Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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August 4, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Partners With Digital Catapult For FutureScope Black Founders Programme

Sony Music UK and innovation agency, Digital Catapult have unveiled the 2023 cohort of digital-first startups participating in the annual FutureScope Black Founders Programme. Over the course of 16 weeks, the initiative will provide up to 10 Black startup founders in the digital entertainment space with support through mentorship, masterclasses and workshops that will promote… Read More

August 3, 2023 – Music Biz Members Songtradr and Twitch Partner To Offer Licensed Music For Streamers

Music licensing platform, Songtradr has partnered with live streaming platform, Twitch to offer pre-cleared, licensed music to the platform’s streamers. Per the collaboration, streamers will receive three months of premium access to Pretzel, Songtradr’s licensed music service for streamers with 550,000 Twitch safe tracks, to enhance their streaming experience without fear of copyright strikes. Pretzel… Read More

August 3, 2023 – Music Biz Member AMPED Distribution Receives 20 Nominations at 2023 International Bluegrass Music Awards

AMPED Distribution, the independent distribution arm of Alliance Entertainment, has received 20 nominations across its roster of artists and labels at the 2023 International Bluegrass Music Awards. AMPED artists and labels will be recognized as finalists for awards including Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, Instrumental Recording of… Read More

August 2, 2023 – Music Biz Member Viberate Launches “Viberate For Artists” Hub For Independent Artists

Music data company, Viberate has launched a hub for independent artists named “Viberate for Artists,” which provides artists a full set of tools to help  grow their careers on their own terms. The platform’s offerings include music distribution of all major streaming platforms & digital stores, booking & promotion features, a free onesheet tool, professional… Read More

August 2, 2023 – Music Biz Member WMX Releases Emerging Artist Documentary Series On YouTube & Roku

Warner Music’s WMX has launched a new documentary series titled “Time With…,” that follows the daily lives, struggles and career navigation of young emerging artists. In each episode, WMX follows one featured artist to document a live show, a special event, or time spent at home, giving viewers a sense of their professional and personal… Read More

August 1, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Music Strikes Global Administration Deal With Imagine Dragons

Warner Chappell has struck a global administration deal with Las Vegas-based band, Imagine Dragons. Since they arrived on the scene in 2008, the four-piece act has earned more than 74 million album equivalents and generated over 160 billion streams.  “For more than ten years, Imagine Dragons has not only reached but maintained global stardom and… Read More

August 1, 2023 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Expands Step Up Fund Initiative To Support 12 Artists In 2023 

Amazon Music and the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) have announced the return of their Step Up Fund in 2023, an initiative that assists independent artists by helping them overcome financial hurdles and supporting their creative endeavors. This year, the fund has expanded to support 12 artists, who were chosen by a panel of industry experts… Read More

July 31, 2023 – Music Biz Member Downtown Music Publishing Signs Singer-Songwriter Raja Kumari

Downtown Music Publishing has signed a new deal with GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter and rapper, Raja Kumari. The new deal covers administration of Kumari’s debut album “The Bridge” and all future writing credits. Downtown will work with Kumari and her management team, Charles Chavez of Latium Entertainment and Aroop Sanakkayala of Roopster Entertainment.  “Raja Kumari is a… Read More

July 31, 2023 – Music Biz Member RoyFi Launches “Market To Recoup” Partnership With found.ee To Accelerate Advance Recoupment For Artists

Music funding platform, RoyFi has partnered with digital marketing and advertising platform, found.ee to launch “Market to Recoup,” a program that allows artists to recoup their advances at an accelerated rate by accessing nearly 10% of every dollar from their advertising spend on found.ee. Per terms of the partnership, RoyFi artists can also utilize found.ee’s… Read More

July 28, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Music Mexico Signs Publishing Deal With Yng Lvcas

Warner Chappell Music Mexico has signed a global publishing deal with rising Reggatón artist, Yng Lvcas. The signing follows the success of Yng Lvcas’ massive hit, “La Bebe” remix featuring Peso Pluma that has so far spent 17 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  “It is impressive how Daniel’s [Yng Lvcas] amazing talent has… Read More