Stockholm-based Tracklib, a platform offering licensed samples and stems for producers, has inked a licensing take care of BANDAI NAMCO Arts Inc.
Headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, and headed by President Satoshi Kono, BANDAI NAMCO is thought within the gaming world as the corporate behind the combating franchise Tekken, Ultraman and Pac-Man. Nevertheless, BANDAI NAMCO can be an operator of the music label Lantis.
Lantis is a label for Japanese musicians, anime soundtracks and online game soundtracks, and is a soundtrack writer for wildly well-liked TV animes akin to One-Punch Man.
The licensing settlement between the 2 corporations will enable for present unique songs from BANDAI NAMCO Arts’s label for use by music producers worldwide as samples and constructing blocks for brand new tracks.
The partnership has kicked off with the sound sources of BANDAI NAMCO Arts’s Higuchi Kaede, a digital artist from Japanese VTuber group NIJISANJI (MBW has beforehand reported on the success of digital artists).
These sounds have been added to Tracklib’s catalog of over 100,000 all-original recordings.
Extra tracks, stems, and sounds from BANDAI NAMCO Arts will proceed to be added all through 2022.
The partnership, says the corporate, “echoes the decades-long connection between hip hop and anime”, the place the affect of Cartoon Community’s channel Toonami, as nicely anime movies like Akira, will be heard within the output of artists akin to Infantile Gambino, Thundercat, Soulja Boy, and Kanye West.
“We’re excited to have the ability to carry Anime Music, which holds a big portion of Japanese popular culture, to all abroad creators.”
Akiho Matsuo, BANDAI NAMCO Arts Inc.
Akiho Matsuo, Chief Producer of the Music Rights Division at BANDAI NAMCO Arts Inc., stated: “We’re excited to have the ability to carry Anime Music, which holds a big portion of Japanese popular culture, to all abroad creators.
“This is not going to solely be about our unique artists gaining new earnings; they will even acquire complete new alternatives! We sit up for seeing songs created with our samples high the Billboard Charts within the close to future.”
“Anime soundtracks are a serious inspiration to artists and producers all around the world.”
Pӓr Almqvist, Tracklib
Pӓr Almqvist, Tracklib CEO & Co-founder, added: “Anime soundtracks are a serious inspiration to artists and producers all around the world.
“We’re very excited to now get them simple and authorized entry to BANDAI NAMCO Arts’s foundational catalog for the style.”
In September 2021, Tracklib secured $12.2 million in funding in its newest funding spherical.
On the time, Tracklib advised MBW that it had raised a complete of $21.2 million in funding to this point.
In June 2020, Tracklib raised $4.5 million in funding, along with $1.7 million raised in 2019 by way of the Sony Innovation Fund, WndrCo and Jörg Mohaupt, a personal, early-stage investor who has invested in a number of different music corporations together with Discogs and Amuse.Music Enterprise Worldwide