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March 2, 2020 – Music Biz Member Sound Lion Records Gears Up Campaign to Fight Opioid Crisis
Music Biz member Sound Lion recently announced that it will embark on a global campaign to bring awareness to addiction and the current opioid crisis. The campaign will kick off March 27th with the release of “Mama Don’t Give Up,” the latest release from Sound Lion artist Nana Kottens. According to the U.S Department of Health & Human Services, two million people had an opioid use disorder in 2018 and, on average, 130 Americans die everyday from an opioid overdose.... Read More
February 26, 2020 – Music Biz Member Synchtank to Support Issa Rae’s Raedio Publishing
This week, Music Biz member Synchtank announced that it would serve as the technology host for Raedio Publishing, Issa Rae’s new publishing initiative. Thanks to this partnership, Raedio can leverage Synchtanks’s proven licensing and asset management tools, allowing them to present their pre-cleared catalogs directly to the general public. “As announced, Synchtank will be providing Raedio with a software platform for their music library,” said Synchtank CBO Chris Cass. “This means they will be using Synctank’s Customer Relationship Management,... Read More
February 24, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: G7 Entertainment Marketing
We’d like to welcome G7 Entertainment Marketing to the Music Biz member community! G7 is an award-winning, fully integrated entertainment marketing agency specializing in experiential & event marketing, talent booking & production, and entertainment strategy. The agency plans and executes each of their projects with a fan-first approach in mind, with the understanding that, “When brands put fans first, everyone wins.” G7 has been part of our Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit during our Annual Music Biz Conference for several years now,... Read More
February 10, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Dance Plant Records, Inc.
Please welcome Montreal-based Dance Plant Records, Inc. to the Music Business Association! The label was founded in 1986 by “two crazy guys who loved the music business,” with its roots in the Dance genre. Today, it is one of Canada’s most prestigious indie labels, with a diverse catalog including Rock, Pop, New Age, Instrumental, Country, Rap & Hip Hop, Electronica, Relaxation, and EDM music from artists across the international marketplace. Dance Plant Records chose to become Music Biz members after attending our Annual Music Biz Conference for the first time in 2019.... Read More
January 31, 2020 – Music Biz Members Symphonic Distribution and AMPED Announce Physical Distribution Partnership
This week, Music Biz members Symphonic Distribution and AMPED announced a new partnership that will allow Symphonic’s clients to access physical distribution services for vinyl, CDs, and cassettes in North America and beyond. “Offering physical distribution is a natural extension of Symphonics’s comprehensive digital music and video distribution offering and artist services arsenal,” says Symphonic’s Chief Client Officer Nick Gordon. “What’s more, we’re glad to help labels get their products into stores during what has been a stressful time in the physical distribution and retail business.... Read More
January 28, 2020 – Clio Music Opens for Entries, Announces Program Changes for 2020
This week, Music Biz members Clio Music have announced its call for entries for this year’s Clio Music Awards, which will celebrate achievement in artist self-promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations, and the use of music in advertising. The first deadline to enter submissions for this year’s awards program is Friday, March 20th, after which prices to enter will increase. To learn more about the Clio Music awards program and submit entries, visit clios.com/music.... Read More
January 23, 2020 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Announces Subscriber Base Surpasses 55 Million
Congratulations to Amazon Music, who this week announced that they have surpassed 55 million subscribers across all service tiers! This milestone follows an exceptional year for Amazon Music — the service saw 50% growth year-over-year in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan; and more than doubled its user base in France, Italy, Spain and Mexico. 2019 also saw the company debuting its flagship service in Brazil; launching an ad-supported tier in the U.S., U.K., and Germany;... Read More
January 20, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Songfluencer
Join us in welcoming Songfluencer, an influencer marketing company specializing in music promotion via Instagram and TikTok, to the Music Biz member community! Songfluencer works with artists to distribute their songs to their network of social influencers, who then share the songs in their stories or posts via click-through links to various DSPs. Click-throughs to these services are key in helping artists gain further exposure and playlist placement, as the DSP algorithms reward artists who drive traffic to their platforms.... Read More
January 15, 2020 – Music Biz Member Stemit Announces Long Term Partnership and Licensing Deal with Audionamix
Music Biz member Stemit this week announced that it has licensed exclusive rights to advanced AI music stemming algorithms from Audionamix, offering rights holders a solution to unlocking stems from recorded music. Audionamix’s AI separation technology automatically separates songs into stems, including a cappella, backing tracks, drums, bass, and remaining music. This new solution allows content owners to create stems directly from two-track stereo masters, without the need for sourcing digital multi-tracks. As a result, rights owners can generate additional revenue by offering instrumental versions of their original masters for karaoke,... Read More
January 13, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Revelator
We’re excited to welcome Revelator to the Music Biz member community! Over the past 18 months, Revelator has developed and tested a blockchain-powered mobile and web application to accelerate the settlement of streaming royalties to a daily cycle. Revelator’s digital asset platform and artist wallet were designed to help copyright owners and independent music creators simplify the complex problems of accurate royalty & split payment distribution to copyright owners and creators with speed,... Read More