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September 19, 2018 – Music Biz Member Primephonic Launches Classical Music Streaming Platform
Primephonic, who joined Music Biz in 2017, has just launched their new streaming platform dedicated to delivering a specifically curated experience for Classical music fans. The service is currently available in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The company has plans for a global roll-out beginning in 2019. At launch, Primephonic featured over one million tracks for fans to peruse and enjoy. Catalogues include those from Warner Classics, Sony Classical, Universal Music Classics,... Read More
September 17, 2018 – Music Biz Member Jammber Offers Business Management From Mobile App Suite
Jammber, a Music Biz member since 2016, has developed a suite of tools to manage everything from songwriting credits and rights management to ticketing and touring all from a group of apps on a mobile phone. “Muse” gives collaborators a single platform to exchange lyrics and song ideas, while the company’s “Splits” app tracks ownership and credits of any eventual product from a collaboration. The company’s nStudio tracks songwriting credits to assist with chart and Grammy submission — through a partnership with Nielsen Music — and its “PinPoint” helps organize touring.... Read More
August 28, 2018 – [MEMBER SPOTLIGHT] Public Performance Rights Organization Pro Music Rights Reaches a 7.4% Market Share Making It The 3rd Largest Public PRO in U.S.
Pro Music Rights, a member of the Music Business Association, is the fifth-ever formed Public Performance Rights Society in the United States, one that controls a market share of 7.4% in the U.S. The organization represents works with such notable acts as Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, Young Jeezy, Juelz Santana, Lil Yachty, MoneyBaggYo, Larry June, Trae Pound, Sauce Walka, Trae Tha Truth, Sosaman, Soulja Boy, Lex Luger, Lud Foe, SlowBucks, Gunplay, OG Maco,... Read More
August 27, 2018 – [MEMBER SPOTLIGHT] Spotify Reveals ‘The Most Streamed Songs of Summer 2018’
It was the plea heard around the world; “Kiki, do you love me?” The line not only set the stage for a viral dance challenge, but served as the standout lyric of 2018’s most streamed song of the summer – “In My Feelings” by Drake. The track, from the artist’s smash double album Scorpion, streamed more than 393 million times between June 1 and August 20. Maroon 5’s balled “Girls Like You” (featuring Cardi B) is the second most-streamed song of the summer,... Read More
August 14, 2018 – Music Biz Member Exactuals Acquired by City National Bank
City National Bank recently announced it has acquired Exactuals, a member of the Music Business Association and Los Angeles-based provider of innovative SaaS solutions for complex payments in the entertainment industry. Exactuals’ innovative payment system, PaymentHub, allows studios, unions, guilds, payroll companies, music publishers, record labels, distributors and marketplaces to provide direct deposit payments, tax document management and online reporting to rights holders, performers, managers, service providers and independent contractors across the globe.... Read More
August 7, 2018 – Music Biz Member Royalty Exchange Launches “Zillow for Royalties” App: Know Your Worth
Royalty Exchange, a member of the Music Business Association that operates the world’s largest online marketplace for music royalties, launched a new app in beta that gives rightsholders an instant catalog valuation and analysis report … free. It’s called the Know Your Worth app. It analyzes songwriters’ public performance statements from their PRO, and automatically produces a personalized report with details that until now were unavailable from a single source. In the words of one songwriter who tried it out…... Read More
August 2, 2018 – Music Biz Member BuzzAngle Music Partners With Penske Media
Last week, Penske Media Corporation announced its investment in BuzzAngle Music, an innovative music analytics service. BuzzAngle, a Music Business Association member since its inception in 2013 and a presenting sponsor of the Music Biz conference for several years, has transformed the method of analyzing music consumption and associated trends. The service combines daily sales, streaming and airplay of albums, songs and artists. To increase awareness and usage of the BuzzAngle charts, Penske Media aspires for some of its leading brands,... Read More
July 26, 2018 – Music Biz Member Lyric Financial Funds Royalty Advances in Thirty Countries
Lyric Financial, entertainment financial services company and member of the Music Business Association, revealed in March 2018 the launch of international advances to its TuneCore and Sony/ATV clients. The announcement is a result of the partnership between Lyric Financial and Hyperwallet — a supporting sponsor of the Music Biz 2018 conference. The partnership has allowed Lyric Financial to offer its services to more creatives around the globe, with services including royalty advances, catalog loans,... Read More
July 18, 2018 – Music Biz Member Merch Cat Launches Direct-To-Fan App
Merch Cat, a member of the Music Business Association and all-encompassing merch management platform for musicians, is launching the new Merch Cat Fan app, the first-of-its-kind direct-to-fan app centered on the live show. Users of the Merch Cat Fan app can buy exclusive merch on their phones anytime and anywhere. At live shows, fans can skip the merch table lines, pick up their items, and then share their purchases with friends via social media,... Read More
June 28, 2018 – Music Biz Member Artist Growth & Pinnacle Financial Partners Strike Strategic Partnership
Artist Growth, a member of the Music Business Association, and Pinnacle Financial Partners, a sponsor and partner of the Association’s annual Music Biz Conference, have joined together to launch a new financing program for live entertainers. This innovative, artist-friendly addition to the live-entertainment ecosystem puts more financial power and control into the hands of artists, providing streamlined access to capital without dipping into personal savings or other costly alternatives. This tour-financing program is the first offering arising from Artist Growth’s strategic partnership with Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial Partners,... Read More