Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2022

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November 9, 2022 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Masterworks Acquires Majority Stake in Dubai-Based MAC Global

Sony Music Masterworks has obtained a majority stake in Dubai-based concert promotion, talent management, events and production company, MAC Global. Founded in 2014 by Rob McIntosh and Daniel Goldberg, MAC Global produces concerts across the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, India and Saudi Arabia. With this agreement, Sony Music Masterworks plans to further expand… Read More

November 9, 2022 – Music Biz Member Muso.Ai Expands Subscription Service Plan for Pro and Pro+ Users

Music credits platform, Muso.Ai has released an annual subscription plan that will save Pro and Pro+ users 25% on the year.  The company’s Pro and Pro+ plans grant subscribers access to their total streams, socials, Shazams, and chart and playlist activity, all in one dashboard. Muso.Ai will also keep track of users’ historic data and… Read More

November 8, 2022 – MEMBER NEWS & WEBINAR: Amazon Music For Artists Launches Expedited On-Demand Merch Service & Artist Storefront Pages 

Amazon Music For Artists has announced the launch of two new features to help artists prepare merch offerings and connect their fans with items for sale directly through their artists page.  Artists and managers now have expedited access to Amazon’s Merch on Demand service by connecting their Amazon Music for Artists account. The print-on-demand service… Read More

November 8, 2022 – Music Biz Member Vevo Announces “DSCVR Artists to Watch” List for 2023

Music video network, Vevo has released the full list of 20 global artists for the 2023 edition of its  “DSCVR Artists to Watch” campaign. More than 550 artists submitted for inclusion on the list, which Vevo determines based on who they expect will break into the mainstream. Beginning on Monday, November 28, Vevo’s ATW class… Read More

November 7, 2022 – Music Biz Member beatBread Establishes Exclusive Investor Network

Music funding platform, beatBread has launched an exclusive investor network of music companies and professionals, distributors and what it states as “high-net worth individuals” to add morefunding options for artists to its existing pool of institutional capital. This new feature will also enable artists that have received an offer from beatBread to showcase their tour… Read More

November 7, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Records Names Ron Stewart SVP of Urban Promotion

Warner Records has promoted Ron Stewart to the role of SVP of Urban Promotion. In addition to his current duties, Stewart will spearhead promotion strategy and campaigns for all Urban artists in the Warner Records roster. In 2003, Stewart began his career in music as a promotion assistant at Jive Records, where he helped launch… Read More

November 3, 2022 – Music Biz Member Concord Debuts New Logo, Expands Global Headquarters in Nashville

Independent music company, Concord has revealed its new logo, along with details on the expansion of its global headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. According to the company, the new logo features a “strong wordmark” that represents, “…Concord’s artists, playwrights and composers as none of them sought the easy path to get to where they are; instead,… Read More

November 3, 2022 – Music Biz Member Amazon Expands Music Catalog For Prime Users To 100 Million Songs

Amazon has announced the expansion of its song catalog for Amazon Prime members (separate from Amazon’s Music Unlimited tier), and now offers its members access to 100 million songs in “shuffle mode.” The company’s more than 200 million global users can now shuffle any artist, album or playlist ad-free, in addition to streaming personalized playlists,… Read More

November 3, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Extends Global Partnership with 153/ Joombas Publishing

Warner Chappell Music Korea has renewed its global partnership deal with 153/ Joombas Publishing. The agreement includes access to Joombas’ entire catalog of K-Pop groups and artists such as BTS, EXO, aespa, Lim Young-woong, SEVENTEEN, and more.  “This partnership has enabled us to access a global network of creatives, as well as services that have… Read More

November 3, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Partners With Pinterest To Expand Platform’s Music Catalog

Music Biz members Warner Music Group and Warner Chappell Music, along with BMG and Merlin, have all partnered with social media service, Pinterest to add tracks from each group’s library for use on the platform. Users will now be able to search for their desired track by song title, artist, or keyword and pair it… Read More