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After the landmark sale of his complete recordings catalog to the most important was introduced on Monday (January 24), in a deal sources counsel was price north of $150 million, Dylan commented: “I’m glad that each one my recordings can keep the place they belong.”
Elsewhere in main label land, Warner Music Group introduced that it’s purchased “LAND” – that’s, digital land – within the metaverse, through a cope with decentralized gaming platform The Sandbox.
WMG plans to create what it describes as “the primary music-themed world” inside The Sandbox metaverse and digital land shall be bought adjoining to its personal property.
For those who’re questioning how a lot digital land within the metaverse might value you, simply final 12 months, an organization acquired a digital Sandbox property for a file $4.3 million.
WMG’s partnership with the platform comes simply two months after the The Sandbox raised $93 million in a Collection B spherical led by SoftBank – and one week after its dad or mum firm Animoca Manufacturers raised $358 million at a $5 billion valuation “to develop the open metaverse”.
In the meantime, Common Music Group additionally delivered a giant announcement this week within the type of “expanded” agreements with Amazon Music and Amazon-owned livestream platform Twitch.
UMG says that Twitch has agreed to “present industrial alternatives for UMG and its artists” and UMG additionally says that it’ll work intently with Twitch to supply an unique sequence of artist options and experiences, along with different music-based content material, particularly for the service.
Underneath UMG’s expanded settlement with Amazon Music, subscribers to Amazon Music Limitless will now have entry to stream extra music from UMG’s catalog in HD, Extremely HD, and spatial audio.
(The settlement follows Twitch’s partnership with Warner Music Group in September, which was its first with a significant file firm.)
Right here’s what occurred over the previous seven days…
Sony Music Leisure (SME) has absolutely acquired Bob Dylan’s catalog of recorded music.
SME has additionally acquired the rights to a number of future new releases, in what the corporate calls “a significant growth” of its six-decade relationship with the legendary artist.
The deal, which SME calls a “landmark settlement”, concluded in July 2021 and contains the whole thing of Bob Dylan’s recorded physique of labor since 1962, starting with the artist’s self-titled debut album and persevering with via 2020’s Tough and Rowdy Methods….
Warner Music Group is making a critical transfer into the metaverse.
Decentralized gaming digital world The Sandbox has partnered with WMG to create what it describes as “the primary music-themed world” inside The Sandbox gaming metaverse.
In response to a media launch saying the partnership, the Warner Music Group digital ‘LAND’ inside The Sandbox shall be a “mixture of musical theme park and live performance venue” and can function live shows and musical experiences that includes WMG’s roster of artists..
Common Music Group (UMG) has simply introduced what it calls an “growth” to its agreements with Amazon Music and Amazon-owned livestreaming platform Twitch.
In response to a media assertion, the expanded agreements “will present clients with enhanced entry to a number of the world’s hottest music content material on Amazon, together with reside streams, top quality and spatial audio, artist merchandise, and unique experiences” with UMG’s roster of artists.
Moreover, UMG says that it’ll work with Twitch to “foster new modern alternatives for artists and labels to creatively and commercially have interaction with their followers and new audiences”…
Neil Younger, sir, I apologize. However I’m afraid I’m going to should query your grasp of the info.
The previous 72 hours has proven this will not be the wisest transfer: the person ain’t afraid of going nuclear when he suspects that misinformation is at play.
But I’m stunned to see Younger state that 60% of his streaming income (paid to his label, Warner Information) is at the moment derived from only one service: Spotify.
Roshi Motman has been been appointed CEO of Swedish impartial music distribution and artist companies firm Amuse.
Motman, who has held the place as Amuse’s COO since October 2020, succeeds Co-founder Diego Farias, who’s now stepping down from his function as CEO and exiting the agency after seven years.
Motman’s appointment is efficient as of this month (January 2022)…