Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2022

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December 1, 2022 – Music Biz Member FUGA Partners With Electronic Label Group Insomniac Music Group 

Amsterdam based B2B distributor FUGA has struck a new deal with US Electronic label group, Insomniac Music Group. Per the agreement, FUGA will provide distribution, marketing and label services to the company’s priority labels such as Insomniac Records HARD Recs, Bassrush Records, Factory 93 Records, and artist-driven imprints like Shiba San’s Basement Leak. Insomniac Music… Read More

December 1, 2022 – Music Biz Member Meta Announces Notorious B.I.G. VR Concert Featuring the Rapper’s ‘Hyper-Realistic Avatar

Meta and the estate for Rap icon, the Notorious B.I.G. have announced “The Notorious B.I.G. Sky’s The Limit: A VR Concert Experience,” a virtual concert experience featuring Biggie Smalls’, “…hyper-realistic avatar.” Named In celebration of what would have been the artist’s 50th birthday, the hour-long event will take place in the “Meta Horizon Worlds,” which… Read More

November 29, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #201 — The Lazuli Collective & Mental Health In Entertainment Industries

Born from the renewed calls for focus on mental health & wellness during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lazuli Collective works to establish “a new cultural paradigm” that puts the human needs of both artists and music industry executives front and center. In this month’s interview, we sat down with the organization’s founder,… Listen

November 30, 2022 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Africa Join Audiomack and Afrochella To Support Rising Star Challenge For Emerging African Artists

Sony Music Africa has partnered with Culture Management Group, the parent company of Afrochella and media streaming service, Audiomack, to expand the Rising Star Challenge competition to unsigned and emerging artists in Africa. The grand prize winner of the Rising Star Challenge will win an exclusive recording agreement with Sony Music Africa for a single… Read More

November 29, 2022 – Music Biz Member TikTok Hosts #AltMusic LIVE Livestream With Wet Leg

On November 24th, TikTok premiered its first ever #Altmusic LIVE concert livestream with Indie Rock group, Wet Leg on the group’s official TikTok channel. After tickets for Wet Leg’s O2 Kentish Town show sold out within seconds, the TikTok livestream provided fans who couldn’t get a ticket the opportunity to watch the band perform. Alternative… Read More

November 28, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Appoints Bob Workman As SVP, International Brand Partnerships & General Manager, WMX UK

Warner Music Group has appointed Bob Workman to the dual role of SVP, International Brand Partnerships, WMG and General Manager, WMX UK. In his new role, he will play a key role in WMG’s Global Brand Partnerships Council alongside Camille Hackney, Chief Partnerships Officer and Head of Global Brand Partnerships at Atlantic Records US and… Read More

November 23, 2022 – Music Biz Member YouTube Releases #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2023 Candidates

YouTube Music has released its annual list of artists, producers, and songwriters who have been chosen for the #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2023. The program will equip rising Black artists and songwriters with resources that will help them succeed on the platform. With more than 300 grantees since its launch in 2021, The Music… Read More

November 18, 2022 – Music Biz Member Vevo Releases Six New Channels On Hulu Live TV

Music video platform, Vevo has announced the December launch of six new channels on U.S. streaming subscription  network Hulu’s live TV service: Vevo Pop, Vevo Hip Hop, Vevo Country, Vevo ‘80s, Vevo ‘90s, and Vevo Holiday. According to Vevo’s President of Sales and Distribution, Kevin McGurn, the partnership with Hulu “… continues to put music… Read More

November 18, 2022 – Music Biz Member Syntax Creative Strikes Partnership with LoweKey Entertainment

Syntax Creative has announced its recent partnership with LoweKey Entertainment, the label home of famed Gospel singer, Debbie Winans. The partnership comes in time for Winans’ new holiday single “Hustle & Bustle,” set for release on November 18th. Winans’ career has spanned many illustrious moments, including for Whitney Houston on the Body Guard Tour and… Read More

November 17, 2022 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Publishing UK Names Shauni Caballero Sr. A&R Manager

Sony Music Publishing UK has promoted Shauni Caballero to the role of Sr. A&R Manager. In this new role, She will support and develop SMP songwriters, promoting the brand’s collaboration efforts and developing new opportunities across its global roster. Since joining Sony in May, Caballero has signed major UK artists like Central Cee, Russ Millions,… Read More