Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2022

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December 12, 2022 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: November 2022

The Music Biz member community is home to more than 400 global companies, all working to collaborate to support the financial growth of our industry at large and create a more equitable, inclusive place to work! See below for the latest companies to join our Association in the last month: Christian Music Trade AssociationLocation: Nashville,… Read More

December 9, 2022 – Music Biz Member beatBread Appoints Mark Terry as Head of Europe to Lead Company Expansion

Music funding platform, beatBread has expanded its European business, appointing Mark Terry as the company’s Head of Europe. In his new position, Terry will oversee the expansion of beatBread in the UK and Continental Europe. His responsibilities will include developing deeper relationships with artists, managers, distributors and independent labels. He will work closely with Matthew… Read More

December 9, 2022 – Music Biz Member Reach Records Is Hiring — Multiple Roles (Atlanta, GA)

The digital team at Reach Records gets to be hands on in the mission of changing the way people see the world through helping craft out release strategies and optimizing across all digital platforms. Working with Reach’s digital team means interacting with the artists, label, and DSPs and being involved with the newest features and technology in the music industry. Click the link below for role requirements… Read More

December 9, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Music Opens Songwriting Studio Based in Barcelona

Warner Chappell Music has opened a new songwriting studio located in the Poblenou district of Barcelona, Spain. The studio is run by Warner Chappell Music Spain’s Senior A&R Director, Cristian Cabrera Viñas; working alongside him is Javier “Chiki” Dean, the head of WCM Spain’s A&R operations. Viñas will report to Santiago Menéndez-Pidal, President, Southern Europe,… Read More

December 8, 2022 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Group Invests in Record Label Company, the [PIAS] Group

Universal Music Group has announced a minority share investment into independent music company, the [PIAS] Group. Per the investment, UMG will acquire a 49% shareholding in [PIAS, who will remain fully independent under the control of founders, Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot.  “These days, we are competing with finance and tech giants, and a partner… Read More

December 6, 2022 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Publishing Promotes Michelèle Hamelink to Managing Director of Benelux

Sony Music Publishing has announced the appointment of Michèle Hamelink to the role of Managing Director of Benelux. In her new position, she will be responsible for overseeing and implementing creative strategy along with her dual role as Senior A&R, Europe, developing SMP’s international roster and expanding global opportunities. In 2012, Hamelink began her journey… Read More

December 6, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Partners with Web3 Firm, Defient

Warner Chappell Music has struck a deal with Web3 entertainment company, Defient. Per the agreement, its first collaboration project will be to premiere “Archives,” a multi-dimensional digital museum powered by blockchain technology set to launch early in 2023. Archives will exclusively spotlight curated art and stories of songs through digital collectibles, memorabilia, events, and more.… Read More

December 5, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Names Pico Cibelli President of Warner Music Italy

Pico Cibelli has been appointed as the new President of Warner Music Italy. In his new role, he will report to Simon Robson, President, International, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group. With over a decade of A&R experience, Cibelli first began his career in the music industry working for dance and house label Dig It International… Read More

December 2, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Japan Appoints Kazuhiro Shimada as Chief Operating Office

Warner Music Japan has appointed Kazuhiro Shimada to the role of Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, he will oversee the company’s daily business operations, including leading key initiatives and implementing organizational-wide strategies and policies. Shimada previously served as the Director and General Manager of Amazon Music Japan. According to Warner, he was, “…instrumental… Read More

December 2, 2022 – Music Biz Member Rimas Publishing Celebrates 23rd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Winners

Music publisher, Rimas Publishing brought home six awards during the 23rd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards winners, thanks to tracks and albums from its roster of artists and producers including Bad Bunny, Caleb Calloway, Cheo Legendary, and The Best Soundz.   The 2022 Latin GRAMMY Awards took place on Thursday, November 17th at the Michelob Ultra Arena… Read More