Rights Management Platform Haawk Acquires TuneRegistry & RoyaltyClaim

Rights management, enforcement, and monetization platform Haawk has just finalized two major acquisitions. Haawk has dramatically expanded its rights management and monetization platform with a pair acquisitions.  According to details just shared with DMN, Haawk has acquired both TuneRegistry and RoyaltyClaim.  Like Haawk, both companies are based in Los Angeles. TuneRegistry and RoyaltyClaim are sister companies conceptualized by Dae Bogan.  […]

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Danny Brown and Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum Had a Really Nice Twitter Moment Together

We’re ficially deep into year-end times in the music world, where most people split hairs over the rankings the same few albums they’ve deemed the best the year. There are a few frontrunners that continue to pop up on everyone’s lists this year, but rapper Danny Brown has picked a clear favourite. On Twitter, the outspoken Detroit performer revealed his top […]

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Indie Labels Can't Get a Vinyl Record Made In Under 3 Months

A vinyl records production glut is hitting independent labels hard. We’ve reported about interminable delays for vinyl records for years.  But now, the issue seems to be intensifying, with an unfortunate production war brewing between indies and major labels. The skinny?  Majors are jumping ahead with bigger, more lucrative production orders.  Indies lack that buying power, and are now facing […]

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Facebook Guarantees Your Music Video Won't Get Ripped Down

After fighting endless DMCA takedown requests, Facebook finally grants indie musicians and content creators pre-cleared songs. Late last year, indie musician Ari Herstand touched upon a problem plaguing Facebook. Musicians on the world’s largest social network love posting videos.  That includes covers wildly popular songs from artists like Ed Sheeran.  Major rights owners, most notoriously Universal Music Publishing Group, aggressively […]

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Here's Exclaim!'s Top 10 Canadian Music Videos of the Year Best of 2017

Canadian artists delivered another batch impressive music videos this year, courtesy everyone from chart-topping R&B singers to indie rock darlings. We here at Exclaim! have spent the better part 2017 staring at computer screens, weeding through the wealth video content to pick out the best and brightest ferings the year — and the results are finally in. Without further ado, […]

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