With several new music streaming services preparing to launch, Spotify is fighting for market share with a $10 million ad campaign. Today, YouTube’s home page will feature an exclusive documentary about the band Phoenix.
Universal Music Publishing Group recently signed an administration deal with Sugar Hill Music, a catalog of classic early hip-hop and R&B. UMPG will administer the entire Sugar Hill Music catalog in the United States.
SACEM, France’s performing rights society, and Universal Music Publishing have just signed a global licensing agreement with YouTube. The agreement allows use of SACEM’s repertoire and Universal’s Anglo-American repertoire in YouTube videos in 127 countries.