After initially being launched in the U.S, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea a couple of weeks ago, the new streaming service Youtube Music is now also available in 12 new countries including Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom
YouTube Music is now available for download as an app on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The service streaming is offering new personalized and all simply organized features in a new app and as a web player at music.youtube.com.
YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red) has also been launched in Germany and 16 other countries last monday, providing members with the benefits of Music Premium, plus ad-free, background, and downloads across all of YouTube.
YouTube Premium includes video content produced by YouTube, such as YouTube Originals shows and films, including the hits Cobra Kai and Impulse, as well as new shows starting today: F2 Finding Football, which takes viewers and celebrity guests on a world tour during the FIFA World Cup, and The Sidemen Show.
Besides of a free (ad-supported) model, YouTube Music Premium goes online at the familiar price of 9.99 € / £; those who want to use YouTube Premium additionally pay 11.99 € / £ for the package or 17.99 € / £ for the family option. Interested users can test the service free of charge in the first three months.
In the last weeks we have implemented some new features and functions to improve your workflow with the Content Management Console (CMC):
NEW: Clone Bundle
To simplify the creation of similar products (e.g. for different release strategies or just very similar bundles), you can now clone an existing bundle. The “clone” will contain the same tracks, territories, price tiers and distribution channels, also the complete metadata except from catalogue number, EAN/UPC code and of course the cover artwork.
NEW: Trend Figures Status
As the daily trends in the analytic section are only estimated and not 100% reliable sales figures that we get from the shops by feed, there’s not guarantee that the shops have actually provided us with current figures.
Under Analytics -> Audio -> Trend Status you can see which shop has provided us with daily trends or not (yet).
NEW: Youtube Claims (Beta)
On the product info page you can now see which Youtube Videos have claimed the audio tracks included in your bundle (if your channel is managed by daredo GmbH). Please not that the tab loading time may be a bit longer.
Akazoo is an on demand social streaming music service with various social features. Users can subscribe for unlimited use of the service; additionally users have the option for a la carte purchases of high quality audio albums and tracks.
The Akazoo platform is entirely integrated with Facebook, hence making the music experience more social, and users can see what their friends are listening to in real time through the social activity feed.
Users have the option to use their personal cloud based library and listen to their purchases in offline mode from any device. The service is accessible and optimized for the web, mobile devices, tablets and Smart TVs. The supported options of the service include standard, premium and mobile only models.
Valleyarm is a music industry company that is specialized in digital distribution, publishing and online marketing of music and video content. The company’s headquarters is in Melbourne, with offices in Berlin, Brisbane and New York and partners based in China, Japan, Fiji, South Africa, England and Jordan.
As a digital distributor, Valleyarm works largely with independent artists and record labels to make content available online through various international digital music stores including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, Nokia Ovi, Telstra Bigpond Music, Guvera and Chinese bilingual digital music store Wawawa. For their digital distribution services, Valleyarm uses a flat-fee business model for its distribution which is unique to the Asia-Pacific region. In 2012 Valleyarm were presented an iAward for New Media and Entertainment recognising the companies pioneering method of content delivery
is a music streaming and automated music recommendation service powered by the Music Genome Project. The service, operated by Pandora Media, Inc., is available *only in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. The service plays musical selections of a certain genre based on the user’s artist selection. The user then provides positive or negative feedback (as “thumbs up” or “thumbs down”) for songs chosen by the service, and the feedback is taken into account in the subsequent selection of other songs to play. The service can be accessed either through a web browser or by downloading and installing application software on the user’s device such as a personal computer or mobile phone.
The daredo company with its affiliated companies daredo media and uptrax and its departments digedo, daredo distribution, deeep.net and CiNENET wishes you Happy Christmas holidays and a good start in 2017!
A big “Thank You” goes out to all of you for the support and the help and for the interest in our artists, labels, producers and customers, to our distribution partners for the great job, to our international partners for the great support and the strong partnership and, of course, to our producers, artists and directors who provide us with great new music and movies.
