Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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May 31, 2023 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: May 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 a list of companies who have join our Association in the last month: Hitskope Music GroupLocation:… Read More

May 30, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Music UK Ups Amber Davis To SVP

Warner Chappell Music UK has named Amber Davis the company’s next SVP. In addition to continuing as the publisher’s UK Head of A&R, she will be responsible for shaping overall UK strategy. Since joining WCM UK in 2014, Davis has signed and developed songwriters including CeeBeats, Celeste, Dave, Fraser T Smith, J Hus, Legnendury Beatz,… Read More

May 30, 2023 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Group Partners With Generative AI Startup Endel

Universal Music Group has struck “a first-of-its kind” partnership with generative AI sound wellness startup, Endel to create “AI-powered, artist-driven functional music.” Per the agreement, UMG artists will be able to use Endel’s proprietary AI technology to “reimagine” both new tracks and music from their catalog as “science-backed soundscapes designed to enhance listeners’ wellness.” UMG… Read More

May 30, 2023 – Music Biz Member RoyFi Partners With Unchained Music Team To Fund Royalty Advances

Music financing service, RoyFi has partnered with artist services company, Unchained Music to provide artist royalty advances for artists distributing their music through Unchained.  “Our mission is to give more power to creatives by giving them access to affordable capital, at terms that make business sense,” said Peter Harvey of RoyFi. “Access to capital means… Read More

May 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Music Signs Producer & Songwriter whY Jay

Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing deal with UK based producer and songwriter, whY Jay, a prominent figure in UK Hip-Hop due to his collabs with the country’s biggest artists like Arrdee, Central Cee and Tion Wayne. Over the course of his career, whY Jay has landed numerous Top 10 singles and has… Read More

May 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Masterworks Acquired Majority Investment In Proactiv Entertainment

Sony Music Masterworks has acquired a majority investment in Barcelona-based events company, Proactiv Entertainment, who works with talent and brands to produce live music and experiential events around the world. Under the agreement, SMM President Mark Cavell will work alongside Proactiv’s Managing Director, Nicolas Renna and Sony Music Spain & Portugal President, Jose-Maria Barbat to… Read More

May 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member Concord Signs Global Deal With Nana Rogues

Concord has signed a global publishing deal with producer-singer-songwriter, Nana Rogues, covering his catalog of tracks as well as all future works. Rogues is best known for working with global artists including Drake, Dave, Future, J Hus, Zara Larsson, Skepta, Stormzy and WizKid.  “There is often a lot of hyperbole in this business, but Nana… Read More

May 25, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Names Val Blavatnik Board Director

Warner Music Group has recruited Val Blavatnik as the company’s latest board member and member of WMG’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining WMG, Blavatnik worked in the music industry as an artist manager from 2016 to 2019. He later served as a production executive at Eden Productions, as well as on the investment team at… Read More

May 25, 2023 – Music Biz Member TikTok Opens Revamped Creator Fund To U.S. Creators

Short-form video platform, TikTok has opened its revamped creator fund, called the “Creativity Program Beta,” to all eligible U.S. based creators. The new program will allow eligible creators to generate higher revenue and unlock more real-world opportunities upon creating high-quality, original videos that are longer than one minute. To be eligible for the program, U.S.… Read More

May 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Moises Announces Orchestrator Plug-and-Play AI Interface

Moises has released Orchestrator, a no code, DIY AI interface giving artists, rightsholders, businesses and content creators easier access to AI tools like lyric transcription, stem separation, metadata extraction and beyond. Orchestrator’s intuitive interface and drag-and-drop features remove the barriers of development costs and production timing for individuals and businesses who want to experiment with… Read More