Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2021

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August 31, 2021 – Music Biz Member Eluvio Receives Investment from Fox Corp., Will Power Fox/Bento Box NFT Business

Blockchain-based livestream and ticketing platform, Eluvio has received a significant investment from Fox Corp., bringing the company’s valuation to $100 million. This investment gives Fox a minority stake in the company, and accompanies news that Eluvio’s blockchain technology will power Blockchain Creative Labs, the new NFT-focused business unit from Fox Entertainment and its Bento Box… Read More

August 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member TikTok Partners With Vimeo And Canva To Simplify Content Creation

Social video sharing platform TikTok has announced new partnerships with Vimeo and Canva, providing marketers with new integrated tools that will allow them to create better assets for TikTok through both platforms. Each tool directly connects with TikTok’s Ad Manager, and gives users design options that fit within TikTok’s dimensions and creative flows so their… Read More

August 26, 2021 – Music Biz Member Feed Media Group Launches Dedicated Music Team

Feed Media Group has announced the formation of a dedicated Music Team within the company, headed up by Feed VP of Music, Bryn Boughton. This new division will work closely with the company’s partner labels, publishers, artists and other rightsholders to build long-lasting relationships and ensure that Feed’s goals align with their best interests. With… Read More

August 26, 2021 – Music Biz Member Eluvio LIVE To Power Rita Ora Live Show From the Eiffel Tower

Blockchain-based livestream and ticketing platform Eluvio LIVE has announced a new partnership with global superstar Rita Ora for the first program in a new series: ICONIC PEOPLE IN ICONIC PLACES, Rita Ora Live From The Eiffel Tower, taking place Thursday, September 30. The concert will serve as a closing event for Paris Fashion Week, and marks the singer-songwriter’s… Read More

August 25, 2021 – Music Biz Member Songfluencer Is Hiring

Global creative marketing agency, Songfluencer is looking to expand its team by bringing Creative Specialists, Influencer Enthusiasts, and Software Developers into the fold. This team of music experts – both industry veterans and Gen Zers – turns followers into fans by strategically pairing songs, artists, and brands with key tastemaker influencers on music-forward social media… Read More

August 24, 2021 – Music Biz Member UnitedMasters Unveils New Financing Tools for Indie Artists Advances & Real-Time Royalty Payments

Distribution and music services company UnitedMasters has begun rolling out two new robust financing tools for indie artists as the result of partnerships struck with two music tech companies. Thanks to a tech engine provided by beatBread that evaluates streaming and social data, the first offering allows qualifying artists to receive advances ranging from $1,000… Read More

August 24, 2021 – Music Biz Member Linkfire Is Hiring

Smart link platform Linkfire is looking to expand its team by adding a LATAM Commercial Executive, Enterprise Commercial Executive, and Marketing Acquisition Manager. The company was founded as a response to the increasingly complex nature of digital music marketing. Linkfire’s technology links fans directly to the content they love in their favorite app, while empowering… Read More

August 23, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Beatdapp

Welcome to the Music Biz member community, Beatdapp! The company builds digital supply chain infrastructure specifically designed for the music industry; its primary focus is to develop software tools that help rightsholders conduct effective & efficient census audits of their catalog usage across DSPs, helping them to eliminate streaming fraud. With a single, lightweight SDK… Read More

August 19, 2021 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Enters Career-Spanning Deal With Madonna

Warner Music Group has announced that the label and legendary Pop artist Madonna have struck a deal encompassing her entire back catalog of recorded music, ahead of the artist’s 40th anniversary in 2022. The partnership covers Madonna’s 17 studio albums, singles, soundtrack recordings, live albums and compilations; her three most recent records, which were released… Read More

August 19, 2021 – Universal Music Group Announces Recorded Music Expansion Within China

Universal Music Greater China, a division of Universal Music Group, has announced plans for major expansion of its recorded music business in China. This endeavor includes establishing a new multi-label structure in the region, with special focus on bolstering local A&R efforts building opportunities for local-language artists. Each new regional label brand — Republic Records… Read More