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February 10, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Dance Plant Records, Inc.

Please welcome Montreal-based Dance Plant Records, Inc. to the Music Business Association! The label was founded in 1986 by “two crazy guys who loved the music business,” with its roots in the Dance genre. Today, it is one of Canada’s most prestigious indie labels, with a diverse catalog including Rock, Pop, New Age, Instrumental, Country, Rap & Hip Hop, Electronica, Relaxation, and EDM music from artists across the international marketplace. Dance Plant Records chose to become Music Biz members after attending our Annual Music Biz Conference for the first time in 2019.... Read More

January 31, 2020 – Music Biz Members Symphonic Distribution and AMPED Announce Physical Distribution Partnership

This week, Music Biz members Symphonic Distribution and AMPED announced a new partnership that will allow Symphonic’s clients to access physical distribution services for vinyl, CDs, and cassettes in North America and beyond.  “Offering physical distribution is a natural extension of Symphonics’s comprehensive digital music and video distribution offering and artist services arsenal,” says Symphonic’s Chief Client Officer Nick Gordon. “What’s more, we’re glad to help labels get their products into stores during what has been a stressful time in the physical distribution and retail business.... Read More

January 28, 2020 – Clio Music Opens for Entries, Announces Program Changes for 2020

This week, Music Biz members Clio Music have announced its call for entries for this year’s Clio Music Awards, which will celebrate achievement in artist self-promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations, and the use of music in advertising. The first deadline to enter submissions for this year’s awards program is Friday, March 20th, after which prices to enter will increase. To learn more about the Clio Music awards program and submit entries, visit clios.com/music.... Read More

January 23, 2020 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Announces Subscriber Base Surpasses 55 Million

Congratulations to Amazon Music, who this week announced that they have surpassed 55 million subscribers across all service tiers! This milestone follows an exceptional year for Amazon Music — the service saw 50% growth year-over-year in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan; and more than doubled its user base in France, Italy, Spain and Mexico. 2019 also saw the company debuting its flagship service in Brazil; launching an ad-supported tier in the U.S., U.K., and Germany;... Read More

January 20, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Songfluencer

Join us in welcoming Songfluencer, an influencer marketing company specializing in music promotion via Instagram and TikTok, to the Music Biz member community! Songfluencer works with artists to distribute their songs to their network of social influencers, who then share the songs in their stories or posts via click-through links to various DSPs. Click-throughs to these services are key in helping artists gain further exposure and playlist placement, as the DSP algorithms reward artists who drive traffic to their platforms.... Read More

January 15, 2020 – Music Biz Member Stemit Announces Long Term Partnership and Licensing Deal with Audionamix

Music Biz member Stemit this week announced that it has licensed exclusive rights to advanced AI music stemming algorithms from Audionamix, offering rights holders a solution to unlocking stems from recorded music. Audionamix’s AI separation technology automatically separates songs into stems, including a cappella, backing tracks, drums, bass, and remaining music.  This new solution allows content owners to create stems directly from two-track stereo masters, without the need for sourcing digital multi-tracks. As a result, rights owners can generate additional revenue by offering instrumental versions of their original masters for karaoke,... Read More

January 13, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Revelator

We’re excited to welcome Revelator to the Music Biz member community! Over the past 18 months, Revelator has developed and tested a blockchain-powered mobile and web application to accelerate the settlement of streaming royalties to a daily cycle. Revelator’s digital asset platform and artist wallet were designed to help copyright owners and independent music creators simplify the complex problems of accurate royalty & split payment distribution to copyright owners and creators with speed,... Read More

January 8, 2020 – Music Biz Member Vydia Helps Kanye Release “Jesus Is Born” on Christmas Day

Transferring files from Kanye’s hard drive to Spotify’s sounds easy, but in practice requires preparation and coordination. Massive, red-tape-laden major-label structures aren’t always suited to do this quickly, and West himself has missed a number of self-imposed deadlines in recent years. This time, though, everything went smoothly. “The record was mastered at 1 am Christmas morning,” LaManna says. “It was exported and uploaded by 5 am. We downloaded and delivered it to the streaming services by 7 or 8 am.” The album came out around 3 pm,... Read More

December 16, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Axum Management Capabilities, Inc.

Join us in welcoming our newest member: Axum Management Capabilities, Inc., a community development consulting firm that works to improve the returns on investments made by individuals, organizations and communities. Axum’s tagline of “From Capability to Actuality” defines their mission to create a culture focused on people, planet and purpose through their evaluation, analysis and management strategies. Axum CEO Andrea JohnBaptiste also hosts the weekly radio show Synergy, which offers a mix of new musical releases,... Read More

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