Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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November 28, 2023 – Music Biz Member beatBread Launches Songwriter Advances Up To $3M, Appoints Spencer Leboff As GM

Music funding platform, beatBread has launched a new Songwriting Advance Division, allowing the company to offer songwriters advances of up to $3 million against the publishing rights on their catalog or catalog plus unreleased songs. Per the initiative, songwriters will be able to customize their advances, which are prepaid through the streaming and airplay revenues… Read More

November 28, 2023 – Music Biz Member TikTok Releases Track Saving Feature

Short-form video streaming platform, TikTok has launched a new feature enabling users to save music they find on the platform to their Spotify, Amazon Music or Apple Music accounts. The feature is available now in the United States and the United Kingdom.  “TikTok is already the world’s most powerful platform for music discovery and promotion,… Read More

November 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member Apple Music For Artists Updates Platform To Showcase Real-Time Listening Information

Apple Music for Artists has unveiled a new real-time listening feature, designed to showcase live data on how an artist’s music is performing on Apple Music. By using the feature’s “Listening Now” widget, artists can access a detailed overview of trends from the past 48 hours, in addition to their maximum listeners, average listeners and… Read More

November 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member Syntax Creative Promotes Brandon Musser To COO

Syntax Creative has promoted Brandon Musser to the company’s new role of COO. In his new role, Musser will manage daily business operations while supporting department heads.  “Brandon is a key part of our past,” said Syntax Creative CEO, Timothy Trudeau. “Now he will be a key part of our future. Knowing that someone is… Read More

November 22, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Joins Deezer’s Artist-Centric Royalties System In France

Warner Music Group has partnered with music streaming service, Deezer to endorse the company’s artist-centric royalty system in France. Deezer’s royalty payment model will focus on a reward system for “Professional” artists, those with at least 1,000 monthly streams & 500 unique listeners, and “Engaging” artists, whose music is actively searched for and played by… Read More

November 21, 2023 – CD Baby Launches CDB Boost To Help Independent Songwriters Get Paid

Independent music distributor, CD Baby has debuted CDB Boost, a program dedicated to helping independent songwriters acquire royalty collections and gain access to sync opportunities. The new initiative includes mechanical royalty collection via the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), non-interactive digital performance royalty collections from services like Pandora Radio, and inclusion in CD Baby’s sync licensing… Read More

November 21, 2023 – Music Biz Member Orfium Strikes Deal With Bandai Namco Music Live To Expand Presence In Japan

Music rights and metadata management software platform, Orfium has struck an anime music deal with Bandai Namco Music Live to further expand its presence in the Japanese music market. Per the partnership, Orfium will use its AI-powered software to manage, optimize and monetize Bandai’s repertoire.  “Orfium’s partnership with Bandai Namco Music Live cements our position… Read More

November 20, 2023 – Music Biz Member SiriusXM Unveils Rebrand, New App & New Initiatives

American broadcasting corporation, SiriusXM has unveiled a new look version of its app, along with a rebrand and new programming initiatives including channels run by John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson and others. The updated app, set to launch on December 14th, will include increased customization, a new playback experience, an audio library, a new home for… Read More

November 20, 2023 – Music Biz Member TikTok Partners With DistroKid To Upload Indie Artists To TikTok Music & CapCut

Short-form video streaming platform, TikTok has struck a global partnership with digital music distribution service, DistroKid to upload music it distributes for use across TikTok Music, CapCut and TikTok’s Commercial Music Library. The deal will enable new opportunities for independent artists to promote their music, build an audience, generate revenue and make their music accessible… Read More

November 17, 2023 – Music Biz Member Vevo Releases “DSCVR Artists to Watch” List For 2024

Music video network, Vevo has released the full list of 19 global artists for the 2024 edition of its “DSCVR Artists to Watch” campaign. All selected artists will benefit from showcasing two live performances, as well as being marketed & featured in music video programming via playlist and editorial features across the Vevo network, YouTube… Read More