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May 25, 2021 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Group Announces New Donations From $100 Million Global Social Justice Fund

Sony Music Group has announced the more than 90 new organizations who will receive funding from the company’s $100 million Global Social Justice Fund, established as part of the company’s commitment to push for equality and racial justice across the on a regional, national and international level. In total, the Fund has contributed to expanding… Read More

May 24, 2021 – The Under 27 Club: Music and Mental Health in the Streaming Era

In an era of hyper-connectivity and sensationalized news cycles, the passing of an artist triggers an immense outpouring of public grief and support in the form of social media buzz, increased record sales, catalog streams, and posthumous releases on behalf of the artist’s estate or record label. This obsession with tragic, high-profile deaths is nothing… Read More

May 24, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Infinite Catalog

This week we welcome royalty accounting software & service company, Infinite Catalog, to the Music Biz member community! Infinite Catalog helps labels, publishers, managers and artists both manage their royalty income and grow their catalogs by combining royalty data and contract info, so artists & rightsholders can easily keep track of and share with collaborators. … Read More

May 20, 2021 – Music Biz Member Jonas Group Entertainment Appoints Phil Guerini As CEO

Jonas Group Entertainment has announced that, effective immediately, music industry power player Phil Guerini will serve as the company’s CEO. Guerini most recently oversaw music strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide networks, as well as aspects of Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country. He played a vital role within three divisions and five businesses of The Walt Disney… Read More

May 20, 2021 – Music Biz Member Chartmetric Updates Cross-Platform Performance Artist Ranking Tracker

Music analytics company Chartmetric has made significant updates to its Cross-Platform Performance (CPP) ranking, designed to give an overall picture of the most popular artists in today’s music industry based on their global popularity across a number of digital platforms. These changes include the inclusion of metrics from eight new platforms (for a total of… Read More

May 18, 2021 – How Will the Pandemic Affect U.S. Ecommerce Sales in 2021?

From Emarketer: “We estimate that US retail ecommerce sales grew 33.6% in 2020, reaching $799.18 billion. As the pandemic subsides, in-store shopping will rebound, and a share of consumer spending will revert away from retail and toward services like travel and live entertainment. However, sales growth this year will still build upon the massive upward… Read More

May 18, 2021 – Toward the Future of Digital Audience Measurement

As marketers continue leaning into new tools and technologies to prepare for a world without third-party cookies, much of the conversation about adaptation has focused on planning and targeting. These are obviously critical aspects of any marketing strategy, but it’s important to not exclude the need for accurate measurement as changes in the digital media… Read More

May 17, 2021 – In The News: Music Biz And Reeperbahn Join Forces To Amplify Nashville’s Diverse Music Business

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Germany’s Reeperbahn Festival International came together May 10 – 12 for an exclusive virtual conference focusing specifically on Nashville and its relationship with the global music industry. Through this partnership, Reeperbahn curated a delegation of executives from the U.K., Germany, Italy, France, Estonia, Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark,… Read More

May 14, 2021 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Partners With Triller To Amplify Emerging Artists

Next-gen music company SoundCloud has announced a new integration with video-sharing social network Triller to help showcase and support emerging independent artists. To facilitate this, the duo have launched a dedicated, SoundCloud-curated playlist featured on the Triller app’s Music Discovery page. For SoundCloud’s artists, the access to the Triller platform will provide more marketing tools… Read More

May 13, 2021 – A Guide to Mental Health Resources for Music Professionals

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, designated each year as a period to spread awareness and education about the importance of mental health care in the U.S. The month has taken on added importance during the ongoing pandemic, during which millions of musicians and other music industry workers have been cut off from their livelihoods… Read More