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July 23, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Fan Powered Music
Join us in welcoming Fan Powered Music to the Music Business Association! The company’s two-fold mission allows fans to promote their favorite artists’ music, and gives artists a configurable platform to actively reach out to fans and grow their fan base. Artists receive points based on the number of plays they receive, and after achieving a certain number of points, their music is played in an ad spot for a new listener. The platform drives revenue through ad-supported streaming,... Read More
July 16, 2019 – [IN THE NEWS] — Colleen Theis, COO of Music Biz Member The Orchard, Interviewed by Music Business Worldwide
Colleen Theis, COO of Music Biz member The Orchard, was featured in an extensive interview this week by Music Business Worldwide. The interview covers her professional journey and path to success in the industry, how the landscape of music distribution is changing, and what The Orchard brings to the table in the modern music business. Over the last five years, Theis has seen The Orchard grow from 25 to 43 offices worldwide, and a slew of partnerships which led to successful releases from artists including Ozuna,... Read More
July 9, 2019 – Music Biz Member Jaxsta Launches Music Credits Database in Beta Phase, Signs New Agreement with Merlin
Congratulations to Music Biz member Jaxsta, who recently launched its groundbreaking online database of official music credits in the beta phase! Founded in 2015 by Jacqui Louez Schoorl and Louis Schoorl, Jaxsta sources its credits directly from its official data partners, which include record labels such as Warner, Universal, Sony and myriad independents; organizations such as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and The Recording Academy (GRAMMY Awards); and most recently, global digital rights agency Merlin.... Read More
July 3, 2019 – Rolling Stone Magazine Debuts New Music Charts, Powered by Alpha Data
Rolling Stone Magazine has debuted the Rolling Stone Charts, an interactive set of music charts that offer an impartial, in-depth and in-the-moment view of the biggest songs, albums and artists in music. The new RS Charts are powered by Rolling Stone‘s independent analytics company, Alpha Data (known formerly as BuzzAngle Music). Rolling Stone took advantage of the forum Music Biz’s Annual Conference provides to preview its plans for the new charts. The RS Charts include the Rolling Stone 100,... Read More
June 25, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Show4me
Join us in welcoming Show4me to the Music Business Association! The company’s primary offering, the Show4me Music Interaction Network, allows artists to make a living doing what they love and receive genuine appreciation from fans via its Artist Clubs and crowdfunding options. The Show4me Music Interaction Network, which launched in April of 2019, is an all-in-one music ecosystem that combines concert & music crowdfunding, direct-to-fan interaction, and music sales, among other features.... Read More
June 24, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Linkfire
Please welcome our newest member, Linkfire! A smart marketing platform established in response to the increasingly complex nature of music marketing, Linkfire indexes music across digital services, allowing users to create a single smart link for their latest release, playlist, or tour. The service routes millions of fans to the content they love in the apps they use, while empowering everyone from major labels to indie artists with comprehensive music data analytics. All the link data is accessible in an easy-to-use dashboard that offers integrations with the most popular retargeting and affiliate programs.... Read More
June 19, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Catalog Kings
Please welcome Catalog Kings to Music Biz’s member community! This Nashville-based company specializes in all types of printing projects including catalogs, programs, posters, flyers and postcards. And with the recent installation of a new saddle stitcher, they can now handle all kinds of bindery projects. Catalog Kings also produces promotional items such as apparel, lanyards, badges, bumper stickers, shot glasses and guitar picks. Catalog Kings chose to join the Association because of their desire to grow their footprint in the music business.... Read More
June 18, 2019 – Billboard Releases its 2019 Indie Power Players List Featuring Music Biz Board Members and 2019 Conference Speakers
Coinciding with A2IM’s Indie Week Conference in New York, Billboard has just released their annual Indie Power Players list, celebrating those whose dedication to advancing the interests of indie artists has led to global growth in the indie music segment. Music Biz extends our congratulations to the entire Power Players list, with special recognition for Music Biz Board members Glenn Dicker of Redeye and Amy Dietz of Ingrooves Music Group. The list also features a number of speakers who were part of our 2019 Annual Conference program,... Read More
June 17, 2019 – [MEMBER NEWS] — Final Clio Music Awards Submission Deadline Approaches; Synchtank Interviews Clio Music Director Michael Kauffman
Music Biz Member Clio Music has announced that the final deadline to submit for the 2019 Clio Music Awards. Entrants will have until next Friday, June 28, to submit their campaigns that connect consumers with brands through the power of music for consideration in this year’s awards. Award winners will be announced during the 60th annual Clio Awards on September 25 at The Manhattan Center in New York. For more on entry information, visit the Clio Music Website.... Read More
June 11, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Vinyl Me, Please
Join us in welcoming new member Vinyl Me, Please to the Music Biz Community! Vinyl Me, Please is a music company and record of the month club whose mission is to deepen the listening experience for music fans by offering one-of-a-kind vinyl pressings and diverse music-centric events. Since its founding in 2013, the company has grown its monthly subscriptions to 30,000, serving over 100,000 music fans from more than 40 countries worldwide. Click here to read from Billboard how Vinyl Me,... Read More