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June 24, 2022 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Names Tracy Chan Senior Vice President, Creator

Industry veteran Tracy Chan has been named SoundCloud’s new Senior Vice President of Creator. In his new position, he will lead the SoundCloud Creator ecosystem globally, helping create opportunities for independent artists to boost their careers with the company’s full suite of audience development, marketing, distribution and monetization tools & services. Chan will report directly… Read More

June 24, 2022 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Distribution Expands Global Footprint to Canada

Symphonic Distribution has announced their expansion into Canada in partnership with Higher Reign Music, which launched its distribution arm in 2021. Over the past 12 years, the company has achieved a number of Top 40 Billboard hits and Gold Records in the Canadian market. Higher Reign executives Steeven Leblanc and Antoine Regniere will oversee Symphonic’s… Read More

June 22, 2022 – Music Biz Member RCA Records Promotes Anthony De Padua To Vice President, Digital Marketing

RCA Records has promoted Anthony De Padua as the company’s new Vice President, Digital Marketing. Since joining the company in 2020 as Director, Digital Marketing, De Padua has developed multiple campaign projects for artists such as Bryson Tiller, Young Nudy, Wizkid and many more. He joined RCA after beginning his career with Atlantic Records, where… Read More

June 22, 2022 – Music Biz Member Feature.fm Launches New Contest Tool

Music industry marketing platform, Feature.fm has launched a new contests tool on their platforms giving that allows artists and their teams to create giveaways where fans can engage with the artist and their music to earn additional contest entries. an easy to use, step-by-step process on creating contests. The Contests featureThis new feature will provide… Read More

June 21, 2022 – Music Biz Member ONErpm Promotes Osagie Osarenz To Director of African Operations

ONErpm has promoted Osagie Osarenz as the company’s new Director of African Operations where she will lead the opening of five new offices in Accra, Ghana; Abidjan, Côte d’loire; Nairobi, Kenya; Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Johannesburg, South Africa. She first joined the company in 2020 to serve as the Country Lead for Nigeria,… Read More

June 21, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Records Names Julia Betley SVP of Creative Sync Licensing

Warner Records has announced the appointment of Julia Betley to the role of SVP of Creative Sync Licensing. In her new position, Betley will develop strategies for creative music placement and campaigns across film, television, gaming, sports and related platforms. She will report directly to Warner Records EVP, Brand Partnerships & Sync, Claudia Butzky. “Warner… Read More

June 21, 2022 – Music Biz Member Syntax Creative Inks New Partnership With WieRok Entertainment

Syntax Creative has announced a new partnership with Franklin, Tennessee-based WieRok Entertainment, which offers label, studio, film, and book publishing services. The first two releases released under this partnership were Sean BE’s “Step Into My Story” and Adventures in Sleepland, a lullaby project Madaline Garcia Heriges with a companion, full-color picture book. “The story of… Read More

June 21, 2022 – Music Biz Member beatBread Inks Major Financing Deal With Singer-Songwriter Elley Duhe

Music funding platform, beatBread has announced what they describe as a, “seven figure artist financing deal,” with singer-songwriter Elley Duhe and Not Fit For Society, her management company & independent label. This monumental partnership comes after the platform successfully raised $34 million in funds earlier this year in a round led by venture capital firm,… Read More

June 16, 2022 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Named Jennifer Caserta Head Of People

Next-gen music company, SoundCloud has named Jennifer Caserta as the company’s new Head of People. In this new role, she will manage the People and Workplace team, promote people practices in leadership and development, oversee internal communications, and manage employee branding for the company’s global employees. Caserta will report directly to CFO & COO, Drew… Read More

June 16, 2022 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Group Launches Virgin Music Label & Artists Services in Africa

Universal Music Group has announced the launch of Virgin Music Label & Artist Services in Africa. This new division will focus on supporting independent artists, labels, influencers and entrepreneurs in the region. Universal Music Africa’s Director of International Development, Guylaine Clery and Head of A&R, Félix Pea will act as co-directors for the expansion, and… Read More