Music Publishing News Roundup: Friday January 22, 2016

Julia Pernicone
Julia Pernicone on Jan 22, 2016



The North American CEO of global music subscription service Deezer explains the future of streaming.  Tyler Goldman teases the introduction of original content programming to music streaming services, like other subscription giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime have.  He also discusses the importance of non-music audio content--i.e., podcasts--to increase the value of streaming services to consumers.

YouTube RED prepares to launch in the UK, striking a licensing deal with PRS.  PRS for Music was the first copyright society to sign a licensing agreement with YouTube in 2007.  Robert Ashcroft, PRS for Music’s Chief Executive, says PRS “fully recognises the breadth of opportunity on the horizon for YouTube and is committed to achieving fair remuneration for rightsholders and a level licensing playing field.”

Sony/ATV Publishing Exec Brian Monaco talks Super Bowl synchs.  According to Sony/ATV chairman and CEO Martin Bandier, we are in “a time that the synch area is more important than ever.”  The fee for the use of an iconic song in a Super Bowl commercial can run up to $2 million on the publishing side alone, and Sony/ATV will have at least a dozen uses during this year's game.


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