Member Updates

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.

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February 14, 2019 – Music Biz Member Qobuz Launches Hi-Res Streaming & Download Platform in US

Congratulations to Music Biz member Qobuz, the world’s first and only certified Hi-Res (24-bit/up to 192k) streaming service, which saw its launch in the US this week! A hybrid streaming service and download store, Qobuz first launched in 2007 in Europe and today boasts nearly 40 million CD-quality (16-bit) and millions of Hi-Res (24-bit/up to 192 kHz) tracks, the largest available selection of Hi-Res streaming tracks anywhere. Qobuz will be available on all app stores with a robust slate of features including: Streaming in up to 24-bit/up to 192 kHz true Hi-Res FLAC (about 29x the audio quality of MP3) with compatible gear.... Read More

February 11, 2019 – New Member Profile: JamBase

Please welcome JamBase, an online destination for fans of live music, to the Music Biz community! Established in 1998, JamBase hosts show listings, ticket information, editorial content, and personalization tools to engage live music fans and reinforce the robust live music community. Millions of people interact with JamBase every month, and rely on the website and mobile app to find the most accurate show listings available for more than 166,000 artists across dozens of genres, performing in over 133,000 venues worldwide with comprehensive data points on over 1,000 festivals worldwide. ... Read More

February 4, 2019 – New Member Profile: Alumbrado, Inc.

Please join us in welcoming Alumbrado, Inc. to the Music Biz community! The company’s primary service, Fantasy Music, is a mobile music app that lets users draft Hip-Hop and Rap artists into a team, similar to fantasy football. Users earn points whenever artists on their team make a splash in the industry. Users can compete for concert tickets and read industry news articles. The company also has plans to expand from the mobile app space and build a record label to promote up-and-coming artists.... Read More

February 4, 2019 – Music Biz Member Burnside Distribution Turns 25

Congratulations to Music Biz member Burnside Distribution, the Portland, Oregon-based independent music distributor, on their 25th anniversary! Since 1994, Burnside has sold all types of music to independent stores, chain retailers and one-stops, and works with export partners around the world. “We love our labels, their artists and our retail friends who have supported us all of these years,” said Burnside President and Owner Bill McNally. “I think we have made it to 25 years due to our passion and commitment to provide focus,... Read More

January 29, 2019 – Music Biz Member The Clio Music Awards Announces 2019 Awards Call for Entries

Music Biz member Clio Music Awards has announced a call for entries for the 2019 Clio Music Awards, a program dedicated to work spanning artist promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations, and the use of music in advertising. This year, the Clio Music honors will be awarded as part of the 60th Annual Clio Awards ceremony in New York City. The awards highlight the top creative work globally in Branded Entertainment & Content, Design, Digital/Mobile, Experiential/Events, Film/Video,... Read More

January 10, 2019 – Artists Working With Music Biz Member CD Baby Earned More Than $100 Million in 2018

Indie distributor/publisher and Music Biz member CD Baby announced this week that its member artists earned over $100 million dollars in 2018. The nine-figure milestone represents a 25 percent increase over 2017, when CD Baby paid out $80.1 million — itself a 33 percent bump from 2016. According to the company’s statistics, it distributes 750,000 artists and more than 9 million tracks and publishes 170,000 songwriters and over 1 million individual songs, representing artists in more than 200 territories across the globe.... Read More

December 12, 2018 – Music Biz Member Royalty Exchange Profiled In Forbes Magazine

Royalty Exchange, a member of the Music Business Association, was profiled this week by Forbes Magazine. Royalty Exchange gives songwriters the opportunity to create a new, immediate revenue stream by selling their catalogs to investors. This offers a highly beneficial solution for both parties, as songwriters receive an up-front payment for their performances while investors receive a stream of predictable, fixed-rate royalty payments. The earnings potential of catalogs is based on past payments to artists, calculated through Royalty Exchange’s “Know Your Worth” online app.... Read More

December 11, 2018 – Music Biz Member Capitol Music Group Hosts Inaugural ‘Capitol Royale’ Creativity and Innovation Marathon In Los Angeles

In the wake of technology changing the landscape of the music industry, companies are shifting their energy towards more cutting-edge and forward-thinking methods of doing business. Enter Capitol Royale: Capitol Music Group’s two-day creativity and innovation marathon (Dec 1-2) at its headquarters in Hollywood, CA. In the company’s continued investment in the music and tech space, its Capitol360 hub helped conceive and nurture an idea for Capitol to be one of the first major record labels to host a hackathon and center the challenge around a bevy of panels,... Read More

December 7, 2018 – Music Biz Congratulates Members & Friends Featured In Billboard’s 2018 ‘Women In Music’

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) would like to congratulate its members, friends, and affiliates for being featured on Billboard’s ‘Women In Music 2018’ list. We’d like to send a special congratulations to the four Executives of the Year: Danielle Aguirre, Executive VP/General Counsel for the National Music Publishers Association; Dina LaPolt, Founder/Owner of LaPolt Law, and Legal Counsel to the Songwriters of North America; Jacqueline Charlesworth, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling; and Susan Genco, Co-President,... Read More

November 20, 2018 – New Member Profile: Martin, Allbee & Associates LLC

Welcome Martin, Allbee & Associates LLC to the Music Business Association! Serving clients from the creative sector of the industry, Martin, Allbee & Assoc. manages business and financial affairs including: risk management, payroll services, accounts payable & receivable, acquisition and liquidations of assets, domestic & foreign touring, and all types of tax matters. The firm works to help new artists gain solid financial footing from which to launch successful careers, as well as maintain strong financial foundations for industry veterans to ensure their continued productivity.... Read More