Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2021

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February 10, 2021 – Music Biz Member Songtrust Announces Expansion of Executive Team

This week, Music Biz member Songtrust has announced the elevation of three team members to executive roles — Lisa Robinson has been named Vice President of Income Tracking; Anna Bond has been appointed Head of Creative and Partnerships, a new department for the company; and Rob Wetstone who has been promoted to Global Head of… Read More

February 9, 2021 – How U.S. Media Use Will Change in 2021, Virtual Co-Viewing, and Video Games Replacing Music

In a new podcast report, eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Zach Goldner and senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence, Oscar Orozco, discuss how US media use will change in 2021: Are fewer Americans watching TV, which digital devices are being used more, and how much time is spent with TikTok and Disney+? They then talk about… Read More

February 9, 2021 – Music Biz Member Concord Announces New Promotions for 2021

Independent music company Concord has announced a wave of promotions for 50 staff members at the start of 2021, including seven executives who were elevated to VP level and above. In a statement, company CEO Scott Pascucci  praised the staff for their tireless efforts in the face of the challenges posed by the pandemic. “The… Read More

February 8, 2021 – Music Biz Member DistroKid Launches New Matchmaking Service For Labels and New Artists

Music Biz member DistroKid has announced the launch of Upstream, its new service which allows partner record labels to sift through DistroKid’s data and make connections with artists they would like to sign. “Millions of artists rely on DistroKid and often ask for help getting noticed by record labels,” said DistroKid Founder and CEO Philip… Read More

February 8, 2021 – Seven in 10 US Adults Haven’t Bought Anything Via Social

Many social media platforms have started making measurable gains in social commerce, but according to a June 2020 Bizrate Insights survey conducted for eMarketer, there’s still a ways to go. 70.4% of respondents, the largest share, said they’ve never made a purchase via a social media platform, indicating there’s a lot of opportunity on the table for… Read More

February 2, 2021 – Music Biz Member Exactuals Passes $1 Billion in All-Time Dollars Processed Via PaymentHub

Financial software company and Music Biz member Exactuals announced that it has passed $1 billion in all-time dollars processed by their flagship PaymentHub product, a 250% year-over-year growth. PaymentHub allows music publishers, record labels, distributors, marketplaces and more to provide direct deposit payments, tax document management and online reporting to rightsholders, performers, managers, service providers… Read More

February 2, 2021 – Music Biz Member RCA Records Announces New Heads of Promotion

Music Biz member RCA Records has announced the elevation of Sam Selolwane and Keith Rothschild, who will now both serve as co-Heads of Promotion for the label. Selolwane will oversee Hip-Hop, R&B and Mixshow, and Rothschild will oversee the Pop, Rhythm and Rock; both will report to RCA COO John Fleckenstein. “Sam is a passionate,… Read More

February 1, 2021 – Billboard Reveals Change Agents List, Featuring Music Biz President Portia Sabin and Board Member Cameo Carlson

Billboard has published their first-ever Change Agents list, recognizing those figures who have led by example and advocated for major change in our industry throughout the turmoil caused by the pandemic and social justice endeavors of the past year. Music Biz is proud to recognize the inclusion of our President, Portia Sabin, and Board of Directors… Read More

February 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Pandemic Relief Donations

In recognition of their 15th anniversary in 2021, Music Biz member TuneCore is making a series of donations to global organizations who are supporting live music venues and their staffs during the pandemic. These include support for NIVA (the National Independent Venue Association), the UK Venue Trust, SAFE in South Africa, UNISON in Canada, Initiative… Read More

February 1, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Eluvio

Music Biz is happy to welcome Elivio to our member community! This tech company is building what it calls the Content Fabric, a global platform service which provides consumers direct, just-in-time, low-latency content distribution, monetization, and asset services.Content is delivered directly from source as on-demand streams, livestreams, and dynamic sequences without the use of separate… Read More