Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2021

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July 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Super Hi-Fi Announces Partnership Program with 7 Digital to Deliver Next Generation Listening Experiences

AI-based music technology company, Super Hi-Fi has announced it is expanding its partnership program to include 7digital, a global leader in B2B music services. The company will use Super Hi-Fi’s platform to bring advanced playback and AI-powered recommendations to their playlisting and curation tools as they power music delivery and reporting for some of the… Read More

July 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Distribution’s Licensing Arm Bodega Sync Expands To Latin America & Europe

Symphonic Distribution has announced that its licensing arm, Bodega Sync, is expanding to Europe and Latin America, expediting their collective expansion and reach into foreign markets. Bodega has entered partnerships in Latin America with Carbonero Music Publishing (Colombia) and Ace Music (Colombia/Spain); in Europe, the company has signed with Steam Music (Germany) and KAA Production… Read More

July 20, 2021 – Are We Witnessing the Death of the Streaming Megahit?

For decades, the record industry has turned its attention and investment to one thing above any other: the hit record. Yet new figures out of the US this week suggest that hits – as in blockbuster, industry-dominant megahits – are increasingly becoming a lesser-spotted beast. Despite millions more people playing music on streaming services each… Read More

July 19, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: MRC Data

Welcome to the Music Biz member community, MRC Data! Established in 2019 with the acquisition of longtime music consumption data company, Nielsen Music (Soundscan), MRC Data provides comprehensive global data & analytics to the entertainment and music industries. The company services all of the music ecosystem – digital service providers, labels, radio, managers, publishers, talent/management… Read More

July 19, 2021 – Music Biz Member MRC Data Publishes 2021 U.S. Mid-Year Report

Nearly 16 months after the COVID-19 pandemic led to global shutdowns, consumers are finally starting to return to the activities they love, and music remains at the top of that list. Overall consumption grew 13.5% year-over-year (YOY) during the first six months of 2021, thanks to a 15% lift in on-demand audio streaming. These encouraging… Read More

July 14, 2021 – Music Biz Member Qobuz Becomes First To Stream Captain Beefheart’s “Trout Mask Replica”

On Friday, July 9, hi-res music streaming & download platform Qobuz became the first DSP to stream the classic Captain Beefheart album, “Trout Mask Replica.” The record will remain exclusively on the Qobuz platform for 30 days, after which it will be fully rolled out onto other streaming and digital platforms. This digital version of… Read More

July 14, 2021 – Linkfire Is Hiring: Commercial Executive

Music Biz member Linkfire is looking for a full-time Commercial Executive to work closely with the biggest players in the music and entertainment industry. You’ll join a company with roots and heart in music. We’re a team of designers, engineers, product managers, and more, drawn from every corner of the globe. The common denominator? Music—we live and breathe… Read More

July 13, 2021 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Music Promotes Jenni Pfaff to SVP, Head of Global Strategic Integration & Operations

Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has announced that it has named Jenni Pfaff as the company’s SVP, Head of Global Strategic Integration & Operations. Pfaff joined WCM as VP of People in 2019, after founding Pfaff HR and serving nearly two decades in senior HR roles with PwC, Activision Blizzard and Northrop Grumman. WCM also announced… Read More

July 13, 2021 – Why Apple, Amazon and Spotify Are Embracing Hi-Def Music: A Guide to ‘Lossless’ Streaming

Emily Lazar knows better than most how great music can sound. At her New York mastering studio, the Lodge, the Grammy-winning engineer puts the finishing touches on songs by the likes of the Foo Fighters, Haim and the Rolling Stones. Her job is to ensure that every harmony, cymbal crash and power chord sounds exactly… Read More

July 12, 2021 – Music Biz Member Jaxsta Appoints Beth Appleton As Chief Marketing Officer

Official music credits database, Jaxsta has announced the addition of music industry veteran, Beth Appleton as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, she will be tasked with developing and driving the business’ ongoing marketing strategy, as the company looks to make a splash in new markets including Russia, India, Asia and Africa. Appleton… Read More