The Deals: Round Hill Snags Pair of Rock Catalogs; Songfluencer Acquires Preffy
A roundup of notable music industry deals from the past two weeks.
Preffy, a tech company that allows artists to host prize-based competitions with social media influencers to see who can draw the most likes to videos featuring the artists’ music. Preffy is the brainchild ofCharlie Davis, the grandson of legendary music executive
Clive Davis.“Once we saw what Charlie [Davis] was accomplishing, we knew a partnership had to happen and quickly acquired his platform,” said Songfluencer co-founderJohnny Cloherty. “This acquisition is a testament to our company's longstanding commitment to bring technology to the wild frontier of social media influencer marketing. Undoubtedly, this is one of the most game-changing products to enter our space in a long time."
Over the past year, Songfluencer has spearheaded TikTok campaigns for artists on Atlantic Records, Epic Records, Interscope Records and more. Its most visible success was the viral campaign around’s “Dreams” on the video-sharing platform, which helped launched the legendary band’s 1977 album headtopics.com
Rumoursback onto the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart last fall.Atlantic Records UKhas launchedSIGNAL >> SUPPLY, a new imprint that will focus its efforts on discovering and nurturing emerging talent in dance music. Its first release is the track “Joy” from Manchester-based producer Salute, to be followed by new music from Ali Story, Chapter & Verse, James iD and Richie Blacker through the end of November.
Day-to-day operations of SIGNAL >> SUPPLY will be overseen byTristan Parsons, who has been with Atlantic since 2015. As part of the announcement, it was revealed that Parsons was promoted from senior marketing manager to head of dance marketing. He will work alongside senior A&R managers
Joe BarbeKevin Christian-Blairat the new label.“The name SIGNAL >> SUPPLY is borne from the idea that the DJ reacts to their dancefloor – the crowd signals what they want, and the DJ supplies it,” reads a press release announcing the launch. The branding for the label was designed in tandem with design studio Koln.Read more: billboard »
Whistleblower Haugen says Facebook making online hate worse
Former Facebook data scientist turned whistleblower Frances Haugen is answering questions from lawmakers in the United Kingdom who are working on legislation to rein in the power of social media companies
USWNT Players' Union Rips Identical Deals Proposal As 'Publicity Stunt'The USWNT's player union is calling the USSF's identical deal proposal a publicity stunt. If you don’t draw, you don’t get paid, it’s that simple Sometimes you don't know when to just take the win !! This article is factually in correct, the winning federations of the men’s and ladies World Cup don’t receive the entire WC prize pools. The winning team gets $30 million for winning vs $4 million for ladies team winning. The team’s federation decides how much to share w/players
Netflix’s New U.S. TV Boss on Overall Deals, Shifting Tastes and the Future of Ryan MurphyPeter Friedlander dismisses chatter about a down-the-middle mandate: 'If it's meant to be edgy, it should be edgy.'
David Bowie Estate and Warner Music Unveil Career-Spanning Catalog DealThe estate of David Bowie and Warner Music Group have announced a global partnership that will bring the late artist’s vast recorded-music catalog from 1968 through 2016 under the Warner umbr… love you bowieww doubt they will but it would be nice if some resect for bowie and his fans was shown ..the last few years have stunk as grubby money grabbing opportunism .. jacksboytweet rfhbill BigBoyNews
'Ted Lasso' Tops 2021 TCA Awards: See Winners ListJean Smart wins Career Achievement honor, while 'Golden Girls' snags the Heritage Award. TedLasso I hope it goes for longer than three seasons
David Bowie Estate and Warner Music Partner to Bring Icon's Entire Catalog to LabelDavid Bowie’s career-spanning catalog of recordings will be represented by Warner Music Group, through a new, global licensing agreement. justin bieber better I'm still waiting for the next era box set (the one with Outside)!
Texas school district that included masks in dress code hit with restraining orderA Texas school district that included masks as part of its dress code has been hit with a temporary restraining order. Paris Independent School District (ISD), which serves about 3,900 students in northeast Texas, amended its dress code in early August to include masks in a loophole to Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on mandates, and was sued earlier this week by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to court documents. Deep in the heart... of Saxet! What a wonderful backwards state.