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September 14, 2023 – Music Biz Member Exceleration Music Acquires Redeye Worldwide

Independent music company, Exceleration Music has acquired global distribution and music services company, Redeye Worldwide, marking the company’s entry into the distribution space. Per the deal, Exceleration will establish a new distribution division which will operate under the Redeye name. The acquisition also includes Redeye’s in-house labels, Yep Roc and Sundazed in addition to its… Read More

September 13, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Music Signs Publishing Deal With Rapper Kaliii

Warner Chappell Music has signed a global administration deal with American rapper, Kaliii. With over 130 million streams, Kaliii’s accolades include her single “Area Codes” hitting No. 1 on Mediabase’s Rhythmic Airplay chart, a MTV Video Music Awards Nomination for Best New Artist, and a feature on “Barbie Dreams” by Fifty Fifty as part of… Read More

September 12, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Strikes Distribution Deal With Chinese Superstar Lay Zhang

Warner Music China has struck a distribution deal with Chinese superstar, Lay Zhang. The new deal will cover the distribution of the EXO member’s next album. Zhang previously released prominent solo projects such as “Lit” and “Producer” via SM Entertainment.  “We are delighted to work with Lay on this strategic partnership,” said Sherry Tan, Managing… Read More

September 12, 2023 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Group Acquires Distribution Company, Chabaka

Universal Music Group has acquired the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)-based distribution business, Chabaka. The company provides digital distribution, marketing, publishing and label & artist services to more than 150 independent artists and regional labels across the MENA region.. Per the acquisition, the business will become part of UMG’s Virgin Music Group and  work… Read More

September 11, 2023 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: Summer 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 since the start of the summer: Backstage Musica LLCLocation:… Read More

September 11, 2023 – Music Biz Member Exceleration Music Partners With Azadi Records

Exceleration Music has struck a new partnership with India-based label, Azadi Records, the company’s first such deal in Asia. Per the partnership, Exceleration will financially support the label’s growth across the region. Exceleration partner, Chales Caldas will oversee the strategy, performance and development of Azadi Records.  “Our mission at Exceleration is to work with remarkable,… Read More

September 11, 2023 – Music Biz Member BandLab Technologies Unveils New Comprehensive Rebrand

Singapore-based music tech company, BandLab Technologies has unveiled a comprehensive rebrand, as well as a new corporate website serving as a central hub for its portfolio of platforms including BandLab, Cakewalk, ReverbNation and Airbit. In a press release, the company stated that the branding is “…rooted in the flagship product BandLab, and reflects BandLab Technologies’… Read More

September 8, 2023 – Music Biz Member SymphonyOS Raises $1M in Funding From Strategic Investors

AI-powered marketing platform, SymphonyOS has closedraised a $1 million pre-seed fundraising round with contributions from music and tech investors including Spice Capital, GoldHouse Ventures, LVRN Records and, Guin Records. The company also received investments from former Motown Records CEO, Ethiopia Habtemariam and a roster of artists including 21 Savage and 24kGoldn.  “The next million creators… Read More

September 7, 2023 – Music Biz Member Apple Partners With LinkFire For Podcast Data Analytics

Apple Podcasts has partnered with marketing platform, LinkFire to expand the platform’s analytics capabilities for podcasters with a new creator tool integration set to launch later this year. The new update will include a Subscription Analytics dashboard for creators to monitor their audience engagement, as well as detailed metrics on subscription-related activities including how many… Read More

September 6, 2023 –  Music Biz Member Warner Music China Signs R&B Star Elva Hsiao

Warner Music China has signed a global publishing deal with China’s R&B star & pioneer, Elva Hsiao. Per the new deal, Warner Music China will work to strengthen Hsiao’s domestic fanbase, as well as expand the global reach of her music through the company’s international network. Hsiao is the first native Mandarin-speaking artist to release… Read More