Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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February 17, 2023 – Music Biz Member CrossBorderWorks’ Vickie Nauman Joins KLOOV Advisory Board

Vickie Nauman, founder and CEO of music tech consultancy, CrossBorderWorks has joined the advisory board of Web3 music company, KLOOV. The Barcelona-based company works on digital collectibles, experiences and NFTs.  Click here to read more from Billboard.

February 17, 2023 – Music Biz Member Songtradr Acquires B2B Music Company, 7digital

B2B music licensing company, Songtradr has offered £19.4 million to acquire UK B2B digital music company, 7digital. The acquisition has been agreed on by 7digital’s board, and is now set for shareholder approval.  “Having closely followed 7digital’s evolution for a long time, we are delighted to have reached agreement to combine our businesses, expanding our… Read More

February 16, 2023 –  Music Biz Member Syntax Creative Appoints Trish Holman to Operations Team

Syntax Creative has recruited Trish Holman as a member of its operations team, playing a critical role in the company’s financial processes. Holman has more than 30 years of experience in the music industry, beginning her career at Homeland Records in 1990. She later served 14 years as the Production Manager for Mansion Entertainment.  Click… Read More

February 16, 2023 – Music Biz Member Revelator’s Web3 NFT Platform Unlocks New Revenue Stream For Music Industry

All-in-one music data service, Revelator has released a new, easy-to-use web3 product that enables users to mint NFTs and aggregate web3 royalties on its Revelator Pro platform. The service’s NFT platform offers artists the opportunity to connect directly with their fans and generate new revenue streams. Without any knowledge of web3, crypto or coding, music… Read More

February 15, 2023 – Music Biz Members Secretly Distribution & Infinite Catalog Partner To Increase Payment Frequency For Artists

Secretly Distribution has partnered with independent royalty accounting platform, Infinite Catalog to implement easier methods of paying artists royalties more often. Infinite Catalog’s offerings will bring new benefits and integrations between the two companies’ respective platforms, including the automated delivery of royalty data. Described as “QuickBooks for royalties,” the initiative has already been implemented across… Read More

February 15, 2023 – Music Biz Member UMG Launches EMI North in Leeds, Appoints Lucy Dann As EMI Records’ Managing Director

Universal Music Group has announced the launch of a new label based in the northern UK City of Leeds, named EMI North. The label will be dedicated to working with, “…the very best musical talent in the North of England,” and provide young individuals with opportunities in the industry. Clive Cawley, who formerly worked as… Read More

February 13, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Takes Eco-Friendly Approach to Vinyl Production

Warner Music Group has issued its second annual Environmental Social Governance report, in which it states that the company will be shifting away from 180g vinyl production. Over the years, WMG has invested in ways to produce records without using PVC to reduce the environmental impact of record manufacturing, as well as the practice of… Read More

February 13, 2023 – Music Biz Member Universal Partners with TIDAL to Develop Artist-Focused Streaming Payout Model

Universal Music Group has partnered with music streaming platform, TIDAL to further develop alternative streaming payout models that they say, “…might better reward the value provided by artists.” Both companies plan to research how “harnessing fan engagement” can “generate greater commercial value for every type of artist.” The research will also extend to evaluating how… Read More

February 10, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Launches Rhythm City on Roblox

Warner Music Group has launched “a first-of-its-kind music themed social roleplay experience” named Rhythm City on virtual gaming platform, Roblox. Developed in partnership with gaming and content company, Gamefam, WMG says that Rhythm City will expose users to artists and music through social roleplay and provide them with a collection of digital items sold exclusively… Read More

February 9, 2023 – Music Biz Member Concord Recruits Colton McGee As VP of Business and Legal Affairs

Independent music company Concord has appointed Colton McGee as their new VP of Business and Legal Affairs. He will report to and work alongside the company’s EVP of Business and Legal Affairs, Gregg Goldman at the company’s headquarters in Nashville. McGee will work within Concord’s recorded music division and is responsible for supporting Concord Label… Read More