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Label Worx is excited to announce a partnership with Songtrust, to help our clients to access their global publishing royalties. Songtrust is the world's leading global publishing administration service, allowing 300,000 songwriters to access the publishing royalties due to them whenever their songs are streamed, played on the radio, performed live etc all over the world. If you're an unpublished songwriter or you work with writers who are unpublished, then chances are money is being left on the table, and Songtrust can help you to access these royalties whilst retaining full ownership of your rights. Label Worx clients can now benefit from 20% off the usual $100 Songtrust registration fee, and begin registering their songs and collecting the publishing royalties globally via Songtrust's industry leading online dashboard. For more information and to take advantage of this deal, visit www.songtrust.com and use the code 'labelworx' when prompted. For those who would like to get a better understanding of music publishing, Songtrust offers a free downloadable resource called the Modern Guide to Music Publishing here. They also host regular free to attend Music Publishing 101 webinars.
Music can be sold and streamed through a huge variety of different DSPs and platforms, and each one has its own unique customer base and way of working. Therefore, it's important to make sure that you understand how you can make the most of each store's unique opportunities and apply a relevant marketing or promo strategy to your releases in a way which is effective for that particular store.
The effects of the global lockdown are now being felt at every level, and the UK's live music industry that we care so deeply about is in crisis. Up to 50% of the entire workforce is facing redundancy, 90% of grassroots venues face closure, many operators are facing insolvency and having cancelled this summer, many festivals will struggle to return next year.
Musicians - get ready for July 9th! Instagram are updating their 'commerce eligibility requirements' for you.
In April, we began working with our friends at Toolroom on a brand new project aimed to help inspire, educate and support anyone trying to further their career and break into the music industry. On Thursday 4th June, we hosted the first edition of the Virtual Music Conference and we couldn't have hoped for a better event - to all the panellists, labels and individuals involved - thank you!
We are proud to announce another new DSP - PlayNetwork PlayNetwork is one of the world's leading suppliers of curated digital music to businesses all across the world. Founded in 1996, they provide digital music content, music programs, content licensing and consumer insights to allow brands to interact with their customer base through in-store music.
We are delighted to announce another great DSP - Gracenote Gracenote, Inc. is owned by the Nielsen Holdings Group in America which provides metadata and automatic content recognition technologies to many different services across the world. Through their well known MusicID software, they fingerprint digital music for statistical and analytical purposes.
We are really excited to announce a brand new DSP Integration: JioSaavn JioSaavn (formerly known as Saavn & JioMusic) is an Indian online music streaming service and a digital distributor of Bollywood, English and other regional Indian music across the world. Founded in 2007 as Saavn, the company has acquired rights to over 50 million music tracks in 15 languages.
We've been working hard behind the scenes with our friends at Toolroom to make sure that the first Virtual Music Conference event will be one that offers real value and practical advice to anyone looking to further their career in the music industry.
We all know that data is king - but with so many different platforms and sources all offering a mind-boggling amount of information, the challenge is making sense of it all. That's where Songstats comes in, the new app from the team behind 1001Tracklists. Songstats compiles essential playlist, chart and stream data for artists, labels and industry professionals, to give you real-time insights on the performance of each release. We caught up with Oskar Eichler from Songstats/1001Tracklists to find out more about how the app works...
Knowing when a track is finished can be difficult for any producer, but making sure that your track is ready to be mastered before sending it to the engineer is much simpler. We master thousands of tracks at Label Worx and wanted to share some simple tips for ensuring your track is ready for us to work on.
Last month we launched our #GoMonthly campaign and the response has exceeded our expectations. We're giving away three months' free use of our Royalty Worx software to labels who commit to reporting statements on a monthly basis, and at the same time, AudioLock will provide their Back Catalogue scanning and takedown service for free for the same three months.
We have mastered thousands of tracks through our LW MSTRD service, and over the years we have heard people share the same myths about mastering time and time again. This month, we'll be shining a spotlight on our mastering service and to start things off, we thought that we'd debunk some of the most common myths and misconceptions we hear.
We've been working with our friends at AudioLock on an industry-wide campaign to help tackle music piracy. You may have seen some of our posts about it, but with over 250 supporters now signed up including Beatport, Traxsource, Juno, Defected, Toolroom, Axtone and Mobilee, we thought it was a good moment to speak to the team behind The Music Mission and hopefully answer a few questions that we've been asked about the initiative.
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We understand how important it is for artists to know that their music is reaching as many people as possible. With that in mind, the recent announcement that Apple Music has expanded its service into an extra 52 countries is great news for our labels. The move opens up a whole new market of customers in Africa, Latin America and beyond; these countries include:
Whilst times are certainly tough right now, we know that there's still plenty of positive news out there. Every day we're seeing amazing examples of the industry we love pulling together and proving that there's a strong community of artists, labels and professionals all looking out for each other - that's why we're going to be updating this article regularly to include as much of the good stuff that we can find. If you have any tips, we'd love to hear from you on our socials!
We are very pleased to announce a New DSP for our Label Worx roster - Mixupload! Mixupload is a dynamically developing project for DJs and music lovers. It is the most popular in eastern Europe and Northern Asia, with ambitious plans of world expansion.