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To keep our community informed, Music Biz issues profiles of our newest members and curates the latest news stories highlighting our membership as they continue to push the industry forward.

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October 22, 2020 – Music Biz Member 1001Tracklists to Celebrate Annual Top Producers List with Minecraft Livestream

1001Tracklists will debut this year’s edition of its annual data-driven ranking of the Top 101 Producers on Wednesday, October 28, and celebrate the launch of the list two days later in a unique Minecraft livestream event. Any Electronic music track released in the past two years can qualify for the list, with ranking determined by data points compiled from DJ set plays across live performances, radio shows, mixes, and podcasts. Last year’s 101 Producers celebration took place during the Amsterdam Dance Event conference,... Read More

October 19, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: 1001Tracklists

We’re excited to welcome 1001Tracklists, the world’s leading DJ tracklist database, to the Music Biz member community! The 1001Tracklists website is touted as “essentially the Wikipedia of dance music,” hosting over 250,000 official tracklists to date for major festivals, radio shows, DJ sets, podcasts, and promo mixes. It also serves as an extensive database of artists, labels, and tracks that provides discerning charts that reflect the music most played by DJs around the world. Because of the transparency of its data and unique genre insights,... Read More

October 12, 2020 – Music Biz Members The Orchard and Sony/ATV Partner for Publishing Endeavor

The Orchard and Sony/ATV have announced a new partnership that will provide Orchard-distributed artists and labels an integrated publishing solution, widening the scope of The Orchard’s comprehensive suite of services for recorded music. Through its global network, Sony/ATV will handle all aspects of global song representation and royalty collection, allowing The Orchard’s clients to benefit from the scale, infrastructure and premium royalty rates of the publishing industry leader. “We are happy to share our extensive music publishing network and expertise with The Orchard in this new venture,”... Read More

October 12, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: TikTok

This week, we’re glad to welcome short-form mobile video platform TikTok to the Music Business Association! Every day, millions of creators bring music to life on TikTok in videos ranging from dance challenges, DIY videos, cooking lessons, pet videos and beyond. TikTok’s platform has aided in breaking new talent, supporting established artists, and exposing new generations of fans to catalog artists. During one week this past April, for example, the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 included numerous songs that found footing on TikTok,... Read More

September 14, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Harmony Helper

Please give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Music Biz community: Harmony Helper. Utilizing patented technologies to provide singers at all levels a digital rehearsal room anytime, anywhere in the convenience of an app, Harmony Helper touts itself as, “A Singer’s Best Friend.” The app was developed by a passionate team of expert technologists, seasoned entrepreneurs, well-respected Broadway performers, and performance experts. It also helps improve singing accuracy and build user confidence, helping individual singers and groups deliver their best performances.... Read More

September 10, 2020 – Music Biz Member The Orchard To Host Three-Day Student Summit

From September 15-17, The Orchard is hosting a three-day educational Virtual Student Series to give students 18 and older an inside look at the operations of the music business. Each day of programming will kick off at 12 pm ET, and dive into the operations of a global music distribution and artist & label services company. Over the course of 12 sessions, summit programming will feature conversations with executives across a number of The Orchard’s business segments — including design,... Read More

September 8, 2020 – Music Biz Member Synchtank Bolsters IRIS Royalty Platform With New Appointments

Synchtank has announced the onboarding of Janet Landrum as Royalties Specialist, and Dr. Nick Beitner & Carlos da Costa as Lead Architect and Senior Developer respectively, building up the team behind their IRIS royalty accounting platform. Landrum will apply her extensive film and TV catalog experience with 20th Century Fox to innovate Synchtank’s royalty accounting and unlock more value for rightsholders & rights administrators. Dr. Beitner and da Costa will oversee the expansion and infrastructure of the IRIS platform,... Read More

September 3, 2020 – Music Biz Member Brian Penick Launches Music Industry Careers Marketplace

Brian Penick, Music Biz member and co-founder of Legacy Entertainment Ventures, has launched industry Music Industry Careers, a marketplace which hosts career opportunities ranging from internships to full-time employment, mentorship & peer collaboration sessions, networking opportunities and more. Users can sign up, apply for roles and post job listings for free. Premium listings can be added for $10 per post per month — during the launch window, that fee can be waived by using discount code “LaunchGift10” at checkout.... Read More

September 1, 2020 – Music Biz Member Audible Reality Launches New Immersive Audio App

This week, Audible Reality has launched a groundbreaking new audio listening app that allows users to access unique immersive mastering variations on their favorite songs. The key innovation is Audible Reality’s “Vibes” feature, which acts like a filter set for music, using 3D audio technology to fully immerse the listener. A Pro plug-in is available for artists to create their own “Vibes” mastering mix, which can then be shared on their personal artist page right in the app.... Read More

August 31, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Songstats

Please welcome music data analytics company Songstats to the Music Biz member community! The Songstats app provides artists, record labels and industry professionals with detailed information from streaming services and download stores, including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, TikTok, Shazam, Beatport, Traxsource, 1001Tracklists, SoundCloud and iTunes. The app currently aggregates data from more than 30 million playlists and charts, and allows users to set push notifications for new playlist adds, chart positions, milestones and more. The app’s dedicated artist and label analytics pages showcase all-time and recent achievements for every track across an artist’s or label’s entire catalogue,... Read More