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May 15, 2020 – Music Biz Member AGD Entertainment Celebrates 6th Anniversary

Congratulations to artist services company AGD Entertainment, who are celebrating their sixth anniversary in 2020! “I’m proud to say that in our first six years of operation, we’ve stayed true to our mission to educate and inspire clients with our knowledgeable team of industry professionals,” says AGD Founder Nathan Dohse. “Through community collaboration, our company cultivates a fun environment with an emphasis on respect, creativity, and relationships. We strive to be at the forefront of innovation in the ever-changing entertainment industry.”... Read More

May 14, 2020 – Music Tectonics to host Two Day Zoom “Isolate or Innovate” Forum May 19-20, 2020

Music Tectonics — the conference and podcast hosted by Music Biz member Rock Paper Scissors — will host the “Isolate or Innovate” via Zoom on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20. This two-day virtual forum and networking platform will feature discussions for how the music and music tech industries are responding to the worldwide crisis through isolation and remote work, and what trends and tactics will drive growth for these companies while stay at home orders remain in place.... Read More

May 10, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Cosynd

Give a round of applause for the newest member of the Music Biz community: Cosynd, who offers a fast and affordable toolkit to assist creators in protecting their copyrights. The company works to turn the long and expensive copyright process into one that works for creators in various media, primarily through copyright restrictions and agreements. Recently, Cosynd was the first company to acquire an investment from the City of New York’s $30 million venture fund for diverse entrepreneurs. ... Read More

May 4, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Pop Daze Entertainment

Please give a warm welcome to Pop Daze Entertainment, the newest member of the Music Biz member community! Pop Daze is a digital community that primarily focuses on the music and pop culture phenomena during the 1960s throughout the 1990s, so fans can share their memories from days past while creating new ones with one another. The forum also discusses topics related to cannabis as well as one’s way of life after 40. After the current health crisis,... Read More

April 30, 2020 – Music Biz Member BuzzAngle Rebrands as Alpha Data

This week, BuzzAngle unveiled its new rebrand as Alpha Data, and the platform’s subscription tool and service — BuzzAngle Music — now called Alpha Data Music+. The music analytics tool will continue to power music charts for Rolling Stone. Beyond the rebrand, Alpha Data also announced upgrades to its daily data-reporting service. “Our goal is to provide the music industry with granular, up-to-date insights so our partners can formulate the best possible decisions in real-time,” said Alpha Data President Stephen Blackwell.... Read More

April 28, 2020 – Billboard Shares 2020 List of Top Music Business Schools

This week, Billboard issued its 2020 list top music business schools. Congratulations to all the schools recognized, including Music Biz Academic Partner institutions Belmont University, Berklee College of Music, Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, MTSU, Monmouth University, NYU, UCLA, University of Miami Frost School of Music, University of North Texas, USC Thornton School of Music and William Paterson University! Click here to read the full list.... Read More

April 27, 2020 – Music Biz Member Bandcamp Waives Commissions on Sales for First Fridays in May, June and July

This Friday, May 1, Music Biz member Bandcamp will waive its revenue share on sales of music and merch products, giving 100 percent of the proceeds to artists to support them through the COVID-19 crisis. The company will do the same on Friday, June 5 and Friday, July 3 to further support its artist partners. Bandcamp first took this measure on Friday, March 20, which saw music fans spend $4.3 million in direct support their favorite artists — more than 15 times what is sold on a typical Friday.... Read More

April 23, 2020 – Music Biz Member Jaxsta Offers Jaxsta Pro Free Through 2020

The world might have temporarily stopped, but your music career hasn’t. To make sure you’re ready to take advantage of all career opportunities once the COVID-19 pandemic has eased, Jaxsta – the world’s largest public-facing, dedicated database of official music credits – is making Jaxsta Pro FREE for the rest of 2020.  There are many benefits to being a Jaxsta Pro member, whether you make music or work behind the scenes in the music industry.... Read More

April 23, 2020 – Music Biz Member Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick

In light of the current health crisis, Music Biz member Spotify is launching the Artist Fundraising Pick, a feature that allows artists to highlight a fundraising destination on their Spotify profile to their fans. Artists can use the feature to raise money for themselves, their crew and teams, or a verified organization participating in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project. Spotify is partnering with Cash App, GoFundMe, and PayPal.me to collect and process donations, with Cash App specifically establishing a $1 million relief fund for artists. ... Read More

April 16, 2020 – Music Biz Member Patra Sinner Offering Free Legal Counsel Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Music Biz member Patra Sinner, an entertainment attorney with Sodoma Law, is offering free 30 minute consultations to creative professionals and entities through May 15, 2020. Sinner has been practicing for 17 years, and has many touring family and friends impacted by the restrictions placed on live events during this time. “It is wonderful to see so many great ideas and contributions being made by other Music Biz members,” she offered. “We are happy to join the effort.... Read More