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June 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member Feed Media Group Signs A Train Publishing Onto Adaptr Licensing Platform

Feed Media Group has brought A Train Entertainment onto its Adaptr music licensing program, giving developers and entrepreneurs whose tech products involve music access to high-quality, fully licensed tracks from the publisher’s artists. This partnership opens up a new revenue stream for A Train’s artists, who will now receive royalty payments when their songs are used on Adaptr-based apps. Adaptr was created to assist tech developers and startups looking to build apps around the use of music.... Read More

June 29, 2021 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Announces Global Distribution Deal, Formation of SONAR Label With Rimas Entertainment

The Orchard has announced a new global distribution deal with Rimas Entertainment, giving Rimas’ artist roster access to The Orchard’s artist & label services and looping artists’ YouTube channels into The Orchard’s Multi-Channel Network. The agreement also covers distribution for Rimas’ catalog material and new projects. In addition to this deal, The Orchard and Rimas have established SONAR, a new label combining both companies’ strengths in release strategy, distribution and artist development to support new and emerging indie artists throughout Latin America.... Read More

June 29, 2021 – Music Biz Member TikTok Launches Third-Party Integration Tool, Jump

TikTok has announced the widespread rollout of its new Jump integration, allowing creators to build in links to third-party providers that relate to the content they are posting. For example, a yoga instructor can use a Jump for breathing exercise app, Breathwrk, to share a relevant routine with their followers. Jumps are built for a platform only after they apply and are approved for the program. A beta test took place earlier in 2021, which saw platforms including Breathwrk,... Read More

June 29, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore’s “Signed By” Program Upstreams More Than 340 Artists

DIY digital music distributor TuneCore has revealed that the ongoing Signed By program, its artist development partnership established with parent company Believe, has helped more than 340 independent artists sign with Believe and its labels. Artists who release their music through TuneCore and are identified as “rising stars” are eligible to take advantage of the program. Once signed with Believe and its slate of labels, those artists can benefit from the company’s slate of Label &... Read More

June 28, 2021 – Music Biz Member Single Music Launches Fan Insights Dashboard, Shares Smashing Pumpkins Anniversary Case Study

Direct-to-consumer music and ticketing platform Single Music has launched a Fan Insights Dashboard designed to help to help artists and their teams identify superfans and create real, lasting relationships with their fan base. Data points in the dashboard are based on purchase data directly from artist’s stores, and include Top Fans, World Sales Heat Map, Top Cities & Regions, Purchase Activity, Sales-by-type Breakdown, Top Merch Items and more. Click here to learn more from Single Music’s blog.... Read More

June 28, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Linkfire

Welcome Linkfire to the Music Biz member community! Linkfire is a smart link platform that connects fans to different music, video, ticketing, and merch options with just one social media-friendly landing page. These smart links are automatically populated based on a DSP link or ISRC/UPC code, eliminating the need for artists to manually enter each one. This also allows fans to select their preferred way of accessing the artist’s music, wherever they are in the world.... Read More

June 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Def Jam Names Chelsea Blythe SVP of A&R

Chelsea Blythe has been named Def Jam Recordings’ new SVP of A&R, a role that will find her overseeing current & new artist projects while discovering and signing new talent for the Def Jam roster. She will report directly to Jeff Harleston, interim CEO of Def Jam Recordings. Blythe’s career in the industry began in the A&R Department at Interscope Records in 2012, as the label was developing artists including Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Mike WiLL Made-it and Rae Sremmurd.... Read More

June 22, 2021 – Music Biz Members TikTok and CMRRA Announce Multi-Year Digital Royalty Agreement

Social platform TikTok and the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) — a division of Music Biz member SoundExchange — have announced a new multi-year agreement for the collection of digital mechanical royalties in Canada. The new deal encompasses TikTok’s past use of musical works and introduces a forward-looking partnership that opens a new revenue stream for music publishers, self-published songwriters and rightsholders. “We are thrilled to enter into this agreement with CMRRA in Canada, to connect music publishers and artists to new audiences and enable song discovery through the power of TikTok,”... Read More

June 22, 2021 – Music Biz Members Primary Wave and Universal’s Virgin Music Announce Global Deal

Independent publishing and talent management company, Primary Wave, has announced a new global distribution agreement with Virgin Music Label & Artist Services (launched by Universal Music Group in February as a rebrand of Caroline). The deal covers master recordings from within the Primary Wave music catalog across all physical and digital distribution channels, with particular focus on labels from Primary Wave’s strategic partner, The Gaither Group. “We are so excited to begin this relationship with Primary Wave Music and The Gaither Group as their new distribution partner,”... Read More

June 21, 2021 – Music Biz Member RCA Records Announces Promotions of Jessie Maldonado & Pam Kaye

RCA Records has announced two personnel appointments within its Promotions team, elevating Jessie Maldonado to SVP, Promotion & Operations and Pam Kaye to VP, Hot AC Promotion. Maldonado will combine her experience in radio promotion and marketing to develop campaigns for RCA artists such as Doja Cat, H.E.R., Khalid, P!NK and Tate McRae, among others. Prior to her new role, she led record promotions in the label’s Pop promotion department; she will continue to oversee that team,... Read More