This new simple tool from ICE lets small companies license music in minutes

ICE have launched ‘Licensr’ as a simple solution for licensing for small services to use themselves. ICE is a cross-European hub for music licensing made up of bodies like PRS for Music in the UK,…

Up to $43m emergency fund for songwriters launched by GEMA in Germany

Performing rights organisation GEMA have launched an emergency aid fund for songwriters left in the dark by Coronavirus. As performers, musicians and songwriters around the world face potential months out of pocket it is up…

Facebook just signed a deal with ICE, licensing millions of tracks

As Facebook move into music legitimacy they are signing deals across the board to protect copyrights, now adding ICE to their friends. Following the past year’s controversy over music copyrights on Facebook the social media…

DJ mixes won’t be removed from SoundCloud for copyright anymore, says founder

SoundCloud’s founder has revealed that they will no longer remove DJ mixes for copyright infringement after making deals with licensing groups. Eric Wahlforss, the founder of Soundcloud – the world’s biggest open community of music,¬†announced…

Germany can now listen to loads more music on YouTube

After years of strict copyright rules YouTube have signed a deal that will allow Germany to access far more of YouTube’s giant selection of music. YouTube have signed a long-awaited deal with GEMA, a German…

European Music Licenser ICE Sign First Deal With Google Play Music

A new music licensing body covering all of Europe have signed their first agreement with tech giant Google’s music streamer Google Play Music. ICE represent around 250,000 rights-holders across Europe and hope with this agreement…