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May 3, 2023 – Music Biz Member Downtown Promotes Ben Patterson To President Of Artist & Label Services Division

Downtown has appointed Ben Patterson as President of the company’s Artist & Label Services division. In his new role, Patterson will continue to scale the company’s services to new genres and markets while providing support for marquee artists and labels. With more than 20 years of experience working with artists, Paterson joined Downtown’s COO since… Read More

May 2, 2023 – Black Music Action Coalition To Unveil 2nd Music Industry Action Report Card During Music Biz 2023 Keynote

May 2, 2023 (Nashville) — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces that The Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) will debut data from the second edition of its Music Industry Action Report Card (MIARC) in a keynote conversation on Monday, May 15th during the organization’s upcoming Music Biz 2023 conference, to be held May… Read More

May 1, 2023 – Music Biz Member WMX Launches Visual Podcast Series Exploring Notorious B.I.G’s Final Album

Warner Music’s artist services, media and creative content division, WMX has released a visual podcast series centered around The Notorious B.I.G’s final album, Life After Death. Hosted by radio personality, Angie Martinez, the series, named Iconic Records: Life After Death has launched on The Roku Channel and premiered on Roku’s new WMX Hip-Hop channel. The… Read More

April 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member Vevo Launches Vevo For Artists Hub

Music video network, Vevo has launched its “Vevo for Artists” hub that will serve as a one-stop-shop for artists and their teams. The initiative will provide in-depth teaching on how to leverage Vevo’s extensive network to multiply growth and maximize exposure. Artists and their team will gain access to the network’s upload process, editorial opportunities,… Read More

April 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Ups Tricia Arnold To EVP, Global Artist/Label Services & Sales

The Orchard has promoted Tricia Arnold to EVP, Global Artists/Label Services and Sales.In her newly appointed role, she will continue to oversee the company’s global distribution strategy and international sales and label services team. Arnold will report to company President and COO, Colleen Theis. Under Arnold’s direction, The Orchard has achieved global success for high… Read More

April 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member Concord Promotes Jeff Van Driel To GM of International Operations, John Minch To Advocacy Role

Concord has promoted Jeff Van Driel to General Manager of International Operations; the company also announced that long-time executive and President of International Publishing, John Minch will refocus his efforts in an advocacy role. In Van Driel’s new role, he will relocate from Nashville to London and will be responsible for fulfilling Minch’s music publishing… Read More

April 25, 2023 – The Future Of What Episode #207 — 2023 Leading Light Award Nominees, Pt. 1 (TuneCore)

2022 marked the first edition of Music Biz’s Bizzy Awards program, a crowd-nominated series of honors recognizing music industry individuals and companies who strive to advance commerce in our industry and make it a better place to work. This ceremony marked the debut of the Leading Light Award, which is given to a company or… Listen

April 25, 2023 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Publishing Strikes Publishing Deal With Songwriter Maggie Rogers

Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive global publishing deal with songwriter Maggie Rogers. Following the release of her 2017 EP, “Now That The Light Is Fading,” she gained industry recognition and made her mark on the Billboard Heartseakers Album chart. In 2022, Rogers’ second studio album, “Surrender,” co-produced by UMPG songwriter Kid Harpoon,… Read More

April 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Strikes Global Publishing Deal With Oliver Tree

Warner Chappell has signed a global publishing deal with artist Oliver Tree. With more than two billion streams and one billion streams on his music videos, Oliver Tree hit the UK charts at No. 11 with “Voices,” his collaboration with KSI, hit No. 3 with  “Miss You,” a collaboration with Robin Schulz.  “We strive to… Read More

April 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Spotify UK Ups Leroy Harris To Head Of Marketing

Spotify UK has promoted Leroy Harris as the company’s Head of Marketing, UK and Ireland. In 2019, Harris joined Spotify as the. Since joining Spotify as Artist Marketing Lead in 2019,, he has led on projects including album campaigns for AJ Tracey, Dua Lipa and Sam Smith, as well as Spotify’s Carnival Sounds hub and… Read More