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September 23, 2022 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Publishing Appoints Jennifer Knoepfle As EVP and Co-Head of U.S. A&R

Jennifer Knoepfle has been named the EVP and Co-Head of U.S. A&R for Universal Music Publishing (UMPG). Prior to this new role, Knoepfle has worked at Sony Music Publishing since 2009, where she worked with songwriters & artists including Jack Antonoff, Ariel Rechtshaid, Bloodpop, WILOW, King Princess and Lord Huron.Based in Los Angeles, she will… Read More

September 22, 2022 – Music Biz Member Def Jam Recordings Names Mike Hamilton SVP, Streaming & Commerce

Def Jam recordings has named NY-based Mike Hamilton as the label’s SVP, Streaming & Commerce. Prior to this appointment, Hamilton served three years as Sr. Director, Commerce for Epic Records where he worked closely on campaigns for artists including 21 Savage, Rick Ross, Travis Scott, Future and more. He began his music industry career with… Read More

September 22, 2022 – Music Biz Members Linkfire & Apple Extend & Expand Partnership

Music-centric smart linking platform, Linkfire has announced a signed extension to its multi-year agreement with Apple, aimed at helping artists and creators grow their audiences with Apple Services. “The longstanding partnership between Linkfire and Apple is also a strong enabler for Linkfire’s technology and client offering, creating an even better platform for Linkfire’s customers and partners,”… Read More

September 21, 2022 – Music Biz Members Sony Music & The Orchard Partner To Power Kollective Neighbouring Rights Platform

Following its acquisition of Kobalt Neighbouring Rights in 2021, Sony Music Entertainment has rebranded the platform as Kollective Neighbouring Rights (KNR). In addition, the company announced plans for The Orchard to power KNR’s new platform, complete with an updated website and client portal, and a full slate of services to help clients maximize their performance… Read More

September 21, 2022 – WE’RE BACK — MUSIC BIZ 2023 Happens May 15 – 18 At The JW Marriott Nashville!

For more than six decades, the Music Biz Conference has been the point of origin for inspiration and collaboration in the music business, as attendees share the insights learned at our event with their peers and extend a ripple effect of change across the global industry. We can’t wait to yet again open the floor… Read More

September 20, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #199 — The Impact of the CRB Royalty Rate Increase

The recent ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) to increase royalty payout rates for songwriters and publishers is a great step forward in fairly compensating creatives for their work. However given the complex nature of the industry, other segments of the business, particularly those involved in selling and distributing music both physically and digitally.… Listen

September 19, 2022 – Music Biz Member RCA Records Names Niki Roberton as SVP, Creative

RCA Records has announced the hire of Niki Roberton who joins the label in a newly created SVP, Creative role that will see her leading strategy for live events, experiential initiatives and digital content. She will be based out of the label’s Los Angeles headquarters, and collaborate deeply with the team led by RCA’s EVP,… Read More

September 16, 2022 – Music Biz Member Spotify To Test Audiobooks

Spotify has announced its plans to test audiobooks on the platform. This follows initial tests of the audio format in early 2021, and company CFO, Paul Voge commented that this move is part of Spotify’s plans to continuously expand its product portfolio. “It’s going to come out reasonably soon, but I would say don’t expect… Read More

September 15, 2022 – Music Biz Member Muso.AI Is Hiring — Multiple Marketing Roles

Music Biz member Muso.AI is hiring for a number of marketing-centric roles, including: Content Creator/ Video Producer, Lead Marketing Designer, and Social Media Manager. Why Join Muso.AI? Muso.AI is an innovative company full of passionate and driven team members. You will be a part of a company that makes an impact in the livelihoods of… Read More

September 15, 2022 – Music Biz Member Vydia is Hiring — Multiple Roles

Music Biz member Vydia is hiring for multiple roles, including: Jr. Ruby Developer with ReactClient Success AssociateCommunity ManagerVP of EngineeringSVP of Business DevelopmentHead of Label Services Project Management Vydia’s mission, awesome benefits, and enjoyable culture are just a few of the perks that come with working for one of the most entrepreneurial, fastest-growing companies in… Read More