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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

July 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member TikTok Relaunches #ClassicalMusic Campaign With Anna Lapwood

Short-form streaming platform, TikTok has relaunched its #ClassicalMusic campaign with Anna Lapwood as the Official Featured Artist. With more than 16.9 million likes on TikTok, Lapwood is signed to Sony Classical and plays the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. TikTok will work alongside the BBC Proms to offer exclusive content and curated playlists… Read More

July 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member Spotify Launches Regional Hip-Hop Showcase For Developing Rappers

Music streaming service, Spotify has announced the launch of Most Necessary Live, a live quarterly series of regional showcases designed to spotlight developing rappers with a physical adaptation of the streaming platform’s Most Necessary playlist. The series’ first edition will take place August 2nd in Houston, Texas with rising artists DeeBaby, KenTheMan, Mike Dimes, MONALEO,… Read More

July 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Promotes Ryan Redington to General Manager

Amazon Music has promoted Ryan Redington to General Manager. In his new role, he will oversee artist and genre marketing, label and artist relations, playlisting and programming, livestreams and editorial content, physical merchandise and artist analytics. Redington began his career at Amazon on the video team and later moved to the physical side of the… Read More

July 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member UMPG China Signs Chinese Singer-Songwriter Tia Ray

Universal Music Publishing China has signed a global publishing deal with Chinese singer-songwriter, Tia Ray. Ray is the first and only Chinese singer to be listed on IFPI’s Top 10 Global Singles Chart. Her accolades include two nominations for her self-produced album, “Once Upon A Moon”, for Best Female Mandarin Singer and Best Vocal Recording… Read More

July 25, 2023 – Music Biz Member TikTok Expands Music Streaming Service To Australia, Mexico & Singapore

Short form video streaming platform, TikTok has launched its music streaming service, TikTok Music in Mexico, Australia and Singapore. The streaming service will initially operate in closed beta enabling only users with an invite to try the service for free for three months after downloading the app.  Click here to read more from Billboard.

July 25, 2023 – Music Biz Member WMG/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund Grants Funding To BIPOC Organizations

Warner Music Group/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund has partnered with Black Lives in Music to provide the organization with funding as one of the Foundation’s Spring 2023 grantee recipients. WMG/BFF SJF’s spring 2023 grantees also include The Studio Museum of Harlem, Justice Reform Pillar, JULIAN, StopWatch, The Ladies of Hope Ministries, The Marshall Project,… Read More

July 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Middle East Appoints Rami Mohsen As Managing Director

Sony Music Middle East has appointed Rami Mohsen as the company’s new Managing Director. In his new role, he will oversee strategy and operations in the fast-growing music market. Mohsen began his career in music at Nogoum FM which led him to becoming the Network Director of Mogoum FM & Nogoum FMTV.  Prior to joining… Read More