Tantra Music partners with The Orchard for global music distribution
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by Music Plus
2d ago
Tantra Music, an independent music label under Timesign Media, has secured an exclusive music distribution deal with The Orchard, a prominent global music distribution and artist + label services company affiliated with Sony Music Entertainment. The label, fostering a range of original music in diverse Indian languages, boasts a lineup of emerging composers, songwriters, and artists known for blending contemporary sounds with traditional roots. Some of their recent releases are gaining traction on various music digital streaming platforms. Avishek Majumder, Managing Director of Timesign Media ..read more
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Dolby collaborates with Ed Sheeran for global campaign – Love More in Dolby
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by Music Plus
4d ago
Dolby Laboratories has teamed up with the renowned singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran for its latest global campaign – Love More in Dolby. The first part of the campaign features Ed Sheeran in a short concert vignette, exploring his latest hit “Magical” from his seventh studio album, Autumn Variations. Directed by Grammy-nominated music video director Colin Tilley, the piece showcases how Dolby Atmos enhances artistic expression to its fullest creative capacity and how fans can love Sheeran’s music even more in Dolby. Ed Sheeran shared his excitement, saying, “When Dolby Atmos first came out, I reme ..read more
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IPRS launches campaign to kickstart conversations on India’s musical heritage
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by Music Plus
1w ago
The Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) is gearing up for the launch of its nationwide campaign, “My Music, My Rights,” with an event titled “Raga to Rock” on February 15, 2024. This initiative aims to initiate a national conversation about the intrinsic value of music and the crucial need to support creators for a sustainable music industry. Despite the global celebration of India’s musical heritage, creators face challenges in establishing a sustainable career. A recent EY study titled ‘The Music Creator Economy: The Rise of Music Publishing in India’ reveals that India produces over 20,0 ..read more
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Copyright clarity in India: AI developers require permission for commercial AI models
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by Music Plus
1w ago
In the midst of ongoing global debates and legal battles surrounding the unauthorized use of copyrighted materials to train artificial intelligence (AI) models, the Indian government has made a clear declaration: AI developers must seek permission to use copyrighted materials, especially for commercial purposes. Addressing questions from the upper house of the Parliament of India, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Som Parkash, released a statement emphasizing that India’s existing intellectual property laws are sufficient to cover innovations in AI and the use of copyrighted materia ..read more
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Horus Music expands services to support independent artists’ publishing needs
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by Music Plus
1w ago
With 17 years of experience, Horus Music has been a key player in supporting artists and labels globally through its distribution and artist and label services. Recognizing the growing demand from independent artists and songwriters seeking financial independence from traditional labels, Horus Music has expanded its offerings by introducing Horus Music Publishing, a music publishing administrative service open to any songwriter or publishing rights holder. The newly launched Horus Music Publishing aims to provide additional revenue streams for independent musicians, allowing them to handle the ..read more
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Rukus Avenue Radio partners with iHeartRadio, bringing South Asian culture to a global audience
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by Music Plus
1w ago
iHeartMedia, an audio company in the U.S., has teamed up with Rukus Avenue Radio, a South Asian radio and podcast network, for an exclusive partnership. Founded in 2018, with a current listenership of over 10 Million listeners a month, Rukus Avenue Radio is the most listened-to South Asian radio and podcast network globally. Launched on January 19, Rukus Avenue Radio is now available on iHeartRadio, becoming the first mainstream network in North America dedicated to South Asian culture. This partnership aims to bring a fresh and unique experience to the millions of iHeartRadio listeners who en ..read more
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BookASmile & Sound Space Foundation empower Mumbai students through music
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by Music Plus
1w ago
BookASmile, the charitable initiative by BookMyShow, has collaborated with Sound Space Foundation to introduce a choir program for students in five municipal schools in Mumbai. The program, designed as an extracurricular activity for students aged 8 to 14 from marginalized backgrounds in Abhyudaya Nagar and Akanksha Foundation, aims to democratize access to music. The structured choir program provides vocal and choir training with a focus on classical music in Indian languages, English, and various African languages. Throughout the year, students get opportunities to participate in local event ..read more
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IMI urges metaverse accountability for intellectual property rights
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by Music Plus
2w ago
The Indian Music Industry (IMI), representing major labels such as T-Series and Sony Music, is pushing for increased accountability for metaverse operators in cases of intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement. In response to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)’s consultation on Digital Transformation through the 5G Ecosystem, IMI has called for shared responsibility between metaverse operators and users when it comes to safeguarding the rights of creators and users. Blaise Fernandes, CEO and President of IMI, expressed concerns about the potential extension of safe harbour ..read more
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Zakir Hussain & Shankar Mahadevan win big at the Grammys for ‘This Moment’
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by Music Plus
2w ago
Indian tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan secured a Grammy at the 66th Grammy Awards ceremony for their contributions to the global fusion music landscape. Both artists clinched the Grammy in the Best Global Music Album category for their collaborative project, Shakti’s 2023 studio album, “This Moment.” Additionally, Zakir earned another award in the Best Global Music Performance category for the track “Pashto,” featuring Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Rakesh Chaurasia. Rakesh, a virtuoso flutist, achieved a dual triumph with two awards for his album “As We Speak ..read more
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TuneCore releases inaugural Accelerator Report demonstrating artist growth
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by Music Plus
3w ago
TuneCore, a prominent partner for independent artists, and owned by Believe, a leading digital music company, has unveiled the inaugural TuneCore Accelerator Report. The report highlights the enhanced exposure and expansion achieved by self-releasing artists through TuneCore’s Accelerator program. TuneCore Accelerator is an initiative aiding artists in discovering new audiences and fostering fan engagement at various stages of their development. The program utilizes TuneCore’s promotional teams, marketing initiatives, and innovative products to drive music discovery, build audiences, and enco ..read more
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