Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2022

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November 17, 2022 – Music Biz Member Meta Announces Work on New AI-Powered ‘EnCodec’ Audio Compression Method

Meta has announced work on an AI-powered audio compression method called “EnCodec,” that they state delivers ten times better compression than the MP3 format. The new method consists of a three-party system that is trained to compress audio to the desired target size. Meta researchers state that “…the key to lossy compression is to identify… Read More

November 16, 2022 – Music Biz Member Youtube Debuts ‘Go Live Together’ Co-Streaming Feature

Video streaming platform, YouTube has announced a new feature that will allow creators to go live with an invited guest. Once the feature is launched, creators will be able to stream with one guest at a time via their mobile device. In the coming weeks, select creators will be able to select the “Go Live… Read More

November 16, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Invests In Anything World’s “Series Seed Plus” Funding Round

Warner Music Group has become an investor in AI-powered startup, Anything World. The 3D animation design platform  raised $7.5 million during its recent “Series Seed Plus” funding round, which includes money contributed by the major label. Warner’s investment will help support Anything World’s recently launched high-fidelity animation system, its initiative to democratize 3D content creation… Read More

November 15, 2022 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Distribution Strikes Licensing Partnership with Pinterest

Symphonic Distribution has partnered with social media service, Pinterest, to add access to its music catalog on the social platform. Along with other labels and distributors, the licensing deal will help expand Pinterest’s video-focused “Idea pins” feature, which allows creators to add popular tracks from top artists to their video content.  “Pinterest is one of… Read More

November 15, 2022 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Canada Appoints Craig ‘Big C’ Mannix to VP, Black Music

Universal Music Canada has promoted Craig ‘Big C’ Mannix from Sr. Director, Urban Marketing to VP, Black Music. In his new role, Mannix will “…continue to quarterback UMC’s commitment to Black Music with an integrated approach to marketing and A&R,” according to the company. Through his work, Mannix aspires to “…directly shape and impact artist… Read More

November 14, 2022 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Strikes Exclusive Global Publishing Deal With China’s RYCE Publishing

Universal Music Publishing China has announced a new exclusive global publishing deal with China-based RYCE Publishing. Per the agreement, RYCEwill provide UMP China access to RYCE Entertainment’s catalog of more than 700 C-Pop and K-Pop songs. Administering hit songs such as Jackson Wang’s “100 Ways”, TFBOYS’ “Manual to Youth”, and Sitar Tan’s “Xiao Juan” will… Read More

November 11, 2022 – Music Biz Member Curve Royalty Systems Releases ‘Curve Lite’ Platform for Smaller Labels, Distributors & Publishers

Music technology company, Curve Royalty Systems has debuted a new version of its industry-acclaimed platform. Named Curve Lite, this iteration specifically caters to the needs of smaller music content owners and distributors. Replicated from Curve’s full royalty processing platform, the company says Curve Lite offers “…everything required to produce fast, accurate and professional royalty statements… Read More

November 11, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Launches Publishing Division with Moon Projects

Warner Chappell Music has partnered with label and creative agency, Moon Projects on launching a new publishing division for the company. Through this joint publishing venture, Warner Chappell Music will help Moon Projects, “…further its goal of supporting the artists and songwriters we love in an equitable and transparent way that encourages career longevity.” stated… Read More

November 10, 2022 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Distribution Is Hiring — Manager, Brand Partnerships

Symphonic Distribution is a 100% independent music distribution and marketing company headquartered in downtown Tampa and with a strong presence in New York City, Nashville, and major music markets across the world.  We focus on distributing, promoting and developing great independent music from artists, record labels and many more. Not only do we want to… Read More

November 10, 2022 – Music Biz Member FUGA Strikes Deal With Classical Music Company Naxos

B2B distributor, FUGA has formed a new partnership with Classical music company, Naxos Music Group. Per the agreement, FUGA will provide Naxos with digital distribution, marketing and royalty accounting services, as well as access to its trends and analytics platform. With over 50 owned record labels and 15 global offices, Naxos is FUGA’s latest addition… Read More