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September 13, 2021 – Music Biz Member RCA Records Promotes Val Pensa to SVP, Head of Marketing

RCA has announced that Val Pensa will serve as the company’s next SVP, Head of Marketing. In this position, she will oversee the label’s entire marketing department, as well as serve as marketing lead for several artists on RCA’s roster. Prior to this role, Pensa served as the label’s SVP, Pop/Rock Marketing, and worked on… Read More

September 13, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Renaissance

We’d like to welcome Renaissance to the Music Biz member community! The company is dedicated to bringing artists and fans closer together through their fan engagement mobile app. Artists can use Renaissance as a platform to amplify the early traction needed to land on popular playlists and engage with their community of superfans by hosting… Read More

September 8, 2021 – Music Biz Member Apple Music Acquires Classical Music Service Primephonic

Apple Music has acquired Classical music service, Primephonic, in preparation for the release of its own Classical music app. The company is promising Apple Music subscribers a, “…significantly improved Classical music experience,” by harnessing Primephonic’s capabilities to offer fans playlists, exclusive audio content, and improved browsing & search functions. Current Primephonic subscribers will receive a… Read More

September 8, 2021 – Music Biz Members The Recording Academy and Berklee College of Music Partner For Women In The Mix Study

The Recording Academy and Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Arizona State University, have launched the Women In the Mix Survey, which will study the roles and realities of women and gender-expansive people working in the American music industry. Data from the survey will help inform diversity, equity and inclusion objectives initiatives both… Read More

September 7, 2021 – Music Biz Member RCA Records Appoints Carolyn Williams As Executive Vice President

RCA Records has announced the appointment of Carolyn Williams to the label’s newly created role of Executive Vice President. In this position, Williams will oversee the company’s marketing, brand partnership and touring/events departments. In addition, she will co-lead the newly established creative and content development team, while continuing to lead RCA’s diversity, equity and inclusion… Read More

September 7, 2021 – Music Biz Member Chartmetric Launches Make Music Equal Initiative

Data analytics platform, Chartmetric has launched its new Make Music Equal initiative, aimed to create transparency around structural inequities across all industry sectors & social media platforms. Launched on Women’s Equality Day 2021, the initiative is supported the company’s move to make its artist pronoun & gender database free for commercial and academic use. This… Read More

September 2, 2021 – Music Biz Member Exceleration Music Names Darin Soler Head of Global Marketing & Commercial Partnerships

Music investment firm Exceleration Music has announced that Darin Soler has joined their team as the company’s Head of Global Marketing & Commercial Partnerships. In this role, he will lead and coordinate efforts to drive awareness, engagement and consumption for music from the artists and labels the company represents. Prior to joining Exceleration, Soler served… Read More

September 2, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Appoints Andreea Gleeson As Next CEO

DIY music distribution platform, TuneCore has named Andreea Gleeson as the company’s next CEO. In the past year, Gleeson has taken the helm on key partnerships with the likes of YouTube, Facebook and Spotify, as well as led the company to expand operations to a total of 14 countries in four continents. She most recently… Read More

September 2, 2021 – The Music Industry’s Gaming Experience Is Growing Beyond Traditional Sync and Licensing

The pandemic didn’t give rise to live streaming concerts. However, it played a key role in their rapid adoption over the last 18 months. Virtual events were kickstarted with 327 million streams of online concerts in 2020 with 9% of those viewers regularly viewing live concerts. To begin with, music fans and many artists thought… Read More

September 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member Single Music Debuts New Tools For Release Editing, Business Admin. & Billing Pages

D2C music sales platform Single Music has rolled out a slew of new customization features for its artist and label partners, giving them even more control over their content hub and backend operations ahead of the Fall 2021 release season. These include the new Release Editing feature; allowing users to add, remove and change details… Read More