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July 12, 2021 – BMI Is Hiring: Director / Sr. Director, Business Development & Account Relations

This exciting dual role in BMI’s Digital Licensing department is responsible for developing business intelligence and related strategies in order to drive Digital Licensing sales, as well as creating opportunities for BMI songwriters with key digital licensing partners. This role will generate new business opportunities through the targeting of prospective license sources and supporting business… Read More

July 7, 2021 – Sony Music Publishing Nashville Signs Global Publishing Agreement with Relative Music Group

Music Biz member Sony Music Publishing Nashville recently signed a new global publishing agreement with Relative Music Group (RMG), the publishing and artist development company founded by father/son duo Dennis and Jesse Matkosky in 2017. Since then, RMG has gained influence as a songwriter-focused development company with its first signed act, ACM Male Artist of… Read More

July 7, 2021 – The Number of Americans Paying for Audio Subscriptions Has Doubled Since 2015

Edison Research recently published a fascinating tidbit from our Share of Ear® series: The portion of the American population that is paying for an audio subscription of some kind has doubled since 2015, and is now almost half of everyone (47%). There is a lot that is contributing to this growth.  First, it’s important to emphasize this… Read More

July 7, 2021 – Universal Music Group Is Hiring — Digital Marketing Manager

Description: Under the Capitol Music Group umbrella of UMG, Capitol Christian Music Group is the market leader in the field of recorded music, distribution, and music publishing.  Employing over 150 people, Capitol CMG provides a challenging and rewarding work environment characterized by a commitment to our staff, our artists and songwriters, one another, our customers… Read More

July 6, 2021 – Songtrust Is Hiring: Client Services Associate

Songtrust is looking for a Client Services Associate to help with the prioritization and advocacy of new and existing clients (songwriters, artists, managers, producers, attorneys, etc). This role is instrumental to keeping our clients happy, informed, and heard throughout the business. Outside of working with a mission-driven team, you’ll have the opportunity to impact creatives… Read More

July 6, 2021 – Music Biz Member Amazon Launches Monthly Vinyl Subscription Service

Amazon has begun rolling out its new “Vinyl of the Month Club: The Golden Era” program, delivering subscribers one classic vinyl record from the sixties or seventies every month. The service costs $24.99 per month, and new or unused records can be returned at no additional cost. The first selection of records hails from artists… Read More

June 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member Feed Media Group Signs A Train Publishing Onto Adaptr Licensing Platform

Feed Media Group has brought A Train Entertainment onto its Adaptr music licensing program, giving developers and entrepreneurs whose tech products involve music access to high-quality, fully licensed tracks from the publisher’s artists. This partnership opens up a new revenue stream for A Train’s artists, who will now receive royalty payments when their songs are… Read More

June 29, 2021 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Announces Global Distribution Deal, Formation of SONAR Label With Rimas Entertainment

The Orchard has announced a new global distribution deal with Rimas Entertainment, giving Rimas’ artist roster access to The Orchard’s artist & label services and looping artists’ YouTube channels into The Orchard’s Multi-Channel Network. The agreement also covers distribution for Rimas’ catalog material and new projects. In addition to this deal, The Orchard and Rimas… Read More

June 29, 2021 – Music Biz Member TikTok Launches Third-Party Integration Tool, Jump

TikTok has announced the widespread rollout of its new Jump integration, allowing creators to build in links to third-party providers that relate to the content they are posting. For example, a yoga instructor can use a Jump for breathing exercise app, Breathwrk, to share a relevant routine with their followers. Jumps are built for a… Read More

June 29, 2021 – Big-Name Retailers Update 2021 Holiday Strategies Amid Evolving Shopping Habits

Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are among a growing list of retailers that have announced Thanksgiving Day store closures this year as consumers increasingly adopt ecommerce. This mirrors decisions from last year, when stores closed in part as a safety precaution to limit in-person shopping during the winter COVID-19 surge. The holiday closures will likely… Read More