Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2021

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August 23, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Beatdapp

Welcome to the Music Biz member community, Beatdapp! The company builds digital supply chain infrastructure specifically designed for the music industry; its primary focus is to develop software tools that help rightsholders conduct effective & efficient census audits of their catalog usage across DSPs, helping them to eliminate streaming fraud. With a single, lightweight SDK… Read More

August 19, 2021 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Enters Career-Spanning Deal With Madonna

Warner Music Group has announced that the label and legendary Pop artist Madonna have struck a deal encompassing her entire back catalog of recorded music, ahead of the artist’s 40th anniversary in 2022. The partnership covers Madonna’s 17 studio albums, singles, soundtrack recordings, live albums and compilations; her three most recent records, which were released… Read More

August 19, 2021 – Universal Music Group Announces Recorded Music Expansion Within China

Universal Music Greater China, a division of Universal Music Group, has announced plans for major expansion of its recorded music business in China. This endeavor includes establishing a new multi-label structure in the region, with special focus on bolstering local A&R efforts building opportunities for local-language artists. Each new regional label brand — Republic Records… Read More

August 17, 2021 – Music Biz Member UMG’s Kim Beauchamp Named Next Chair of DDEX Board

DDEX, the international organization setting standards to improve data exchange in the music industry, has announced that Universal Music Group’s SVP of Process Innovation & Advanced Operations, Kim Beauchamp will serve as its next Chair of the Board. Beauchamp is the first woman to lead the DDEX Board, succeeding former SOCAN Chief Operating and Corporate… Read More

August 17, 2021 – Music Biz Member Jaxsta Launches New Jaxsta Plus Service Tier; Offers Music Biz Member Discount

Official music credits database, Jaxsta has introduced a new premium membership within its Jaxsta Pro platform for music industry professionals. Jaxsta members can now choose between the Jaxsta Core freemium version, or the new Jaxsta Plus premium tier, which gives them access to a suite of new and world-first features designed to empower music creatives… Read More

August 16, 2021 – Berklee College of Music Announces New Music Industry Leadership & Innovation Program

Music Biz Academic Partner institution, Berklee College of Music will begin to offer its first Bachelor of Arts program, Music Industry Leadership and Innovation, through through the university’s Music Business/Management Department starting in the fall of 2022. The program will feature a curriculum combining theoretical and practical learning, so students can enter the industry job… Read More

August 16, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: DistroDirect

We’re thrilled to welcome DistroDirect to the Music Biz member community! Built as a distribution service for the modern music industry, the company offers its users a customizable platform that includes collaborator split payments, integrated Spotify and Apple Music analytics, extensive reporting, and monthly statements. DistroDirect’s platform delivers music to more than 100 global DSPs,… Read More

August 12, 2021 – Music Biz Member Revelator Is Hiring — Sales Representative

Music Biz member Revelator is seeking a qualified sales representative to help sell the products and services that their customers have grown to rely on. The sales representative will have a strong understanding of the sales process, excelling at generating leads, building relationships, and closing deals. The ideal candidate will be a quick learner with… Read More

August 12, 2021 – Music Biz Member Revelator Debuts Blockchain-Based Original Works Platform

After a number of successful trials with members of the publishing and rights management community, digital asset and blockchain-based distribution platform, Revelator has announced the widespread launch of a hub for its new decentralized Original Works platform. The Original Works platform allows rightsholders to register and tokenize their IP, while managing metadata, splits and payments… Read More

August 11, 2021 – Music Biz Member Feed Media Group Signs Licensing Deal With Merlin for Adaptr Platform

B2B music licensing company Feed Media Group has announced a new deal with independent music digital licensing partner Merlin to make songs from Merlin record label, distributor and rightsholder partners available on Feed’s Adaptr platform. Adaptr was designed to give new app developers and startups easy, expedient and legal access to music for use in… Read More