Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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January 30, 2023 – Music Biz Member FUGA Strikes Partnership With Marathon Music Group

B2B distributor, FUGA has partnered with Marathon Music Group to provide its global digital and physical distribution services to the label’s diverse roster of talent.  As part of the deal, Marathon will also receive access to FUGA’s wider slate of marketing, enhanced trends,analytics, sync, brand partnerships, and YouTube services, as well as the distributor’s audience… Read More

January 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sound Royalties’ Business Nearly Doubled In 2022

Based on Sound Royalties’ year-end results for 2022, the company reports that their volume of fundings to music creatives grew more than 90% last year. According to company Founder and CEO, Alex Heiche, “…for thousands of creatives, this means more resources to invest, launch projects, tour, build, or manage their financial lives under the best… Read More

January 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member Spotify Adds 10,000+ New Arabic Songs Following Licensing Deal With Rotana Music

Spotify has struck a licensing deal with Middle Eastern record label, Rotana Music. Per the agreement, more than 10,000 Arabic songs will be uploaded to the music streaming platform. The songs span from Rotana’s extensive catalog of artists including Amr Diab, Elissa, Mohamad Abdo, Abdulmajeed Abdullah, Tamer Hosny and Najwa Karam.  “I am incredibly proud… Read More

January 25, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Appoint Tim Matusch As EVP, Strategy & Operations

Robert Kyncl, the new CEO of Warner Music Group, has recruited his former YouTube colleague, Tim Matusch as WMG’s EVP of Strategy & Operations. In his newly created role, Kyncl states that Matusch will be working closely with him, “…the wider leadership team, and many of you, to help define, facilitate, and execute our 5-10… Read More

January 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Youtube Renews Livestream Deal With Coachella Through 2026

Video sharing platform, Youtube and AEG-owned promotor, Goldenvoice have renewed their longtime agreement to continue live streaming the Coachella festival through the year of 2026. Acts including Bad Bunny, Blackpink, and Frack Ocean will take the stage at this year’s Coachella, set to take place in-person and air live on Youtube April 14-16 and April… Read More

January 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Group Nashville Names Cindy Mabe CEO & Chair

Universal Music Group Nashville has appointed Cindy Mabe as its next chair and CEO,upon the retirement of Mike Dungan. In 2012, Mabe joined UMGN as SVP of Marketing, a role which saw her lead marketing across Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville. Over the course of her career, she has… Read More

January 23, 2023 – Music Biz Member Apple Releases Catalog of AI-Narrated Audiobooks

Apple has launched a catalog of AI-narrated audiobooks, carving out its place in the growing audiobook market. Users can find the new offerings by searching for “AI narration” on the company’s Books app, allowing them to listen to content that Apple describes as “…narrated by digital voice based on a human narrator.”Click here to read… Read More

January 23, 2023 – Music Biz Member TikTok Strikes Licensing Deal With Rotana Music Group

Short form video platform, TikTok has signed a licensing deal with Saudi Arabia’s Rotana Music Group. Per the agreement, the platform now has access to Rotana’s Arab music catalog. As the largest record label and music repertoire holder in the Arab world, the company’s roster includes many prominent Arab artists such as Mohammed Abdu, Amr… Read More

January 18, 2023 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: Dec. 2022/Jan. 2023

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: The Career MusicianLocation: Greater LA… Read More

January 20, 2023 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Releases 2023 Breakthrough UK: Artists to Watch List

Amazon Music has announced its “Breakthrough UK: Artists To Watch”” lineup for 2023. The curated list of up-and-coming UK-signed artists includes Anish Kumar, Caity Baser, Cassyette, Dylan, Flo, Flowerovlove, Henry Moodie, Jeshi Nemzzz, Nia Archives, Venbee and Wesley Joseph. Over the course of the year, Amazon will support each artist with playlist, editorial and social… Read More