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ANote Music takes on the French music scene with award-winning royalties catalogue

ANote Music, Europe’s leading marketplace for investing in music royalties, is pleased to announce its first French listing from EL Éditions, an established, independent French publishing company, including songs from award-winning artists such as Boulevard des Airs and Vianney, as well as many of the nation’s rising stars. EL Éditions is listing 5% of publishing royalties from its catalogue on ...
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ANote Music breaks into Japan with Royalty Bank partnership

ANote Music, Europe’s leading marketplace for investing in music royalties, announces its expansion into Japan and Asia through its inaugural joint venture with Royalty Bank, Japan’s first royalties transaction brokerage. The new partnership sees ANote expand its global presence, bringing its already proven track record and expertise to the Japanese market while bringing ANote’s industry...
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MAIN REVENUE STREAMS FOR ARTISTS IN 2021 - header

Main revenue streams for artists in 2021

What is the common factor between ‘Friends’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and ‘Coachella’? They all revolve around two of the hottest words in the music industry currently: copyrights and royalties. Beyond the more commonly known forms of music consumption such as CD sales, radio and streaming platform plays or live performances at theaters and music festivals, there are multiple other...
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Catalogue news picture for the Silver Creator Award for IRMA Records’ AcidJazz YouTube Channel

Silver Creator Award for IRMA Records’ AcidJazz YouTube Channel

During the run of 2020 IRMA Records decided to strategically invest more time and effort in the way content is being distributed on YouTube. Ever since, their YouTube channels have been booming, resulting in millions of new views and receiving the streaming platform’s Silver Creator Award. With new and improved creative visual artworks, IRMA Records launched their first 24/7 livestream mid last year...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF RIGHTS’ MANAGEMENT - CAPTURING ALL THE VALUE IN MUSIC

The importance of rights’ management – Capturing all the value in music

With the current and ongoing digital revolution creating a general optimistic scenery for the music industry to bloom in, global access to music gets spread continuously and at a faster pace than ever before. New worldwide digital platforms and the power of streaming are setting an unrivalled ground to explore new music genres, grow audiences...
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Financial Update: ID006 - Extraordinary Distribution

Financial Update: ID006 – Extraordinary Distribution

An extraordinary distribution phase is following the royalties payout for the Benvenuto Publishing Catalogue for the reference period of January 2020 - June 2020 (H1 2020), which took place earlier this month. That distribution had incorporated the “Covid Reserves” action by SIAE (the Italian National Collective Organisation). The total...
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IRMA Records closes 2020 with a sturdy 7% streaming growth

IRMA Records closes 2020 with a sturdy 7% streaming growth

A sturdy growth of +7% in streams was reported for the IRMA Records Publishing Catalogue during Q4 2020 (August to December 2020). The publisher’s inventive approach to the music consumption trends of 2020 has been resulting in an increased listeners’ engagement and a broader social media reach. IRMA Records’ YouTube Channel Acid Jazz, a...
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Financial Update - ID003 - ID006

Financial Update: ID003 & ID006

ANote Music has received from SIAE (the Italian National Collective Organisation) the funds as royalties payout for the reference period of January 2020 - June 2020 (H1 2020) for the IRMA Records Publishing Catalogue (ID003) and the Benvenuto Publishing Catalogue (ID006). In response to the general market slowdown due to the impact of COVID...
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Financial Update - ID004 - ID005 - ID007

Financial Update: ID004 & ID005 & ID007

ANote Music has received, according to the accounts provided by Royalty Trade Zone - the original transferor of the Artur Gadowski Catalogue (ID007), the Piotr Konca Catalogue (ID005) and the Tomasz Lubert Catalogue (ID004) - the royalty payouts of the respective catalogues for the reference period of January 2020 - December 2020.
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The Road to a Sustainable Music Funding Model: Solutions from a Polish Chart Topper

The Road to a Sustainable Music Funding Model: Solutions from a Polish Chart Topper

