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March 9, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Launches Indie Artist Rewards Program and Digital Milestone Plaques

Independent music distributor TuneCore has announced the launch of two new programs in support of its artist community: The first, TuneCore Certified, presents digital plaques to artists in recognition of single or album milestones from 100 to 1 billion streams across all DSPs. The digital nature of these badges make them easy for artists to… Read More

March 9, 2021 – BEM Is Hiring! — Account Manager

Music Biz Member Bauer Entertainment Marketing is looking for a dynamic professional to implement and maintain data-driven marketing campaigns for music, sports, and entertainment client companies. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing project timelines and deliverables, communicating with clients, analyzing data, and executing marketing tactics. This position reports to the President and… Read More

March 8, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Primary Wave Music

Please welcome Primary Wave Music to the Music Biz member community! One of the most dynamic independent publishing and talent management companies in the world, Primary Wave  is home to  iconic songwriters and artists across the history of recorded music, including Bob Marley, Stevie Nicks, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston,… Read More

March 8, 2021 – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: An Inside Look at the New Era of Music Documentaries

Billie Eilish knew what she was getting herself into. “I grew up loving documentaries like Believe and Never Say Never,” admits the 19-year-old music phenom, referencing Justin Bieber’s popular concert films. So when a camera crew showed up at her childhood home in Los Angeles in 2018 to film a documentary about the making of her debut album,… Read More

March 4, 2021 – Music Biz Member TikTok Launches TikTok for Black Creatives Incubator Program

TikTok has announced the launch of “TikTok for Black Creatives,” a new three-month incubator program that will invest in and support emerging Black creators and music artists on the company’s platform. The program will focus on nurturing and developing 100 talented Black creators & artists, featuring motivational town halls with a series of successful Black entrepreneurs… Read More

March 4, 2021 – Feed Media Group and eOne Sign Licensing Deal to Add More Indie Music to Adaptr

Music Biz members Feed Media Group (FMG) and Entertainment One (eOne) have signed a deal that will bring tracks from eOne’s independent artists & labels to the new Adaptr platform, designed to help music startups launch and develop traction faster by streamlining the process of copyright negotiations. eOne is just the latest addition to the… Read More

March 3, 2021 – Music Biz Member UMG Rebrands Caroline Worldwide as Virgin Music Label & Artist Services

Universal Music Group has launched Virgin Label Music to serve the company’s independent label & artist endeavors with a branding that is, “…inspired and influenced by the spirit and ethos of the iconic Virgin Records label.” In the U.S., Caroline will be renamed Virgin Label & Artist Services, and will continue under the leadership of… Read More

March 3, 2021 – Music Biz Members DistroKid and Twitch Partner to Help Creators Become New Twitch Affiliates

DistroKid and Twitch have teamed up to create a streamlined path for qualifying creators in the DistroKid community to become Twitch Affiliates. This move will help artists establish a new income stream from streaming on Twitch, as Affiliates are able to earn money via channel subscriptions, ad placements and virtual “Bits” currency. In a blog post,… Read More

March 2, 2021 – SOCAN is Hiring! — Chief Membership Officer

Music Biz partner SOCAN is looking to hire a new Chief Membership Officer: Overall Responsibility: Lead the Member Services Department to champion and advocate for SOCAN members and clients ensuring pro-active service is provided through problem identification and resolution. Areas of the department include relationship management focused on recruitment, retention and repatriation also customer service… Read More

March 2, 2021 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Preps Launch of User-Centric Royalty Payments Structure

SoundCloud today announced that starting April 1, 2021, it will begin implementing its own version of a user-centric royalty payment structure — dubbed “fan-powered royalties” — for its nearly 100,000 independent artists on the platform. User-centric payment systems distribute royalties to artists from a percentage of each music fan’s subscription fee, based on the artists… Read More