Member Updates

To keep our community informed, Music Biz curates the latest news stories highlighting our members as they 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, be sure to share with us so we can help spread the word! Send your news stories to Henryk Bik, Communications & Social Media Strategist, at henryk.bik@musicbiz.org.

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August 14, 2018 – Music Biz Member Exactuals Acquired by City National Bank

City National Bank recently announced it has acquired Exactuals, a member of the Music Business Association and Los Angeles-based provider of innovative SaaS solutions for complex payments in the entertainment industry. Exactuals’ innovative payment system, PaymentHub, allows studios, unions, guilds, payroll companies, music publishers, record labels, distributors and marketplaces to provide direct deposit payments, tax document management and online reporting to rights holders, performers, managers, service providers and independent contractors across the globe.... Read More

August 7, 2018 – Music Biz Member Royalty Exchange Launches “Zillow for Royalties” App: Know Your Worth

Royalty Exchange, a member of the Music Business Association that operates the world’s largest online marketplace for music royalties, launched a new app in beta that gives rightsholders an instant catalog valuation and analysis report … free.  It’s called the Know Your Worth app. It analyzes songwriters’ public performance statements from their PRO, and automatically produces a personalized report with details that until now were unavailable from a single source. In the words of one songwriter who tried it out…... Read More

August 2, 2018 – Music Biz Member BuzzAngle Music Partners With Penske Media

Last week, Penske Media Corporation announced its investment in BuzzAngle Music, an innovative music analytics service. BuzzAngle, a Music Business Association member since its inception in 2013 and a presenting sponsor of the Music Biz conference for several years, has transformed the method of analyzing music consumption and associated trends. The service combines daily sales, streaming and airplay of albums, songs and artists. To increase awareness and usage of the BuzzAngle charts, Penske Media aspires for some of its leading brands,... Read More

July 26, 2018 – Music Biz Member Lyric Financial Funds Royalty Advances in Thirty Countries

Lyric Financial, entertainment financial services company and member of the Music Business Association, revealed in March 2018 the launch of international advances to its TuneCore and Sony/ATV clients. The announcement is a result of the partnership between Lyric Financial and Hyperwallet — a supporting sponsor of the Music Biz 2018 conference.  The partnership has allowed Lyric Financial to offer its services to more creatives around the globe, with services including royalty advances, catalog loans,... Read More

July 18, 2018 – Music Biz Member Merch Cat Launches Direct-To-Fan App

Merch Cat, a member of the Music Business Association and all-encompassing merch management platform for musicians, is launching the new Merch Cat Fan app, the first-of-its-kind direct-to-fan app centered on the live show. Users of the Merch Cat Fan app can buy exclusive merch on their phones anytime and anywhere. At live shows, fans can skip the merch table lines, pick up their items, and then share their purchases with friends via social media,... Read More

June 28, 2018 – Music Biz Member Artist Growth & Pinnacle Financial Partners Strike Strategic Partnership

Artist Growth, a member of the Music Business Association, and Pinnacle Financial Partners, a sponsor and partner of the Association’s annual Music Biz Conference, have joined together to launch a new financing program for live entertainers. This innovative, artist-friendly addition to the live-entertainment ecosystem puts more financial power and control into the hands of artists, providing streamlined access to capital without dipping into personal savings or other costly alternatives. This tour-financing program is the first offering arising from Artist Growth’s strategic partnership with Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial Partners,... Read More

November 30, 2017 – Music Biz Congratulates Members & Friends Featured In Billboard’s 2017 ‘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 2017’ list. We’d like to send a special congratulations to Executive of the Year, Julie Greenwald, Chairman/COO of Atlantic Records and ‘Powerhouse Award’ recipient Kelly Clarkson. Greenwald and Clarkson recently participated in a keynote interview at Music Biz 2017’s ‘Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out powered by Nielsen’ featured presentation where they discussed work/life balance,... Read More

November 27, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: RootNote

RootNote is a community of creatives and thinkers addressing some of the music industry’s biggest challenges. Formed from the desire to empower content creators and grow the overall industry, the company focuses on the music business’s core: the artists. Through its challenging and experiential multi-month education and incubation program, equity-based investment structure, and lifelong network of industry leaders and finance providers, RootNote is investing in the long-term success of the industry’s future stars. Website: www.rootnote.co/ Location: Nashville,... Read More

November 9, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: GigSalad

GigSalad is an online marketplace for artists and event service providers to promote their talent, connect with event and party planners, and get booked for private and public gigs ranging from weddings and parties to corporate events and festivals. As the largest entertainment booking platform in the U.S. and Canada, GigSalad can help you do what you love. Website: www.gigsalad.com Location: Springfield, MO Number of Employees: 28 Number of Years in Business: 10 Primary Contact: Mark Steiner,... Read More

October 30, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: Primephonic

Primephonic is a 100% classical music digital streaming platform and high-definition download store, which was founded in 2014 as a direct response to the urgent challenges and opportunities following the digital revolution within the classical music industry. Primephonic seeks to reinvent the digital classical music experience and reignite a global passion for the genre. Our ambition is to reach the underserved classical music listener with the most extensive classical music catalog, high-quality audio, and industry-leading search technology while at the same time reversing the declining revenue trend for artists and labels.... Read More