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October 4, 2021 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Announces First On Soundcloud 2021 Creative Projects Lineup

Next-generation music company, SoundCloud has announced the creative projects from the artists featured on its First On Soundcloud 2021 artist accelerator program. Creative projects include first-time live performances, debut music videos, art installations, and other experiences to promote artists’ music releases. Launched earlier this year, the program invests in emerging talent by co-creating each artist’s early career milestones to help drive their long-term success. “For a rising artist, achieving a career building project like a first-ever live show,... Read More

October 4, 2021 – NEW MEMBER MONDAY: Syntax Creative

The Music Business Association welcomes independent digital distributor, Syntax Creative as the newest member of our industry community! Representing more than 100 labels and nearly 60,000 songs, Syntax is committed to strategically placing its clients’ music in front of a worldwide audience through its digital fulfillment, royalty consolidation, music licensing, and label services. The company works to serve not just the present needs of independent artists, but looks for new means of exposure and revenue streams to keep their music at the forefront.... Read More

October 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Partners With Vinyl Crowdfunding Platform Qrates

Music distribution platform, Symphonic has announced a partnership with Qrates, a vinyl crowdfunding platform based in Tokyo. Qrates provides an end-to-end solution for artists and labels that need short-run vinyl on-demand, and eliminates financial & inventory risks. This partnership allows Symphonic’s clients access to vinyl creation and sales in order to capitalize on the recent resurgence in interest in the storied format. “Creating a vinyl record can be an intimidating process, and Qrates makes it easy from start to finish.... Read More

September 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Appoints KGV Kiran Kumar as Country Head, India

The Orchard has announced KGV Kiran Kumar as the company’s Country Head in India. In this role, he will lead operations to expand The Orchard’s business and growth strategy across the territory and will report to The Orchard’s EVP, Head of Strategy, Prashant Bahadur. Prior to joining The Orchard, Kumar worked with independent distributor Believe as its Distribution Director – Label & Artist Solutions, India. “I am both delighted and honored to join The Orchard family,” said Kumar.... Read More

September 29, 2021 – Music Biz Member Single Music Rolls Out Self-Serve Monetized Video Tool

D2C music sales platform Single Music has released a fully self-served version of its monetized video tool, allowing artists and their teams artists to sell access to livestream, on-demand, and pay-per-view video content at any time via their artist store. The tool allows users to bundle video tickets with merch, stream high-quality audio and video in multiple formats, access sales & customer data before and after the show, scale server load to meet viewership demands, and resolve any customer issues with dedicated ticketing support.... Read More

September 28, 2021 – Music Biz Member EMPIRE Invests in Social Platform, Riff

Independent music company, EMPIRE has partnered with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Quality Control to invest $4 million in new social platform, Riff. The startup, which has raised about $10 million to date, combines voice and video chat with music and offers fans and creators to connect via social rooms. Riff aims to create brand-new revenue streams for creators, offering a platform to livestream, host listening parties, and drop new albums & merch while connecting with their fans directly.... Read More

September 27, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Dolby

We’d like to welcome audiovisual technology company, Dolby to the Music Biz Member community! Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences for billions of people worldwide. The recent introduction of Dolby Atmos Music helps to deliver artistic expression at its fullest, creating a deeper connection between artists and their fans. Dolby Atmos goes beyond the ordinary listening experience and immerses the listener, revealing every detail of the music with unparalleled clarity and depth.... Read More

September 27, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Promotes Nicholas Krus to VP of Marketing

DIY music distribution platform, TuneCore has promoted Nicholas Krus to the role of VP of Marketing. Krus will report to Andreea Gleeson, who was recently named TuneCore’s new CEO. Krus began his career at TuneCore as the Sr. Director of Client Marketing, leading efforts in customer acquisition and integrated marketing. Additionally, he contributed to the development of the platform’s various services including TuneCore’s rewards program, digital awards, and artwork creator. “I’ve been blessed to work with extremely talented colleagues who execute with expertise and efficiency at every turn,” Krus said.... Read More

September 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Beatdapp Is Hiring — Data Scientist

Beatdapp, a venture-backed startup delivering advanced music tracking and fraud detection technology, is looking to add a Data Scientist to its team. Ranked the #2 startup in Canada and in the top 20 music companies globally, the company’s industry-leading software helps artists & labels track and audit their media streams for royalty payments. Its fraud detection tools also help streaming services identify and fight bots & bad actors. About the RoleAs a Data Scientist, you’ll work closely with our leadership team,... Read More

September 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Revelator Successfully Pilots Artist Wallet Daily Royalty Payouts

Innovative creator rights management company, Revelator, has completed a successful pilot run of its Artist Wallet’s daily payments feature, distributing streaming royalties to partner artists within 24 hours. The test, which Revelator hails as the first successful series of payments on a 24-hour cycle in the music business, was conducted with 20 artists from Finland-based artist services company, Family in Music. Artist Wallet is part of Revelator’s Original Works platform, a blockchain-based music rights management toolset that gives artists &... Read More