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December 9, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Announces “Social First” Music Distribution Pre-Release Option

TuneCore has added a new distribution option for creators to release music directly onto social media platforms, prior to its release for streaming and download. Creators can distribute music directly into the music libraries of social media networks including TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Reels.  “In the past few years, social media platforms like YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook have become the first stage for music discovery, providing a new way for music creators to start building audiences and accelerate discovery and virality,” said Andreea Gleeson,... Read More

December 7, 2021 – Music Biz Member Made In Memphis Entertainment (MIME) Founders Honored In Inaugural Worthy 100 List

Made In Memphis Entertainment’s (MIME) co-founders have been selected for Worth Magazine’s inaugural Worthy 100 List. CEO, David Porter and President & Managing Director, Tony D. Alexander were honored for their commitment to diversity and inclusion to reshape the Memphis music industry through conscientious hiring techniques, along with their support and partnerships with organizations that focus on diversity. The list recognizes entrepreneurs who have used their success and influence to make a positive impact on society.... Read More

December 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Partners With NBA 2K22 For Annual ‘2K Beats: The Search’ Program

Next-generation music company, SoundCloud has once again partnered with 2K, publisher of the popular NBA 2K video game series among other titles, for its annual “2K Beats: The Search” emerging talent competition. Through this program, artists can submit their original music for the opportunity of inclusion the NBA 2K22 soundtrack. “SoundCloud’s role in breaking music and connecting a young, diverse, and influential community of artists and fans is unrivaled,” said SoundCloud Global VP of Brand Partnerships,... Read More

December 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member Synchtank Raises $5.8 Million In Series A Funding Round

Music B2B SaaS company, Synchtank has completed a Series A fundraise totaling $5.8 million; the round was led by Octopus Ventures, which will enter an ongoing financial partnership with Synchtank, and saw participation from existing management & shareholders. The company says the funding will help them improve & expand upon its existing services, expand its team, and grow its customer footprint outside of North America and Europe. “We have come a long way as a company with phenomenal progress in the last two years taking the company far beyond its original sync-based business,”... Read More

December 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member Spotify Rolls Out Real-Time Lyrics Feature Globally

Spotify has rolled out its real-time lyrics feature globally to its free and premium listeners. The feature is accessible on all platforms where the Spotify app is available, including iOS, Android, desktop computers, gaming consoles, and smart TVs. MusixMatch is providing the platform with lyrics for more than 8 million titles. Users will also be able to share lyrics to their social media platforms directly from the app. Click here to read more about the feature from The Verge.... Read More

November 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member Dolby To Implement Dolby Atmos In NIO ET7 Sedans

Dolby has partnered with electric smart car maker, NIO to implement its Dolby Atmos spatial audio technology in the company’s flagship ET7 electric sedans, to complement the vehicle model’s 7.1.4 immersive sound system. Dolby Atmos will be available for NIO Radio, an exclusive radio station for NIO users via the NIO auto & home ecosystem. “We are excited to extend the future of car audio to consumers in China and internationally by integrating Dolby Atmos in the ET7,” said John Couling,... Read More

November 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member Single Music Opens Artist Waitlist For NFT Sales

D2C music, merch & livestream platform Single Music has opened a waitlist for its users to release NFTs through Shopify. This new integration gives artists and their teams the ability to sell all their product offerings in one convenient, direct-to-fan marketplace. NFT technology allows fans to support their favorite musicians and showcase their fandom by purchasing a collectable digital product that they exclusively retain ownership of, thanks to data processed & logged along a blockchain. Current Single Music users will be given priority access to NFT sales once the feature launches.... Read More

November 29, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Splash Box Marketing

This week, we welcome Splash Box Marketing to the Music Biz community! Based in Hendersonville, TN, Splash Box is a full-service creative advertising agency that works to align clients’ marketing & branding strategies with their business objectives. The company has helped artists get the attention of promoters, management and labels through its quality services in marketing, graphic design and branding. In recent years, Splash Box has expanded to managing artists, as well as connecting them with others that can help them reach their goals.... Read More

November 24, 2021 – Music Biz Member Spotify Relaunches Spotify Charts Site With Expanded Charts & Resources

Spotify has relaunched its Spotify Charts website to include additional resources for artists and listeners. New features on the site include weekly charts, chart data, and songwriter credits. New charts such as Artist Charts track the global performance of the top 200 artists, while Genre Charts follow the weekly top 200 songs across 17 genres. Local Pulse Charts highlight uniquely popular songs in individual cities. Artists and listeners can utilize Chart Data to view chart entry dates,... Read More

November 24, 2021 – Music Biz Members Twitch and UnitedMasters Launch The Collective Livestream Incubator

Twitch and UnitedMasters have partnered to launch The Collective, a livestream incubator for music creators. This invite-only program will focus on growth, networking and education by offering resources from the Twitch music team, Discord, and industry mentors. Upon completion of the program, creators will have learned how to build engaged communities and monetize their reach on Twitch. Artists will also be eligible for prioritized discovery, promotion, and activations from Twitch, Rolling Stone, and Amazon Music. Applicants will be selected by the Twitch Music team for the program launching in January 2022.... Read More