Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2021

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November 4, 2021 – Music Biz Members TuneCore and Peloton Partner, Adding Indie Music To Fitness Platform

DIY music distribution platform, TuneCore and interactive fitness platform, Peloton have entered a new partnership that will allow artists using TuneCore to distribute their music to push their songs to the Peloton platform. This opens up TuneCore’s artists to a new audience of more than 5.9 million users, helping to power their workouts as they… Read More

November 4, 2021 – Music Biz Member Vevo Announces 2022 DSCVR Artists To Watch

This week, Vevo unveiled the 21 young global artists it has named to the 2022 edition of its DSCVR Artists to Watch list. Each of this year’s honorees will benefit from the opportunity to work with Vevo to develop live performance content to help boost their audience worldwide, and will be profiled by Music Business… Read More

November 3, 2021 – Music Biz Member Vydia Partners With Dre London To Launch New Label

Music technology platform, Vydia has partnered with Post Malone’s manager, Dre London, to launch and power the industry executive’s new label, London Music Group. As part of the partnership, Vydia will supply the label’s team with a full suite of A/V supply chain, global distribution, analytics, copyright management, and revenue reporting tools. “Dre has an… Read More

November 2, 2021 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Launches Asiatic Records To Support Rap and Hip-Hop Artists In Asia

Warner Music Group has launched Asiatic Records, a new label to support Rap and Hip-Hop artists based in Asia. The label will offer its roster “an integrated array of marketing and promotional services” through combined resources and experiences from the company’s regional affiliates. While the label plans to support talent across the continent regardless of… Read More

October 26, 2021 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Music Discovery Outside of Streaming Services: An Interview with Linkfire’s Carlo Biagioni

With the rise of streaming and fast adoption among consumers, the demand for new music is greater than ever before. Every second a new song is uploaded to a streaming service, and millions of dollars are spent on helping fans discover new songs and artists. Discovery happens not only on the streaming platforms, but also… Read More

October 25, 2021 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Debuts Spacial Audio Formats for Unlimited Subscribers

Amazon has begun to offer subscribers to its Amazon Music Unlimited service the ability to listen to spacial audio music tracks via the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android. The tracks come in two formats, Dolby’s Atmos and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, and are available for the first time with users’ own headphones. Amazon… Read More

October 25, 2021 – Music Biz Member Nettwerk Music Group Appoints Dan Medland to Lead Australia/New Zealand Operations

Independent music company, Nettwerk Music Group has announced that Dan Medland, a veteran artist manager with more than 20 years of industry experience, will represent the company’s expanding operations in Australia and New Zealand. In this role, he will also contribute to the company’s A&R and signing efforts. Medland has history with Nettwerk, previously partnering… Read More

October 25, 2021 – Music Biz Member Spotify Adds Shopify Merch Sales To Artist Profiles

Music streaming service, Spotify has launched a new integration with e-commerce platform, Shopify that allows artists to connect their Spotify and Shopify profiles to sell their merchandise directly from Spotify’s user interface. Fans will then be able to browse whichever items artists choose to make available on the platform. “Artists today are entrepreneurial. They’re building… Read More

October 25, 2021 – Music Biz Member Facebook Launches New Audio Hub in U.S.

Social network Facebook has launched a new dedicated “Audio” hub to its mobile app in the U.S. This new destination will house all audio content the platform hosts — podcasts, Live Audio Rooms, and short-form audio — in one place. This launch also complements the company’s global expansion of its Live Audio Rooms offering, as… Read More

October 25, 2021 – Music Biz Member Apple Music Debuts New Voice Plan

Music streaming service, Apple Music will debut a new subscription based around Apple’s Siri voice assistant. For $5 a month, users can access their favorite music and curated playlists solely via Siri. This launch comes after Apple built up its Siri integrations with its streaming service, allowing users to request music any playlists by a… Read More