Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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January 25, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Appoint Tim Matusch As EVP, Strategy & Operations

Robert Kyncl, the new CEO of Warner Music Group, has recruited his former YouTube colleague, Tim Matusch as WMG’s EVP of Strategy & Operations. In his newly created role, Kyncl states that Matusch will be working closely with him, “…the wider leadership team, and many of you, to help define, facilitate, and execute our 5-10… Read More

January 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Youtube Renews Livestream Deal With Coachella Through 2026

Video sharing platform, Youtube and AEG-owned promotor, Goldenvoice have renewed their longtime agreement to continue live streaming the Coachella festival through the year of 2026. Acts including Bad Bunny, Blackpink, and Frack Ocean will take the stage at this year’s Coachella, set to take place in-person and air live on Youtube April 14-16 and April… Read More

January 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Group Nashville Names Cindy Mabe CEO & Chair

Universal Music Group Nashville has appointed Cindy Mabe as its next chair and CEO,upon the retirement of Mike Dungan. In 2012, Mabe joined UMGN as SVP of Marketing, a role which saw her lead marketing across Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville. Over the course of her career, she has… Read More

January 23, 2023 – Music Biz Member Apple Releases Catalog of AI-Narrated Audiobooks

Apple has launched a catalog of AI-narrated audiobooks, carving out its place in the growing audiobook market. Users can find the new offerings by searching for “AI narration” on the company’s Books app, allowing them to listen to content that Apple describes as “…narrated by digital voice based on a human narrator.”Click here to read… Read More

January 23, 2023 – Music Biz Member TikTok Strikes Licensing Deal With Rotana Music Group

Short form video platform, TikTok has signed a licensing deal with Saudi Arabia’s Rotana Music Group. Per the agreement, the platform now has access to Rotana’s Arab music catalog. As the largest record label and music repertoire holder in the Arab world, the company’s roster includes many prominent Arab artists such as Mohammed Abdu, Amr… Read More

January 18, 2023 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: Dec. 2022/Jan. 2023

The Music Biz member community is home to more than 400 global companies, all working to collaborate to support the financial growth of our industry at large and create a more equitable, inclusive place to work! See below for the latest companies to join our Association in the last month: The Career MusicianLocation: Greater LA… Read More

January 20, 2023 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Releases 2023 Breakthrough UK: Artists to Watch List

Amazon Music has announced its “Breakthrough UK: Artists To Watch”” lineup for 2023. The curated list of up-and-coming UK-signed artists includes Anish Kumar, Caity Baser, Cassyette, Dylan, Flo, Flowerovlove, Henry Moodie, Jeshi Nemzzz, Nia Archives, Venbee and Wesley Joseph. Over the course of the year, Amazon will support each artist with playlist, editorial and social… Read More

January 20, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sound Royalties’ Allison Portlock Joins Muscle Shoals Songwriters Foundation Board

Sound Royalties’ Director of Marketing, Allison Portlock, has been recruited to the Board of the Muscle Shoals Songwriter Foundation. In this new role, she will be responsible for advising the organization and its songwriter-focused festival in marketing, partnerships, attendee experience, and the curation & expansion of songwriter & performance lineups.  In her role at Sound… Read More

January 19, 2023 – Music Biz Member Orfium Acquires Music Reporting & Audio Recognition Company, Soundmouse

Music tech startup, Orfium took to the stage at Music Biz & Music Ally’s NY:LON Connect 2023 summit to announce its acquisition of London-based media technology company, Soundmouse. The music reporting platform specializes in music cue sheet reporting and audio recognition services predominantly used by broadcasters and other media companies like the BBC. The acquisition… Read More

January 17, 2023 – Music Biz Members Vevo & TikTok To Launch Weekly ‘Trending on TikTok’ Show

Video streaming platforms, Vevo and TikTok have partnered to create & program a new weekly show called “Trending on TikTok.” The show will feature music videos of the top trending songs on TikTok, alongside clips of the creators using these songs in their content. According to Vevo, the show will be, “…a staple TV premiere,”… Read More