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May 10, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Cosynd
Give a round of applause for the newest member of the Music Biz community: Cosynd, who offers a fast and affordable toolkit to assist creators in protecting their copyrights. The company works to turn the long and expensive copyright process into one that works for creators in various media, primarily through copyright restrictions and agreements. Recently, Cosynd was the first company to acquire an investment from the City of New York’s $30 million venture fund for diverse entrepreneurs. ... Read More
May 4, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Pop Daze Entertainment
Please give a warm welcome to Pop Daze Entertainment, the newest member of the Music Biz member community! Pop Daze is a digital community that primarily focuses on the music and pop culture phenomena during the 1960s throughout the 1990s, so fans can share their memories from days past while creating new ones with one another. The forum also discusses topics related to cannabis as well as one’s way of life after 40. After the current health crisis,... Read More
April 30, 2020 – Music Biz Member BuzzAngle Rebrands as Alpha Data
This week, BuzzAngle unveiled its new rebrand as Alpha Data, and the platform’s subscription tool and service — BuzzAngle Music — now called Alpha Data Music+. The music analytics tool will continue to power music charts for Rolling Stone. Beyond the rebrand, Alpha Data also announced upgrades to its daily data-reporting service. “Our goal is to provide the music industry with granular, up-to-date insights so our partners can formulate the best possible decisions in real-time,” said Alpha Data President Stephen Blackwell.... Read More
April 28, 2020 – Billboard Shares 2020 List of Top Music Business Schools
This week, Billboard issued its 2020 list top music business schools. Congratulations to all the schools recognized, including Music Biz Academic Partner institutions Belmont University, Berklee College of Music, Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, MTSU, Monmouth University, NYU, UCLA, University of Miami Frost School of Music, University of North Texas, USC Thornton School of Music and William Paterson University! Click here to read the full list.... Read More
April 27, 2020 – Music Biz Member Bandcamp Waives Commissions on Sales for First Fridays in May, June and July
This Friday, May 1, Music Biz member Bandcamp will waive its revenue share on sales of music and merch products, giving 100 percent of the proceeds to artists to support them through the COVID-19 crisis. The company will do the same on Friday, June 5 and Friday, July 3 to further support its artist partners. Bandcamp first took this measure on Friday, March 20, which saw music fans spend $4.3 million in direct support their favorite artists — more than 15 times what is sold on a typical Friday.... Read More
April 23, 2020 – Music Biz Member Jaxsta Offers Jaxsta Pro Free Through 2020
The world might have temporarily stopped, but your music career hasn’t. To make sure you’re ready to take advantage of all career opportunities once the COVID-19 pandemic has eased, Jaxsta – the world’s largest public-facing, dedicated database of official music credits – is making Jaxsta Pro FREE for the rest of 2020. There are many benefits to being a Jaxsta Pro member, whether you make music or work behind the scenes in the music industry.... Read More
April 23, 2020 – Music Biz Member Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick
In light of the current health crisis, Music Biz member Spotify is launching the Artist Fundraising Pick, a feature that allows artists to highlight a fundraising destination on their Spotify profile to their fans. Artists can use the feature to raise money for themselves, their crew and teams, or a verified organization participating in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project. Spotify is partnering with Cash App, GoFundMe, and PayPal.me to collect and process donations, with Cash App specifically establishing a $1 million relief fund for artists. ... Read More
April 16, 2020 – Music Biz Member Patra Sinner Offering Free Legal Counsel Amidst COVID-19 Crisis
Music Biz member Patra Sinner, an entertainment attorney with Sodoma Law, is offering free 30 minute consultations to creative professionals and entities through May 15, 2020. Sinner has been practicing for 17 years, and has many touring family and friends impacted by the restrictions placed on live events during this time. “It is wonderful to see so many great ideas and contributions being made by other Music Biz members,” she offered. “We are happy to join the effort.... Read More
April 16, 2020 – Qobuz Expands “Gimme Shelter” Artist Support Program to Include Streaming Revenues
Music Biz Member Qobuz is engaging in phase two of their “Gimme Shelter” relief campaign, returning 100% of revenue made to rightsholders or the artists and writers. These funds will come from new subscribers who join from April 10th through May 15th. Qobuz, the music service with the world’s largest Hi-Res catalog, is also passing along 100% of its revenue share in its download sales to the artists and rights holders through April 26th. ... Read More
April 13, 2020 – Music Biz Member Clio Music Aims to Connect Creative Talent with Open Jobs Amidst COVID-19 Crisis
Music Biz member Clio Music is helping support the music industry two-fold: Muse by Clio, the Clio editorial site, has launched Muse Recruits, a column designed to connect creative talent with the employers who need them right now. Click here to learn more about Music Recruits. In addition, the team has added a #WFH Diaries series highlighting the inspiring (and sometimes humorous) stories of how leaders from across advertising, brands, and music/entertainment industries have adjusted to working life at home.... Read More