Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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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

June 29, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Hires Geoff Taylor For New EVP Of AI Position

Sony Music has recruited former BPI CEO, Geoff Taylor to take on the company’s newly created position of EVP of AI, which appears to be the first AI-specific executive level role introduced by a major label. In his new position, Taylor will oversee the label’s business efforts surrounding artificial intelligence, in addition to managing the… Read More

June 28, 2023 – Music Biz Member ASCAP Introduces AI Initiatives To Help Music Creators Protect Their Work

Performance rights organization, ASCAP has introduced a slate of AI initiatives including creator education, startup incubation, and policy development to help music creators navigate a future of AI tech while protecting their work. With the following initiatives, the organization aims to educate and inspire its members, champion music creator rights and help how new technologies… Read More

June 28, 2023 – Music Biz Members EMPIRE, Spotify Music, Amazon Music & More Form Streaming Fraud Global Task Force 

Music Biz member companies Downtown, TuneCore, DistroKid, UnitedMasters, Symphonic, EMPIRE, Vydia, CD Baby, Spotify and Amazon Music have partnered to form a global task force to address the growing problem of streaming fraud. The objectives of the new initiative, called Music Fights Fraud, are “to detect, prevent, mitigate and enforce anti-fraud measures, thereby moving closer… Read More

June 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member Capitol Music Group Revives Tamla Records

Capitol Music Group and Capitol Christian Music Group (Capitol CMG) has relaunched Motown Records’ precursor label, Tamla Records as a mainstream imprint focusing on positive R&B and Hip-Hop music. The partnership marked its revival with the signing of Quality Control’s longtime mix engineer and collaborator, Thomas “Tillie” Mann, who has worked with artists including Lil… Read More

June 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Renews Talent Project Partnership With MBA Africa

Media distribution company, The Orchard has renewed its partnership with Music Business Academy for Africa for the 2023 edition of The MBA Talent Project, a program which develops upcoming music industry executives in Africa. Per the partnership, The Orchard will provide ten rising African artists and the 2023 Talent Project cohort the opportunity to learn… Read More

June 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Japan Strikes Partnership With Creative House LAND

Warner Music Japan has entered a strategic partnership with LAND, a creative house with locations in Tokyo, Jakarta and LA known for its work with what Warner refers to as “world-class” artists. Per the partnership, WM Japan will lead rollout efforts for LAND-produced music collaborations with prominent global artists on all formats worldwide. The two… Read More

June 23, 2023 – Music Biz Member Primary Wave Appoints David Loiterton As President, Indo-Pacific

Independent music publisher, Primary Wave has appointed David Loiterton as President, Indo-Pacific. In this post,  he will oversee its operations in what the company says is “…one of the fastest-growing and dynamic regions in the world.” Loiterton will also help drive investment in music IP across the region, particularly in India, Japan, Korea, China, Australia… Read More