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December 9, 2020 – Music Biz Member Bonsai Partners with WhyHunger for Charity Initiative
Virtual career-advice platform Bonsai has announced a partnership with nonprofit WhyHunger for a new initiative to support the organization’s mission of ending hunger and the conditions that enable it in the U.S. The “Chat For Charity” program allows participating executive mentors to donate money made from one-on-one coaching sessions on Bonsai in support of WhyHunger. To date, more than 1,000 coaches and more than 2,000 users have registered to use the platform, and the partnership is expected to bring in nearly $100,000 in Bonsai’s first year.... Read More
December 7, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Crowd Surf
We’re glad to welcome digital marketing & talent management company Crowd Surf to the Music Business Association! Crowd Surf creates organic and meaningful connections between artists and their fans. To achieve this goal, the company finds innovative ways to use social media management, creative marketing strategy, activations, talent management, merchandise promotion, and PR in support of their clients. Always striving to stay ahead of the curve on technology and current affairs, Crowd Surf recently launched a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force,... Read More
November 25, 2020 – Music Biz Member Clio Music Announces Jury for 2020-2021 Cycle
Clio Music, the global competition celebrating creativity in music marketing and the use of music in advertising, has announced the individuals who will comprise its five juries in 2021. Given that this is Clio Music’s first ever virtual judging experience, this allowed for the inclusion of the program’s first-ever animated juror: Gorillaz lead guitarist Noodle, who joins the Film/Video jury. The jurors’ list also sees representation from various music industry entities, including Capitol Music Group, Triller,... Read More
November 24, 2020 – Music Biz Member Bandcamp Launches New Livestream Platform
Bandcamp has debuted Bandcamp Live, a new ticketed livestream platform which gives artists the tools to easily host live performances, as well as sell merch to their fans. Since the platform is built right into the Bandcamp ecosystem, it is easy for artists to notify their followers of an upcoming live show and for fans to pay for tickets with their saved credit card information. A chat function also allows artists and their moderators to talk directly to fans during the show,... Read More
November 23, 2020 – Music Biz Member Show4me Improves Indie Music Discovery With Mobile App and Redesigned Platform
Today, Music Biz member Show4me has announced a slew of user-centric features designed to improve the user music interaction and discovery experience on their music interaction network. The company’s newly redesigned platform gives fans access to new editorial music charts for more effortless discovery, as well as private streams for limited-time music events. Fans can access all this content via a newly launched iPhone and Android app, which also allows them to watch livestream events and interact with fellow fans &... Read More
November 19, 2020 – Music Biz Member VEVO Reveals DSCVR Artists To Watch 2021 List
This week, Music Biz member VEVO has released its annual list of artists to watch out for via its DSCVR program. Each of the 19 artists will work with the company to produce and share high-quality live performances to expand their reach with global audiences, as well as be highlighted individually by Music Business Worldwide. Past artists named by the DSCVR program include Sam Smith, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi and Maggie Rogers. “We’re very proud to announce our DSCVR Artists To Watch list for 2021,... Read More
November 19, 2020 – SoundCloud and Cosynd Partner to Offer Creatives Discounted Copyright Registrations
Music Biz members SoundCloud and Cosynd have entered a partnership to offer discounts for Cosynd’s suite of copyright registration & management services to artists using SoundCloud’s artist services & distribution platform, Repost by SoundCloud. By partnering with Cosynd, Repost by SoundCloud community members will be able to register all of their content (music, videos, images, literature) at a discounted rate of $25 plus federal filing fees. In comparison, other services can charge $150 or more per registration.... Read More
November 17, 2020 – Millions of High-Quality WMG Tracks Added to TIDAL MastersThanks to Music Biz Member MQA
Last week, global streaming service TIDAL added millions of tracks from Warner Music Group recordings in MQA format to its TIDAL Masters catalog. As a result of this partnership, music fans can now enjoy an expanded Masters catalogue with iconic albums from artists including The Notorious B.I.G., Missy Elliott, LCD Soundsystem and Madonna. “By paying great attention to the nature of sound and the way we hear, MQA opens a clear window and delivers all the detail and nuance of the original song,”... Read More
November 11, 2020 – Music Biz Member Peloton Partners with Beyoncé in Multi-Year Partnership to Support HBCUs
With this year’s college homecoming celebrations shifting to virtual formats due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Music Biz member Peloton has entered a multi-year partnership with Beyoncé to offer students at 10 Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) two years of digital fitness classes. The partnership has also resulted in the creation of workout experiences for Peloton members across several categories, including indoor cycling, running, yoga and meditation, based on Beyoncé’s 2019 Homecoming concert film and album.... Read More
November 4, 2020 – Music Biz Member Cosynd Updates Copyright Registration Offerings
Cosynd, the platform which allows users to quickly & seamlessly claim ownership and register their copyrights, has released a number of updates to bolster their registration offerings. One major improvement is the addition of a calculator that can determine the number of applications that a user will need to file with the U.S. Copyright Office — something that Cosynd is asked about daily. This is in addition to their platform which allows creatives and their business teams to create,... Read More