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September 22, 2022 – Music Biz Members Linkfire & Apple Extend & Expand Partnership

Music-centric smart linking platform, Linkfire has announced a signed extension to its multi-year agreement with Apple, aimed at helping artists and creators grow their audiences with Apple Services. “The longstanding partnership between Linkfire and Apple is also a strong enabler for Linkfire’s technology and client offering, creating an even better platform for Linkfire’s customers and partners,” said Linkfire in its press release — click here to read more from the announcement.... Read More

September 21, 2022 – Music Biz Members Sony Music & The Orchard Partner To Power Kollective Neighbouring Rights Platform

Following its acquisition of Kobalt Neighbouring Rights in 2021, Sony Music Entertainment has rebranded the platform as Kollective Neighbouring Rights (KNR). In addition, the company announced plans for The Orchard to power KNR’s new platform, complete with an updated website and client portal, and a full slate of services to help clients maximize their performance royalty collection & administration. “The Orchard provides first-class solutions, cutting edge technology, expert guidance, and brand transparency to our clients,” said The Orchard CEO,... Read More

September 19, 2022 – Music Biz Member RCA Records Names Niki Roberton as SVP, Creative

RCA Records has announced the hire of Niki Roberton who joins the label in a newly created SVP, Creative role that will see her leading strategy for live events, experiential initiatives and digital content. She will be based out of the label’s Los Angeles headquarters, and collaborate deeply with the team led by RCA’s EVP, Visual Content Production, Camille Yorrick. Prior to joining RCA, Roberton founded record label IAMSOUND, which helped launch the careers of artists including Florence + the Machine,... Read More

September 16, 2022 – Music Biz Member Spotify To Test Audiobooks

Spotify has announced its plans to test audiobooks on the platform. This follows initial tests of the audio format in early 2021, and company CFO, Paul Voge commented that this move is part of Spotify’s plans to continuously expand its product portfolio. “It’s going to come out reasonably soon, but I would say don’t expect that to be the last change or improvement we make on the audiobooks offering,” said Vogel about the timing for launching audiobooks.... Read More

September 15, 2022 – Music Biz Member Muso.AI Is Hiring — Multiple Marketing Roles

Music Biz member Muso.AI is hiring for a number of marketing-centric roles, including: Content Creator/ Video Producer, Lead Marketing Designer, and Social Media Manager. Why Join Muso.AI? Muso.AI is an innovative company full of passionate and driven team members.You will be a part of a company that makes an impact in the livelihoods of industry professionals including the people behind your favorite songs.We are at the forefront of innovation in music tech and challenging the status quo on a daily basis.... Read More

September 15, 2022 – Music Biz Member Vydia is Hiring — Multiple Roles

Music Biz member Vydia is hiring for multiple roles, including: Jr. Ruby Developer with ReactClient Success AssociateCommunity ManagerVP of EngineeringSVP of Business DevelopmentHead of Label Services Project Management Vydia’s mission, awesome benefits, and enjoyable culture are just a few of the perks that come with working for one of the most entrepreneurial, fastest-growing companies in America. Recently named one of Top Places to Work by NJBIZ, Vydia has attracted top talent from all areas of the music and video technology ecosystem.... Read More

September 15, 2022 – Music Biz Member Catch Point Investment Names Ian Willick Investment Associate

Catch Point Investment has appointed Ian Willick as the company’s new Investment Associate. In his new role, he will work on analysis & planning for both Catch Point’s existing music rights portfolio and new potential catalog acquisitions. Prior to joining the company, he was the Manager, Investments and M&A at BMG Rights Management. Click here to read the announcement via LinkedIn.... Read More

September 15, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Chappell Music Inks New Licensing Agreement With Kuaishou

Warner Chappell Music has announced a new licensing deal with China-based social platform, Kuaishou. Per the terms of the agreement, WCM’s music catalog will now be available to the platform’s 180 million active users. “As the digital ecosystem continues to evolve in exciting new ways, social-sharing apps like Kuaishou are changing how people experience and discover music around the world,” said WCM SVP of Global Digital, Natalie Madaj. “We’re very proud to be partnering with the team to bring our catalogue of songs to Kuaishou’s engaged userbase and talented music creators.”  Click here to read more from Music Week.... Read More

September 14, 2022 – Music Biz Member FUGA Announces New Partnerships With Odyssey Music Network And Phat Penguin

FUGA has announced two new global partnerships with Berlin-based artist management & label service agency, Odyssey Music Network and Vienna-based label & management company, Phat Penguin. As per the terms of the deal, the company will provide digital and physical distribution for Odyssey’s roster, and marketing strategies, account management and digital distribution for Phat Penguin. FUGA will also assist both companies with content management across YouTube, with full access to their sync and analytics offerings.  “FUGA’s partnership with both Odyssey Music Network and Phat Penguin marks a pivotal step in our expansion within the GSA region,” said FUGA Head of Business Development GSA,... Read More

September 13, 2022 – Music Biz Member DistroKid Debuts New Spotify Canvas Generator Tool

Independent music distributor, DistroKid has launched Spotify Canvas Generator, a new free tool that will allow its users to select from various videos to create clips to accompany their songs on Spotify’s platform. This new feature is one of 21 free distribution tools DistroKid offers to its partner artists. “Tracks that have a Canvas improve the listener experience on Spotify, and result in increased engagement,” said DistroKid VP of Marketing, Amanda Ferri. “DistroKid’s vast new video library makes it easy for our members to create unlimited unique Canvas’ for any or all of their tracks.” Click here to read more from Hypebot.... Read More