Music Biz broadcasts the latest announcements from around our community as our member companies continue to push the industry forward, and make introductions for our newest members via New Member Profiles.
Association Members: If you are launching a new product, have been featured in an industry trade publication, or have a major announcement coming soon, we’d love to help spread the word — share it with with Henryk Bik, Music Biz’s Communications & Social Media Strategist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for our daily email feed to have this news delivered directly to your inbox.
January 8, 2020 – Music Biz Member Vydia Helps Kanye Release “Jesus Is Born” on Christmas Day
Transferring files from Kanye’s hard drive to Spotify’s sounds easy, but in practice requires preparation and coordination. Massive, red-tape-laden major-label structures aren’t always suited to do this quickly, and West himself has missed a number of self-imposed deadlines in recent years. This time, though, everything went smoothly. “The record was mastered at 1 am Christmas morning,” LaManna says. “It was exported and uploaded by 5 am. We downloaded and delivered it to the streaming services by 7 or 8 am.” The album came out around 3 pm,... Read More
December 16, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Axum Management Capabilities, Inc.
Join us in welcoming our newest member: Axum Management Capabilities, Inc., a community development consulting firm that works to improve the returns on investments made by individuals, organizations and communities. Axum’s tagline of “From Capability to Actuality” defines their mission to create a culture focused on people, planet and purpose through their evaluation, analysis and management strategies. Axum CEO Andrea JohnBaptiste also hosts the weekly radio show Synergy, which offers a mix of new musical releases,... Read More
December 11, 2019 – Napster and Super Hi-Fi Announce Partnership to Create Personalized Music Listening Experiences
Music Biz members Napster and Super Hi-Fi announced this week a partnership that will allow music streaming services and leading consumer companies to easily create the next generation of personalized and branded music. The service will be available via Napster’s complete music and audio technology platform, “Powered by Napster,” and will use Super Hi-Fi’s advanced AI solutions to add a critical layer of differentiation and customized listening features. “Napster serves many brands across various industries and we’re always looking for ways to super serve our customers with custom solutions,” said Bill Patrizio,... Read More
December 9, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: IAFAR
Welcome the Independent Alliance For Artist Rights (IAFAR) to the Music Biz member community! IAFAR is a newly formed organization founded as an equivalent to the MPA and NMPA for the neighboring rights sector, whose goal is to increase awareness and understanding about the neighboring rights revenue stream. The organization provides educational materials and a forum for collaboration for artists and rights holder, all in an effort to promote better understanding of neighboring rights and advocate for those entitled rights holders claim what profits are theirs.... Read More
November 22, 2019 – Jaxsta Launches Jaxsta Pro Beta, Offers Music Biz Members Exclusive Discount
Congratulations to Music Biz member Jaxsta, who today announced the launch of the Jaxsta Pro Beta! The Pro product is tailor-made to support professionals across all areas of the music business, and works hand-in-hand with the company’s innovative, constantly updating music credits database. Jaxsta Pro allows artist and label teams to claim Jaxsta credits profiles and add contact information to open up future working opportunities for artists, offers access to over 600 charts with the ability to create chart update alerts,... Read More
November 20, 2019 – Music Biz Member Muzooka Empowers Artists to Control Their Appearance on GRAMMY.com
In conjunction with this week’s 2020 GRAMMY Award nominations, Music Biz member Muzooka has announced a partnership with the Recording Academy allowing artists to control their appearance on GRAMMY.com. Muzooka allows artists and their teams to manage their assets and push them live to multiple platforms — including ticketing pages, festival sites, apps and more — all from a singular hub. “The GRAMMYs are a cultural institution and we are thrilled to be working with the Recording Academy,” said Muzooka Founder and CEO Shawn Wilson of the partnership.... Read More
November 14, 2019 – Music Biz Member Synchtank Teams Up With London Grid For Learning
This month, Music Biz member Synchtank announced a partnership with the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) and a prominent production library to provide high-quality music to students and teachers in London schools. The company’s software can easily identify licensed tracks for schools to use in assemblies, plays and performances, student presentations, and in-class lessons. This initiative also serves as a way to educate students on intellectual property rights, giving them a sense of how to appropriately use copyrighted material and respect the rights of content creators. ... Read More
November 11, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: AdRev
Please welcome Music Biz’s newest member, B2B and B2C administrative and strategy service AdRev! Operating primarily on YouTube’s ecosystem, AdRev helps clients and creators maximize their potential revenue on YouTube, in addition to protecting them from unauthorized re-uploads of their content. With AdRev’s recent acquisition by AVL Digital, the company has expanded their offerings for right holders and artists to include music channel strategy and optimization services. AdRev President Noah Becker will be speaking on a panel during NY:LON Connect 2020,... Read More
November 11, 2019 – Music Biz Member Qobuz Announces New Hi-Res Audio Plan
Hi-res audio streaming and download platform Qobuz has announced its plans to streamline the company’s subscription offerings by eliminating its MP3 streaming tier, in an effort to establish hi-res and CD lossless music as the new industry standard. Starting this month, subscribers can access one $14.99/month plan that grants them unlimited access to Qobuz’s entire catalog of 50 million+ songs at Hi-Res or CD lossless quality. “Qobuz was one of the earliest hi-res streamers,” said legendary singer-songwriter and Hi-Res music advocate Neil Young.... Read More
November 7, 2019 – Music Biz Member Hit Songs Deconstructed Interviews Today’s Most Influential Songwriters on Billboard’s Chart Beat Podcast
Music Biz member Hit Songs Deconstructed, known for providing songwriting trend analysis to what drives today’s chart-topping songs, recently interviewed a number of today’s most prominent songwriters as part of Billboard’s Chart Beat podcast. Company founders Yael and David Penn recently sat down with Finneas, producer and brother of Pop star Billie Eilish, to discuss the success of her recent No. 1 hit “Bad Guy” and the specific components of the song that make it so unique.... Read More