We hope you get some time to rest and wish you all the best for the upcoming year!
Yours daredo Crew
Breaking news: YouTube finally subscribes a licensing deal with GEMA to host music videos in Germany.
We’re excited to let you know that the German music rights collection society GEMA and YouTube have come to an agreement, which will be effective as of November 1, 2016. This agreement benefits the entire YouTube community as well as songwriters, composers and music publishers represented by GEMA.
Most importantly, it will also benefit you and your artists. Music content that was previously blocked in the absence of an agreement with GEMA can now be viewed by the German, Austrian and Swiss YouTube audience. Additionally, this will bring more revenue opportunities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for your music content.
Please check if you have already delivered the correct ownership information for Germany, Austria and Switzerland on your Music Video and Sound Recording assets. If not, please make sure that you update your assets as soon as possible or get in contact with our Youtube Music Manager Jadranka Celik
We are very happy to announce our collaboration with KANJIAN, a brand new internet music company based in Shanghai.
The Chinese music industry is booming right now. IFPI statistics show a 63.8% increase in 2015, with digital revenues growing from 90.1 million in 2014 to $ 151.9 million$ in 2015.
Thanks to the broad network of partnerships and direct contacts of Kanjian with all important DSPs listed below, they can offer efficient, transparent and professional music business services.
- The biggest catalog of Indie Music in Asia.
- Covers the widest in mainland China.
- Provides service for 5000+ labels, 40000+ musicians and hundreds of music-related institutions.
- Xiami Music
- Asia Pacific Telecom
- Chunghwa Telecom
- Heart Music
- Jeou Tai
- T Star Telecom
- Taiwan Mobile
- Baidu Music
- China Mobile
- China Telecom
- China Unicom
- Duomi Music
- Lizi FM
- Netease Music
- QQ FM
- QQ Music
- 360 Music
We are back, proudly presenting a new version of the Content Management Console, the “CMC V3.0 Yavin“!
– New Menu Layout – completely drop-down arranged
– Direct delivery to shops without intermediate steps
– Deactivate Streaming option in each bundle
– New Content Manager and Producer-section: direct access to Labels, Bundles and Tracks
– More Track options like price tiers and instant gratification (iTunes only)
…and more to discover and to come!
This is an important information for our customers:
From 2016 we will relaunch the deeep.net / digedo Content Management Console (CMC) and add many new features that you have been waiting for:
- Indivudial release date for streaming-portals
- Streaming rights can be selected and de-selected
- single track pricing
- new menu structure
- brand new delivery system
- improved traceability of product delivery to portals
and many more.
For this update the Content Management Console will be offline for a complete update of the CMC System from December 28th 2015!
On Tuesday January 5th 2016 the new CMC will be online including new features and design. During this time the system will be down. Already delivered products are not concerned by the relaunch.
The daredo company with its affiliated companies daredo media and uptrax and its departments digedo, daredo distribution, deeep.net and CiNENET wishes you happy Christmas holidays and a good start in 2016!
A big “Thank You” goes out to all of you for the support and the help and for the interest in our artists, labels, producers and customers, to our distribution partners for the great job, to our international partners for the great support and the strong partnership and, of course, to our producers, artists and producers who provide us with great new music and movies.
We hope you get some time to rest and wish you all the best for the upcoming year!
Yours daredo Crew
The music business is moving really fast forward and it’s clear that new retailers and services got more & more significance. To offer our customers a better overview over the daily sales & streaming figures, we added alongside the already existing statistics of iTunes, Amazon, Beatport & Juno the most important streaming services like Spotify, Deezer and the brand new Tidal (formerly WIMP*) to our Analytics section of our CMC (Content Management System). Besides of this you can also check the daily sales from the download and streaming service Google Play which has grown constantly in the last few quarter.
* older streaming figures will still submitted as „WIMP”.