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March 4, 2019 – Music Biz Members Gracenote and Muzooka Announce Partnership to Add Artist Photos to Metadata
Music Biz members Gracenote and Muzooka have announced a partnership to include artist photos as part of music metadata. Going forward, when artists and their teams upload images to Muzooka’s platform, the company will forward the files to Gracenote to include as part of their music’s metadata. “We have always been committed to supporting artists and the music community by driving engagement across platforms,” said Andrew Van Doren, Gracenote director of global partnerships. “By connecting with Muzooka,... Read More
February 26, 2019 – Music Biz Member LyricFind Expands into Southeast Asia and Middle East
Congratulations to Music Biz member LyricFind, who recently expanded into Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The newest LyricFind office in Tangier, Morocco, is home to a local team covering Arabic and Turkish languages. At LyricFind’s offices in Vietnam, a local team covers Thai, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Bahasa, and Malay language lyrics. “LyricFind’s goal has been to expand and diversify our lyric coverage across the world and be able to service as many territories as possible and our new offices in Vietnam and Morocco are the next logical steps toward that goal,”... Read More
February 21, 2019 – New Member Profile: Caydence Records and Coffee
Please join us in welcoming Caydence Records and Coffee to the Music Biz Community! Caydence Records combines the warm, inviting feeling of the hometown independent record store with a specialty coffee bar and an all-ages event space that hosts live music, poetry showcases and art galleries, among other events. The shop sells a variety of vinyl records, CDs, tapes and music electronic equipment. Its coffee bar features a selection of classic Italian espressos, homemade syrups and locally made pastries.... Read More
February 14, 2019 – Music Biz Member Qobuz Launches Hi-Res Streaming & Download Platform in US
Congratulations to Music Biz member Qobuz, the world’s first and only certified Hi-Res (24-bit/up to 192k) streaming service, which saw its launch in the US this week! A hybrid streaming service and download store, Qobuz first launched in 2007 in Europe and today boasts nearly 40 million CD-quality (16-bit) and millions of Hi-Res (24-bit/up to 192 kHz) tracks, the largest available selection of Hi-Res streaming tracks anywhere. Qobuz will be available on all app stores with a robust slate of features including: Streaming in up to 24-bit/up to 192 kHz true Hi-Res FLAC (about 29x the audio quality of MP3) with compatible gear.... Read More
February 11, 2019 – New Member Profile: JamBase
Please welcome JamBase, an online destination for fans of live music, to the Music Biz community! Established in 1998, JamBase hosts show listings, ticket information, editorial content, and personalization tools to engage live music fans and reinforce the robust live music community. Millions of people interact with JamBase every month, and rely on the website and mobile app to find the most accurate show listings available for more than 166,000 artists across dozens of genres, performing in over 133,000 venues worldwide with comprehensive data points on over 1,000 festivals worldwide. ... Read More
February 4, 2019 – New Member Profile: Alumbrado, Inc.
Please join us in welcoming Alumbrado, Inc. to the Music Biz community! The company’s primary service, Fantasy Music, is a mobile music app that lets users draft Hip-Hop and Rap artists into a team, similar to fantasy football. Users earn points whenever artists on their team make a splash in the industry. Users can compete for concert tickets and read industry news articles. The company also has plans to expand from the mobile app space and build a record label to promote up-and-coming artists.... Read More
February 4, 2019 – Music Biz Member Burnside Distribution Turns 25
Congratulations to Music Biz member Burnside Distribution, the Portland, Oregon-based independent music distributor, on their 25th anniversary! Since 1994, Burnside has sold all types of music to independent stores, chain retailers and one-stops, and works with export partners around the world. “We love our labels, their artists and our retail friends who have supported us all of these years,” said Burnside President and Owner Bill McNally. “I think we have made it to 25 years due to our passion and commitment to provide focus,... Read More
January 29, 2019 – Music Biz Member The Clio Music Awards Announces 2019 Awards Call for Entries
Music Biz member Clio Music Awards has announced a call for entries for the 2019 Clio Music Awards, a program dedicated to work spanning artist promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations, and the use of music in advertising. This year, the Clio Music honors will be awarded as part of the 60th Annual Clio Awards ceremony in New York City. The awards highlight the top creative work globally in Branded Entertainment & Content, Design, Digital/Mobile, Experiential/Events, Film/Video,... Read More
January 10, 2019 – Artists Working With Music Biz Member CD Baby Earned More Than $100 Million in 2018
Indie distributor/publisher and Music Biz member CD Baby announced this week that its member artists earned over $100 million dollars in 2018. The nine-figure milestone represents a 25 percent increase over 2017, when CD Baby paid out $80.1 million — itself a 33 percent bump from 2016. According to the company’s statistics, it distributes 750,000 artists and more than 9 million tracks and publishes 170,000 songwriters and over 1 million individual songs, representing artists in more than 200 territories across the globe.... Read More
December 12, 2018 – Music Biz Member Royalty Exchange Profiled In Forbes Magazine
Royalty Exchange, a member of the Music Business Association, was profiled this week by Forbes Magazine. Royalty Exchange gives songwriters the opportunity to create a new, immediate revenue stream by selling their catalogs to investors. This offers a highly beneficial solution for both parties, as songwriters receive an up-front payment for their performances while investors receive a stream of predictable, fixed-rate royalty payments. The earnings potential of catalogs is based on past payments to artists, calculated through Royalty Exchange’s “Know Your Worth” online app.... Read More