Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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December 5, 2023 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: Fall 2023

The Music Biz member community is home to more than 400 global companies, all working to collaborate to support the financial growth of our industry at large and create a more equitable, inclusive place to work! See below for the latest companies to join our Association in the Fall of 2023: Collegiate Entertainers Group, Inc.Location:… Read More

December 5, 2023 – Music Biz Member Vydia Expands Distribution & E-Commerce With New Partnerships

Distribution & services company, Vydia has partnered with independent distributor, AMPED and [Integral] to expand the company’s physical distribution and e-commerce services. Per the deal, AMPED will support Vydia’s operations across North America and enhance its physical releases by providing the company access to its distribution network. Additionally, [Integral] will support Vydia’s international strategy by… Read More

December 4, 2023 – Music Biz Member Spotify Partners With Google To Enhance AI Capabilities

Music streaming service, Spotify has partnered with Google to expand its AI content recommendation capabilities. Per the partnership, Spotify will utilize Google’s AI offerings to improve the platform’s content discovery, personalized recommendations and ability to analyze listening habits across spoken word content. The agreement will also extend to implementing the use of large language models… Read More

December 1, 2023 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Debuts Next Pro Chart, Relaunches New & Hot Charts

Music streaming platform, SoundCloud has relaunched itsNew & Hot Charts, along with debuting a brand-new Next Pro Chart to spotlight emerging talent. The platform’s New & Hot Chart has been updated to promote SoundCloud’s fastest growing artists & music gaining traction. The Next Pro chart will highlight unsigned and independent artists.  “For artists, both aspiring… Read More

November 30, 2023 – Music Biz Member YouTube Launches Dream Track AI Voice Replication Feature

Video streaming platform, YouTube has launched Dream Track, a generativeAI voice replication feature available for use in clips on YouTube Shorts. The new feature, out now in an experimental beta capacity, allows users to create 30-second pieces of music accompanied by AI-generated voices of well-known artists including Charlie Puth, John Legend, Sia, T-Pain, Demi Lovato,… Read More

November 29, 2023 – Music Biz Member BandLab Partners With FUGA To Launch BandLab Distribution

Music tech company, BandLab has launched music distribution service, BandLab Distribution to expand its suite of music creation and promotion tools. The new service is powered by Downtown-owned FUGA, and enables distribution to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, TikTok and more. BandLab Distribution is now available on the web exclusively via a BandLab monthly membership,… Read More

November 28, 2023 – Music Biz Member beatBread Launches Songwriter Advances Up To $3M, Appoints Spencer Leboff As GM

Music funding platform, beatBread has launched a new Songwriting Advance Division, allowing the company to offer songwriters advances of up to $3 million against the publishing rights on their catalog or catalog plus unreleased songs. Per the initiative, songwriters will be able to customize their advances, which are prepaid through the streaming and airplay revenues… Read More

November 28, 2023 – Music Biz Member TikTok Releases Track Saving Feature

Short-form video streaming platform, TikTok has launched a new feature enabling users to save music they find on the platform to their Spotify, Amazon Music or Apple Music accounts. The feature is available now in the United States and the United Kingdom.  “TikTok is already the world’s most powerful platform for music discovery and promotion,… Read More

November 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member Apple Music For Artists Updates Platform To Showcase Real-Time Listening Information

Apple Music for Artists has unveiled a new real-time listening feature, designed to showcase live data on how an artist’s music is performing on Apple Music. By using the feature’s “Listening Now” widget, artists can access a detailed overview of trends from the past 48 hours, in addition to their maximum listeners, average listeners and… Read More

November 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member Syntax Creative Promotes Brandon Musser To COO

Syntax Creative has promoted Brandon Musser to the company’s new role of COO. In his new role, Musser will manage daily business operations while supporting department heads.  “Brandon is a key part of our past,” said Syntax Creative CEO, Timothy Trudeau. “Now he will be a key part of our future. Knowing that someone is… Read More