Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2021

Music Biz is an essential online destination for members to stay up to date on Association happenings and gather the latest industry statistics. You can access the news here, or sign up for our RSS feed and have it delivered daily to your inbox.

Click Here To Sign Up

June 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member Atlantic Records Promotes Kevin Holiday to EVP of Black Music Promotion

Kevin Holiday has been named Atlantic Record’s EVP of Black Music Promotion. Based in Atlantic’s New York headquarters, he will both oversee campaigns & strategies for Atlantic’s Black Music radio promotion and lead the label’s national & regional Black Music promotional team. Holiday first joined Atlantic in 2004, and most recently served as the company’s… Read More

June 16, 2021 – Music Business Association Welcomes Fisk University As First HBCU Academic Partner

Fisk to receive educational resources as part of partnership,as Music Biz builds on its commitment to diversify the music industry June 16, 2021 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is proud to announce the addition of Nashville, TN-based Fisk University to its Academic Partnership program — the first Historically Black College or University (HBCU)… Read More

June 15, 2021 – Music Biz Member Def Jam Taps Snoop Dogg As Executive Creative and Strategic Consultant

Def Jam Recordings has announced that Snoop Dogg has signed on as a senior strategic advisor for the storied record label. With an immediate focus on A&R and creative development, the iconic rapper commented his work with the label will result in music videos, TV shows, content, video games and “hit records.” With nearly three… Read More

June 15, 2021 – Music Biz Member Vydia is Hiring!

Music Biz member Vydia, an end-to-end music technology platform that provides labels with the infrastructure and tools to power their business, is looking to fill five open positions with the company, with responsibilities ranging from data engineering and legal to label & artist relations! Click on the links below to learn more about each open… Read More

June 15, 2021 – MUSIC BIZ IS HIRING — Membership & Marketing Assistant

The Music Business Association is seeking a dynamic young professional to fill an entry-level role with our Membership team to assist us in best engaging with our member community spanning the global music industry. Role Overview: The successful candidate will work closely with the Manager – Membership, Marketing & Partnerships to support Music Biz’s industry… Read More

June 15, 2021 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Launches Weekly Clubhouse Series For Emerging Artists

Next-gen music company SoundCloud has launched a weekly artist event series on Clubhouse featuring artists from their First on SoundCloud 2021 incubator program. The show is hosted by DJ, producer and former MTV host, Jasmine Solano, and will feature appearances by First on SoundCloud artists including Charmaine, Ela Minus, Kid Quill, Lourdiz, Otis Kane, Payday, Sofia Mills, and SoFaygo. Each episode, featured artists… Read More

June 14, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: EVA

Please help us welcome EVA to the Music Biz member community! The company offers a tech-driven platform aimed at streamlining booking entertainment and experiences for in-person, virtual and hybrid events. The EVA platform connects event buyers with vetted entertainers that meet the needs of their event, and automates talent sourcing, quotes & proposals, price negotiation,… Read More

June 11, 2021 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Promotes Melissa Thomas To EVP, International Marketing For U.S. Repertoire

Sony Music has announced that Melissa Thomas has been named the company’s EVP, International Marketing for U.S. Repertoire. In her time with Sony, Thomas has led global marketing campaigns for U.S. signed artists such as Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello, Harry Styles, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott and AC/DC, as well as for breakout artists including… Read More

June 11, 2021 – Music Biz Members TuneCore and Qobuz Announce New Partnership

Digital music distribution company TuneCore has partnered with high-resolution audio platform Qobuz to allow TuneCore artists to distribute their music in hi-res format to Qobuz. While TuneCore has distributed independent artists’ music to popular platforms all over the world, this partnership will target music fans who have a distinct ear for lossless, high-quality audio. In… Read More

June 10, 2021 – Music Biz Member PlayTreks Announces Blockchain-Based Services and New TREKS Cryptocurrency

This week, PlayTreks has announced the addition of a blockchain-based music distribution service for all music DSPs and decentralized marketplace, in service of adding greater levels of transparency to the company’s machine learning/AI—driven marketing SaaS platform. Integrating blockchain technology enables easier tracking of contributions to musical works so all participating stakeholders are compensated for their… Read More