Apple Music Reportedly Launching New Music Publishing Division

first_img Email Facebook Apple Launching New Music Publishing Division apple-music-reportedly-launching-new-music-publishing-division Apple Music Reportedly Launching New Music Publishing Division Elena Segal has been reportedly promoted to her new role as Global Director of Music Publishing at Apple Music, having previously worked as the legal director for iTunes International. When Apple Music launched globally in 2015, Segal was head of licensing, proving she could navigate and negotiate legal requirements that, unlike Apple’s tech products, are not meant to be intuitive.David Israelite, president/CEO of the National Music Publishers Association, praised Apple’s new division as “wonderful,” saying it “shows their respect and admiration for the publishing industry.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Twitter Find out what Apple’s move into publishing may mean for the company’s futurePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs May 30, 2018 – 3:47 pm Reports on May 30 that Apple has created a new international music publishing division are raising speculations about the directions the leading corporation could take. “Luring songwriters” was how Rolling Stone described the expansion, while also pointing to the end-of-summer expectation that Apple Music’s current 50 million subscribers will swell to exceed Spotify’s 75 million subscribers.What’s clear is that the business deeply associated with New York City’s Brill Building and Nashville’s Music Row is expected to find a new base in cutting-edge digital technology companies. For example, when Sony announced on May 22 that it would spend $2.3 billion to acquire a greater stake in EMI Music Publishing, Sony President/CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said, “In the entertainment space, we are focusing on building a strong IP portfolio.” That was certainly a vote of confidence in the value of copyrights.Apple and its tech competitors cultivate and protect patent IP portfolios, underlying the innovations built into their products. The journey into artistic IP by Apple, at a minimum, will give it a vantage point and valuable experience on the copyright side. For example, it could help bolster the consummation of licensing deals more swiftly as well as lead to the direct signing and development of songwriting talent. News last_img read more

Amazon pledges to fight homelessness in its headquarter cities

first_imgAmazon says its $8 million donation will “help offer additional housing and support services for our neighbors in need.” Getty images Amazon said Tuesday that it would donate $8 million to fight homelessness. Plymouth Housing in Washington will receive $5 million, and the Arlington Community Foundation will get $3 million. Both nonprofits are located in Amazon headquarter cities. In addition to the donation, Amazon will match employee contributions to the following charities up to $5 million through Sept. 30: Accelerator YMCA.AHC Inc.Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing.A-SPAN.Bellwether Housing.Carpenter’s Shelter.Community Lodgings.Compass Housing Alliance.Cornerstones.Doorways.El Centro de la Raza.Facets.FareStart.Friendship Place.Hopelink.Mary’s Place.Plymouth Housing.Wellspring Family Services.Wesley Housing Development Corporation.YouthCare.The funds will help increase access to affordable housing for low-income families and veterans, according to Amazon. The nonprofits can use the money to create more housing units and add support services for community members in those regions. In Amazon’s release, Paul Lambros, CEO of Plymouth Housing, said Amazon’s initiative would help the nonprofit meet the immediate needs of thousands of people in the coming years. And Jennifer Owens, president and CEO of the Arlington Community Foundation, said, “Our veterans and working families deserve an appropriate standard of living that is healthy, safe and makes for a vibrant community. This gift is a great contribution toward that cause.”Jay Carney, senior vice president of Global Corporate Affairs at Amazon, said homelessness and affordable housing are real concerns in headquarter cities.”We believe this gift can help offer additional housing and support services for our neighbors in need. In addition, together with our employees, we will donate to nonprofits located in Washington state; Washington, DC; Maryland and Virginia, whose missions support affordable housing and people experiencing homelessness,” Carney said.Last month, MacKenzie Bezos signed the Giving Pledge, following her divorce from the Amazon CEO. The split would make MacKenzie Bezos one of the richest people in the world, worth about $37 billion. She plans to give away at least half of her fortune. To date, her soon-to-be-ex husband hasn’t signed the pledge. Last September, Jeff Bezos announced the charitable Bezos Day One Fund. The fund will initially focus on giving money to existing nonprofits that help homeless communities. Later, it’ll be geared toward creating a new network of top-tier preschools in low-income communities. In January, Microsoft also took strides to address homelessness. The company pledged $500 million to build low-cost homes in Seattle. The same month, Airbnb gave $2 million to aid homeless youth in San Francisco. Originally published June 11, 9:55 a.m. PT.Update, 11:21 a.m.: Adds more details.  Amazon 1:32 Amazon’s drones and robots want to take over your deliveries Share your voice 0center_img Post a comment Tags Tech Industry Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

TV actress Pavani Reddy ready for second marriage

first_imgPavani Reddy with her beau Anand.PR HandoutPavani Reddy seems to have recovered from the suicide of her husband-actor Pradeep two years ago. The actress, who has been concentrating on her career since then, is now ready for marriage again.As per reports, Pavani Reddy is getting ready to marry her family friend Anand. It is said that her husband-to-be is a kind-hearted person and respects her past. In fact, he has presented a tattoo bearing her first husband’s name.However, the couple has been giving hints about their relationship for some time now on their social media accounts. So, the news has not come as a surprise to their fans, who have been following them on Instagram.The wedding date and venue are yet to be finalised.Pavani Reddy was married to TV actor Pradeep Kumar, known for acting in Saptha Matrika and Sumangali. Her husband allegedly committed suicide following a misunderstanding in May 2017.Pavani Reddy is a familiar face among the Tamil and Telugu TV audience. She started her acting career with Telugu movie Dream and Vajram was her first Tamil flick. Later, the actress shifted her focus to TV soaps after making her debut with Rettai Vaal Kuruvi.Currently, she is part of Tamil serial Chinnathambi.last_img read more