Swedish-based Epidemic Sound is a music library that pays composers an upfront fee offering licensees subscriptions for non-exclusive use as well as innovative approaches such as licensing by the second. Much of their activity is in Europe but they've also cut deals with MCNs such as Disney's Maker Studios. Apparently it's working well enough that VC firm Creandum has funded a $5 million Series A round. Epidemic Sound appears to be breaking new ground in music licensing though I don't know the space well enough to evaluate all the claims to be different from other production music libraries. In an...

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