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October 23, 2018 – Music Biz Members SoundCloud and Dubset Partner to Develop Next-Generation Strategies to Clearing Remixes & More
Music Biz members SoundCloud and Dubset Media Holdings have announced a partnership to help solve the clearance of remixes, mixes and more by testing and developing next-generation approaches on the juggernaut streaming platform. The research and development partnership between SoundCloud and Dubset will commence later this year via an invite-only beta program for individual remixes. The companies plan to have the program encompass full DJ sets over time as well. Dubset currently works with thousands of labels and publishing rights holders to claim royalties for more than 35 million original releases.... Read More
October 19, 2018 – Music Biz Member FindMyFans Identifies Artists’ Fan Bases, Will Launch Geolocation App in December
In June 2017, Ramkeesoon had created a business plan for his intended geolocation app, FindMyFans.co, which he presented at the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas in Mexico City. As one of 30 finalists selected from 3,500 applicants representing 40 countries (and the only one chosen without a finished product), FindMyFans received the competition’s highest score in the business plan category. To bring his app to life, Ramkeeson worked with a network of designers and developers to build a FindMyFans prototype,... Read More
October 18, 2018 – New Member Profile: FindMyFans
Please welcome FindMyFans, a tech startup that believes utilizing data is the key to success in the music industry, to the Music Business Association! FindMyFans is developing an app designed to use fan data generated from streaming services and artists’ social media accounts to enhance artists’ revenue streams. The app pulls data about fan’s location and listening activity, revealing which songs are most popular on streaming services and where their largest fanbases lie. This data can empower artists,... Read More
September 19, 2018 – New Member Profile: VRL Muzic
Join us in welcoming VRL Muzic to the Music Biz community! Founded in 1998, VRL Muzic serves as a new era record label, focused on delivering quality content that respects the intended vision of its artists. The label will premiere a new style of music called Acid Latin on artist Rhythm Tribe’s album Generations later in 2018. As a Music Biz member, VRL Muzic seeks to build and strong relationships with other music business professionals. The label looks to benefit from Music Biz’s distribution of industry insights and discussions on industry procedures and best practices,... Read More
September 19, 2018 – Music Biz Member Primephonic Launches Classical Music Streaming Platform
Primephonic, who joined Music Biz in 2017, has just launched their new streaming platform dedicated to delivering a specifically curated experience for Classical music fans. The service is currently available in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The company has plans for a global roll-out beginning in 2019. At launch, Primephonic featured over one million tracks for fans to peruse and enjoy. Catalogues include those from Warner Classics, Sony Classical, Universal Music Classics,... Read More
September 17, 2018 – Music Biz Member Jammber Offers Business Management From Mobile App Suite
Jammber, a Music Biz member since 2016, has developed a suite of tools to manage everything from songwriting credits and rights management to ticketing and touring all from a group of apps on a mobile phone. “Muse” gives collaborators a single platform to exchange lyrics and song ideas, while the company’s “Splits” app tracks ownership and credits of any eventual product from a collaboration. The company’s nStudio tracks songwriting credits to assist with chart and Grammy submission — through a partnership with Nielsen Music — and its “PinPoint” helps organize touring.... Read More
August 28, 2018 – [MEMBER SPOTLIGHT] Public Performance Rights Organization Pro Music Rights Reaches a 7.4% Market Share Making It The 3rd Largest Public PRO in U.S.
Pro Music Rights, a member of the Music Business Association, is the fifth-ever formed Public Performance Rights Society in the United States, one that controls a market share of 7.4% in the U.S. The organization represents works with such notable acts as Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, Young Jeezy, Juelz Santana, Lil Yachty, MoneyBaggYo, Larry June, Trae Pound, Sauce Walka, Trae Tha Truth, Sosaman, Soulja Boy, Lex Luger, Lud Foe, SlowBucks, Gunplay, OG Maco,... Read More
August 27, 2018 – [MEMBER SPOTLIGHT] Spotify Reveals ‘The Most Streamed Songs of Summer 2018’
It was the plea heard around the world; “Kiki, do you love me?” The line not only set the stage for a viral dance challenge, but served as the standout lyric of 2018’s most streamed song of the summer – “In My Feelings” by Drake. The track, from the artist’s smash double album Scorpion, streamed more than 393 million times between June 1 and August 20. Maroon 5’s balled “Girls Like You” (featuring Cardi B) is the second most-streamed song of the summer,... Read More
August 14, 2018 – Music Biz Member Exactuals Acquired by City National Bank
City National Bank recently announced it has acquired Exactuals, a member of the Music Business Association and Los Angeles-based provider of innovative SaaS solutions for complex payments in the entertainment industry. Exactuals’ innovative payment system, PaymentHub, allows studios, unions, guilds, payroll companies, music publishers, record labels, distributors and marketplaces to provide direct deposit payments, tax document management and online reporting to rights holders, performers, managers, service providers and independent contractors across the globe.... Read More
August 7, 2018 – Music Biz Member Royalty Exchange Launches “Zillow for Royalties” App: Know Your Worth
Royalty Exchange, a member of the Music Business Association that operates the world’s largest online marketplace for music royalties, launched a new app in beta that gives rightsholders an instant catalog valuation and analysis report … free. It’s called the Know Your Worth app. It analyzes songwriters’ public performance statements from their PRO, and automatically produces a personalized report with details that until now were unavailable from a single source. In the words of one songwriter who tried it out…... Read More