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.

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 henryk.bik@musicbiz.org.

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November 13, 2018 – New Member Profile: The Clio Awards

Please join us in welcoming The Clio Awards, the esteemed international awards competition for the creative business, to the Music Business Association! Five years ago, The Clio Awards launched Clio Music in partnership with Billboard to provide annual awards recognition, as well as community support and connection, between marketers in the music industry, at advertising agencies, and at brands. Clio Music celebrates creativity in music marketing, advertising, and sync spanning artist self-promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations,... Read More

November 12, 2018 – New App From Music Biz Member Single Music Offers Direct-To-Fan Shopping Experience

Single Music, a Music Biz member and sponsor of our 2019 Annual Convention, has launched its new app offering an exciting new direct-to-consumer sales initiative. The app, exclusively aligned with Shopify, enables artists and labels to directly sell music via their official websites with instant reporting to Nielsen for Soundscan chart status. Each artist store can now offer a one-stop shop for both physical and digital music, streamlining the respective methods of sale under one roof.... Read More

November 8, 2018 – New Member Profile: Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc.

Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc. has just joined the Music Business Association! Momentous is known in both the entertainment and insurance industries as a trusted adviser, and the firm continues to build on this reputation by protecting their clients — touring bands, DJs, audio engineers, rental houses, talent managers, and music producers — from financial risk as they incorporate the latest technology and pyrotechnics into their live shows. Momentous’ decision to join the Association was mainly based on the number of their clients that are members of Music Biz’s robust community and attend our Annual Conference.... Read More

October 25, 2018 – Music Biz Member Facebook Launches New Wave of Music Products

Facebook, a member of Music Biz, has announced a new wave of music products launching on the social network, aiming to better integrate music into how people share photo and video. The collection of features includes the launch of Music on Facebook Stories and an expansion of Lip Sync Live, as well as a forthcoming option to add songs to a personal profile. Music on Facebook Stories, as the name suggests, will allow users to add a song to photos and videos shared to their stories.... Read More

October 25, 2018 – Music Biz Member CD Baby Partners with Cosynd to Streamline Copyright Registration

Music Biz member CD Baby has announced a new partnership with legal services platform Cosynd to help creators get their works copyrighted fast. The major digital distributor’s deal with Cosynd allows CD Baby users to document ownership of their content. The legal services platform offers free and paid tiers of services. Under the deal, users will receive a month of free access to Cosynd’s Essential and Premium tiers. This will allow CD Baby members to create unlimited copyright split sheets,... Read More

October 23, 2018 – Music Biz Members SoundCloud and Dubset Partner to Develop Next-Generation Strategies to Clearing Remixes & More

Music Biz members SoundCloud and Dubset Media Holdings have announced a partnership to help solve the clearance of remixes, mixes and more by testing and developing next-generation approaches on the juggernaut streaming platform. The research and development partnership between SoundCloud and Dubset will commence later this year via an invite-only beta program for individual remixes. The companies plan to have the program encompass full DJ sets over time as well. Dubset currently works with thousands of labels and publishing rights holders to claim royalties for more than 35 million original releases.... Read More

October 19, 2018 – Music Biz Member FindMyFans Identifies Artists’ Fan Bases, Will Launch Geolocation App in December

In June 2017, Ramkeesoon had created a business plan for his intended geolocation app, FindMyFans.co, which he presented at the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas in Mexico City. As one of 30 finalists selected from 3,500 applicants representing 40 countries (and the only one chosen without a finished product), FindMyFans received the competition’s highest score in the business plan category. To bring his app to life, Ramkeeson worked with a network of designers and developers to build a FindMyFans prototype,... Read More

October 18, 2018 – New Member Profile: FindMyFans

Please welcome FindMyFans, a tech startup that believes utilizing data is the key to success in the music industry, to the Music Business Association! FindMyFans is developing an app designed to use fan data generated from streaming services and artists’ social media accounts to enhance artists’ revenue streams. The app pulls data about fan’s location and listening activity, revealing which songs are most popular on streaming services and where their largest fanbases lie. This data can empower artists,... Read More

September 19, 2018 – New Member Profile: VRL Muzic

Join us in welcoming VRL Muzic to the Music Biz community! Founded in 1998, VRL Muzic serves as a new era record label, focused on delivering quality content that respects the intended vision of its artists. The label will premiere a new style of music called Acid Latin on artist Rhythm Tribe’s album Generations later in 2018. As a Music Biz member, VRL Muzic seeks to build and strong relationships with other music business professionals. The label looks to benefit from Music Biz’s distribution of industry insights and discussions on industry procedures and best practices,... Read More

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