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  1. SoundCloud Partners With Getty Images Music (Exclusive)

    October 09, 2012 6:00 AM EDT The Web made licensing music drastically more efficient. Now a small button on the ubiquitous SoundCloud streaming player makes licensing music even easier. SoundCloud, a music hosting and sharing platform with more than 20 million users, has part ...

  2. WhoSay Returns Social Media Copyright Back to Celebrities

    July 01, 2011 2:30 PM EDT When Rihanna, Keith Urban, Demi Lovato or "Glee" star Darren Criss tweets a photo, the link will likely point to a site called WhoSay, rather than to more widely-used photo sharing sites like TwitPic, Yfrog and Plixi. Where the photo is ...

  3. Who the Heck Wants to Invest in Music These Days? Lots of People

    April 25, 2011 2:53 PM EDT If you have read newspapers and blogs in the last few years, you know there's no money to be made in music. So why are billions being invested in music companies? Is there really that much dumb money going into the wrong industry instead of f ...

  4. Getty Images, Sony/ATV Partner For Pre-cleared Music Library

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In keeping with its promise to provide “music for every project and every budget,” Getty Images has signed an exclusive agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing to license and distribute its expansive Spin City library. Custom-created for Sony/ATV ...

  5. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Getty Images' Music Product Director Larry Mills

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Larry Mills Title: Director, Music Products, Getty Images Roundtable Discussion: Options for Independent Artists to Get Placed in Advertising on Wed., June 16, from 12:00pm to 12:45pm. For more information, visit billboardevents.com ) What&# ...

  6. New Digital Media VC Fund Shows Hope Springs Eternal

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Despite the tough conditions for digital media, entrepreneurs and investors continue to pour money into new ideas. On Wednesday, Greycroft Partners announced it will launch its second digital media fund. Greycroft’s first fund was launched in 2006 ...

  7. Business Matters: Apple, Lala, The Orchard, Live Nation, Radiohead and More

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Is Apple is letting the Lala music service wither? ZDNet’s Ed Bott has noticed a few signs that point to yes. First, Lala has discontinued uploading songs through its Music Mover application (it finds music tracks and uploads to cloud storage). ...

  8. VC Watch: The Hottest Music-Based Startups

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST With so much music being created and licensed, there is a growing need for companies that add organization and context to it all. Because of this, service-based companies, not streaming or download music services, have emerged as the hottest music ...

  9. Billboard Extended Q&A, Part 2: Don Ienner

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Don Ienner, IMO president/owner and the former Sony Music chief, recently sat down with Billboard for his first extensive, on-the-record talk in more than a decade. In this second part of the two-part interview ( first part is here ), Ienner and b ...

  10. Getty Images Rolls Out Online Music Licensing Service

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Getty Images, a leading distributor/clearing house of film footage, stock photo images and other digital media, is launching Premium Playlist, a one-stop online service for film makers, advertising agencies and others looking to license music. Pre ...

  11. Getty Links With Kobalt For Admin Pact

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Getty Images has tapped Kobalt Music Group for administration services of its music catalog. Getty's Pump Audio division licenses the music of independent artists for commercial uses in TV, films, games and the Internet, among other areas. Ko ...

  12. Snocap To Cut Staff By 60%

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snocap, the online digital music registry that first promised to revolutionize P2P networks and then transform social networking sites into music stores, is facing some major changes. A company spokeswoman has confirmed reports that the company is ...

  13. Getty Unveils New Licensing Service

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Getty Images unveiled its new music licensing service gained though it's acquisition of Pump Audio this June. Called Soundtrack, the system provides an online, direct licensing platform for music provided by a host of independent and unsigned ...

  14. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Getty Images' acquisition of Pump Audio is an exciting turn of events in the music licensing world. It's a perfect example of how technology can be used to make music more broadly available. As everything else in the music busin ...

  15. Getty Images To Acquire Pump Audio

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Getty Images is getting into the commercial music licensing game through a $42 million acquisition of online service Pump Audio. Pump Audio is an online repository of pre-cleared, pre-priced music featuring a variety of independent and unsigned ar ...

  16. Pump Audio, Photobucket Pact

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Independent music licensing service Pump Audio has begun providing copyright-cleared music to users of the Photobucket video and photo sharing service. The partnership is designed to let Photobucket users embed music into photo slideshows or origi ...

  17. Pump Audio, Creative Commons Form Promo Pact

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pump Audio and Creative Commons have teamed formed a promotional pact. Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization espousing a flexible copyright scheme for creative works, is recommending Pump Audio's commercial licensing service to the indep ...

  18. Pump Audio Partners With CD Baby

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal should helps indie artists license their music. Pump Audio has added about 130,000 independent artists to its sync-licensing music catalog via a partnership with CD Baby. Pump Audio helps indie artists license their music for use in TV commer ...