Trevanna Tracks Simplifies the Chaos of Film & TV Music Licensing

Spending time with Jennifer Freed, founder & CEO of Trevanna Tracks, can be a bit contagious. You suddenly start to think that all the problems plaguing music licensing for film, television, and video games can actually be solved. A longtime vet in… Continue Reading

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Guild of Music Supervisors President: “We’re Not Paid Enough. I’m Getting Paid Less Now Than I Was In 1999.”

In a wide-ranging interview, Thomas Golubic, president of the Guild of Music Supervisors, talked about the many difficulties facing those who are responsible for supervising music production in motion pictures and television. In the deep-dive with Vari… Continue Reading

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After Being Moved by ‘The Friend,’ Robert Plant Agrees to License Two Led Zeppelin Songs at a Steep Discount

It’s all too common to hear stories about greed in the music industry, which makes stories of the opposite downright exceptional. One of these occurred just days before Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s film The Friend was scheduled to premiere at the Toronto F… Continue Reading

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Soundstripe Scores Another $2 Million In Funding — Just Months After Raising $4 Million

In May of this year, the Nashville-based Soundstripe raised $4 million in Series A financing led by Vocap Investment Partners. Now, they’ve just received another $2 million in financing. The latest round of financing has come from Craft Ventures, which… Continue Reading

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Versatile Composer Yurun Wu Is Drawing Acclaim Across Film and Advertising

Known as a versatile and prolific composer, Yurun Wu has sustained and contributed significantly to major studio blockbusters, award-winning films and leading advertising campaigns. A graduate of the prestigious University of Southern California’s Mast… Continue Reading

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Songtradr Acquires Big Sync Music In a Multi-Million Dollar Buyout

Songtradr acquires largest sync music agency in the world, Big Sync Music. The once-marginalized synchronization space is now getting seriously rattled — with far bigger opportunities ahead for both artists and brands. Heading into this acquisition by … Continue Reading

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Songtradr Introduces a Distribution Platform to Power Data-Driven Sync Licensing

What’s the point of digital distribution if it isn’t driving anything beyond ‘exposure’ and a modest paycheck? The following is part of our ongoing series on sync licensing. We’d like to thank Songtradr for partnering with DMN to break this news.   Sur… Continue Reading

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This Marble Run is Flawlessly Synced with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Waltz of the Flowers’

YouTuber DoodleChaos flawlessly syncs a marble run with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Waltz of the Flowers’. DoodleChaos is a YouTuber who focuses on syncing up music with intricate drawings and marble paths.  Having previously synced the Line Rider… Continue Reading

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