Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2019

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October 25, 2019 – Music Biz Member Entertainment Intelligence Interviewed by Synchtank

Last week, Music Biz member Entertainment Intelligence was featured in an in-depth interview with Synchtank. In the piece, company founder Greg Delaney discussed Entertainment Intelligence’s origins, the company’s mission to obtain actionable listener and trend data for the music business, its new Indie Benchmark tool to assist members of the indie community, and much more.… Read More

October 25, 2019 – What Should Label Playlist Strategies Be in 2020?

MIDiA’s ‘Playlist Revolution’ report recently highlighted that, although playlists have become valuable commercial music real estate in their current form, there is plenty of scope for further development of the format. A prominent playlist placement remains a key objective of most new release strategies and is a higher priority than radio play for many artists.… Read More

October 24, 2019 – Super Listeners 2019 Report from PodcastOne and Edison Research

Weekly podcast listeners who consume more than five hours of podcasts per week are the subject of the first-ever Super Listeners study from PodcastOne and Edison Research. These podcasting “Super Listeners,” podcasting’s heaviest listeners, have emerged as valuable targets for advertisers and trusted allies for podcast sponsors according to this groundbreaking study. Key takeaways from… Read More

October 23, 2019 – Music Biz President Portia Sabin Issues Statement Regarding Passage of the CASE Act by the U.S. House of Representatives

Music Biz President Portia Sabin has issued the following statement regarding the passage of the CASE Act by the U.S. House of Representatives:   “The passage of the CASE Act by the U.S. House of Representatives is an important step towards creating an affordable option for artists to handle infringement of their copyrights. Right now,… Read More

October 23, 2019 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Using Technology to Empower the Creative Community: Q&A with Jammber CEO Marcus Cobb and SVP of Global Music Rights Dae Bogan

Music payment and workflow management startup Jammber has developed a series of mobile apps that helps artists eliminate guesswork from the process of recording music ownership, allowing them to focus on doing what they love: writing music. Last month, Jammber announced that it had acquired TuneRegistry, a move that would establish Jammber as a full-service… Read More

October 21, 2019 – “Golden Age of TV” Gives Boost to Music Industry

At a time when many critics believe we are living through a golden age of TV, it seems no new drama with aspirations to credibility is complete without a soundtrack to match. As content on on-demand platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video has proliferated, and shows such as Stranger Things, Breaking Bad and Transparent have won acclaim, so… Read More

October 18, 2019 – Ready or Not, Here Comes the 2019 Holiday Shopping Season

Consumers are split in their attitudes about holiday shopping. According to the 2019 Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey from The NPD Group, most consumers in the U.S. are looking forward to this holiday season, and see the holidays as a break from everything happening in the world – half even say going out shopping puts them in the holiday… Read More

October 17, 2019 – Music Biz Member Napster Collaborates with Sony for 360 Reality Audio Streaming

Music Biz member Napster announced this week that it is collaborating with Sony to bring its new 360 Reality Audio streaming format to consumer companies globally next year via Powered by Napster, the company’s complete music and audio technology platform. The Powered by Napster platform offers companies a suite of solutions for music and media… Read More

October 17, 2019 – Music Biz “Goes Purple” for GLAAD Spirit Day 2019 in Support of the LGBTQ Community

Music Biz is proud to stand in solidarity with members of the LGBTQ community by “going purple” on GLAAD Spirit Day 2019. We support GLAAD’s call for an end to the disproportionately high rate of bullying against members of the LGBTQ community, and encourage our partners and friends to turn your websites and social channels… Read More

October 16, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: DataArt

Please welcome Music Biz’s newest member: DataArt, a global tech consultancy with 20 locations in the US, Europe, and Latin America! DataArt offers a broad range of services — complex legacy system modernization, music software development, UX/UI design, systems integration, project management, business consulting, and team augmentation — with a recent focus on digital distribution,… Read More