Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2021

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December 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member Spotify Rolls Out Real-Time Lyrics Feature Globally

Spotify has rolled out its real-time lyrics feature globally to its free and premium listeners. The feature is accessible on all platforms where the Spotify app is available, including iOS, Android, desktop computers, gaming consoles, and smart TVs. MusixMatch is providing the platform with lyrics for more than 8 million titles. Users will also be… Read More

November 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member Dolby To Implement Dolby Atmos In NIO ET7 Sedans

Dolby has partnered with electric smart car maker, NIO to implement its Dolby Atmos spatial audio technology in the company’s flagship ET7 electric sedans, to complement the vehicle model’s 7.1.4 immersive sound system. Dolby Atmos will be available for NIO Radio, an exclusive radio station for NIO users via the NIO auto & home ecosystem.… Read More

November 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member Single Music Opens Artist Waitlist For NFT Sales

D2C music, merch & livestream platform Single Music has opened a waitlist for its users to release NFTs through Shopify. This new integration gives artists and their teams the ability to sell all their product offerings in one convenient, direct-to-fan marketplace. NFT technology allows fans to support their favorite musicians and showcase their fandom by purchasing… Read More

November 29, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Splash Box Marketing

This week, we welcome Splash Box Marketing to the Music Biz community! Based in Hendersonville, TN, Splash Box is a full-service creative advertising agency that works to align clients’ marketing & branding strategies with their business objectives. The company has helped artists get the attention of promoters, management and labels through its quality services in… Read More

November 24, 2021 – Music Biz Member Spotify Relaunches Spotify Charts Site With Expanded Charts & Resources

Spotify has relaunched its Spotify Charts website to include additional resources for artists and listeners. New features on the site include weekly charts, chart data, and songwriter credits. New charts such as Artist Charts track the global performance of the top 200 artists, while Genre Charts follow the weekly top 200 songs across 17 genres.… Read More

November 24, 2021 – Music Biz Members Twitch and UnitedMasters Launch The Collective Livestream Incubator

Twitch and UnitedMasters have partnered to launch The Collective, a livestream incubator for music creators. This invite-only program will focus on growth, networking and education by offering resources from the Twitch music team, Discord, and industry mentors. Upon completion of the program, creators will have learned how to build engaged communities and monetize their reach… Read More

November 23, 2021 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Launches WMX Next-Gen Services Division

Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced the launch of WMX — a centralized, next-generation services division that will establish creative ways of connecting artists with their fans and bolstering new brand opportunities. The division will specialize in creating cross-channel, “always on” marketing campaigns designed to grow global fan bases through all available avenues: merch &… Read More

November 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Names Priya Dewan VP of Int’l Marketing, APAC; MD of SE Asia/Korea

The Orchard has promoted Priya Dewan to the dual roles of VP of International Marketing, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Managing Director, Southeast Asia & Korea. The VP appointment specifically also marks the company’s first manager in the Pan-Asian region. Prior to her promotion, Dewan served as The Orchard’s VP of Southeast Asia and South Korea.… Read More

November 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Ingrooves Expands Operations Into India, Appoints Amit Sharma as Country Manager

Ingrooves is expanding into the Indian music market, signing global distribution deals for local artists Himesh Reshammiya and Yo Yo Honey Singh. To further the expansion, Ingrooves has named Amit Sharma as the company’s Country Manager of India. Sharma’s music industry experience includes serving as the AVP of Content Acquisitions at Gaana, India’s largest commercial… Read More

November 19, 2021 – Music Biz Member Revelator Integrates Original Works With Flow Blockchain

Creator rights management company, Revelator has launched a new integration for Original Works, the company’s Web3 Protocol which converts & helps monetize music IP as a digital asset, into the Flow blockchain. Dapper Labs, who created the Flow blockchain as well as popular NFT brands NBA Top Shot and CryptoKitties, has also made an investment… Read More