A lot has changed in the music industry since I broke onto the scene back in 1994 with my band Starless. The transformation has come from new technology, changing consumer behaviour, and the 24/7 availability of music online. In the mid-1990s, revenue streams for musicians were largely dependent on cassette tapes, music concerts, and gigs...
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How the Bob Dylan Blockbuster Catalogue sale aligns with the latest music royalties’ burst

How the Bob Dylan Blockbuster Catalogue sale aligns with the latest music royalties’ burst

December 7th, 2020, the day that will be remembered for the possibly biggest acquisition ever of a single act’s publishing rights. Two great names in the music industry, Bob Dylan and Universal Music Publishing Group, join forces for a landmark nine-figure deal that includes the sale of Dylan’s entire songwriting catalogue. More than ...
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Benvenuto broadens its repertoire with the acquisition of 2 catalogues

Benvenuto broadens its repertoire with the acquisition of 2 catalogues

November 2020 has brought a significant enlargement of Benvenuto’s Publishing Catalogue (ID006). Benvenuto Edizioni Musicali has completed the partial acquisition of two additional music catalogues, accounting for an increase in the number of the songs included by almost 11,000 (bringing the total to a staggering approximate of 97,000 ...
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National record of 1 Billion Streams for Laura Pausini

National record of 1 Billion Streams for Laura Pausini

Laura Pausini is the first Italian artist to surpass 1 billion streams on Spotify, marking a real milestone record for the Italian music scene. The data refers to the total number of plays which Pausini’s songs, including singles and albums have gathered on the streaming platform. Streams are counted in Spotify for artists when a song is...
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New single “Chciałbym” by IRA

New single “Chciałbym” by IRA

The Polish rock band IRA continues amusing their fans with a new single called "Chciałbym", which got released on October 23, 2020. The new single follows the release, earlier this year, of IRA’s two new tracks: "U W górę patrz" in May 2020, followed by "Za późno już" in August. With “Chciałbym” IRA announces the release of their 12th and...
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Rock Royalties—How A European Startup Is Offering Leverage To Cash-Strapped Music Rights Owners

Rock Royalties: How A European Startup Is Offering Leverage To Cash-Strapped Music Rights Owners – As published in Forbes

These are not happy times for the music industry, particularly in terms of money-spinning live performance. According to figures published by industry body Live DMA, live shows in Europe are set to slump by around 70% this year. In human terms, that means a lot of musicians, technicians, and tour organizers are sitting around doing very...
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Financial Update ID003 February

Financial Update: ID003

ANote Music has received from from the foreign sub-publishers of the IRMA Records Publishing Catalogue (ID003) €2,450.34 as royalties payout for the reference period of January 2020 - June 2020 (H1 2020). The auction for the IRMA Records Publishing Catalogue was completed on August 31st, 2020. Investors on the platform are entitled, as per...
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#2 for Found Love remix by David Penn on Traxsource

#2 for Found Love remix by David Penn on Traxsource

David Penn’s remix of ‘Found Love’ by Double Dee (featuring Dany) held the second position on ‘Traxsource Hype Chart’ on September 28th, 2020. The electro house dance mix remained also in the ‘Global Top 10 Traxsource House Charts’ for two consecutive weeks, climbing from the third place last week, to second place as well.
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Heaps of sync for “Strani Amori” in Zalone’s TOLO TOLO film

Heaps of sync for “Strani Amori” in Zalone’s TOLO TOLO film

As the multi-awarded movie, TOLO TOLO, by Checco Zalone continues being extremely successful, more and more synchronization royalties are being generated for Laura Pausini’s track, which is used in the film. Her song "Strani amori" included in Benvenuto Edizioni's catalogue, is used for 50 seconds as soundtrack in the movie. This marks a great...
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#1 in the RMF FM charts for Piotr Konca and his band IRA

#1 in the RMF FM charts for Piotr Konca and his band IRA

With their newest single “W górę patrz”, IRA, one of the best Polish rock bands has been topping the charts. Released in May 2020, the single reached the #1 spot on the RMF FM radio charts, the most popular charts of the country, where it remained present for 9 weeks in a row! Piotr Konca, as the guitarist of IRA, was one of the main...
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Streaming surge during Summer months for IRMA Records

