Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2021

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November 18, 2021 – Music Biz Member CD Baby Provides Video Editing Tools For Artists Through Rotor

Independent music distributor, CD Baby has partnered with video editing platform Rotor to provide artists tools to create visuals for Spotify’s Canvas feature. The video editor allows artists to upload their music videos and select an 8-second clip, which can be enhanced with filters, visual effects, and looping styles. Artists can then preview the loop… Read More

November 18, 2021 – Music Biz Member Utopia Music Appoints Rachel Kelly as Vice President for Australia

Utopia Music has appointed Rachel Kelly as the company’s Vice President for Australia. The role sees her leading activities in the country as well as in New Zealand and other Australasian key territories, and reporting to COO Roberto Neri. Kelly holds 20 years of experience in music publishing, serving in executive roles at both major… Read More

November 17, 2021 – Music Biz Member EMPIRE Pays $1 Million Artist Advance Entirely in Bitcoin

EMPIRE has made history as the first record label to pay an artist advance entirely in Bitcoin. The $1M transaction was paid via Cash App to Atlanta-based artist and cryptocurrency investor, Money Man, ahead of the release of his latest album, Blockchain. “From my perspective, it was about the efficiency, the speed, [and] the transparency,”… Read More

November 17, 2021 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — The “Human Side” of Music Data Processing & Rights Administration: Working at The MLC with Leigh McCorkle, Chief People Officer

The passage of the Music Modernization Act (MMA) in 2018 led to the formation of what is becoming an important fixture in the modern industry: The Mechanical Licensing Collective. The organization has been tasked with collecting, tracking and paying royalties to the rightful creators & copyright owners, and administering blanket licenses for U.S. streaming &… Read More

November 17, 2021 – ​​Music Biz Member Session Receives Grant From Spotify and YouTube To Help Empower Creators

Music collaboration tool, Session has announced that the company has received a £1 million grant funded by Spotify and YouTube, to support its mission of accurate crediting and royalty distribution for creators. The Session ecosystem exists across mobile, desktop and web apps which allow songwriters & collaborators to work together seamlessly, log who contributed what… Read More

November 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member Point Park University Is Hiring — Asst. Professor – Sports, Arts and Entertainment (SAEM)

The Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management (SAEM) department of the Rowland School of Business at Point Park University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor; appointment to begin August 2022. We are seeking a candidate with a strong commitment to live entertainment including the focus areas of sports, arts… Read More

November 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member FUGA Signs Delivery Services Deal With Beggars Group

Digital music distribution company, FUGA has entered a new partnership with Beggars Group that will see the service Beggar’s catalog and new releases to the company’s worldwide DPS partners. All five of Beggar’s labels — 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade Records, XL Recordings and Young — will receive support from FUGA’s digital supply chain technology thanks… Read More

November 15, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Paramour Records

The Music Biz welcomes independent label, Paramour Records, to our member community! As a division of the boutique international agency & management company, the Paramour Group, Paramour was established to manage an artist roster that includes Danny Johnson, Dwight Twilley, The Jorgensens, Richrath Project 3:13 and Robby Vee. In recent news for the label, Richrath… Read More

November 15, 2021 – Music Biz Member Catch Point To Work With M3 Music For Latin Music Catalog Acquisitions

Music rights acquisition firm, Catch Point Rights Partners has formed a strategic partnership with M3 Music, as explores opportunities to bolster their multilingual music catalog. Per the terms of the deal, Columbia-based M3 will work with creators & rightsholders from Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina and Brazil that are exploring options for financing,… Read More

November 11, 2021 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Group Partners With Anderson .Paak To Launch New Label Venture

Universal Music Group has partnered with GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Anderson .Paak to launch APESHIT INC., his new label venture. Under .Paak’s direction, the label will showcase all genres of artists and push musicians that play instruments to the forefront. In return, UMG will provide global support for the label’s artists and releases through its extensive… Read More