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April 5, 2021 – Music Biz Member Jaxsta Launches Neighboring Rights Integration with Songtradr

Music Biz member Jaxsta have announced the integration of neighboring rights collection from global B2B music rights & licensing marketplace platform Songtradr, into its Jaxsta Pro subscription service. Now, eligible Jaxsta Pro members who have claimed their profile can utilize Songtradr’s platform & tools to collect and manage their neighboring rights income. Songtradr in turn… Read More

April 5, 2021 – How 5G Will Change Media, Entertainment, and Marketing

After years of anticipation, fifth-generation wireless technology is finally — albeit slowly — becoming a reality. And though 5G networks aren’t widely available yet, most media and marketing experts believe they will eventually transform the way entertainment, sports, and news are produced, distributed, and consumed. Fully realized 5G networks will usher in a host of… Read More

April 1, 2021 – More Than 12 Million U.S. Households Have Cut the Cord on Their Home’s Broadband Service

New research from Parks Associates reports more than 12 million US households have cancelled their home broadband service and use only mobile broadband for their internet needs. “Adoption and Perception of Broadband”finds there are more than 15 million households in the US that have only a mobile broadband service, which includes more than three million… Read More

March 31, 2021 – NRF Forecasts Retail Sales to Exceed $4.33T in 2021 as Vaccine Rollout Expands

The National Retail Federation’s annual forecast anticipates that retail sales will grow between 6.5 percent and 8.2 percent to more than $4.33 trillion in 2021 as more individuals get vaccinated and the economy reopens. “Despite the continuing health and economic challenges COVID-19 presents, we are very optimistic that healthy consumer fundamentals, pent-up demand and widespread distribution… Read More

March 30, 2021 – NFTs For Copyrights: Why Non-Fungible Tokens Could Transform Who Gets Paid From Music Rights, and How

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are all the rage in the music industry right now. DJs like 3LAU and Steve Aoki have sold theirs for seven-figure sums. Kings Of Leon just racked up around $2 million selling them bundled with their new album. And, ever the auteur, Grimes recently sold a bunch of NFT-affiliated artwork for around $6… Read More

March 29, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Tradable Bits

This week, we welcome fan-based marketing platform Tradable Bits to the Music Biz membership! Operating in the music, sports and entertainment spaces, the company is charting a path towards personalized fan experiences, as their technology tracks and optimizes every step of the fan journey. Tradable Bit’s all-in-one fan marketing platform collects, analyzes and activates first-party fan… Read More

March 29, 2021 – Music Biz Member Qobuz Named First 24-Bit Streaming Service Supported by Sonos

Hi-res streaming and download service Qobuz has been announced as the first music streamer of its kind to be supported by compatible Sonos speakers. The Sonos S2 operating system was updated in late 2020 to allow users to play 24-bit FLAC files from their personal collections, but now consumers will be able to stream music… Read More

March 27, 2021 – An Overview of 5G Technology Worldwide 2021

As 5G networks spread and consumers start to upgrade to 5G phones, the long-hyped promise is starting to become a reality—slowly. The biggest performance improvements from 5G still lie in the future, but businesses can start investing in improvements now. What makes 5G networks a big deal? — Networks that operate fully on 5G standards have faster… Read More

March 23, 2021 – Music Biz Member Eluvio Announces Blockchain-Based Streaming and Ticketing Platform Eluvio LIVE

Eluvio, developer of the Content Fabric blockchain-based scalable content distribution network, has unveiled Eluvio LIVE, its new streaming & ticketing platform for concerts and premium exhibitions. The platform allows artists to distribute content directly to their global audiences, and is the world’s first 4K video service of its kind where content secured and sold via… Read More

March 22, 2021 – Mobile Device Share of Listening On Track To Surpass Traditional Radio Receivers in the U.S.

Listening on a mobile device now accounts for 30% of all time spent listening to audio by those age 13+ in the U.S., an increase of 67% since 2014, according to the latest Share of Ear® report from Edison Research. Listening on a mobile device has been growing steadily since Edison Research’s Share of Ear study began tracking… Read More