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May 12, 2021 – Nashville Music Biz Begins Meeting In Person Again After Year Of COVID-19

With Country artists rolling out tour plans in anticipation of a receding pandemic, Nashville executives are beginning to make personal appearances again, too. It’s a slow trickle of two- and three-person meetings at the moment rather than a wave of large gatherings and parties, but music professionals are starting to visit with people in the… Read More

May 11, 2021 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Appoints Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood as Chief Content and Marketing Officer

SoundCloud has announced that music and technology executive, Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood, will join the company as its new Chief Content and Marketing Officer starting June 1, 2021. In this role, she will guide the company’s artist development, industry relations and brand marketing strategies to drive SoundClouds’s evolution as a next-generation music entertainment company. Wirtzer-Seawood currently serves… Read More

May 11, 2021 – 6 “Different” Albums That Will Entice Your Fans to Buy

People just don’t buy albums like they used to. In fact, so few music lovers opt to purchase a new release these days, some artists and bands just getting started opt not to have anything physical made at all whenever they have a new full-length to share. Sure, the focus has shifted to digital-only, with… Read More

May 10, 2021 – Music Biz Member Well Dunn Seeking Music Industry Professionals for Summer Mentorship Program

Well Dunn is a non-profit working to increase the socioeconomic diversity of the music industry by providing mentorship, internship and networking opportunities to a diverse group of college students. The organization is currently seeking mentors from all sectors of the music industry for the summer mentorship program. In its inaugural semester, Well Dunn paired students… Read More

May 10, 2021 – Music Biz Member Exceleration Music Welcomes Britnee Foreman as Head of Data Strategy & Digital Operations

Exceleration Music has announced its first senior hire, welcoming Britnee Foreman as its new Head of Data Strategy and Digital Operations. Foreman joins the company after stints at Pandora, Songtrust & Downtown, Next Big Sound, and Tempo Music. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Women in Music as the organization’s Global Co-Chair of Membership.… Read More

May 6, 2021 – Music Biz Member Synchtank To Host Data, Rights & Royalties Summit May 12

Join Music Biz member Synchtank next Wednesday, May 12 for a free webinar that will mark the launch of their new Drowning in Data report, as they gather industry leaders from across the music tech & financial sectors to talk through critical issues surrounding music rights, royalties and payments in the modern music industry! The… Read More

May 5, 2021 – The Next Bet in Music: Artist Services

New York-based Downtown is exiting the copyright market at a moment when investors are paying top dollar for high-profile catalog sales by Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and Neil Young. Its new direction is a bet that the proliferation of streaming means more artists will need help getting their music out and making money from it. During the era of… Read More

May 5, 2021 – Music Biz Member Cosynd Announces New Partnership With Sound Royalties

Cosynd has partnered with Sound Royalties to offer songwriters, performing artists, producers and other rightsholders discounts on essential copyright and royalty services, supporting their joint mission of helping more artists protect their copyrights and securing their financial future. Thanks to the partnership, Cosynd users can directly access Sound Royalties’ funding services; users earning more than $5,000 in… Read More

May 5, 2021 – Music Biz Member Catch Point Appoints Corey Sorrento as Investment Associate

Catch Point Rights Partners has announced the appointment of Corey Sorrento as an Investment Associate at the firm. In his new role, he will focus on valuation and due diligence of prospective catalog acquisitions, as well as financial planning and analysis for Catch Point’s expanding portfolio of music rights investments. Sorrento joins Catch Point from… Read More

May 4, 2021 – Music Biz Member Single Music Launches New Website & Pre-Release Functionality, Shares 1st Year Livestream Results

Digital music sales & livestream ticketing platform, Single Music, has started the month of May with a slew of announcements. First, the company recently launched a refreshed website, showcasing its digital delivery, livestreaming, chart reporting and fan analytics offerings front and center when users first visit — you can access the new Single website via… Read More