Spotify and Universal Music Group have finalized a new and expanded multi-year global licensing agreement. As part of the arrangement, announced Wednesday July 22 , the label group deepens its role as an early adopter of Spotify's marketing tools and other tech features that both parties hope will foster more impactful connections between fans and artists in innovative ways. The music streaming leader last renewed with UMG in April In a statement to Billboard, Spotify chairman and CEO Daniel Ek explained that his company's mission is to "give creative artists the opportunity to live off their art, and fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it," adding, "our Marketplace strategy -- and the tools and services we build to help creator teams engage with, grow, and better monetize their fanbase -- are critical to this mission.
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Learn more. Soundtracks are streams of music, curated for business use. We group soundtracks by music genre, sound and business type to help venues like yours play music with a consistent vibe. Get a feel for some of our soundtracks below. With our simple drag-and-drop feature, you can easily convert your playlists directly from Spotify and it will automatically generate a soundtrack. Your soundtracks will be updated with new songs, matching the same mood, so they never become repetitive.
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We understand that researching the ins and outs of music licensing is very time-consuming and quite confusing. The simple answer is It is common in our digital age to be confused as to whether we own our digital content. When you pay to download music or even movies for that matter, you are essentially purchasing a license; you are leasing the content. Furthermore, you may only play this music in a non-commercial setting. You can listen to the songs to yourself as much as you like, but it is illegal to play in public. Playing the downloaded music in your business, however, would violate copyright law because the act is now considered a public performance. Do I have to pay BMI license fees? When you, as the business owner, acquire a license for a certain PRO, you can legally play the music from only that PRO's catalog in your business. Acquiring these licenses can be costly and the subsequent monthly compliance reports can be time-consuming to complete and submit.
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