Streaming surge during Summer months for IRMA Records

A total increase of +18% in streams reported for IRMA Records Publishing Catalogue during the months of July and August (Apple Music +11%, Deezer +22% and Spotify +19%). The catalogue was particularly popular in Italy, the United States of America, Spain, Germany and France, with these countries being the focal areas of its streaming success...
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Financial Update ID003 February

Financial Update: ID003

ANote Music has received from SIAE (the Italian National Collective Organization) the funds as royalties payout for the reference period of July 2019 - December 2019 (H2 2019) for the IRMA Records Publishing Catalogue (ID003). The auction for the IRMA Records Publishing Catalogue was completed on August 31st, 2020. Investors on the platform...
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ANote Music lists major european artists for official investment platform launch

ANote Music lists major European artists for official investment platform launch

ANote Music investment platform launches with €357,000 in assets listed, including catalogues from the Italian publisher Benvenuto Edizioni Musicali, Italian record label IRMA Records, and songs from Polish artists Tomasz Lubert and Piotr Konca. Luxembourg — 28th July 2020 — ANote Music, the European marketplace for investing in music ...
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In the pursuit of yield, music royalties are primed for mainstream investment – Guest contribution for NASDAQ

In the pursuit of yield, music royalties are primed for mainstream investment – Guest contribution for NASDAQ

As published in NASDAQ.com on July 14th, 2020 at 3:32 EDT. Alternative assets and product diversification can offer investors an opportunity to spread risk, enhance returns and capture ‘new’ investment markets. Despite the demand for diversification, Wall Street and portfolio managers have surprisingly stuck to a relatively narrow band of ...
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Why artists should sell parts of their royalty income to investors?

Why artists should sell parts of their royalty income to investors?

When an artist needs to make a substantial investment to embark on the next phase of his career – from diving into the studio to record a new album and launching marketing activities, to supporting a prodigy or a personal investment – he only has a few options to raise funds. The good news; the ANote Music Platform is one of them. ...
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ANote Music to launch music royalty investment platform on July 28th, 2020

ANote Music to launch music royalty investment platform on July 28th, 2020

Italian Label Irma Records becomes the first catalogue listed on the platform, with €200,000 in shares available during the pre-order period Luxembourg — 4th June 2020 — ANote Music, the European marketplace for investing in music royalties, announced today that it will officially launch to the public on 28th July, 2020. ANote Music will ...
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A quick recap on the trading cup – Facts & Figures

A quick recap on the trading cup – Facts & Figures

Two weeks ago, our first ANote Music Trading Cup came to an end. Since, our winner has received his prize for coming in the first place and our team has had the chance to look into the participants’ feedback. Time to share the most interesting insights with you: The Trading Cup was launched with the idea to host a small final test run for ...
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Spotify, artist fundraising pick, ANote Music: one big applause and where we stand

Spotify, artist fundraising pick, ANote Music: one big applause and where we stand

What a better way to start this post than by giving a big round of applause to our music industry colleagues at Spotify? In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, Spotify came to aid rapidly, helping many players within the music scene by setting up the COVID-19 Music Relief project. Spotify now allows donations to organisations who help ...
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Subscription to the ANote Music Trading Cup now open. Join the competition!

Subscription to the ANote Music Trading Cup now open. Join the competition!

What is the best way for you to discover a new platform? That’s right, by testing it firsthand while at the same time getting the chance to earn cool prizes. With this idea in mind, ANote Music has just launched their first Trading Cup initiative and subscriptions are now open. For this first edition, the competition is limited to a maximum ...
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ANote Music to receive national funding from Luxembourg’s Ministry of the Economy

ANote Music to receive national funding from Luxembourg’s Ministry of the Economy

Luxembourg, 04 March 2020 – Funding is critical for entrepreneurs and companies who are looking to accelerate their business. For start-ups, there are also the aspects of getting the right market validation and credibility which play an important role in the process of growth. With this in mind, ANote Music is pleased to announce that it ...
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Who are the players in the music industry

