Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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December 15, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner’s ADA Worldwide Inks Global Distribution Deal With Boomy

Warner Music Group’s independent distributor and label services arm, ADA Worldwide has struck a “first-of-its-kind” global distribution deal with generative AI music startup, Boomy. Per the new agreement, ADA will distribute & market music from Boomy artists — including Jelie, Katirha, Lightfoot and more — across Apple Music, Deezer, Meta/Instagram, Pandora, Snap, Spotify, TIDAL and… Read More

December 14, 2023 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Strikes Partnership With Helix & PayDay Records

Music streaming service, SoundCloud has partnered with Patrick Moxey’s Helix and PayDay Records to expand the company’s global artist services. The partnership aims to discover, nurture and invest in emerging Electronic and Hip-Hop artists, in addition to offering them opportunities for growth and exposure. Per the deal, SoundCloud will identify and refer promising emerging artists… Read More

December 14, 2023 – Music Biz Member Moises Launches Music.AI To Accelerate AI Audio

Music creation platform, Moises has launched Music.AI, a new “first-of-its-kind” ecosystem for enterprise AI services. The AI platform’s capabilities include processing more than one million minutes of audio daily, in addition to a vast collection of AI models capable of processing large amounts of content while quickly rendering results. By using Music.AI, companies will be… Read More

December 13, 2023 – Music Biz Member DAACI Releases ‘Natural Series’ Product Portfolio

Music tech company, DAACI has unveiled its new Natural Series, a comprehensive product portfolio set to include plugins, music tools and editing technology for creators across the music industry. The new initiative began with the rollout of Natural Edits, a powerful music editing tool targeted towards the global sync market to make any track instantly… Read More

December 12, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #220 — Supporting U.S. Indie Venues: An Interview With Live Music Society’s Cat Henry

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic opened eyes across the world to just how vital touring & live music is to the entire music business ecosystem. As venues of all sizes closed to stop the spread of COVID, a number of organizations and initiatives were founded in the first pandemic year to help local… Listen

December 12, 2023 – Music Biz Member The MLC Launches New Supplemental Matching Network

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has assembled a Supplemental Matching Network that will provide data matching services to improve the MLC’s current processes and capabilities. The network will initially be supported by five companies: Music Biz member Pex, Blokur, Jaxsta, Salt and SoundExchange’s SX Works. These participating vendors will supplement the MLC’s existing internal capabilities,… Read More

December 11, 2023 – Music Biz Member Tuned Global Strikes New Partnerships Across Africa

International B2B music services company, Tuned Global has struck three new partnerships with Africa-based music streaming services Sewasew in Ethiopia, Jumamo in Nigeria, and Tieme in Ghana. Tuned Global aims to transform music streaming in Africa by supporting local artists and providing customized technology solutions based on the market’s unique needs. Per the partnerships, Tuned… Read More

December 8, 2023 – Music Biz Universal Music Strikes Licensing Deal With Sewasew In Ethiopia

Universal Music Group is expanding its footprint in Africa via a new licensing deal with Ethiopian music and entertainment company, Sewasew Multimedia. Per the partnership, Ethiopian consumers will gain access to a broad range of music from UMG’s catalog, while Sewasew will license and market UMG’s music across the country. The deal includes catalogs from… Read More

December 7, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Announces Generative AI Music Project With Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and The Orb

Sony Music has unveiled a new AI-powered project featuring music by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and Electronic music group, The Orb. The initiative invites fans to remix music and the cover art from The Orb and Gilmour’s latest album, Metallic Spheres In Colour, using AI-powered tools. The project is powered by machine learning and a… Read More

December 6, 2023 – Music Biz Member BMI Receives Major Growth Investment From New Mountain Capital

Music rights management company, BMI has announced the company will be acquired by investment firm New Mountain Capital, LLC. Per the acquisition, New Mountain will fund growth investments, new ventures and technology to improve BMI’s mission to maximize distributions and the service it provides songwriters, composers and distributors. As part of the agreement, BMI will… Read More