Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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January 12, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #202 — Continued Support For Inclusion & Mental Health in the Music Business

While major strides have already been made to improve the work culture of companies across the music business, it’s a never-ending task to ensure that EVERYONE who works in our industry is welcome, supported and truly happy in their day-to-day roles. To kick off the new year, we sat down with BMI’s SVP, Chief Diversity,… Listen

January 13, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Partners with Todd Moscowitz to Launch New Artist and Label Services Company, Santa Anna

Sony Music has struck a partnership with Alamo Records’  Founder and CEO, Todd Moscowitz to launch a new artist and label services company called Santa Anna. According to Sony, the new company will, “…support entrepreneurs and assist artists in maximizing their creative potential and build their businesses.” The company will be based in New York… Read More

January 11, 2023 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Names Platform’s 10 Rising Sub-Genres In 2022

Next-generation music company, SoundCloud has released a list highlighting top 10 music sub-genres during 2022. With over 320 million songs posted to the platform, the emergence of music movements on SoundCloud is common. According to the company’s data, UK Dance is one of the identified genres that accumulated a strong fan following in 2022. In… Read More

January 10, 2023 – Music Biz Member the Orchard Promotes Mary Ashley Johnson to EVP, Sales and Artist & Label Management (U.S./Canada); Names Katie Studley VP, Nashville

Music and entertainment company, The Orchard has promoted and hired two key executives to oversee strategy at their New York and Nashville offices. Mary Ashley Johnson has been elevated to the role of EVP, Sales and Artist & Label Management, U.S. and Canada; Katie Studley has been hired as the company’s VP, Nashville. In their… Read More

January 9, 2023 – Music Biz Member LyricFind Promotes Roy Hennig as SVP of Sales; Nik Mcleod as VP of Publishing

Lyric licensing and data solutions company, LyricFind has promoted Roy Hennig as their new SVP of sales and Nik McLeod as VP of publishing. In 2009, Hennig joined the LyricFind team in a variety of sales roles. According to the company, Hennig’s leadership led the company to over 40% revenue growth in 2022 alone. As… Read More

January 9, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Provides Counseling Support Across 12 Countries

Sony Music has recently updated its Artist Forward initiative to provide additional wellbeing measures to their artists. Under the heading ‘It’s okay not to be okay,’ artists have started to make use of a free, confidential counseling service that is available in 70 languages. As part of the Artists Assistance Programme, Sony’s artists have access… Read More

January 6, 2023 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Names Andile Mbete as Head of TuneCore, Southern Africa

Independent music distributor, TuneCore has appointed Andile Mbete to be their new Head of TuneCore, Southern Africa. He will manage and build the company’s artist roster in the region and support local artists through partnership opportunities and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining TuneCore, Mbete worked for Sony Music’s Columbia and Epic Records, where he oversaw… Read More

January 6, 2023 – Music Biz Member FUGA Strikes Deal With Polyvinyl Records

B2B distributor FUGA has announced a new partnership with indie label, Polyvinyl Records. Per the agreement, FUGA will allow the label  to utilize its distribution and marketing services. Polyvinyl will also gain access to a trends and analytics platform, DSP marketing, API access and account management across their releases. According to Matt Lunsford, President &… Read More

January 5, 2023 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — The Value of TV For Music Video In 2023: Interview with Jordan Glickson of Vevo

Music videos, both as an art form and as a promotional tool, have seen significant evolution in the ways they are created and consumed since the early days of MTV. And while the trending rise in user-generated content and short-form video platforms might seem like a blow to the format’s popularity, the adoption of smart… Read More

January 4, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Strikes Partnership with Virtual Fashion Platform, DRESSX

Warner Music Group has announced its investment in digital fashion retailer, DRESSX. The partnership allows WMG to further venture into the Web3 space by enabling their artists to design and launch their own virtual fashion lines. The artist’s 3D and AR virtual clothing offerings can be collected by fans and used across Instagram, Snapchat and… Read More