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Gismart partners with Sony to license music for its Karaoke app

Deal includes songs by The Beatles, Queen, The Rolling Stones and more

Date Type Companies involved Size
May 21st, 2019 partnership Gismart
Sony
Not disclosed
Gismart partners with Sony to license music for its Karaoke app

Music apps maker Gismart has secured a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing to license the firm’s catalogue of music.

The deal will see its Karaoke Face app gain access to the large catalogue of music under Sony’s copyright. This includes The Beatles, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder and more.

It’s yet another big licensing deal for Gismart, which last year teamed up with Universal Music Publishing Group to expand its range of music to feature work from artists in China, Spain, Portugal and Russia.

A-team

“Gismart is committed to developing its ‘A-team’ of global music partners,” said Gismart VP of business development and marketing Lana Meisak.

“Our new strategic deal with Sony/ATV supercharges the content available in Karaoke Face, which is the world’s first karaoke app featuring AR masks and filters. With over three million tracks and songs, the Sony/ATV catalogue covers every era and genre of popular music.”

We recently spoke to Gismart's Vera Rabkina about the company’s plans surrounding music and games.


Features Editor

Matthew Forde is the features editor at PocketGamer.biz and also a member of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999 talking about stats, data and everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes.

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