Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2020

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December 21, 2020 – Happy Holidays from Music Biz!

As 2020 draws to a close, the Music Biz team would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our members, industry partners and friends for your support in all its forms throughout the very trying year we’ve weathered together. We hope for good health, safety and relaxation for you & your families this holiday season,… Read More

December 21, 2020 – [WEBINAR] Streamlining Royalty Payments: Tips for Global Expansion from Tunecore & Payoneer

Thursday, Jan. 14 | 2 – 3 pm ET Many digital publishers, distributors, music labels and performing rights organizations are still finding it difficult to streamline their royalty payouts. Those who figure out the solution are finding that it can be their ticket to expanding their business on a global scale. In this webinar, Tunecore… Read More

December 16, 2020 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Distribution Expands Nashville Offices

Music Biz member Symphonic Distribution has announced the expansion of its Nashville offices in the Historic Orbison Building, as well as the addition of key hires to expand the Nashville team. In this latest expansion, the company has onboarded Melissa Barber, hailing from ole/Anthem, to serve as Sr. Manager, Rights Administration & Business Affairs; and Wyatt… Read More

December 15, 2020 – Vinyl Album Sales Hit Historic High in U.S. After Black Friday 2020

Shopping and promotions on Black Friday (Nov. 27) helped push vinyl album sales to a historic high in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. In the week of Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, 1.253 million vinyl albums were sold (up 56%) — the largest sales week for the format since Nielsen Music/MRC Data began… Read More

December 14, 2020 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Launches 2020 Playback Website

SoundCloud has launched a dedicated website for this year’s edition of the platform’s annual year-in-review, 2020 SoundCloud Playback. The site breaks into sections honoring the top artists and cultural moments of the year, as well as the songs which the SoundCloud community streamed, liked, reposted, and commented on the most in 2020.   This year’s… Read More

December 14, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Strat Americas

Please welcome business development & strategy enterprise Strat Americas to the Music Biz member community! The company gives clients strategic guidance to facilitate revenue- and audience-building partnerships. Strat Americas has worked in digital music & entertainment, artificial intelligence, social video, cosmetics & beauty, ticketing, and mobile commerce, with a special expertise and tons of relationships… Read More

December 10, 2020 – Where Do U.S. Consumers Begin Their Product Searches?

A majority share of consumers are now taking to marketplaces first when shopping online. According an August 2020 survey from ecommerce ad agency ChannelAdvisor conducted by Dynata, 53% of US adults said they began product searches at Amazon when planning to make a digital purchase. Consumers are also intending to lean on Amazon heavily this holiday season. About… Read More

December 9, 2020 – Music Biz Member Bonsai Partners with WhyHunger for Charity Initiative

Virtual career-advice platform Bonsai has announced a partnership with nonprofit WhyHunger for a new initiative to support the organization’s mission of ending hunger and the conditions that enable it in the U.S. The “Chat For Charity” program allows participating executive mentors to donate money made from one-on-one coaching sessions on Bonsai in support of WhyHunger.… Read More

December 7, 2020 – Billboard Announces 2020 Women in Music List

Billboard has unveiled its annual Women in Music list for 2020, highlighting more than 200 executives and activists making a difference in our industry. Congratulations to all the women featured on this year’s list, with special recognition for current Music Biz Board Chair Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood of UnitedMasters, current Board member Molly Neuman of Songtrust, current… Read More

December 7, 2020 – Billions in Consumer Spending are Shifting as COVID-19 Forces Widespread Retail Disruption

Some of the highest revenue-generating grocery stores in the world are facing sweeping changes to their customer bases and their ability to deliver value to brands as people change where they shop—a change that, for some, may be permanent. The shifts come as COVID-19 forces millions of people to spend more time at home and… Read More