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September 14, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Harmony Helper
Please give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Music Biz community: Harmony Helper. Utilizing patented technologies to provide singers at all levels a digital rehearsal room anytime, anywhere in the convenience of an app, Harmony Helper touts itself as, “A Singer’s Best Friend.” The app was developed by a passionate team of expert technologists, seasoned entrepreneurs, well-respected Broadway performers, and performance experts. It also helps improve singing accuracy and build user confidence, helping individual singers and groups deliver their best performances.... Read More
September 10, 2020 – Music Biz Member The Orchard To Host Three-Day Student Summit
From September 15-17, The Orchard is hosting a three-day educational Virtual Student Series to give students 18 and older an inside look at the operations of the music business. Each day of programming will kick off at 12 pm ET, and dive into the operations of a global music distribution and artist & label services company. Over the course of 12 sessions, summit programming will feature conversations with executives across a number of The Orchard’s business segments — including design,... Read More
September 8, 2020 – Music Biz Member Synchtank Bolsters IRIS Royalty Platform With New Appointments
Synchtank has announced the onboarding of Janet Landrum as Royalties Specialist, and Dr. Nick Beitner & Carlos da Costa as Lead Architect and Senior Developer respectively, building up the team behind their IRIS royalty accounting platform. Landrum will apply her extensive film and TV catalog experience with 20th Century Fox to innovate Synchtank’s royalty accounting and unlock more value for rightsholders & rights administrators. Dr. Beitner and da Costa will oversee the expansion and infrastructure of the IRIS platform,... Read More
September 3, 2020 – Music Biz Member Brian Penick Launches Music Industry Careers Marketplace
Brian Penick, Music Biz member and co-founder of Legacy Entertainment Ventures, has launched industry Music Industry Careers, a marketplace which hosts career opportunities ranging from internships to full-time employment, mentorship & peer collaboration sessions, networking opportunities and more. Users can sign up, apply for roles and post job listings for free. Premium listings can be added for $10 per post per month — during the launch window, that fee can be waived by using discount code “LaunchGift10” at checkout.... Read More
September 1, 2020 – Music Biz Member Audible Reality Launches New Immersive Audio App
This week, Audible Reality has launched a groundbreaking new audio listening app that allows users to access unique immersive mastering variations on their favorite songs. The key innovation is Audible Reality’s “Vibes” feature, which acts like a filter set for music, using 3D audio technology to fully immerse the listener. A Pro plug-in is available for artists to create their own “Vibes” mastering mix, which can then be shared on their personal artist page right in the app.... Read More
August 31, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Songstats
Please welcome music data analytics company Songstats to the Music Biz member community! The Songstats app provides artists, record labels and industry professionals with detailed information from streaming services and download stores, including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, TikTok, Shazam, Beatport, Traxsource, 1001Tracklists, SoundCloud and iTunes. The app currently aggregates data from more than 30 million playlists and charts, and allows users to set push notifications for new playlist adds, chart positions, milestones and more. The app’s dedicated artist and label analytics pages showcase all-time and recent achievements for every track across an artist’s or label’s entire catalogue,... Read More
August 31, 2020 – MEMBER DISCOUNT: Songstats
Music Biz member Songstats offers a music data analytics app that provides industry professionals with comprehensive insights of track performance from over 30 million playlists and charts, as well as aggregated data from the most important streaming services and download stores. In addition, users can set push notifications for when tracks are added to major playlists, reach new milestones, and chart in different territories & genres. You can learn more about Songstats via their New Member Profile.... Read More
August 27, 2020 – Music Biz Member Bandcamp Extends Bandcamp Fridays Program through End of 2020
Bandcamp has announced that the company will again waive its revenue share on the first Friday of each month through the rest of 2020, so 100% of proceeds will directly support its partner artists and labels during the COVID-19 crisis. The program first began back in March, and Bandcamp reports that music fans have given more than $20 million to artists and labels across the four previous Bandcamp Friday events. The next Bandcamp Friday event will take place for 24 hours on Friday,... Read More
August 25, 2020 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Launches Voting Initiative for Creatives and Staff
Sony Music Group has announced the launch of “Your Voice, Your Power, Your Vote,” a non-partisan initiative that provides information and tools for company employees to help encourage voter registration and voting on Election Day. In addition, the company will observe a paid day off on Tuesday, November 3rd for all U.S. employees to ensure they can perform their civic duty. “Election Day in the U.S. is right around the corner and we know there are many ways voters can make an impact,”... Read More
August 24, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Payoneer
Please welcome global payments processor, Payoneer as the newest member of the Music Business Association! Payoneer’s digital platform leverages robust technology, compliance, operations and banking infrastructure streamlines global commerce for millions of small businesses & enterprises from 200 countries and territories. The company’s financial services offerings include cross-border payments, working capital, tax solutions and risk management Payoneer helps to make global commerce easy and secure by powering growth for customers ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs in emerging markets to the world’s leading digital brands like Airbnb,... Read More