Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2021

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January 28, 2021 – Music Business Association Partners With Scars Foundation and Music Health Alliance to Establish Mental Health Fund

Newly formed fund will help provide struggling Association members with essential mental health services January 28, 2021 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces the formation of the Music Business Mental Health Fund, established in partnership with Music Health Alliance (MHA) and the Scars Foundation. The fund was created to help Association members… Read More

January 27, 2021 – Music Biz Partner Porter’s Call Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2021

A well-deserved congratulations to Music Biz partner Porter’s Call, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2021! Over the past two decades, the Franklin, TN-based organization has provided more than 55,000 hours of free counseling services to members of the creative community, who so often struggle with mental health issues due to the unique pressures… Read More

January 27, 2021 – Tops of 2020: Nielsen Streaming Unwrapped

2020 has been branded with an assortment of labels and titles, but from a media perspective, it was a truly transitional year for streaming video.  With dramatic impacts to traditional staples like live sports, and an anxiety-inducing hyper news cycle alternating between COVID updates and political divisiveness, streaming video provided a much needed escape. While… Read More

January 26, 2021 – US In-App Video Ad Spending Will Rebound in 2021, Bolstered by Social Media Advertising

Last year’s pandemic-related advertiser pullback led to an unprecedented slowdown in mobile video ad spend, which had previously been growing rapidly. But as the ad market begins to normalize this year, spending on mobile in-app video advertising in the U.S. will rebound strongly in 2021, growing by 27.6% year over year to reach $18.01 billion,… Read More

January 25, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Pex

Please welcome Pex, a leader in the digital rights technology market, to the Music Biz member community! Pex’s advanced royalty payment systems ensure transparency and accuracy in content attribution by bringing together all stakeholders and industries to license and manage content. By radically simplifying licensing on a global scale, the company empowers digital platforms to… Read More

January 20, 2021 – Music Biz Member Vydia Partners with Propel Center in Support of HBCU Students

Music Biz member Vydia has announced that it has partnered with the Propel Center, a new global campus that will support leadership and career development of students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide. Located in Atlanta, GA, the Center is a physical & virtual campus designed to support the preparation of new leaders… Read More

January 20, 2021 – Music Biz Member Chartmetric Debuts New Edition of 6MO Report for H2 2020

Music analytics firm Chartmetric has launched the fourth edition of its 6MO music consumption report, covering metrics for the second half of 2020. As in past editions, this report includes stats for the most popular breakthrough artists and tracks on music streaming platforms and social media, as well as Chartmetric’s own Cross-Platform Performance spec. New… Read More

January 19, 2021 – Music Biz Member Audible Reality Opens Investment Opportunity through SeedInvest

Future audio platform Audible Reality has opened up an investment opportunity for app users and the creative community through leading equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest.  Audible Reality said in a statement that this initial seed round — half the total seed amount — is specifically intended to let the community building around the app ecosystem to… Read More

January 19, 2021 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Setting the Scene for the Global Music Industry in 2021: A Preview of NY:LON Connect 2021 with Music Biz’s Portia Sabin and Music Ally’s Paul Brindley

Life in the music industry right around the last NY:LON Connect summit, and the COVID-19 pandemic-minded one we find ourselves in now, are largely two different experiences. After a 10-month stretch marked by an unprecedented shift in how we do business, as well as a global focus on societal inequality and injustice, NY:LON returns (this… Read More

January 18, 2021 – Music Biz Member AMPED Distribution is Hiring

Music Biz member AMPED Distribution is currently looking to fill three open positions with their team — click on the links below to learn more about each role’s requirements and to apply: Amazon & eCommerce Sales Sales and Marketing Manager (with a specific focus on indie retailers) Marketing Administrative Assistant