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January 9, 2022 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Halogen Entertainment

Welcome Halogen Entertainment to the Music Biz community! With more than five decades of music industry experience, Halogen is a one-stop, full-service entertainment company with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville and Charlotte. Halogen works closely with artists to build innovative and trailblazing strategies in management, label services, publishing, TV, sponsorships, licensing, and technology. Services include custom-tailored solutions for artist development, day-to-day administration, digital strategy, radio promotion, marketing, direct-to-fan distribution, and public relations. Halogen’s relationships with technology companies allow artists to leverage the viral nature of social media,... Read More

January 6, 2022 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group Acquires 300 Entertainment

Warner Music Group has announced its acquisition of 300 Entertainment, home to Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, and Mary J. Blige, among others. Since 300’s launch, the label has been distributed by Warner’s Atlantic Records. As part of the deal, 300 co-founder and CEO, Kevin Liles will serve as chairman & CEO across 300 and Elektra Music Group. “At Warner Music, the independent spirit is part of our story, our DNA, and our vision,” said Max Lousada,... Read More

January 5, 2022 – Music Biz Member Disney Music Group Is Hiring — Director, Sales & Digital Marketing

Music Biz Member Disney Music Group is seeking to add a Director of Sales & Digital Marketing to its team. Based in Burbank, CA, the person in this roll leads a team that is responsible for the creative marketing and commerce efforts across key partners including YouTube, VEVO and Social Media. Additional responsibilities include podcasts, artist and brand channel optimization, and emerging technology. Remit covers brand verticals including Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, Disney Channel, Disney Junior,... Read More

January 3, 2022 – Music Biz Member Utopia Music Names Tony Latham VP of Investor Services Unit

Music-minded financial tech company, Utopia Music has announced the appointment of Tony Latham as the head of its Investor Services Business Unit. Based in London, the roll will see him assist catalog acquisitions and seek out ways for new and existing Utopia clients to boost their fund lifecycle monetization. Prior to joining the company, Latham was Financial Director at PPL PRS, the joint licensing venture between PRS for Music and PPL in the U.K. “We are very excited about Tony joining Utopia,” said Utopia COO,... Read More

January 3, 2022 – Music Biz Member Muserk Extends Deal with Mechanical Rights Society CAPASSO

Tech-driven global music rights administrator, Muserk has entered a multi-year expansion of their partnership with CAPASSO, a leading African mechanical rights society based in South Africa. The revised partnership will now cover all mechanical licensing & collections in the U.S., both online and offline, in addition to performance & mechanical rights from Apple Music streaming in Russia and the former Soviet Union. “CAPASSO shares our vision to modernize the way CMO’s administer on behalf of their members for this new global music economy,”... Read More

December 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member Pex Names Chris McMurtry as VP of Product

Digital rights technology company, Pex has announced the appointment of Chris McMurtry as the company’s new VP of Product. In this role, he will play an instrumental part in the development of Pex’s Attribution Engine, as well as lead data efforts to support the company’s vision of attribution for all. McMurtry brings more than 15 years of experience as a leader in the music technology space, joining Pex from his role as Head of Music Product for Exactuals.... Read More

December 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member Spotify Launches New Music Mode On Tinder

Spotify has announced a new partnership with dating & lifestyle app, Tinder to launch a new “Music Mode” feature, allowing users to hear a 30-second looped preview of a potential match’s chosen song on their profile. Users who link their Spotify accounts and add a chosen “Anthem,” or hand-picked song featured on their Tinder profiles, will be able to enter the new mode. Music Mode is now rolling out to app users worldwide in markets where Spotify is available,... Read More

December 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member Dolby Issues New U.S. Listening Behavior Study

Dolby has published the results of a music listening study, conducted in November 2021 among 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18+ who are regular music consumers. Key takeaways from the report include that in recent months, adults but especially those in Gen Z, have discovered iconic artists & songs from past decades for the first time, while others are rediscovering songs from their past. The research also revealed that social media and Hollywood entertainment have a strong influence over how people discover new music.... Read More

December 15, 2021 – Music Biz Member Utopia Music Preps Creator Services Unit with ROSTR, ForTunes Acquisitions

Music-minded financial tech company, Utopia Music has announced the company’s acquisition of music industry directory ROSTR and music data analytics platform ForTunes, which will contribute to Utopia’s new Creator Services division that will formally launch in 2022. This new unit will provide a single interface for creatives of all types — songwriters, artists, composers, performers, and other industry professionals — to analyze their audiences on a more granular level and discover new opportunities to monetize their content.... Read More

December 14, 2021 – Music Biz Member Capitol Music Group Names Michelle Jubelirer First Female CEO In Company’s History

This week, Capitol Music Group announced that Michelle Jubelirer has been promoted to CMG chair & CEO, the first female to lead the company in its 80-year history. She will succeed current chair & CEO, Jeff Vaughn, and will report to Universal Music Group chairman & CEO, Sir Lucian Grainge. In her new role, Jubelirer will oversee Capitol Records, Blue Note Records, Astralwerks, Harvest Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, and Virgin Music Label & Artist Services. She joined the company as EVP in 2013,... Read More