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September 7, 2021 – Music Biz Member RCA Records Appoints Carolyn Williams As Executive Vice President

RCA Records has announced the appointment of Carolyn Williams to the label’s newly created role of Executive Vice President. In this position, Williams will oversee the company’s marketing, brand partnership and touring/events departments. In addition, she will co-lead the newly established creative and content development team, while continuing to lead RCA’s diversity, equity and inclusion… Read More

September 7, 2021 – Music Biz Member Chartmetric Launches Make Music Equal Initiative

Data analytics platform, Chartmetric has launched its new Make Music Equal initiative, aimed to create transparency around structural inequities across all industry sectors & social media platforms. Launched on Women’s Equality Day 2021, the initiative is supported the company’s move to make its artist pronoun & gender database free for commercial and academic use. This… Read More

September 2, 2021 – Music Biz Member Exceleration Music Names Darin Soler Head of Global Marketing & Commercial Partnerships

Music investment firm Exceleration Music has announced that Darin Soler has joined their team as the company’s Head of Global Marketing & Commercial Partnerships. In this role, he will lead and coordinate efforts to drive awareness, engagement and consumption for music from the artists and labels the company represents. Prior to joining Exceleration, Soler served… Read More

September 2, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Appoints Andreea Gleeson As Next CEO

DIY music distribution platform, TuneCore has named Andreea Gleeson as the company’s next CEO. In the past year, Gleeson has taken the helm on key partnerships with the likes of YouTube, Facebook and Spotify, as well as led the company to expand operations to a total of 14 countries in four continents. She most recently… Read More

September 2, 2021 – The Music Industry’s Gaming Experience Is Growing Beyond Traditional Sync and Licensing

The pandemic didn’t give rise to live streaming concerts. However, it played a key role in their rapid adoption over the last 18 months. Virtual events were kickstarted with 327 million streams of online concerts in 2020 with 9% of those viewers regularly viewing live concerts. To begin with, music fans and many artists thought… Read More

September 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member Single Music Debuts New Tools For Release Editing, Business Admin. & Billing Pages

D2C music sales platform Single Music has rolled out a slew of new customization features for its artist and label partners, giving them even more control over their content hub and backend operations ahead of the Fall 2021 release season. These include the new Release Editing feature; allowing users to add, remove and change details… Read More

August 31, 2021 – Music Biz Member Eluvio Receives Investment from Fox Corp., Will Power Fox/Bento Box NFT Business

Blockchain-based livestream and ticketing platform, Eluvio has received a significant investment from Fox Corp., bringing the company’s valuation to $100 million. This investment gives Fox a minority stake in the company, and accompanies news that Eluvio’s blockchain technology will power Blockchain Creative Labs, the new NFT-focused business unit from Fox Entertainment and its Bento Box… Read More

August 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member TikTok Partners With Vimeo And Canva To Simplify Content Creation

Social video sharing platform TikTok has announced new partnerships with Vimeo and Canva, providing marketers with new integrated tools that will allow them to create better assets for TikTok through both platforms. Each tool directly connects with TikTok’s Ad Manager, and gives users design options that fit within TikTok’s dimensions and creative flows so their… Read More

August 26, 2021 – Music Biz Member Feed Media Group Launches Dedicated Music Team

Feed Media Group has announced the formation of a dedicated Music Team within the company, headed up by Feed VP of Music, Bryn Boughton. This new division will work closely with the company’s partner labels, publishers, artists and other rightsholders to build long-lasting relationships and ensure that Feed’s goals align with their best interests. With… Read More

August 26, 2021 – Music Biz Member Eluvio LIVE To Power Rita Ora Live Show From the Eiffel Tower

Blockchain-based livestream and ticketing platform Eluvio LIVE has announced a new partnership with global superstar Rita Ora for the first program in a new series: ICONIC PEOPLE IN ICONIC PLACES, Rita Ora Live From The Eiffel Tower, taking place Thursday, September 30. The concert will serve as a closing event for Paris Fashion Week, and marks the singer-songwriter’s… Read More