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July 12, 2021 – Music Biz Member Jaxsta Appoints Beth Appleton As Chief Marketing Officer

Official music credits database, Jaxsta has announced the addition of music industry veteran, Beth Appleton as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, she will be tasked with developing and driving the business’ ongoing marketing strategy, as the company looks to make a splash in new markets including Russia, India, Asia and Africa. Appleton has more than 25 years of marketing and digital experience with major and independent labels; most recently as Warner Music Australia’s GM,... Read More

July 12, 2021 – BMI Is Hiring: Director / Sr. Director, Business Development & Account Relations

This exciting dual role in BMI’s Digital Licensing department is responsible for developing business intelligence and related strategies in order to drive Digital Licensing sales, as well as creating opportunities for BMI songwriters with key digital licensing partners. This role will generate new business opportunities through the targeting of prospective license sources and supporting business intelligence for strategic development. Further, through direct collaboration with BMI’s Creative team, the role is responsible for the creation and management of various programs to highlight BMI songwriters/composers on digital services.... Read More

July 7, 2021 – Sony Music Publishing Nashville Signs Global Publishing Agreement with Relative Music Group

Music Biz member Sony Music Publishing Nashville recently signed a new global publishing agreement with Relative Music Group (RMG), the publishing and artist development company founded by father/son duo Dennis and Jesse Matkosky in 2017. Since then, RMG has gained influence as a songwriter-focused development company with its first signed act, ACM Male Artist of the Year nominee Michael Hardy, who was recently named a Partner with RMG. The company specializes in a wide range of services for its songwriters,... Read More

July 7, 2021 – Universal Music Group Is Hiring — Digital Marketing Manager

Description: Under the Capitol Music Group umbrella of UMG, Capitol Christian Music Group is the market leader in the field of recorded music, distribution, and music publishing.  Employing over 150 people, Capitol CMG provides a challenging and rewarding work environment characterized by a commitment to our staff, our artists and songwriters, one another, our customers and community service. How We Lead: This role maximizes digital marketing efforts across social media, online advertising, websites, and CRM, driving engagement,... Read More

July 6, 2021 – Songtrust Is Hiring: Client Services Associate

Songtrust is looking for a Client Services Associate to help with the prioritization and advocacy of new and existing clients (songwriters, artists, managers, producers, attorneys, etc). This role is instrumental to keeping our clients happy, informed, and heard throughout the business. Outside of working with a mission-driven team, you’ll have the opportunity to impact creatives everyday and be part of Songtrusts’ overall goal to help musicians collect their global royalties. This position can be located in any of our East Coast offices.... Read More

July 6, 2021 – Music Biz Member Amazon Launches Monthly Vinyl Subscription Service

Amazon has begun rolling out its new “Vinyl of the Month Club: The Golden Era” program, delivering subscribers one classic vinyl record from the sixties or seventies every month. The service costs $24.99 per month, and new or unused records can be returned at no additional cost. The first selection of records hails from artists including Pink Floyd, Aretha Franklin, ABBA, Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac. Subscribers can also preview which album will be featured next,... Read More

June 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member Feed Media Group Signs A Train Publishing Onto Adaptr Licensing Platform

Feed Media Group has brought A Train Entertainment onto its Adaptr music licensing program, giving developers and entrepreneurs whose tech products involve music access to high-quality, fully licensed tracks from the publisher’s artists. This partnership opens up a new revenue stream for A Train’s artists, who will now receive royalty payments when their songs are used on Adaptr-based apps. Adaptr was created to assist tech developers and startups looking to build apps around the use of music.... Read More

June 29, 2021 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Announces Global Distribution Deal, Formation of SONAR Label With Rimas Entertainment

The Orchard has announced a new global distribution deal with Rimas Entertainment, giving Rimas’ artist roster access to The Orchard’s artist & label services and looping artists’ YouTube channels into The Orchard’s Multi-Channel Network. The agreement also covers distribution for Rimas’ catalog material and new projects. In addition to this deal, The Orchard and Rimas have established SONAR, a new label combining both companies’ strengths in release strategy, distribution and artist development to support new and emerging indie artists throughout Latin America.... Read More

June 29, 2021 – Music Biz Member TikTok Launches Third-Party Integration Tool, Jump

TikTok has announced the widespread rollout of its new Jump integration, allowing creators to build in links to third-party providers that relate to the content they are posting. For example, a yoga instructor can use a Jump for breathing exercise app, Breathwrk, to share a relevant routine with their followers. Jumps are built for a platform only after they apply and are approved for the program. A beta test took place earlier in 2021, which saw platforms including Breathwrk,... Read More

June 29, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore’s “Signed By” Program Upstreams More Than 340 Artists

DIY digital music distributor TuneCore has revealed that the ongoing Signed By program, its artist development partnership established with parent company Believe, has helped more than 340 independent artists sign with Believe and its labels. Artists who release their music through TuneCore and are identified as “rising stars” are eligible to take advantage of the program. Once signed with Believe and its slate of labels, those artists can benefit from the company’s slate of Label &... Read More