Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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March 21, 2023 – Kobalt Music Founder and Chairman Willard Ahdritz To Keynote Music Biz 2023

PLUS: Music Biz confirms first 100+ speakers across 4-day educational program March 21, 2023 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces that Kobalt Founder & Chairman, Willard Ahdritz will participate in a keynote conversation on Tuesday, May 16th during the organization’s upcoming Music Biz 2023 conference, to be held May 15 – 18,… Read More

March 22, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Records Launches Dance Label, Major Recordings

Warner Records has launched its first-ever flagship Electronic Dance music label, named Major Recordings. The new label will discover, sign and develop top talent across the Electronic Dance community. Since the launch, Major Recordings has partnered with the London-based Parlophone Dance music imprint, FFRR to sign rising Dance duo, PARISI. The label is led by… Read More

March 21, 2023 – Music Biz Member Spotify Announces Upcoming Platform Features Debuting In 2023

Earlier this month, Spotify announced the streaming platform’s expected updates this coming year at the company’s annual Stream On event held in Los Angeles, CA. The company is set to roll out a new homepage redesign, along with three categories of platform updates including Discovery by Listeners, Tools for Musicians, and Podcasts.  To help users… Read More

March 20, 2023 – Music Biz Member Apple Announces Classical Music App Launch For March 28th

Apple has announced the company’s Classical music streaming app, Apple Music Classical,is set to launch on Tuesday, March 28th.  At no additional cost, Apple Music subscribers will be able to search an extensive Classical music library by composer, work, conductor, and catalog number. According to Apple, the service’s audio will play in up to 192kHz/24… Read More

March 17, 2023 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Acquires Dance & Electronic Music Distributor, Above Board

Sony Music’s The Orchard has announced the acquisition of Dance and Electronic music distribution and label services company, Above Board. Per the agreement, Above Board’s roster of artists will have access to The Orchard’s global distribution, artist and label services. Dan Hill, Founder and Managing Director of Above Board will report to Ian Dutt, Managing… Read More

March 17, 2023 – Music Biz Member Secretly Distribution Signs Global Distribution Deal With Chrysalis

Secretly Distribution has formed a global distribution deal with Chrysalis Records that will cover all physical and digital distribution for all the label’s upcoming frontline releases. To mark the new partnership, both companies have planned a joint global release for Nick Drake’s reimagined album, “The Endless Coloured Ways – The Songs of Nick Drake.” “I… Read More

March 16, 2023 – Music Biz Member Qobuz Launches Qobuz Club Online Community For Audiophiles & Music Lovers

Music streaming and download service, Qobuz has launched Qobuz Club, a new community platform dedicated to connecting global audiophiles and music lovers. The forum will allow users to interact with like-minded listeners on topics including music discovery, recommendations, hardware and Hi-Fi advice. The platform also features Qobuz News, Music Clubs, Hi-Fi Spaces and a discussion… Read More

March 16, 2023 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Names Eliah Seton CEO

Music streaming platform, SoundCloud has appointed Eliah Seton as the company’s new CEO, succeeding outgoing CEO Micheal Weissman. In 2021, Seton joined SoundCloud as President, where he oversaw the Creator and Roster operating divisions in addition to strategy, M&A, content partnerships, business development, distribution and artist partnerships. According to the company, as President he was,… Read More

March 15, 2023 – Music Biz Member Belmont University Appoints Spotify’s Brittany Schaffer As Dean Of  Mike Curb College Of Entertainment & Music Business

Belmont University has recruited Brittany Schaffer as the next Dean for the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. She will succeed Belmont alumnus and music industry executive, Doug Howard, as the first female dean since the program’s launch in 2003. In her role, Schaffer will be responsible for the college’s academic programs and… Read More

March 15, 2023 – The Future Of What Episode #204 — BE THE CHANGE Gender Equality Study, Pt. 1

Released on International Women’s Day 2023, the 3rd iteration of the BE THE CHANGE study showcases the perspectives of more than 1,500 music industry professionals across 100+ countries on how gender discrimination is both experienced and perceived across the music industry. In the first of two episodes focused on this year’s report, Matthew Yazge of… Listen