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September 2, 2021 – Music Biz Member Exceleration Music Names Darin Soler Head of Global Marketing & Commercial Partnerships
Music investment firm Exceleration Music has announced that Darin Soler has joined their team as the company’s Head of Global Marketing & Commercial Partnerships. In this role, he will lead and coordinate efforts to drive awareness, engagement and consumption for music from the artists and labels the company represents. Prior to joining Exceleration, Soler served in senior roles with Youtube, Apple Music and Sony Music. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with the Exceleration partners as an advisor over the past few months,... Read More
September 2, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Appoints Andreea Gleeson As Next CEO
DIY music distribution platform, TuneCore has named Andreea Gleeson as the company’s next CEO. In the past year, Gleeson has taken the helm on key partnerships with the likes of YouTube, Facebook and Spotify, as well as led the company to expand operations to a total of 14 countries in four continents. She most recently served as co-head of TuneCore with company COO, Matt Barrington after the departure of CEO Scott Ackerman in April 2020. “I’m inspired daily by the talented artists and industry leading team who make TuneCore the most innovative and forward thinking independent digital music distributor in the world,”... Read More
September 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member Single Music Debuts New Tools For Release Editing, Business Admin. & Billing Pages
D2C music sales platform Single Music has rolled out a slew of new customization features for its artist and label partners, giving them even more control over their content hub and backend operations ahead of the Fall 2021 release season. These include the new Release Editing feature; allowing users to add, remove and change details for their latest work should details like collaborators or final album art change in the lead-up to its release date. On the business administration side,... Read More
August 31, 2021 – Music Biz Member Eluvio Receives Investment from Fox Corp., Will Power Fox/Bento Box NFT Business
Blockchain-based livestream and ticketing platform, Eluvio has received a significant investment from Fox Corp., bringing the company’s valuation to $100 million. This investment gives Fox a minority stake in the company, and accompanies news that Eluvio’s blockchain technology will power Blockchain Creative Labs, the new NFT-focused business unit from Fox Entertainment and its Bento Box Entertainment animation studio. “We are incredibly honored and proud to have the backing of Fox as we embark on the next phase of growth and innovation at Eluvio,” said Eluvio Co-Founder and CEO,... Read More
August 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member TikTok Partners With Vimeo And Canva To Simplify Content Creation
Social video sharing platform TikTok has announced new partnerships with Vimeo and Canva, providing marketers with new integrated tools that will allow them to create better assets for TikTok through both platforms. Each tool directly connects with TikTok’s Ad Manager, and gives users design options that fit within TikTok’s dimensions and creative flows so their content has a natural feel when positioned next to user-generated posts. In addition, both Vimeo and Canva have been named official TikTok Marketing Partners.... Read More
August 26, 2021 – Music Biz Member Feed Media Group Launches Dedicated Music Team
Feed Media Group has announced the formation of a dedicated Music Team within the company, headed up by Feed VP of Music, Bryn Boughton. This new division will work closely with the company’s partner labels, publishers, artists and other rightsholders to build long-lasting relationships and ensure that Feed’s goals align with their best interests. With easy-to-use licensing solutions like Feed’s latest product, the Adaptr platform for startups and app developers, the company strives to expand their partners’... Read More
August 26, 2021 – Music Biz Member Eluvio LIVE To Power Rita Ora Live Show From the Eiffel Tower
Blockchain-based livestream and ticketing platform Eluvio LIVE has announced a new partnership with global superstar Rita Ora for the first program in a new series: ICONIC PEOPLE IN ICONIC PLACES, Rita Ora Live From The Eiffel Tower, taking place Thursday, September 30. The concert will serve as a closing event for Paris Fashion Week, and marks the singer-songwriter’s transition back to performing live. thanks to Eluvio’s specialized platform, the show will be streamed in 4K HDR across various streaming apps.... Read More
August 25, 2021 – Music Biz Member Songfluencer Is Hiring
Global creative marketing agency, Songfluencer is looking to expand its team by bringing Creative Specialists, Influencer Enthusiasts, and Software Developers into the fold. This team of music experts – both industry veterans and Gen Zers – turns followers into fans by strategically pairing songs, artists, and brands with key tastemaker influencers on music-forward social media platforms including TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. With in-house influencers living and breathing social media, Songfluencer is uniquely positioned to deliver a custom solution that best serves the goals of its clients.... Read More
August 24, 2021 – Music Biz Member UnitedMasters Unveils New Financing Tools for Indie Artists Advances & Real-Time Royalty Payments
Distribution and music services company UnitedMasters has begun rolling out two new robust financing tools for indie artists as the result of partnerships struck with two music tech companies. Thanks to a tech engine provided by beatBread that evaluates streaming and social data, the first offering allows qualifying artists to receive advances ranging from $1,000 to $1 million. The second offering, in partnership with Paperchain, pays out royalties to artists in real time using an algorithm to predict their earnings based on current streaming data.... Read More
August 24, 2021 – Music Biz Member Linkfire Is Hiring
Smart link platform Linkfire is looking to expand its team by adding a LATAM Commercial Executive, Enterprise Commercial Executive, and Marketing Acquisition Manager. The company was founded as a response to the increasingly complex nature of digital music marketing. Linkfire’s technology links fans directly to the content they love in their favorite app, while empowering everyone from major labels to independent artists with unparalleled audience insights.See below for more information on each position and full application details: Click here to learn about the Commercial Executive –... Read More