Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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September 6, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #214 — Music Fights Fraud: A Discussion on Streaming Fraud with CD Baby’s Christine Barnum

Recent months have shown an uptick in the frequency and variety of fraudulent music streaming practices, allowing bad actors to collect undue revenue by criminally inflating the number of streams for tracks they upload to DSPs. In the first of two episodes this Fall covering music streaming fraud, we talk to CD Baby’s Chief Revenue… Listen

September 5, 2023 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Germany Strikes Dolby Atmos Production Partnership with ThreeDee Music

TuneCore Germany and production company, ThreeDee Music Ltd. have struck a partnership for Dolby Atmos spatial audio productions. Per the partnership, TuneCore artists will gain access to physical studios for them to produce and publish their songs in Dolby Atmos through Apple Music.  “We firmly believe that independent artists should have access to the latest… Read More

September 5, 2023 – Music Biz Member UMPG Partners With The Bob Dylan Center To Launch Inaugural Bob Dylan Center Songwriter Fellowship

Universal Music Publishing Group and the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, OK have launched the Bob Dylan Center Songwriter Fellowship to mentor and develop aspiring songwriters. A panel of global artists will select two fellowship honorees, who will each receive a $40,000 project stipend, public engagement & presentation opportunities, dedicated time to study Dylan’s creative… Read More

September 1, 2023 – Music Biz Member BMG Promotes Anthony Abner To Global General Counsel

International music company, BMG has appointed long-time Business & Legal Affairs executive Anthony Abner to Global General Counsel, EVP, Business & Legal Affairs. In his new role, he will serve as the company’s most senior attorney, counseling BMG senior management and overseeing the company’s global legal teams. Prior to joining BMG, Abner held senior executive… Read More

August 31, 2023 – Music Biz Member Primary Wave Strikes Acquisition Deal With Styx’s Dennis DeYoung

Independent music publisher, Primary Wave has struck a music rights deal with Dennis DeYoung, founding member of the Rock band Styx.. Per the new deal, Primary Wave will acquire the music publishing catalog rights for majority of DeYoung’s compositions and master recording rights for recordings featuring DeYoung’s performances. The acquisition will cover many of Styx’s… Read More

August 30, 2023 – Music Biz Members Warner Music Canada & Warner Music India Launch 91 North Records

Warner Music Group’s Canadian and Indian divisions have partnered to launch 91 NORTH RECORDS, a new joint venture aimed at supporting artists of South Asian heritage. The label will be led by artist and producer Ikky, who will serve as Creative Director. Since its launch, 91 NORTH RECORDS has signed Canadian-based Punjabi stars Karan Aujla… Read More

August 29, 2023 – Music Biz Member Syntax Creative Strikes Partnership With Turnberry Records

Independent digital distributor, Syntax Creative has struck a new partnership with Turnberry Records, an artist-focused label based in Rancho Mirage, California. The partnership will further expand the reach and following of Tuneberry’s roster of artists.  “Helping artists cultivate a strong following is at the core of what we do,” said Erin Moorman, Marketing Coordinator at… Read More

August 29, 2023 – Music Biz Members YouTube And Universal Music Group  Launch AI Music Incubator Initiative

Video streaming platform, YouTube has partnered with Universal Music Group to launch the “AI Music Incubator,” a new initiative giving artists & producers the opportunity to research and offer feedback on a suite of creative AI tools. The cohort was developed to allow artists to have input on the development and refinement of AI tools,… Read More

August 28, 2023 – Music Biz Members One Music Global Publishing and The Orchard Enter Strategic Partnership

One Music Global Publishing has signed onto a strategic partnership with The Orchard Publishing to represent its distinguished portfolio of top Latin Christian songwriters. Per the partnership, One Music Global Publishing’s roster of artists & composers will stand to benefit from the protection of their work and opportunities for their catalogs to earn more revenue.. … Read More

August 28, 2023 – Music Biz Member Record Store Day UK Launches 2023 Edition of RSD Unsigned Competition

Record Store Day UK organizers have partnered with Breed Media to launch the 2023 edition of the RSD Unsigned competition, which will provide a rising independent artist with a pressing of 500 records on more sustainably sourced bio-vinyl. To enter, emerging artists must post a two-minute snippet of an original song onto TikTok or Youtube… Read More