Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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February 8, 2023 – Music Biz Members SoundCloud & SiriusXM Renew US Advertising Partnership

SoundCloud and SiriusXM have extended their US Advertising partnership until 2024. Initiated in 2018, the agreement enables advertisers and brands to continue purchasing SoundCloud’s US advertising inventory directly from SXM Media. The renewed agreement leverages SXM Media’s direct sales capabilities, targeting data, auto programmatic product, and innovative ad-tech solutions via SiriusXM’s subsidiary, AdsWizz. Combined, SoundCloud… Read More

February 7, 2023 – Music Biz Member Columbia Records Appoints Jenifer Mallory As President

Columbia Records has named Jenifer Mallory as the company’s next President. In her new role, she will continue to oversee marketing, publicity, digital, brand partnerships, licensing and video departments at Columbia. In 2006, Mallory joined Columbia Records and Sony Music where she gradually rose through a series of marketing roles. She later became Senior VP… Read More

February 6, 2023 – Music Biz Member Music Tech Works’ rightsholder.io Study Reveals Data Gaps For Top GRAMMY Award Categories

Music Tech Works has used its music rights search engine, rightsholder.io, to analyze global song registrations for some of this year’s GRAMMY Award categories, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Dance/Electronic Recording, Best Rock Song, Best R&B Song, and Best Rap Song. According… Read More

February 3, 2023 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Names Rapper Papoose As Head Of Hip-Hop

Independent music distributor, TuneCore has named rapper Papoose as the company’s Head of Hip-Hop. In his new role, he will report directly to TuneCore’s CEO, Andreea Gleeson, and will lead the company’s Artist Ambassador program for Hip-Hop and Rap. Papoose will scout rising talents and oversee artist education and career advice workshops while acting as… Read More

February 2, 2023 – Music Biz Member TikTok Launches Talent Manager Portal For Negotiating Brand Deals

Short form video platform, TikTok has launched an alpha test of a new Talent Manager Portal in its Creator Marketplace tool, allowing artist managers to negotiate brand deals directly in the platform. Once a creator authorizes use of the tool, talent managers will be able to oversee and analyze brand opportunities & campaigns presented to… Read More

February 1, 2023 – Music Biz Member Apple Music: Over 80% Of Subscribers Listen To Spatial Audio In 2022

Apple Music has reported that more than 80% of its subscribers worldwide used the streaming service’s Spatial Audio feature in 2022. The feature provides users with a surround-sound experience, and monthly plays in the format have grown by over 1,000% since its debut last year. that has amassed over 1,000% in monthly plays. According to… Read More

January 31, 2023 – Music Biz Member Viberate Reduces Music Data Platform Subscription Price

Music data analytics platform, Viberate has reduced the platform’s subscription from $129 to $9.90 per month. The initiative was announced at Music Biz & Music Ally’s NY:LON Connect conference in London earlier this month, and was done to democratize access to music data for a larger portion of industry professionals.  “If we want the entire… Read More

January 30, 2023 – Music Biz Member FUGA Strikes Partnership With Marathon Music Group

B2B distributor, FUGA has partnered with Marathon Music Group to provide its global digital and physical distribution services to the label’s diverse roster of talent.  As part of the deal, Marathon will also receive access to FUGA’s wider slate of marketing, enhanced trends,analytics, sync, brand partnerships, and YouTube services, as well as the distributor’s audience… Read More

January 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sound Royalties’ Business Nearly Doubled In 2022

Based on Sound Royalties’ year-end results for 2022, the company reports that their volume of fundings to music creatives grew more than 90% last year. According to company Founder and CEO, Alex Heiche, “…for thousands of creatives, this means more resources to invest, launch projects, tour, build, or manage their financial lives under the best… Read More

January 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member Spotify Adds 10,000+ New Arabic Songs Following Licensing Deal With Rotana Music

Spotify has struck a licensing deal with Middle Eastern record label, Rotana Music. Per the agreement, more than 10,000 Arabic songs will be uploaded to the music streaming platform. The songs span from Rotana’s extensive catalog of artists including Amr Diab, Elissa, Mohamad Abdo, Abdulmajeed Abdullah, Tamer Hosny and Najwa Karam.  “I am incredibly proud… Read More