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December 11, 2019 – Napster and Super Hi-Fi Announce Partnership to Create Personalized Music Listening Experiences

Music Biz members Napster and Super Hi-Fi announced this week a partnership that will allow music streaming services and leading consumer companies to easily create the next generation of personalized and branded music. The service will be available via Napster’s complete music and audio technology platform, “Powered by Napster,” and will use Super Hi-Fi’s advanced AI solutions to add a critical layer of differentiation and customized listening features. “Napster serves many brands across various industries and we’re always looking for ways to super serve our customers with custom solutions,” said Bill Patrizio,... Read More

December 9, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: IAFAR

Welcome the Independent Alliance For Artist Rights (IAFAR) to the Music Biz member community! IAFAR is a newly formed organization founded as an equivalent to the MPA and NMPA for the neighboring rights sector, whose goal is to increase awareness and understanding about the neighboring rights revenue stream. The organization provides educational materials and a forum for collaboration for artists and rights holder, all in an effort to promote better understanding of neighboring rights and advocate for those entitled rights holders claim what profits are theirs.... Read More

November 22, 2019 – Jaxsta Launches Jaxsta Pro Beta, Offers Music Biz Members Exclusive Discount

Congratulations to Music Biz member Jaxsta, who today announced the launch of the Jaxsta Pro Beta! The Pro product is tailor-made to support professionals across all areas of the music business, and works hand-in-hand with the company’s innovative, constantly updating music credits database. Jaxsta Pro allows artist and label teams to claim Jaxsta credits profiles and add contact information to open up future working opportunities for artists, offers access to over 600 charts with the ability to create chart update alerts,... Read More

November 20, 2019 – Music Biz Member Muzooka Empowers Artists to Control Their Appearance on GRAMMY.com

In conjunction with this week’s 2020 GRAMMY Award nominations, Music Biz member Muzooka has announced a partnership with the Recording Academy allowing artists to control their appearance on GRAMMY.com. Muzooka allows artists and their teams to manage their assets and push them live to multiple platforms — including ticketing pages, festival sites, apps and more — all from a singular hub. “The GRAMMYs are a cultural institution and we are thrilled to be working with the Recording Academy,” said Muzooka Founder and CEO Shawn Wilson of the partnership.... Read More

November 14, 2019 – Music Biz Member Synchtank Teams Up With London Grid For Learning

This month, Music Biz member Synchtank announced a partnership with the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) and a prominent production library to provide high-quality music to students and teachers in London schools. The company’s software can easily identify licensed tracks for schools to use in assemblies, plays and performances, student presentations, and in-class lessons. This initiative also serves as a way to educate students on intellectual property rights, giving them a sense of how to appropriately use copyrighted material and respect the rights of content creators. ... Read More

November 11, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: AdRev

Please welcome Music Biz’s newest member, B2B and B2C administrative and strategy service AdRev! Operating primarily on YouTube’s ecosystem, AdRev helps clients and creators maximize their potential revenue on YouTube, in addition to protecting them from unauthorized re-uploads of their content. With AdRev’s recent acquisition by AVL Digital, the company has expanded their offerings for right holders and artists to include music channel strategy and optimization services. AdRev President Noah Becker will be speaking on a panel during NY:LON Connect 2020,... Read More

November 11, 2019 – Music Biz Member Qobuz Announces New Hi-Res Audio Plan

Hi-res audio streaming and download platform Qobuz has announced its plans to streamline the company’s subscription offerings by eliminating its MP3 streaming tier, in an effort to establish hi-res and CD lossless music as the new industry standard. Starting this month, subscribers can access one $14.99/month plan that grants them unlimited access to Qobuz’s entire catalog of 50 million+ songs at Hi-Res or CD lossless quality. “Qobuz was one of the earliest hi-res streamers,” said legendary singer-songwriter and Hi-Res music advocate Neil Young.... Read More

November 7, 2019 – Music Biz Member Hit Songs Deconstructed Interviews Today’s Most Influential Songwriters on Billboard’s Chart Beat Podcast

Music Biz member Hit Songs Deconstructed, known for providing songwriting trend analysis to  what drives today’s chart-topping songs, recently interviewed a number of today’s most prominent songwriters as part of Billboard’s Chart Beat podcast.  Company founders Yael and David Penn recently sat down with Finneas, producer and brother of Pop star Billie Eilish, to discuss the success of her recent No. 1 hit “Bad Guy” and the specific components of the song that make it so unique.... Read More

November 4, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: AGD Entertainment

This week, we welcome AGD Entertainment to the Music Biz member community! Founded in 2014, AGD Entertainment aims to provide developing artists of any popularity or tenure the tools necessary to advance in their career. The company’s primary service is the Zero To 60 program, which assists artists with the setup and rollout of a project such as an EP or LP release. In 2017, the company established Balancing Art & Industry, an industry commentary and content site that offers educational opportunities for artists to learn about the music industry. ... Read More

October 30, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Vezt

Please welcome Vezt, the first fractional music IP marketplace, to the Music Biz member community! Vezt’s app-based platform allows creatives in the music business to monetize their song rights directly from the public, and uses blockchain technology to track transactions. Since launching in September of 2018, Vezt has successfully completed more than 23,000 transactions and paid more than $600,000 to rights holders on the platform. Click here to see hear Vezt Co-Founders Steve Stewart and Robert Menendez explain how the platform works on CheddarTV.... Read More