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August 2, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Utopia Music AG
We’re thrilled to welcome financial tech company, Utopia Music to the growing Music Biz member community! Utopia’s platform bridges the industry’s knowledge, data and trust gap by connecting music consumption data with rights ownership, payment data and economics. This in turn outlines the full value of music and enables faster, more accurate payments for artists, writers, publishers, labels, collection societies and beyond. Utopia became Music Biz members to connect and collaborate for the benefit of the entire industry community,... Read More
July 26, 2021 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Distribution Helps Launch Dallas Austin Distribution In Atlanta
Symphonic Distribution is partnering with GRAMMY award-winning producer Dallas Austin (aka “dad”) to form Dallas Austin Distribution (DAD). The initial focus of the company will be to create opportunities for up-and-coming Hip-Hop artists in Atlanta. “Symphonic’s goal in Atlanta is to support DAD,” said Octavius Crouch, Symphonic’s Senior Client Manager & Hip-Hop/R&B A&R, who is also leading the partnership. “For future partners, we want to show that we provide important resources, and don’t rely on record labels.... Read More
July 26, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Byta
Welcome audio sharing platform, Byta to the Music Biz member community! Byta is uniquely built specifically for audio files, enabling anyone to send and receive digital audio any way they want. Designed for music industry professionals, Byta’s users include everyone from small bedroom artists and studio professionals, to some of the global music business’ largest record companies. The company’s goal is to simplify the secure exchange of digital audio, empowering users to upload & share multiple music file formats,... Read More
July 23, 2021 – Music Biz Member Revelator Adds Microfinancing To Its Payment-Accelerating Wallet
Innovative creator rights management company, Revelator has expanded its web3-based Wallet to provide instant financial support to artists and rightsholders with the help of a new $1.3 million grant. Revelator was able to reduce royalty settlement time from months to days in a 2020 pilot with a major global publisher. Processing more than 9 billion streams in a day, amounting to seven months worth of data, the company processed rightholder payments in under 30 days (as opposed to an entire quarter or longer).... Read More
July 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Super Hi-Fi Announces Partnership Program with 7 Digital to Deliver Next Generation Listening Experiences
AI-based music technology company, Super Hi-Fi has announced it is expanding its partnership program to include 7digital, a global leader in B2B music services. The company will use Super Hi-Fi’s platform to bring advanced playback and AI-powered recommendations to their playlisting and curation tools as they power music delivery and reporting for some of the world’s largest brands. Super Hi-Fi delivers AI-engineered, individually customized listening experiences to listeners on streaming services, broadcast & digital radio, digital fitness,... Read More
July 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Distribution’s Licensing Arm Bodega Sync Expands To Latin America & Europe
Symphonic Distribution has announced that its licensing arm, Bodega Sync, is expanding to Europe and Latin America, expediting their collective expansion and reach into foreign markets. Bodega has entered partnerships in Latin America with Carbonero Music Publishing (Colombia) and Ace Music (Colombia/Spain); in Europe, the company has signed with Steam Music (Germany) and KAA Production (France). These new partnerships give Bodega Sync access to more than 10,000 pre-cleared songs from a variety of different genres. Bodega’s roster will also be exposed to a new landscape of licensing opportunities throughout Latin America with the help of Carbonero’s in-house music supervision team.... Read More
July 19, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: MRC Data
Welcome to the Music Biz member community, MRC Data! Established in 2019 with the acquisition of longtime music consumption data company, Nielsen Music (Soundscan), MRC Data provides comprehensive global data & analytics to the entertainment and music industries. The company services all of the music ecosystem – digital service providers, labels, radio, managers, publishers, talent/management and promoters, retailers – and provides data for the Billboard charts. Most recently, MRC published its mid-year reports measuring music consumption for the U.S.... Read More
July 14, 2021 – Music Biz Member Qobuz Becomes First To Stream Captain Beefheart’s “Trout Mask Replica”
On Friday, July 9, hi-res music streaming & download platform Qobuz became the first DSP to stream the classic Captain Beefheart album, “Trout Mask Replica.” The record will remain exclusively on the Qobuz platform for 30 days, after which it will be fully rolled out onto other streaming and digital platforms. This digital version of the LP contains audio which was remastered in 2012, and features a refreshed version of the album cover. Rolling Stone covered the record release in a piece featuring an interview Ahmet Zappa,... Read More
July 14, 2021 – Linkfire Is Hiring: Commercial Executive
Music Biz member Linkfire is looking for a full-time Commercial Executive to work closely with the biggest players in the music and entertainment industry. You’ll join a company with roots and heart in music. We’re a team of designers, engineers, product managers, and more, drawn from every corner of the globe. The common denominator? Music—we live and breathe the stuff. We are expanding our team in New York and are looking for a Commercial Executive with a specific focus on publisher network and media sales within the music markets.... Read More
July 13, 2021 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Music Promotes Jenni Pfaff to SVP, Head of Global Strategic Integration & Operations
Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has announced that it has named Jenni Pfaff as the company’s SVP, Head of Global Strategic Integration & Operations. Pfaff joined WCM as VP of People in 2019, after founding Pfaff HR and serving nearly two decades in senior HR roles with PwC, Activision Blizzard and Northrop Grumman. WCM also announced that Jesse Dang, a 20 year-veteran of the entertainment and media industries, will serve as its new SVP of People. “Jenni’s move from our People team into a business role at Warner Chappell is a testament to her transformative leadership,... Read More