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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO soundlounge!

May 11th, 2017|

It wasn’t until I started receiving ‘congratulations’ messages this week on Linked-in that I remembered it was 37 years ago that we set up soundlounge as the very first music licensing company in Europe.

It’s hard to conceive that back in 1980 nobody had any idea how to license a copyright for a commercial, let alone […]

Jay-Z and friends turn the tide.

April 2nd, 2015|

Jay-Z recently bought the Swedish music streaming service Tidal, and along with his impressive band of millionaire friends, launched the new platform on Monday. I wanted to write something from my perspective; a music fan (particularly of the artists involved), a music consumer and someone who altogether doesn’t use streaming services. I’ve always bought my […]

Sync at the Awards

September 19th, 2014|

Come October, we here in the UK will experience our first Music Week Sync Awards. Wherein the flagship UK music industry trade press will acknowledge the Sync business, from advertising and film through to TV and computer games and award both the supervisors and also the rights owners.

It shows just how important sync has become. […]

Is U2 really the sound of Apple?

September 12th, 2014|

This week’s music media hysteria is the news that U2 has released its new album, Songs of Innocence, free to iTunes subscribers – all 500 million of them. The rest of the media world is focussed on the news that Apple is now a watch-seller.

As an exercise in chutzpah, giving your album to 500million people […]

Vans launches London live music venue

August 24th, 2014|

In a further effort to cement the brand firmly alongside the music industry, Vans has launched its House Of Vans live music venue concept in London.

Enigmatic 80’s sensation, Lewis, turns up alive and well

August 18th, 2014|

Earlier this year a vinyl recording by an unknown 80’s artist known only as Lewis Baloue became an unlikely Internet hit. When a recording of Baloue’s 1983 release ‘L’Amour’ surfaced on the Internet it caught the attention of listeners and bloggers who began a bidding war to claim a vinyl copy.

Brand Band Partnerships –‘selling-in’

August 15th, 2014|

A new short documentary, commissioned by Jack Daniels in Australia, is examining how the musicians feel about partnering with brands. The film-maker, Dan Graetz, founder of Graetzmedia, said that he had built a company that made music videos to help those with very little money compete with artists backed by major labels – but that […]

Brands, music licencing and piracy – How Brands are indirectly funding intellectual property theft

August 12th, 2014|

Many brands with a wide target market (fast food chains, supermarkets and carbonated drinks companies for example) are un-wittingly displaying advertising on music piracy sites. This is because they often purchase bulk display-advertising placements, which in turn appear across a variety of different sites often including piracy sites.

Why music procurement is best left to the pros!

August 10th, 2014|

Over the last 25 years soundlounge has met an unfathomable number of brands that have left their music procurement needs in the hands of their advertising agencies and in return ended up wasting a lot of time and money.

Hop Farm Festival organiser banned from staging live music events

August 9th, 2014|

A high court ruling has allegedly banned Vince Power, the man behind Hop Farm Festival from staging any more live music events, owing to Powers not having secured the correct music licenses for his festival between 2009 and 2012.