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June 15, 2022 – Music Biz Member OpenPlay Launches Direct Delivery Feature for Independent Labels

With the independent label community in mind, OpenPlay has launched Direct Delivery, a new feature giving users a quick and easy way to deliver their own music and metadata to all major music services. Assets and data stored within OpenPlay can easily be packaged into the DDEX ERN format and delivered anywhere in the world for a flat fee. The new feature will be available to all OpenPlay users offering tools, OpenPlay’s InTune analytics program, EPK Toolkit and custom report generator.... Read More

June 15, 2022 – Music Biz Member Spotify Launches New ‘In Focus’ Music Career Advice Platform

Spotify has launched In Focus, a new interactive career advice portal providing resources to artists in 21 ‘focus’ areas across five career categories the company defines as: “create, promote, connect, earn and learn.” The portal will offer educational materials to assist artists and their teams in building and tracking their numerous revenue streams, as well as provide advice & tools to help them reach their career goals. “We’re always chatting with artists about the biggest questions and aspirations they have in their personal career journeys,... Read More

June 14, 2022 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Is Hiring — Senior Accountant

The Orchard is looking for a Senior Accountant to join our Finance team. About The Orchard The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in 45 markets worldwide –  distributing music from independent artists including Ozuna, Skepta, Jorja Smith, and Kelsea Ballerini. With cutting edge operations and an unparalleled global team, The Orchard partners with labels of all sizes to make their music and video available across hundreds of digital and physical retailers around the world. At The Orchard,... Read More

June 14, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Announces New Music Affiliate In Tel Aviv

Warner Music Group has announced its expansion into Israel with a new affiliate based in Tel Aviv, Warner Music Israel. This new office will assist the marketing of their international superstars including Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran and many more in Israel’s booming music market. Industry veteran, Mariah Mochiach will serve as Warner Music Israel’s general manager.  She will work closely with Dulce Ozyesilpinar, Warner Music Turkey’s general manager, and will report directly to Alfonso Perez-Soto,... Read More

June 14, 2022 –  Music Biz Member TuneCore Launches New ‘Unlimited Release Pricing Plans’ For Artists And Labels

Independent digital music distributor, TuneCore has launched its new ‘Unlimited Release Pricing Plans,’ giving independent artists and labels to distribute as many songs across various streaming platforms at a single annual price. The company has rolled out four new plans, ranging from $0 upfront to $49.99 annually, each with their own set of features and support options.  “We’ve spent a year speaking directly to artists and labels about how we can make our service better for them,” says TuneCore CEO,... Read More

June 13, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Nashville Launches New Creator Hub Program At Nashville’s CMA Fest

Warner Music Nashville has announced a pilot program called the WMN Creator Hub, allowing the label’s artists to connect with the content creator community to build deeper connections with their fans. Country artists Cole Swindle, BRELAND, Bailey Zimmerman, Avery Anna and Robyn Ottolini were chosen by the label to pilot the program due to their fan-centric approach to sharing their music. These artists were paired with five Country music enthusiast TikTok creators, selected in partnership with SMACKTOK,... Read More

June 13, 2022 – Music Biz Member UnitedMasters Is Hiring — Director, Streaming

UnitedMasters is building a marketplace that connects artists, brands and fans – empowering artists to earn and grow. UnitedMasters has taken the bold step of building a music distribution service that, radically, puts artists first – disrupting the legacy music business by letting up-and-coming artists distribute their music directly to fans through streaming services while maintaining ownership of their master recording rights and up to 100% of royalties. Through the combination of UnitedMasters’ music distribution platform and its deep ties to brands,... Read More

June 9, 2022 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Publishing Signs Global Deal With Black River Publishing

Sony Music Publishing has entered a new deal with multi-GRAMMY award winning company, Black River Publishing. This new pact will see Sony offer global services for the company’s catalog, including music from Country artist Kelsea Ballerini; artist/writers MaRynn Taylor, Josiah Siska, Anna Vaus and Abby Anderson; and producer/songwriters Jacob Davis, Doug Johnson, Hannah Kerr and Forest Glen Whitehead; and GRAMMY-winning songwriter Josh Osborne. “Black River Publishing and our amazingly talented roster of writers are thrilled to be joining forces with our friends at Sony Music Publishing,” says Black River’s VP of Publishing,... Read More

June 9, 2022 – Music Biz Member Apple Music Launches New DJ Mixes In Spatial Audio

Apple Music is launching new DJ mixes on its new streaming platform mixed with Dolby Atmos immersive audio, allowing fans a more interactive experience when listening with compatible audio devices, such as AirPods and select Beats headphones. Initial offerings include episodes of One Mix from Detroit Techno legend, Jeff Mills, in addition to 15 Boiler Room albums from world renowned DJs such as Boys Noise and The Blessed Madonna. More mix sets are expected to be launched throughout the year. ... Read More

June 7, 2022 – Music Biz Member Island Records Names Nick Barr Vice President of A&R and Creative Strategy

Island Records has appointed Nick Barr as the company’s new Vice President of A&R and Creative Strategy based in their Los Angeles office. Barr will be responsible for utilizing his marketing, digital and creative strategy while signing new talent. He will report to both Co-CEO’s of Island Records, Imran Majid and Justin Eshak for A&R, and to General Manager, Mike Alexander for digital & creative marketing.  “I’m not only humbled by this opportunity, but also extremely excited for my next chapter with Island Records,” said Barr.... Read More