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November 20, 2019 – Music Biz Member Muzooka Empowers Artists to Control Their Appearance on GRAMMY.com
In conjunction with this week’s 2020 GRAMMY Award nominations, Music Biz member Muzooka has announced a partnership with the Recording Academy allowing artists to control their appearance on GRAMMY.com. Muzooka allows artists and their teams to manage their assets and push them live to multiple platforms — including ticketing pages, festival sites, apps and more — all from a singular hub. “The GRAMMYs are a cultural institution and we are thrilled to be working with the Recording Academy,” said Muzooka Founder and CEO Shawn Wilson of the partnership.... Read More
November 14, 2019 – Music Biz Member Synchtank Teams Up With London Grid For Learning
This month, Music Biz member Synchtank announced a partnership with the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) and a prominent production library to provide high-quality music to students and teachers in London schools. The company’s software can easily identify licensed tracks for schools to use in assemblies, plays and performances, student presentations, and in-class lessons. This initiative also serves as a way to educate students on intellectual property rights, giving them a sense of how to appropriately use copyrighted material and respect the rights of content creators. ... Read More
November 11, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: AdRev
Please welcome Music Biz’s newest member, B2B and B2C administrative and strategy service AdRev! Operating primarily on YouTube’s ecosystem, AdRev helps clients and creators maximize their potential revenue on YouTube, in addition to protecting them from unauthorized re-uploads of their content. With AdRev’s recent acquisition by AVL Digital, the company has expanded their offerings for right holders and artists to include music channel strategy and optimization services. AdRev President Noah Becker will be speaking on a panel during NY:LON Connect 2020,... Read More
November 11, 2019 – Music Biz Member Qobuz Announces New Hi-Res Audio Plan
Hi-res audio streaming and download platform Qobuz has announced its plans to streamline the company’s subscription offerings by eliminating its MP3 streaming tier, in an effort to establish hi-res and CD lossless music as the new industry standard. Starting this month, subscribers can access one $14.99/month plan that grants them unlimited access to Qobuz’s entire catalog of 50 million+ songs at Hi-Res or CD lossless quality. “Qobuz was one of the earliest hi-res streamers,” said legendary singer-songwriter and Hi-Res music advocate Neil Young.... Read More
November 7, 2019 – Music Biz Member Hit Songs Deconstructed Interviews Today’s Most Influential Songwriters on Billboard’s Chart Beat Podcast
Music Biz member Hit Songs Deconstructed, known for providing songwriting trend analysis to what drives today’s chart-topping songs, recently interviewed a number of today’s most prominent songwriters as part of Billboard’s Chart Beat podcast. Company founders Yael and David Penn recently sat down with Finneas, producer and brother of Pop star Billie Eilish, to discuss the success of her recent No. 1 hit “Bad Guy” and the specific components of the song that make it so unique.... Read More
November 4, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: AGD Entertainment
This week, we welcome AGD Entertainment to the Music Biz member community! Founded in 2014, AGD Entertainment aims to provide developing artists of any popularity or tenure the tools necessary to advance in their career. The company’s primary service is the Zero To 60 program, which assists artists with the setup and rollout of a project such as an EP or LP release. In 2017, the company established Balancing Art & Industry, an industry commentary and content site that offers educational opportunities for artists to learn about the music industry. ... Read More
October 30, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Vezt
Please welcome Vezt, the first fractional music IP marketplace, to the Music Biz member community! Vezt’s app-based platform allows creatives in the music business to monetize their song rights directly from the public, and uses blockchain technology to track transactions. Since launching in September of 2018, Vezt has successfully completed more than 23,000 transactions and paid more than $600,000 to rights holders on the platform. Click here to see hear Vezt Co-Founders Steve Stewart and Robert Menendez explain how the platform works on CheddarTV.... Read More
October 28, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Jason Moll, CPA
Please welcome Jason Moll, CPA to the Music Biz member community! Based in Nashville, the firm offers business management services to professionals in the music industry, as well as for other creative businesses including TV, film and publishing. The firm’s current industry clients include musicians, bands, producers, sound engineers, musical instrument companies, touring companies, record labels, artist management companies, music publishing companies, and music venues. Although Jason Moll, CPA is located in the greater Nashville area,... Read More
October 25, 2019 – Music Biz Member Entertainment Intelligence Interviewed by Synchtank
Last week, Music Biz member Entertainment Intelligence was featured in an in-depth interview with Synchtank. In the piece, company founder Greg Delaney discussed Entertainment Intelligence’s origins, the company’s mission to obtain actionable listener and trend data for the music business, its new Indie Benchmark tool to assist members of the indie community, and much more. You can read the full interview at Synchtank’s website.... Read More
October 17, 2019 – Music Biz Member Napster Collaborates with Sony for 360 Reality Audio Streaming
Music Biz member Napster announced this week that it is collaborating with Sony to bring its new 360 Reality Audio streaming format to consumer companies globally next year via Powered by Napster, the company’s complete music and audio technology platform. The Powered by Napster platform offers companies a suite of solutions for music and media streaming, download infrastructure, applications, rights management, customer billing, royalty administration and business intelligence. Click here to learn more via Napster’s website.... Read More