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August 16, 2023 – Music Biz Member Downtown Music Signs New Deal With The Hoosiers

Downtown Music has announced the company’s latest publishing and distribution deal with duo band, The Hoosiers. The band has signed a publishing deal with Downtown Music Publishing and a distribution deal with Downtown-owned FUGA via their Crab Race Ltd. imprint. The Hoosiers are set to release their fifth album, “Confidence,” this September.  “The Hoosiers have… Read More

August 15, 2023 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Publishing Group Partners With Simon Cowell To Launch Syco Publishing

Universal Music Publishing Group has partnered with Simon Cowell and Syco Entertainment to launch Syco Publishing. Per the partnership, UMPG will support and administer Syco Publishing’s signed & developed songwriters and catalogs. The Syco Publishing roster currently includes Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello, Lucy Spraggan, John Samuel Gerhart,, James Arthur, Grace VanderWaal and more.  “Simon has… Read More

August 14, 2023 – Music Biz Member Primary Wave Partners With Sun Records & TC Restaurant Group To Expand Nashville’s Sun Diner

Independent music publisher, Primary Wave has partnered with Sun Records & TC Restaurant Group to expand Nashville’s famed Sun Dinner with a new location in Gatlinburg and plans to expand the chain nationwide. The new Gatlinburg location will feature a menu identical to the original Nashville location, plus all-new items and the debut of a… Read More

August 14, 2023 – Music Biz Member Bandlab Supports AI Advocacy Coalition Human Artistry Campaign

BandLab has announced its support of the ethical AI coalition, The Human Artistry Campaign, making the company the first music creation platform to openly support the campaign. BandLab’s CEO & Co-founder, Meng Ru Kuok, discussed the importance of ethical AI training and development during his “Augmenting the Artist: How AI is Redefining Music Creation and… Read More

August 11, 2023 – Music Biz Member Nettwerk Music Group Opens European HQ In Germany

Nettwerk Music Group has expanded its European offices with a new headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. Managing Director of Nettwerk Music Europe, Martin Schuhmacher has been responsible for the company’s development in Germany for more than 15 years. Schumacher now leads a team of eight across the Hamburg and Hilversum locations. Nettwerk Music Group offices are… Read More

August 11, 2023 – Music Biz Member BMG Partners With Fran Malyan and Michelle de Vries’ Extra Mile Music

Global music company, BMG has formed a new partnership with UK music industry execs Fran Malyan and Michelle de Vries’ newly launched music publishing company, Extra Mile Music. The partnership will focus on providing established songwriters with proven catalogs with personalized service, opportunities to work their catalogs beyond traditional avenues, and access to BMG’s global… Read More

August 10, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Music Signs Publishing Deal With Jazz Star Laufey

Warner Chappell Music has signed a global publishing deal with up-and-coming Jazz artist, Laufey. At over 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, The Los Angeles-based composer, singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has peaked at No.1 on Spotify’s Jazz Chart. Under the new deal, Laufey will release her new sophomore album, “Bewitched,” on September 8th via… Read More

August 10, 2023 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Launches Merch Integration Partnership With Bandsintown

Amazon Music has partnered with global content discovery platform, Bandsintown to release a new merch integration feature that will allow artists to sell merch ranging from physical music products to apparel via a profile integrated into the Bandsintown website and app. Per the partnership, over 590,000 registered acts on Bandsintown For Artists will be able… Read More

August 9, 2023 – Music Biz Member Meta Launches AudioCraft Open-Source Generative AI Bundle For Audio

Meta has released an open-source AI kit that combines three generative AI models for creating audio from text descriptions. AudioGen and MusicGen allow users to  produce sound effects and music based on existing AI models, respectively, while EnCodec can be leveraged to compress sounds in higher quality. Meta characterizes AudioCraft as “…a way to make… Read More

August 8, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #213 — Building Community In Music With Web3: Interview With Revelator’s Bruno Guez

Originally hailing from the record label side of the business, Bruno Guez founded Revelator 10 years ago to help jumpstart an evolution in digital payments to help meet the needs of the increasingly digital music industry. Fast-forward to today, and Web3 asset distribution & sales may have a similarly transformative effect on the global music… Listen