Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2021

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October 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Partners With Vinyl Crowdfunding Platform Qrates

Music distribution platform, Symphonic has announced a partnership with Qrates, a vinyl crowdfunding platform based in Tokyo. Qrates provides an end-to-end solution for artists and labels that need short-run vinyl on-demand, and eliminates financial & inventory risks. This partnership allows Symphonic’s clients access to vinyl creation and sales in order to capitalize on the recent… Read More

September 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Appoints KGV Kiran Kumar as Country Head, India

The Orchard has announced KGV Kiran Kumar as the company’s Country Head in India. In this role, he will lead operations to expand The Orchard’s business and growth strategy across the territory and will report to The Orchard’s EVP, Head of Strategy, Prashant Bahadur. Prior to joining The Orchard, Kumar worked with independent distributor Believe… Read More

September 29, 2021 – Music Biz Member Single Music Rolls Out Self-Serve Monetized Video Tool

D2C music sales platform Single Music has released a fully self-served version of its monetized video tool, allowing artists and their teams artists to sell access to livestream, on-demand, and pay-per-view video content at any time via their artist store. The tool allows users to bundle video tickets with merch, stream high-quality audio and video… Read More

September 28, 2021 – Music Biz Member EMPIRE Invests in Social Platform, Riff

Independent music company, EMPIRE has partnered with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Quality Control to invest $4 million in new social platform, Riff. The startup, which has raised about $10 million to date, combines voice and video chat with music and offers fans and creators to connect via social rooms. Riff aims to create brand-new… Read More

September 27, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Dolby

We’d like to welcome audiovisual technology company, Dolby to the Music Biz Member community! Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences for billions of people worldwide. The recent introduction of Dolby Atmos Music helps to deliver artistic expression at its fullest, creating a deeper connection between artists and their fans. Dolby Atmos… Read More

September 27, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Promotes Nicholas Krus to VP of Marketing

DIY music distribution platform, TuneCore has promoted Nicholas Krus to the role of VP of Marketing. Krus will report to Andreea Gleeson, who was recently named TuneCore’s new CEO. Krus began his career at TuneCore as the Sr. Director of Client Marketing, leading efforts in customer acquisition and integrated marketing. Additionally, he contributed to the… Read More

September 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Beatdapp Is Hiring — Data Scientist

Beatdapp, a venture-backed startup delivering advanced music tracking and fraud detection technology, is looking to add a Data Scientist to its team. Ranked the #2 startup in Canada and in the top 20 music companies globally, the company’s industry-leading software helps artists & labels track and audit their media streams for royalty payments. Its fraud… Read More

September 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Revelator Successfully Pilots Artist Wallet Daily Royalty Payouts

Innovative creator rights management company, Revelator, has completed a successful pilot run of its Artist Wallet’s daily payments feature, distributing streaming royalties to partner artists within 24 hours. The test, which Revelator hails as the first successful series of payments on a 24-hour cycle in the music business, was conducted with 20 artists from Finland-based… Read More

September 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Catch Point Is Hiring — Royalties Manager

Music rights and royalties investment firm, Catch Point is hiring a Royalties Manager. This position manages the company’s music royalty administration, revenue assurance and analysis functions, working both across the team and with outside administrators. This role is also responsible for onboarding new assets and tracking, analyzing, and processing music publishing and sound recording royalties… Read More

September 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member The MLC Is Hiring

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), the recently established U.S. music licensing nonprofit organization, is building out their team and hiring for talented professionals who are passionate about shaping the future of the music industry. Currently open roles include Customer Experience Associates, a Publisher Service Manager, and Software Engineers. The MLC is also calling for Academic… Read More