Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2020

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December 7, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Crowd Surf

We’re glad to welcome digital marketing & talent management company Crowd Surf to the Music Business Association! Crowd Surf creates organic and meaningful connections between artists and their fans. To achieve this goal, the company finds innovative ways to use social media management, creative marketing strategy, activations, talent management, merchandise promotion, and PR in support… Read More

December 3, 2020 – Consumers Expect Brands to Be Inclusive

In the midst of social upheaval in the US, many marketers are striving to be more inclusive, especially as they relate to people who have been historically underrepresented, excluded, and stereotypically portrayed. By embracing and reflecting real-world diversity, marketers can build greater brand affinity and deeper customer relationships while working to effect positive change. Many… Read More

December 2, 2020 – Music Livestreams And Fundraising: What’s Working, What’s Not In Mobilizing Donors

Back in April, One World: Together At Home, the star-studded benefit concert organized by Global Citizen and curated by Lady Gaga, raised $128 million for the World Health Organization and other Covid relief beneficiaries. But while the event drew hundreds of thousands to a six-hour concert livestream and nearly 21 million viewers across the 26 networks on… Read More

December 1, 2020 – Giving Tuesday — Help Support the Music Business Association Scholarship Foundation

Since 1966, the Music Business Association Scholarship Foundation has given more than $9 million to deserving students whose families work for member companies, as well as students attending Academic Partnership institutions. The events of the past year, as well as the increased financial burden caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, have reemphasized the importance of this… Read More

December 1, 2020 – How Social Issues Are Sparking Action Among Brands

Today’s sociopolitical events have lit a fire under brands to address social injustice and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in deeper ways than they have in the past. Companies are using marketing and advertising to respond to and support discussions about systemic racism and the Black Lives Matter protests, the fight for LGBTQ rights, the… Read More

November 25, 2020 – Music Biz Member Clio Music Announces Jury for 2020-2021 Cycle

Clio Music, the global competition celebrating creativity in music marketing and the use of music in advertising, has announced the individuals who will comprise its five juries in 2021. Given that this is Clio Music’s first ever virtual judging experience, this allowed for the inclusion of the program’s first-ever animated juror: Gorillaz lead guitarist Noodle,… Read More

November 24, 2020 – Music Biz Member Bandcamp Launches New Livestream Platform

Bandcamp has debuted Bandcamp Live, a new ticketed livestream platform which gives artists the tools to easily host live performances, as well as sell merch to their fans. Since the platform is built right into the Bandcamp ecosystem, it is easy for artists to notify their followers of an upcoming live show and for fans… Read More

November 23, 2020 – 2021 Music Business Association Scholarship Foundation Applications Now Open

Since its inception in 1966, the Music Business Scholarship Foundation has distributed more than $9 million to help fund the educations of our industry’s future leaders. Thanks to the generosity of our industry donors, we are thrilled to offer this important benefit to our membership, as we open financial aid applications for the upcoming 2021-2022… Read More

November 23, 2020 – Music Biz Member Show4me Improves Indie Music Discovery With Mobile App and Redesigned Platform

Today, Music Biz member Show4me has announced a slew of user-centric features designed to improve the user music interaction and discovery experience on their music interaction network. The company’s newly redesigned platform gives fans access to new editorial music charts for more effortless discovery, as well as private streams for limited-time music events. Fans can… Read More

November 19, 2020 – Music Biz Member VEVO Reveals DSCVR Artists To Watch 2021 List

This week, Music Biz member VEVO has released its annual list of artists to watch out for via its DSCVR program. Each of the 19 artists will work with the company to produce and share high-quality live performances to expand their reach with global audiences, as well as be highlighted individually by Music Business Worldwide. Past… Read More