Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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July 12, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Records Forms Joint Venture With Protect The Culture

Warner Records has formed a global joint venture with label Protect the Culture founded by industry veteran Marc Byers, who will serve as an A&R consultant for Warner Records with a focus on the African music scene. To mark the launch of the joint venture, both companies will release their first artist Lord Afrixana’s Afro-Fusion… Read More

July 11, 2023 – Music Biz Member Tidal Adds FLAC Files To HiFi Plus Subscription

Music streaming service, Tidal has released hi-res FLAC-supported audio to its Early Access program for HiFi Plus subscribers on iOS. The platform now offers over 6 million tracks available to stream in  FLAC format, and is actively working with distributors, labels and artists to add more content in the format on a daily basis.  Click… Read More

July 11, 2023 – Music Biz Member CD Baby Names Faryal Khan-Thompson As SVP of Marketing & Community Engagement

Independent music distributor, CD Baby has appointed Faryal Khan-Thompson as the company’s newest SVP of Marketing & Community Engagement. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and overseeing CD Baby’s marketing strategy, branding initiatives, international growth and expanding the company’s artist education and engagement efforts. Prior to joining CD Baby, Khan-Thompson served… Read More

July 10, 2023 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Boosts Member Benefits With New Partnerships

Music streaming platform, SoundCloud has partnered with Squarespace, Adobe, Discord and Rap Plug to expand its SoundCloud for Artists Member Benefits program. Thanks to the new partnerships, SoundCloud Next and Next Pro artists will be able to access benefits including music-themed domains from Squarespace, three months free of Discord Nitro, 30+ free courses from industry… Read More

July 10, 2023 – Music Biz Member TikTok Launches ‘TikTok Music’ In Indonesia and Brazil

Short form video platform, TikTok has launched its premium streaming service, TikTok Music in Indonesia and Brazil. The new streaming service will “harness the power of music discovery on TikTok, helping users to enjoy their favorite viral tracks on TikTok Music.” TikTok Music offers a vast catalog of music from thousands of labels and artists… Read More

July 7, 2023 – Music Biz Member Big Machine Music Promotes Mike Molinar to President

Big Machine Music has appointed Mike Molinar as the publishing company’s newest President, a role which sees him report to Big Machine Label Group Chairman and CEO, Scott Borchetta. Big Machine Music has also promoted Alex Heddle to SVP of Publishing and Grayson Stephens as VP, overseeing royalties and finance.  “I’m so proud to announce… Read More

July 6, 2023 – Music Biz Member Concord Launches Label In Partnership With Pulse Music Group

Independent music company, Concord has partnered with Pulse Music Group to launch Pulse Records, a new label that will complement the company’s music publishing and artist management arm. Per the agreement, Concord will provide Pulse Records a global footprint, financial resources, administration and label services, while Pulse Music Group will lead its A&R, creative and… Read More

July 5, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Acquires Stake In Hungarian Label Magneoton

Warner Music Group has acquired a stake in one of Hungary’s leading record labels, Magneoton. The partnership builds on a longstanding licensing agreement between both parties, adding a new distribution deal and strategic plan to develop a joint local roster. Artists Lotfi Begi and Cecilia Gault’s “Heartbreak” collaboration marked the first release under the new… Read More

July 3, 2023 – Music Biz Member YouTube Unveils Free AI-Powered Language Dubbing

Video streaming platform, Youtube has partnered with dubbing service, Aloud to test a new AI-powered tool that makes dubbing videos in non-English languages easier at no cost. To use the service, creators submit a transcription to the service and can review & edit their text before the translated dub is created. The streaming platform is… Read More

June 30, 2023 – Music Biz Member UMPG Recruits Annette Gentz As General Manager GSA, Classics & Screen

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has appointed Annette Gentz as the company’s General Manager GSA (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Classics & Screen. Based in Berlin, she will report to Thomas Vidovic, Managing Director of UMPG Germany and Natasha Baldwin, EVP, UMPG Classics & Screen. In addition to her new role, Gentz’s film and stage music agency,… Read More