Who are the players in the music industry

From artist to fan, from record label to collecting company; who is who and what do they do? It’s 2020, the music industry is evolving, streaming redefines where traditional Music Distributors were running for decades, free online video sharing platforms (as YouTube) can become the only platform an Artist chooses to market their new song, ...
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ANote Music raises €505.000 in first funding round

ANote Music raises €505.000 in first funding round

Luxembourg, 27 January 2020 – The Luxembourg based startup ANote Music is excited to announce that €505.000 have been successfully raised from a stellar consortium of music industry experts and European investors. The funds will be used to fuel the development and expansion of the first true European stock exchange for Music Rights. The ...
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ANote Music at CES 2020, Las Vegas

ANote Music at CES 2020, Las Vegas

There is only a handful of events that any innovative company would aspire to attend, and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is certainly one of them. Together with 19 other fantastic startups from Luxembourg and the support of LuxFactory, ANote Music had the honor to start 2020 very promising, traveling to Las Vegas, US, in order ...
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Blockchain: how it can make transactions more secure

Blockchain: how it can make transactions more secure

What is the buzziest of buzz words within the Fintech scene as of now? Blockchain couldn’t be missing, of course, from our blog posts, as it represents one of the core technologies strengthening ANote Music’s system. What is it, really? How is it related to the end user, and why is it proving to be a perfectly valid component of IT ...
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ANote music published in Deloitte's Art & Finance report 2019

ANote music published in Deloitte’s Art & Finance report 2019

Since launching the initiative in 2011, Deloitte has been publishing this report aiming to act as a barometer for the emerging Art and Finance industry, and to highlight the main trends and developments in the Art market. In view of the topic of ‘Fractional Ownership’ as an investment method, Deloitte’s report concludes its growing demand ...
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Music royalties: what are they and how do they function

Music royalties: what are they and how do they function

Have you ever paid close attention to a videoclip or a music magazine? We guarantee you will see a lot of fancy cars, clothes, jewelry and mansions. A lot of them. Like a lot, for real! The record for the most expensive music video in the world is Michael Jackson’s “Scream”. It cost $7 Million back in 1995, which goes up to almost 11 Million ...
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Songwriters, the breadwinners behind the curtains

Songwriters, the breadwinners behind the curtains

Writing songs is a strongly personal and often organic process of discovery and introspection. The creative journey crosses through various moods, creative notes of inspiration and emotions, until you weave them all into a musical scheme. Whether you start from a wave of impromptu ideas that write the song almost effortlessly, or you work...
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Continuous returns which financial institutions do not offer

Continuous returns which financial institutions do not offer

Spread the word, the news is out. ANote Music is soon officially launching its trading platform and this leads to some very cool media coverage. We feel incredibly honored to be featured in the leading media outlets of Resto del Carlino, Quotidiano Nazionale, Il Giorno and La Nazione in Italy with a full-page article. For all our Italian...
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Victory at the BIME PRO startup competition

Victory at the BIME PRO startup competition

The Bizkaia International Music Experience (BIME) is a 4-day event being organized since 2013 in Bilbao. It’s at the same time a Music Festival (BIME LIVE), a free open-air music showcase (BIME City) all across the city of Bilbao, and one of Europe’s top Music and New Tech Conferences (BIME PRO). The event gathers visitors from more than 30...
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ANote Music to join Fit 4 Start acceleration programme

ANote Music to join Fit 4 Start acceleration programme

On Thursday 3 October 2019, the ANote Music team took part in Luxembourg’s main pitching event for startups: Fit 4 Start. The acceleration programme is focussed on stimulating young and innovative companies to launch their business and transform innovative ideas into successful companies with high growth potential. Fit 4 Start is managed by...
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ANote Music - the marketplace for music rights

ANote Music – the marketplace for music rights

ANote Music Sàrl. is the company that created the first true Stock Exchange for Music Rights and was founded by Marzio F. Schena, Matteo Cernuschi and Grégoire Mathonet in January 2018, incorporated and with its headquarters in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. ANote Music understood the power of music as the next big asset class , developing...
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