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January 10, 2019 – Artists Working With Music Biz Member CD Baby Earned More Than $100 Million in 2018
Indie distributor/publisher and Music Biz member CD Baby announced this week that its member artists earned over $100 million dollars in 2018. The nine-figure milestone represents a 25 percent increase over 2017, when CD Baby paid out $80.1 million — itself a 33 percent bump from 2016. According to the company’s statistics, it distributes 750,000 artists and more than 9 million tracks and publishes 170,000 songwriters and over 1 million individual songs, representing artists in more than 200 territories across the globe.... Read More
December 12, 2018 – Music Biz Member Royalty Exchange Profiled In Forbes Magazine
Royalty Exchange, a member of the Music Business Association, was profiled this week by Forbes Magazine. Royalty Exchange gives songwriters the opportunity to create a new, immediate revenue stream by selling their catalogs to investors. This offers a highly beneficial solution for both parties, as songwriters receive an up-front payment for their performances while investors receive a stream of predictable, fixed-rate royalty payments. The earnings potential of catalogs is based on past payments to artists, calculated through Royalty Exchange’s “Know Your Worth” online app.... Read More
December 11, 2018 – Music Biz Member Capitol Music Group Hosts Inaugural ‘Capitol Royale’ Creativity and Innovation Marathon In Los Angeles
In the wake of technology changing the landscape of the music industry, companies are shifting their energy towards more cutting-edge and forward-thinking methods of doing business. Enter Capitol Royale: Capitol Music Group’s two-day creativity and innovation marathon (Dec 1-2) at its headquarters in Hollywood, CA. In the company’s continued investment in the music and tech space, its Capitol360 hub helped conceive and nurture an idea for Capitol to be one of the first major record labels to host a hackathon and center the challenge around a bevy of panels,... Read More
December 7, 2018 – Music Biz Congratulates Members & Friends Featured In Billboard’s 2018 ‘Women In Music’
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) would like to congratulate its members, friends, and affiliates for being featured on Billboard’s ‘Women In Music 2018’ list. We’d like to send a special congratulations to the four Executives of the Year: Danielle Aguirre, Executive VP/General Counsel for the National Music Publishers Association; Dina LaPolt, Founder/Owner of LaPolt Law, and Legal Counsel to the Songwriters of North America; Jacqueline Charlesworth, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling; and Susan Genco, Co-President,... Read More
November 20, 2018 – New Member Profile: Martin, Allbee & Associates LLC
Welcome Martin, Allbee & Associates LLC to the Music Business Association! Serving clients from the creative sector of the industry, Martin, Allbee & Assoc. manages business and financial affairs including: risk management, payroll services, accounts payable & receivable, acquisition and liquidations of assets, domestic & foreign touring, and all types of tax matters. The firm works to help new artists gain solid financial footing from which to launch successful careers, as well as maintain strong financial foundations for industry veterans to ensure their continued productivity.... Read More
November 13, 2018 – New Member Profile: The Clio Awards
Please join us in welcoming The Clio Awards, the esteemed international awards competition for the creative business, to the Music Business Association! Five years ago, The Clio Awards launched Clio Music in partnership with Billboard to provide annual awards recognition, as well as community support and connection, between marketers in the music industry, at advertising agencies, and at brands. Clio Music celebrates creativity in music marketing, advertising, and sync spanning artist self-promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations,... Read More
November 12, 2018 – New App From Music Biz Member Single Music Offers Direct-To-Fan Shopping Experience
Single Music, a Music Biz member and sponsor of our 2019 Annual Convention, has launched its new app offering an exciting new direct-to-consumer sales initiative. The app, exclusively aligned with Shopify, enables artists and labels to directly sell music via their official websites with instant reporting to Nielsen for Soundscan chart status. Each artist store can now offer a one-stop shop for both physical and digital music, streamlining the respective methods of sale under one roof.... Read More
November 8, 2018 – New Member Profile: Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc.
Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc. has just joined the Music Business Association! Momentous is known in both the entertainment and insurance industries as a trusted adviser, and the firm continues to build on this reputation by protecting their clients — touring bands, DJs, audio engineers, rental houses, talent managers, and music producers — from financial risk as they incorporate the latest technology and pyrotechnics into their live shows. Momentous’ decision to join the Association was mainly based on the number of their clients that are members of Music Biz’s robust community and attend our Annual Conference.... Read More
October 25, 2018 – Music Biz Member Facebook Launches New Wave of Music Products
Facebook, a member of Music Biz, has announced a new wave of music products launching on the social network, aiming to better integrate music into how people share photo and video. The collection of features includes the launch of Music on Facebook Stories and an expansion of Lip Sync Live, as well as a forthcoming option to add songs to a personal profile. Music on Facebook Stories, as the name suggests, will allow users to add a song to photos and videos shared to their stories.... Read More
October 25, 2018 – Music Biz Member CD Baby Partners with Cosynd to Streamline Copyright Registration
Music Biz member CD Baby has announced a new partnership with legal services platform Cosynd to help creators get their works copyrighted fast. The major digital distributor’s deal with Cosynd allows CD Baby users to document ownership of their content. The legal services platform offers free and paid tiers of services. Under the deal, users will receive a month of free access to Cosynd’s Essential and Premium tiers. This will allow CD Baby members to create unlimited copyright split sheets,... Read More