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May 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member Concord Signs Global Deal With Nana Rogues
Concord has signed a global publishing deal with producer-singer-songwriter, Nana Rogues, covering his catalog of tracks as well as all future works. Rogues is best known for working with global artists including Drake, Dave, Future, J Hus, Zara Larsson, Skepta, Stormzy and WizKid. “There is often a lot of hyperbole in this business, but Nana is the real deal; he’s one of the most versatile writers out there, and we are delighted that he’s accepted to join the Concord family at this stage of what undoubtedly will be a very successful career.” said Harri Davies,... Read More
May 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Masterworks Acquired Majority Investment In Proactiv Entertainment
Sony Music Masterworks has acquired a majority investment in Barcelona-based events company, Proactiv Entertainment, who works with talent and brands to produce live music and experiential events around the world. Under the agreement, SMM President Mark Cavell will work alongside Proactiv’s Managing Director, Nicolas Renna and Sony Music Spain & Portugal President, Jose-Maria Barbat to grow the business through an expanded range of events, venues and experiences. “We are thrilled to partner with Nico and Horacio Renna to take Proactiv Entertainment’s business to the next level and help more leading artists and brands connect with fans through high-quality productions globally,” said Cavell.... Read More
May 25, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Names Val Blavatnik Board Director
Warner Music Group has recruited Val Blavatnik as the company’s latest board member and member of WMG’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining WMG, Blavatnik worked in the music industry as an artist manager from 2016 to 2019. He later served as a production executive at Eden Productions, as well as on the investment team at LionTree. Blavatnik will succeed former board director, Alex Blavatnik. “We’re pleased to welcome Val to the WMG Board,” said Michael Lynton,... Read More
May 25, 2023 – Music Biz Member TikTok Opens Revamped Creator Fund To U.S. Creators
Short-form video platform, TikTok has opened its revamped creator fund, called the “Creativity Program Beta,” to all eligible U.S. based creators. The new program will allow eligible creators to generate higher revenue and unlock more real-world opportunities upon creating high-quality, original videos that are longer than one minute. To be eligible for the program, U.S. creators must be at least 18 years of age, and have minimums of 10,000 followers and at least 100,000 views in the last 30 days.... Read More
May 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Moises Announces Orchestrator Plug-and-Play AI Interface
Moises has released Orchestrator, a no code, DIY AI interface giving artists, rightsholders, businesses and content creators easier access to AI tools like lyric transcription, stem separation, metadata extraction and beyond. Orchestrator’s intuitive interface and drag-and-drop features remove the barriers of development costs and production timing for individuals and businesses who want to experiment with AI tools but have limited resources. “Orchestrator’s no-code interface opens doors for fast, intuitive, and easy adoption by companies interested in adopting emerging tech like AI,” said Geraldo Ramos,... Read More
May 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Promotes Joanna Noyes To SVP Of Global Marketing & Brand Strategy
Artist and label services company, The Orchard has promoted Joanna Noyes to the role of SVP of Global Marketing & Brand Strategy. In this position, she will be responsible for overseeing global marketing and brand strategy in more than 45 markets worldwide, in addition to managing a team who works across digital/brand marketing & communications, advertising, video services, creative design, college & lifestyle marketing and CRM. Prior to joining The Orchard, Noyes co-founded FTW! Media, a marketing agency specializing in digital &... Read More
May 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Revelator Partners with Tuned Global To Integrate NFTs Into Music Streaming Platforms
Digital IP infrastructure music provider, Revelator has partnered with B2B music streaming service, Tuned Global to incorporate NFTs into music streaming platforms. Per the partnership, Revelator will offer Tuned Global customers a white-label platform to mint, sell, distribute, report and track music NFTs. Through this collaboration, artists will be able to create and distribute music releases or derivative content as NFT collections. Participating artists will benefit from payment opportunities facilitated by blockchain-based smart contracts. “The Web3 music ecosystem will exist in parallel to the streaming economy for years to come,” said Gilad Woltsovitch,... Read More
May 23, 2023 – Music Biz Members OpenPlay and VEVA Collect Partner To Offer VEVA Clients Direct Delivery Services
Asset and catalog management platform, OpenPlay has partnered with VEVA Collect to provide VEVA’s clients with access to OpenPlay’s Direct Delivery services. At the push of a button, VEVA Collect clients will be able to deliver their music or video assets to more than 70 music services globally. “VEVA Sound and VEVA Collect are incredibly respected audio services, and we’re proud to be partnering with them to provide last-mile delivery services to their clients,” said Jonathan Bender,... Read More
May 23, 2023 – Music Biz Member Syntax Creative Partners With Grapetree Records To Expand Catalog Reach
Syntax Creative has partnered with Grapetree Records to expand the reach of the label’s classic catalog. Per the partnership, Syntax will offer Grapetree access to its extensive distribution and marketing network, in addition to collaboration on marketing and promotion efforts including social media campaigns, playlisting and media outreach. Syntax will also establish an extensive and automated accounting system. “We are thrilled to partner with Grapetree Records and bring their genre-defining music into our system,” said Syntax Creative CEO,... Read More
May 22, 2023 – Music Biz Member Ircam Amplify Launches Beta Version Of Spatial Audio Solution
Ircam Amplify has launched the beta version of its accessible spatial audio solution that offers artists, labels and distributors the ability to transform music files into spatial audio content. The company’s beta program offers an “AI-powered, artifact-free spatial audio engine,” a user-friendly interface that enables artists and producers to fine-tune the spatialisation process, comprehensive support for a wide range of formats within the spatial audio market and online access through an API. The beta experiment will run until September 2023. ... Read More