Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2023

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March 20, 2023 – Music Biz Member Apple Announces Classical Music App Launch For March 28th

Apple has announced the company’s Classical music streaming app, Apple Music Classical,is set to launch on Tuesday, March 28th.  At no additional cost, Apple Music subscribers will be able to search an extensive Classical music library by composer, work, conductor, and catalog number. According to Apple, the service’s audio will play in up to 192kHz/24… Read More

March 17, 2023 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Acquires Dance & Electronic Music Distributor, Above Board

Sony Music’s The Orchard has announced the acquisition of Dance and Electronic music distribution and label services company, Above Board. Per the agreement, Above Board’s roster of artists will have access to The Orchard’s global distribution, artist and label services. Dan Hill, Founder and Managing Director of Above Board will report to Ian Dutt, Managing… Read More

March 17, 2023 – Music Biz Member Secretly Distribution Signs Global Distribution Deal With Chrysalis

Secretly Distribution has formed a global distribution deal with Chrysalis Records that will cover all physical and digital distribution for all the label’s upcoming frontline releases. To mark the new partnership, both companies have planned a joint global release for Nick Drake’s reimagined album, “The Endless Coloured Ways – The Songs of Nick Drake.” “I… Read More

March 16, 2023 – Music Biz Member Qobuz Launches Qobuz Club Online Community For Audiophiles & Music Lovers

Music streaming and download service, Qobuz has launched Qobuz Club, a new community platform dedicated to connecting global audiophiles and music lovers. The forum will allow users to interact with like-minded listeners on topics including music discovery, recommendations, hardware and Hi-Fi advice. The platform also features Qobuz News, Music Clubs, Hi-Fi Spaces and a discussion… Read More

March 16, 2023 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Names Eliah Seton CEO

Music streaming platform, SoundCloud has appointed Eliah Seton as the company’s new CEO, succeeding outgoing CEO Micheal Weissman. In 2021, Seton joined SoundCloud as President, where he oversaw the Creator and Roster operating divisions in addition to strategy, M&A, content partnerships, business development, distribution and artist partnerships. According to the company, as President he was,… Read More

March 15, 2023 – Music Biz Member Belmont University Appoints Spotify’s Brittany Schaffer As Dean Of  Mike Curb College Of Entertainment & Music Business

Belmont University has recruited Brittany Schaffer as the next Dean for the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. She will succeed Belmont alumnus and music industry executive, Doug Howard, as the first female dean since the program’s launch in 2003. In her role, Schaffer will be responsible for the college’s academic programs and… Read More

March 15, 2023 – The Future Of What Episode #204 — BE THE CHANGE Gender Equality Study, Pt. 1

Released on International Women’s Day 2023, the 3rd iteration of the BE THE CHANGE study showcases the perspectives of more than 1,500 music industry professionals across 100+ countries on how gender discrimination is both experienced and perceived across the music industry. In the first of two episodes focused on this year’s report, Matthew Yazge of… Listen

March 13, 2023 – Music Biz Members TuneCore & Luminate Release Third Annual BE THE CHANGE: Gender Equality In The Music Industry Study

Music data provider, Luminate has partnered with TuneCore and Believe for the third annual “BE THE CHANGE: Gender Equality in the Music Industry” study, which aims to shed light on important issues surrounding gender equality in the music industry. The study highlights accounts of discrimination experienced by women and gender expansive individuals, as well as… Read More

March 9, 2023 – Statement from the Music Business Association Regarding the State of Tennessee’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

The Music Business Association condemns the decision by Tennessee state lawmakers to pass recent discriminatory bills removing the rights of transgender youth to receive gender-affirming healthcare and effectively making the performance of drag shows in public places illegal. These bigoted actions are especially concerning as we believe the intentional use of vague, inflammatory language will… Read More

March 10, 2023 – Music Biz Member Downtown Announces Three Executive Promotions

Downtown Music Holdings has promoted Manan Vohra, Harmen Hemminga and Gareth Mellor to executive roles within the company. Joining from FUGA, Vohra will serve as the Chief Technology Officer of Downtown. He will be responsible for leading the wider product and technology strategy for the company. Vohra is an active member of the DDEX board… Read More