret feminist cabal to realize that women are, perhaps more than ever before, staking a claim for themselves in an industry traditionally dominated by men.

\\ Via Noiseprn //