Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2021

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December 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member Pex Names Chris McMurtry as VP of Product

Digital rights technology company, Pex has announced the appointment of Chris McMurtry as the company’s new VP of Product. In this role, he will play an instrumental part in the development of Pex’s Attribution Engine, as well as lead data efforts to support the company’s vision of attribution for all. McMurtry brings more than 15 years… Read More

December 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member Spotify Launches New Music Mode On Tinder

Spotify has announced a new partnership with dating & lifestyle app, Tinder to launch a new “Music Mode” feature, allowing users to hear a 30-second looped preview of a potential match’s chosen song on their profile. Users who link their Spotify accounts and add a chosen “Anthem,” or hand-picked song featured on their Tinder profiles, will… Read More

December 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member Dolby Issues New U.S. Listening Behavior Study

Dolby has published the results of a music listening study, conducted in November 2021 among 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18+ who are regular music consumers. Key takeaways from the report include that in recent months, adults but especially those in Gen Z, have discovered iconic artists & songs from past decades for the first time,… Read More

December 15, 2021 – Music Biz Member Utopia Music Preps Creator Services Unit with ROSTR, ForTunes Acquisitions

Music-minded financial tech company, Utopia Music has announced the company’s acquisition of music industry directory ROSTR and music data analytics platform ForTunes, which will contribute to Utopia’s new Creator Services division that will formally launch in 2022. This new unit will provide a single interface for creatives of all types — songwriters, artists, composers, performers, and… Read More

December 14, 2021 – Music Biz Member Capitol Music Group Names Michelle Jubelirer First Female CEO In Company’s History

This week, Capitol Music Group announced that Michelle Jubelirer has been promoted to CMG chair & CEO, the first female to lead the company in its 80-year history. She will succeed current chair & CEO, Jeff Vaughn, and will report to Universal Music Group chairman & CEO, Sir Lucian Grainge. In her new role, Jubelirer will oversee Capitol Records,… Read More

December 9, 2021 – BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch To Keynote NY:LON Connect 2022

Industry innovator joins program of 30+ experts speakingon where the global music business goes in 2022 December 9, 2021 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally today confirm that Hartwig Masuch, CEO of international music company BMG, will deliver the keynote interview for the duo’s upcoming NY:LON Connect 2022 global music business… Read More

December 9, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Announces “Social First” Music Distribution Pre-Release Option

TuneCore has added a new distribution option for creators to release music directly onto social media platforms, prior to its release for streaming and download. Creators can distribute music directly into the music libraries of social media networks including TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Reels.  “In the past few years, social media platforms like YouTube,… Read More

December 7, 2021 – Music Biz Member Made In Memphis Entertainment (MIME) Founders Honored In Inaugural Worthy 100 List

Made In Memphis Entertainment’s (MIME) co-founders have been selected for Worth Magazine’s inaugural Worthy 100 List. CEO, David Porter and President & Managing Director, Tony D. Alexander were honored for their commitment to diversity and inclusion to reshape the Memphis music industry through conscientious hiring techniques, along with their support and partnerships with organizations that… Read More

December 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Partners With NBA 2K22 For Annual ‘2K Beats: The Search’ Program

Next-generation music company, SoundCloud has once again partnered with 2K, publisher of the popular NBA 2K video game series among other titles, for its annual “2K Beats: The Search” emerging talent competition. Through this program, artists can submit their original music for the opportunity of inclusion the NBA 2K22 soundtrack. “SoundCloud’s role in breaking music… Read More

December 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member Synchtank Raises $5.8 Million In Series A Funding Round

Music B2B SaaS company, Synchtank has completed a Series A fundraise totaling $5.8 million; the round was led by Octopus Ventures, which will enter an ongoing financial partnership with Synchtank, and saw participation from existing management & shareholders. The company says the funding will help them improve & expand upon its existing services, expand its… Read More