Our News / September 6th, 2018
New DSP : SoundCloud Premier
SoundCloud are the world's largest open audio platform and announced earlier in the year of their expansion of its monetization and development program for creators, SoundCloud Premier.
Since its inception, SoundCloud Premier has empowered creators to control their careers by offering a leading revenue sharing rate, and direct access to their audience to promote tracks and connect with fans worldwide in real-time.
Industry News / September 16th, 2018
SoundCloud announces integration with the Official Charts Company for UK & Ireland charts
SoundCloud has announced that SoundCloud On-Demand plays in the UK & Ireland will now be included in the data that informs the Official Charts in the UK & Ireland. Chart inclusion will be effective as of September 14th, 2018. (impacting the Official Charts from September 21st, 2018).
On-demand plays represent streams from both the SoundCloud Go+ and Go subscriptions, along with streams of official, identified tracks for monetization in the ad-supported tier.
SoundCloud's On-Demand streams will now be part of:
The Official Singles chart
The Official Albums chart
The Official Independent Singles
In addition to a number of genre charts including Urban, Dance, R&B, Rock & Metal and more.
Our News / September 6th, 2018
How Does Facebook & Instagram Use My Content
We have entered into a deal with Facebook to work with, develop and implement a rights management and royalty payment/reporting system.
We are currently delivering all content to Facebooks Audio Library. The Audio Library is the central hub which Facebook will be exploring many different ways to bring music to the Facebook community. So far these include;
Share Videos with Music on Facebook
Facebook is working to enable people around the world to include music in their videos on Facebook, opening up more options for creativity and sharing memories with friends and family. Facebook is testing this in several markets currently.
Lip Sync Live
Facebook is starting to roll out Lip Sync Live, which lets you lip sync to songs. To try it out, choose the Lip Sync Live option when starting your Live video. After selecting a song from the song list, you can also add a description and customise your video with masks or a background. When broadcasting with Lip Sync Live, friends will see the artist and song highlighted on the video and can tap to follow the artist on Facebook.
Instagram Music Stories
Similar to adding emojis/GIFs, users will now have the option to add music by tapping on the sticker icon - searching/browsing for a song, selecting the best segment to match their story - and posting. When friends watch the story, they'll hear the clip the user chose playing over their photo or video. They'll also see a sticker with the song title and artist name.
Facebook are rolling out these features out over a period of time - starting with iOS, with Android following. Additionally, they will be adding more songs on a regular basis and, as such, you may not see your titles included right now. Facebook has assured us that they are working hard to activate Audio Library feeds and match recordings with publishing data, prioritising top performing content. There is no defined timeline, however, more content will be made available in the near future as this product is rolled out further.