Our News / July 4th, 2018
NEW DSP : Facebook & Instagram
A few months ago we announced we had entered into a deal with Facebook to work with, develop and implement a rights management and royalty payment/reporting system.
We are now entering the next phase of this deal and will commencing deliveries 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 are 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 are testing this in several markets currently.
Lip Sync Live
Facebook are 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 in the coming weeks. Additionally, they will be adding more songs on a regular basis and, as such, you may not see your titles included right now. Facebook have 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 time-line, however, more content will be made available in the near-future as this product is rolled out further.
For more information please contact the Label Worx team.
Label News / July 5th, 2018
Pig&Dan's ELEVATE celebrates it's 100th release.
ELEVATE - a label started by Pig&Dan focuses on releasing music to make the listener feel just that - 'elevated'. Since its inception in 2012, its seen a stream of hits climb the Beatport charts, featuring artists including Amelie Lens, Monika Kruse and Julian Jeweil. Not forgetting the smash hit No.1 techno track from Aitor Ronda with 'Tweezer' in 2017, which helped firmly put ELEVATE on the map in terms of the labels to watch out for going into 2018.
Mark Reeve collaborated with the guys back in 2015 and this June we see the second project come to form with their 'Give' EP which stands as the labels landmark 100th release.