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August 11, 2021 – Music Biz Member Def Jam Records Appoints Tunji Balogun as Chairman & CEO

This week, Def Jam Records announced that Tunji Balogun, RCA’s EVP of A&R, will take the helm as the label’s Chairman and CEO beginning January 1, 2022. He will replace Def Jam’s current interim Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Harleston, who also serves as Universal Music Group’s general counsel and EVP of Business & Legal Affairs.… Read More

August 11, 2021 – MEMBER DISCOUNT: International Music Expo 2021

The International Music Expo (IMX) — powered by Music Biz member Kanjian Music and the International Music Collaboration Organization (IMCO) China — gathers music professionals, creators and audiences from the creative and tech industries for three weeks of industry conferences and a robust Music Showcase program. New to IMX 2021 is the Business Expo program,… Read More

August 10, 2021 – Music Biz Member Cinq Music Group is Hiring — Manager, Digital Distribution/Content Operations

Music Biz member Cinq Music Group is looking to hire a Manager, Digital Distribution/Content Operations to expand its team. Cinq is a GRAMMY-winning independent record label, music distributor, music publisher and rights management company. From rights management to brand management, the company provides a wide range of services for its clients. Using technology as the… Read More

August 10, 2021 – Music Biz Member Crowd Surf is Hiring — Digital Account Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Assistant, Executive Assistant

Music Biz member Crowd Surf is seeking a Digital Account Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Assistant and Executive Assistant to expand their dynamic team. The company provides specialized services for clientele by creating a brand narrative surrounding customized campaigns, while building organic relationships between talent, media outlets and their representatives. Crowd Surf’s services include: Publicity Campaigns,… Read More

August 9, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Starchive

This week, we’re glad to welcome cloud-based asset management system, Starchive to the Music Biz member community! From the company’s outset, Starchive partnered with artists & creators (including the team supporting legendary artist Bob Dylan) to identify their unique needs and tailor a platform specifically to support the creative community. Starchive’s platform allows for naming… Read More

August 4, 2021 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Music Opens New Vietnam Office

Building upon the 2020 opening of Warner Music Vietnam, Warner Chappell has announced it will expand its Asian operations with the opening of a Vietnam office located in Ho Chi Minh City. This marks the second Asia-based location for the publisher, who established a Shanghai office in 2020. In addition, the publisher has appointed marketing executive… Read More

August 4, 2021 – Headphones Were The Most Purchased Tech Product During Lockdown

Although true wireless stereo (TWS) and wired in-ear headphones both had the highest ownership, consumers favor TWS over other form factors for regular use. Looking to the territories, markets such as the USA and China witnessed high levels of ownership of TWS headsets. When purchasing headphones, audio quality was the primary consideration for consumers, taking… Read More

August 3, 2021 – This Virtual Artist Just Inked A Major Record Deal In China. One-Off Gimmick — Or A Sign Of The Future?

Ha Jiang is what’s known locally as a “virtual idol” – a huge deal in Asia, particularly in China and Japan, where they’ve amassed significant fan bases. “Virtual idols” talk about their lives, their relationships, what they get up to, the things that interest them. And some have started to build careers as influencers and… Read More

August 3, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Launches Free Cover Art Tool For Indie Artists

Independent music distributor TuneCore has announced the launch of TuneCore Cover Art, a free service allowing indie artists to create professional looking artwork for their albums or singles. Users have access to dozens of images, filters, fonts and layouts, giving them free rein to achieve a unique graphical representation of their music that stays true… Read More

August 2, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Utopia Music AG

We’re thrilled to welcome financial tech company, Utopia Music to the growing Music Biz member community! Utopia’s platform bridges the industry’s knowledge, data and trust gap by connecting music consumption data with rights ownership, payment data and economics. This in turn outlines the full value of music and enables faster, more accurate payments for artists,… Read More