Music: finally coming to podcasts?
August 13, 2019 · 2.5 minutes to read
Commercial music is coming to podcasts, according to a pre-announcement. SoundExchange and PodcastMusic are set to announce a service “to provide a new solution for the rapidly growing podcast industry to secure music with fully integrated global licenses”. The service is set to launch next year; the press release says that “participation in this service by publishers, labels, and other rights owners is on a voluntary basis.” The announcement will be made on Thursday at Podcast Movement.
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