LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 5, 2023 – Following the unveiling of its new entertainment data platform from the ground at the Music Biz Conference in Nashville, TN, last month, today, Luminate, the entertainment industry’s most essential and trusted data source, announced three new data partnerships. The new data partners include international, France-based streaming service Deezer, STYNGR, the company that bridges the gaming and recorded music industries, and Melon, the South Korean digital music sales and streaming platform, to enhance its ever-growing expertise in the global music and entertainment landscape.
As told to Billboard last week, of the new platform and partnerships, Luminate CEO Rob Jonas said, “A platform similar to Luminate exists in almost every sector, catering to diverse industries, ranging from organic produce sales and commercial real estate transactions to global telecoms network traffic and financial market transactions. These platforms share a common purpose: to enhance the operations of their customers and partners empowering them to achieve greater success. With the technology investments we have made, we’ve created a foundation for transformational entertainment industry insights for our customers and partners for years to come.”
Stephen Blackwell, Luminate’s Chief Commercial Officer added, “Luminate has the good fortune of working with music’s essential consumer platforms and physical retailers. Their broad commitment to data security and governance guarantees the integrity of our data collections, the Charts and our industry standard market share reports. With the expansive capabilities of this new platform, we are constantly engaged with new data sources to enhance our sets. We are happy to welcome Deezer, Melon and STYNGR aboard and look forward to seeing their data incorporated into our systems in the coming months.”
“Luminate is a key resource for insights in music and entertainment, and we’re happy to contribute with Deezer data through this partnership,” said Kirill Priyatel, Chief Revenue Officer, Deezer. “With access to Luminate’s insights and working with their teams, we will also be able to further explore valuable consumer and industry trends across the worldwide music market.”
Alex Tarrand, COO, STYNGR said, “STYNGR bridges the world of music and gaming. This strategic partnership will help provide insights across the video game landscape which is, to date, the largest entertainment ecosystem the world has ever seen.”
Head of Melon, Je Wook Lee said, “Melon, which has led the growth of the Korean music industry for over 20 years, takes great pleasure in illuminating the global stage with K-POP and Korean artists through its collaboration with Billboard. Melon remains committed to elevating the intrinsic value of music.”
Luminate is the preeminent entertainment data and insights company, unleashing access to the most essential, objective, and trustworthy information across music, film and television, with data compiled from hundreds of verified sources. Today, the company maintains its more than 30-year legacy of accurate storytelling by powering the iconic Billboard music charts, while also acting as the premiere database for the television and film industries. Working closely with record labels, artists, studios, production companies, networks, tech companies, and more, Luminate offers the most valued source of comprehensive, independent, and foundational entertainment data that drives industry forward. Luminate is an independently operated company and a subsidiary of PME TopCo., a joint venture between Penske Media Corporation and Eldridge.
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