Member Updates

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March 21, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: WorldStrings Promotion

We welcome WorldStrings Promotion as the newest member of the Music Business Association! The company specializes in organizing unique events that use music as a connecting language to bring people together and to promote mutual and peaceful understanding of diverse cultures. The company was founded in 2003 by German-born Bernd Haber. He works as a promoter and presenter of traditional and international music and as a connector and agent collaborating with music artists from different continents.... Read More

March 19, 2019 – Music Biz Member Clio Music Announces 2019 Clio Music Awards Jury

Music Biz member Clio Music today announced the industry leaders that will comprise its Use of Music and Music Marketing juries. These juries will decide which submissions will receive awards during the 60th annual Clio Awards on September 25 at The Manhattan Center in New York. “As the music industry continues to evolve, we find that each year our entries embody a remarkable variety of new and innovative approaches to reaching consumers,” said Clio President Nicole Purcell.... Read More

March 15, 2019 – Music Biz Member Music Millennium Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Congratulations Music Biz member Music Millennium, who celebrates their 50th anniversary today (at exactly 3 pm PT)! Since opening on March 15, 1969, this independent record store has featured a number of in-store signings and performances including the likes of Richard Thompson, Maureen McCormick (aka “Marcia Brady”), Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow, Randy Newman, Jewel, and Cheap Trick. A staple in the Portland, OR community, the store is now the oldest brick-and-mortar record shop in the Pacific Northwest.... Read More

March 4, 2019 – Music Biz Members Gracenote and Muzooka Announce Partnership to Add Artist Photos to Metadata

Music Biz members Gracenote and Muzooka have announced a partnership to include artist photos as part of music metadata. Going forward, when artists and their teams upload images to Muzooka’s platform, the company will forward the files to Gracenote to include as part of their music’s metadata. “We have always been committed to supporting artists and the music community by driving engagement across platforms,” said Andrew Van Doren, Gracenote director of global partnerships. “By connecting with Muzooka,... Read More

February 26, 2019 – Music Biz Member LyricFind Expands into Southeast Asia and Middle East

Congratulations to Music Biz member LyricFind, who recently expanded into Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The newest LyricFind office in Tangier, Morocco, is home to a local team covering Arabic and Turkish languages. At LyricFind’s offices in Vietnam, a local team covers Thai, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Bahasa, and Malay language lyrics. “LyricFind’s goal has been to expand and diversify our lyric coverage across the world and be able to service as many territories as possible and our new offices in Vietnam and Morocco are the next logical steps toward that goal,”... Read More

February 21, 2019 – New Member Profile: Caydence Records and Coffee

Please join us in welcoming Caydence Records and Coffee to the Music Biz Community! Caydence Records combines the warm, inviting feeling of the hometown independent record store with a specialty coffee bar and an all-ages event space that hosts live music, poetry showcases and art galleries, among other events. The shop sells a variety of vinyl records, CDs, tapes and music electronic equipment. Its coffee bar features a selection of classic Italian espressos, homemade syrups and locally made pastries.... Read More

February 14, 2019 – Music Biz Member Qobuz Launches Hi-Res Streaming & Download Platform in US

Congratulations to Music Biz member Qobuz, the world’s first and only certified Hi-Res (24-bit/up to 192k) streaming service, which saw its launch in the US this week! A hybrid streaming service and download store, Qobuz first launched in 2007 in Europe and today boasts nearly 40 million CD-quality (16-bit) and millions of Hi-Res (24-bit/up to 192 kHz) tracks, the largest available selection of Hi-Res streaming tracks anywhere. Qobuz will be available on all app stores with a robust slate of features including: Streaming in up to 24-bit/up to 192 kHz true Hi-Res FLAC (about 29x the audio quality of MP3) with compatible gear.... Read More

February 11, 2019 – New Member Profile: JamBase

Please welcome JamBase, an online destination for fans of live music, to the Music Biz community! Established in 1998, JamBase hosts show listings, ticket information, editorial content, and personalization tools to engage live music fans and reinforce the robust live music community. Millions of people interact with JamBase every month, and rely on the website and mobile app to find the most accurate show listings available for more than 166,000 artists across dozens of genres, performing in over 133,000 venues worldwide with comprehensive data points on over 1,000 festivals worldwide. ... Read More

February 4, 2019 – New Member Profile: Alumbrado, Inc.

Please join us in welcoming Alumbrado, Inc. to the Music Biz community! The company’s primary service, Fantasy Music, is a mobile music app that lets users draft Hip-Hop and Rap artists into a team, similar to fantasy football. Users earn points whenever artists on their team make a splash in the industry. Users can compete for concert tickets and read industry news articles. The company also has plans to expand from the mobile app space and build a record label to promote up-and-coming artists.... Read More

February 4, 2019 – Music Biz Member Burnside Distribution Turns 25

Congratulations to Music Biz member Burnside Distribution, the Portland, Oregon-based independent music distributor, on their 25th anniversary! Since 1994, Burnside has sold all types of music to independent stores, chain retailers and one-stops, and works with export partners around the world. “We love our labels, their artists and our retail friends who have supported us all of these years,” said Burnside President and Owner Bill McNally. “I think we have made it to 25 years due to our passion and commitment to provide focus,... Read More