Member Updates

Music Biz broadcasts the latest announcements from around our community on our social feeds as our member companies continue to push the industry forward. 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 Henryk Bik, Music Biz’s Communications & Content Manager, at henryk.bik@musicbiz.org.

NEW FOR 2024 Music Biz’s member news will be shared exclusively on our social channels, as the Member Updates section of our website is set to go offline later this year.

November 1, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Publishing Names Robin Nastri SVP, Global Business Office

Sony Music Publishing has appointed Robin Nastri to the company’s newly created role of SVP, Global Business Office. In her new role, she will oversee Sony’s “global transformation initiatives to streamline operations, enhance technology and optimize processes.” Prior to joining Sony, Nastri spent more than 25 years in strategy consulting for Accenture, where she led many global initiatives with a number of Fortune 100 companies. Nastri will report directly to Sony Music Publishing’s CFO, Tom Kelly. ... Read More

October 31, 2023 – Music Biz Member BMG Acquires Recordings Of Electronic Artist Martin Solveig

International music company, BMG has acquired the recordings of DJ and Electronic artist, Martin Solveig. The deal extends to five of Solveig’s albums and nearly 130 tracks, including his highly streamed songs “Hello” and “Intoxicated.” “Martin Solveig has created some of the most potent and successful electronic music of the past decade with a career which straddles the end of the download era and the emergence of streaming,” said Maximilian Kolb, BMG EVP of Repertoire &... Read More

October 30, 2023 – Music Biz Member Feature.Fm Adds YouTube Music Pre-Save Feature

Music marketing platform, Feature.Fm has partnered with YouTube to introduce the YouTube Music Pre-Save Feature to its platform. The partnership will allow artists to expand their music promotion by integrating YouTube Music Pre-Save and other capabilities, including a multiple follow feature, hassle-free release day notifications, and sound promotion via YouTube Shorts. “We’ve always been dedicated to providing artists with the most advanced tools and technologies, and YouTube Music Pre-Save is a testament to that commitment,” said Dan Sander,... Read More

October 30, 2023 – Music Biz Member Moises Debuts AI-Powered Platform Voice Studio

Music creation platform, Moises has launched Voice Studio, an AI-powered marketplace enabling vocalists to license and sell their own voice models to producers & content creators. The new  service will allow creators to transform their own voice into any singer featured in the platform’s library, giving producers a range of voices to implement in their work. Voice Studio features a roster of 11 top-quality voices at the time of its launch, with plans for expansion in the near future. ... Read More

October 27, 2023 – Music Biz Member BMG Forms Global Alliance With Universal Music Group

International music company, BMG has formed a global alliance with Universal Music Group to explore a range of collaborating initiatives, providing  BMG-signed artists with a number of global opportunities. Per the partnership, BMG’s distribution of its physical formats will be moving to UMG’s commercial services division. The transition is expected to be completed by the end of 2024. “Our alliance with UMG is a significant step to further enhance our service to BMG-signed artists,” said Thomas Coesfeld,... Read More

October 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member Virgin Music Group Unveils Global Leadership Team

Virgin Music Group has formed a global leadership team to focus on maximizing the impact of marketing, commercial and operational initiatives around the world. Under the stewardship of co-CEOs JT Myers and Nate Pastor, Virgin is now organized into five key regions, with a series of appointments in each one. The newly appointed global executive team will oversee the label’s operations in North America, the UK, Latin America, the AMEA region (Africa, Middle East and Asia) and Australia &... Read More

October 26, 2023 – Music Biz Member mtheory Names Erik Pettie As SVP And Head Of New Artist Services & Partnerships Unit

Artist management company, mtheory has named Erik Pettie as SVP and Head of the company’s new Artist Services & Partnerships division. In his new role, he will lead the establishment of the Artist Services division, which will offer a range of services to assist artists & labels in gaining exposure and generating revenue. Under Pettie’s leadership, the division will provide artists and their teams with infrastructure, insights and execution to either complement or replicate label support.... Read More

October 25, 2023 – Music Biz Member Spotify Debuts Dedicated Merch Hub On Artists Profiles

Music streaming platform, Spotify has released a dedicated merch hub powered by Shopify, allowing fans to easily shop for merch from all their favorite artists in one place. The merch hub will provide personalized merch recommendations based on the subscriber’s listening habits.  Click here to read more from Digital Music News.... Read More

October 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Group’s Spinnin Records Partners With AI Sound Wellness Company Endel

Warner Music Group’s Electronic music label, Spinnin’ Records label has partnered with AI sound wellness company, Endel to transform its catalog into soundscapes for focus, relaxation, movement and sleep. Per the partnership, Spinnin’ Records will release a total of 50 soundscape album playlists, dropping one new release per week over the next few months. The first two soundscape albums have already been published. The releases fall under a new Spinnin’ Cosmos profile on the Endel platform,... Read More

October 24, 2023 – Music Biz Member Universal Music Group Strikes Partnership With BandLab Technology

Universal Music Group has partnered with Singapore-based music tech company, BandLab Technologies to advance the companies’ shared commitment to AI initiatives and protection of artist & songwriter rights. The partnership will focus on empowering the next generation of artists including BandLab’s global community. Together, both companies will “…pioneer market-led solutions with pro-creator standards to ensure new technologies serve the creator community effectively and ethically.” “We welcome BandLab’s commitment to an ethical approach to AI through their accessible technology,... Read More