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March 10, 2021 – Music Biz Member Big Machine Enters Sub-Publishing Deal with peermusic Outside of the U.S.

Earlier this month, Big Machine Music (part of Big Machine Label Group) announced a new sub-publishing deal with peermusic, which will see the international publisher represent copyrights for Big Machine’s artists and catalog of more than 12,000 songs in territories outside of the U.S. This catalog includes the label’s many recent chart-topping tracks, such as… Read More

March 10, 2021 – Music Biz Member Vydia Partners With Royalty Exchange For Indie Artist & Label Advances

Digital distribution company Vydia has announced a new partnership with Royalty Exchange, which will now serve as the platform by which indie artists and labels using Vydia can use to request advances. This move allows creatives to retain the rights to their music, as well as completely control the borrowing and repayment terms of their… Read More

March 10, 2021 – From MIDiA: Clubhouse and the Next Evolution of Audio

Audio has seen an overall boom during the last year, with audiobooks alone significantly gaining consumer attention time and attracting audience over from radio. Podcasts have also grown in the lockdown periods, as background audio surges into the space left behind by contextual ambiance. The cultural value of the background human conversation has, perhaps, grown… Read More

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