Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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July 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Germany Partners With ThreeDee Music In New Dolby Atmos Deal

Universal Music Germany has signed a deal with production company, ThreeDee Music for Dolby Atmos mixes across Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Per the agreement, the deal will cover frontline releases as well as parts of UMG’s more recent back catalog.  “With this partnership, we are giving fans the opportunity to enjoy music at the highest… Read More

July 21, 2023 – Music Biz Member Primary Wave Appoints Marty Silverstone As President of Global Sync

Independent music publisher, Primary Wave has named Marty Silverstone as the company’s new President of Global Sync. In this role, he will continue to lead the sync licensing department from the company’s base in Los Angeles, as well as focus on driving sync strategy & opportunities for the company’s catalogs,songwriters and artists. Over the course… Read More

July 21, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Signs Global Deal With Australian Indie Band The Rions

Sony Music Publishing Australia has signed a global publishing deal with Sydney-based Indie Rock band, The Rions. The band’s debut EP, “Minivan,” will be the first project released under the new deal.  “They’re a brilliant young band with a lot of heart and soul, writing great songs and we have no doubt they will be… Read More

July 20, 2023 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Group Calls On US Congress To Pass Rules Regulating AI

Universal Music Group has called on the US Congress to enact laws protecting creators and rightsholders against copyright infringement by AI developers and users. At a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on intellectual property, UMG’s Jeffrey Harleston, General Counsel & EVP of Business and Legal Affairs, shared three laws UMG would like to… Read More

July 20, 2023 – Music Biz Member Virgin Music Strikes Partnership With Paul Rosenberg’s Goliath Records

Virgin Music has partnered with Paul Ronsenberg’s Goliath Records for rapper and social media personality, Nems’ upcoming album, “Rise Of The Silverback.” The album and its latest single, ‘Drip,’ will be  the partnership’s first releases.  “Our entire team is so excited and honored to work with Nems, Paul Rosenberg, and their team,” adds Jacqueline Saturn,… Read More

July 19, 2023 – Music Biz Member Spotify Partners with Calm to Offer Relaxation Content Through The Streaming Service

Music streaming service, Spotify has partnered with meditation app, Calm to give its subscribers access to relaxation content specifically curated to support their mental wellness. Per the partnership, Calm is offering Spotify users a variety of content across 11 of the meditation app’s series, including Calm for Sleep, Calm for Stress & Anxiety, Calm for… Read More

July 19, 2023 – Music Biz Members YouTube Music & Linkfire Partner To Launch Pre-Save Feature

Music marketing company, Linkfire has partnered with music streaming service, YouTube Music to launch a new pre-save feature, allowing users to discover upcoming music and enable YT Music to add an album to their library on its release day. The new initiative presents artists with new possibilities for connecting with their audience on the platform,… Read More

July 18, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #212 — 2023 Music Biz Presidential Award Winner, Gina Miller (MNRK Music Group)

The Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement is one of the Music Business Association’s highest and longest-standing honors, presented to individuals or organizations who have contributed greatly to the overall success of the music industry. In our latest podcast interview, Gina Miller of MNRK Music Group — our 2023 Presidential Award winner — discusses her… Listen

July 17, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Masterworks’ Terrapin Station Acquires Event Producer, Black Ink Presents

Sony Music Masterworks has further bolstered its footprint in the live music and family-friendly entertainment spaces with its acquisition of production services company, Black Ink Presents via Masterworks’ Terrapin Station Entertainment. Per the acquisition, Terrapin Station’s Founder & CEO, Jonathan Shank will work to develop new productions and “innovative live experiences” for IP-based entertainment including… Read More

July 17, 2023 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Group Launches The Core Records With Kevin “Chief” Zaruk & Simon Tikhman

Universal Music Group has partnered with The Core Entertainment’s Co-Founders, Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and Simon Tikhman to launch The Core Records. The new label venture will sign and develop new artists working with UMG’s global network of labels. The Core Records label currently includes Bailey Zimmerman, Nickelback, Nate Smith, Austin Shawn, Dillion James, Josh Ross,… Read More