Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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November 22, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Joins Deezer’s Artist-Centric Royalties System In France

Warner Music Group has partnered with music streaming service, Deezer to endorse the company’s artist-centric royalty system in France. Deezer’s royalty payment model will focus on a reward system for “Professional” artists, those with at least 1,000 monthly streams & 500 unique listeners, and “Engaging” artists, whose music is actively searched for and played by… Read More

November 21, 2023 – CD Baby Launches CDB Boost To Help Independent Songwriters Get Paid

Independent music distributor, CD Baby has debuted CDB Boost, a program dedicated to helping independent songwriters acquire royalty collections and gain access to sync opportunities. The new initiative includes mechanical royalty collection via the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), non-interactive digital performance royalty collections from services like Pandora Radio, and inclusion in CD Baby’s sync licensing… Read More

November 21, 2023 – Music Biz Member Orfium Strikes Deal With Bandai Namco Music Live To Expand Presence In Japan

Music rights and metadata management software platform, Orfium has struck an anime music deal with Bandai Namco Music Live to further expand its presence in the Japanese music market. Per the partnership, Orfium will use its AI-powered software to manage, optimize and monetize Bandai’s repertoire.  “Orfium’s partnership with Bandai Namco Music Live cements our position… Read More

November 20, 2023 – Music Biz Member SiriusXM Unveils Rebrand, New App & New Initiatives

American broadcasting corporation, SiriusXM has unveiled a new look version of its app, along with a rebrand and new programming initiatives including channels run by John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson and others. The updated app, set to launch on December 14th, will include increased customization, a new playback experience, an audio library, a new home for… Read More

November 20, 2023 – Music Biz Member TikTok Partners With DistroKid To Upload Indie Artists To TikTok Music & CapCut

Short-form video streaming platform, TikTok has struck a global partnership with digital music distribution service, DistroKid to upload music it distributes for use across TikTok Music, CapCut and TikTok’s Commercial Music Library. The deal will enable new opportunities for independent artists to promote their music, build an audience, generate revenue and make their music accessible… Read More

November 17, 2023 – Music Biz Member Vevo Releases “DSCVR Artists to Watch” List For 2024

Music video network, Vevo has released the full list of 19 global artists for the 2024 edition of its “DSCVR Artists to Watch” campaign. All selected artists will benefit from showcasing two live performances, as well as being marketed & featured in music video programming via playlist and editorial features across the Vevo network, YouTube… Read More

November 16, 2023 – Music Biz Member Kobalt Appoints Dylan Berthier To Chief People & Culture Officer 

Independent rights management company, Kobalt has recruited Dylan Berthier as the company’s Chief People & Culture Officer. In his new role, Berthier will oversee Kobalt’s global P&C team. Prior to joining Kobalt, he served in various leadership roles at Activision Blizzard. Berthier will be based in London and will report to Laurent Hubert.  “Dylan has over… Read More

November 15, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #219 — LyricFind’s Darryl Ballantyne On New Tools To Enhance Lyric Offerings

In just a few short years, song lyrics have gone from a “nice to have” addition that music fans could seek out in liner notes or on the internet to a hot commodity on streaming platforms, graphics-heavy promotional videos, user-generated content and beyond. This month, we talk with LyricFind Founder & CEO, Darryl Ballantyne about… Listen

November 15, 2023 – Music Biz Member Empire Promotes Elliott Peters To General Counsel

Independent music company, EMPIRE has promoted Elliot Peters to General Counsel. In this new role, he’ll spearhead the company’s legal & business affairs on a global scale, as well as oversee negotiations with music streaming services & retailers. Prior to his promotion, Peters served as EMPIRE’s SVP of Global Business.  “I am thrilled to continue… Read More

November 14, 2023 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Live Books Garth Brooks To Play Black Friday Concert

Amazon Music has announced Country star, Garth Brooks will perform new music during the first-ever Amazon Music Live Black Friday concert. The show and livestream will begin at 4 PM PST on Friday, November 24th, following Black Friday Football. This event coincides with grand opening of Brooks’ Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk in… Read More