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.

October 6, 2021 – Music Biz Member Warner Music Partners With Marketing Platform, Community

Warner Music has partnered with text message marketing platform Community so that select artists can personally engage with fans via text message. Artists are assigned a 10-digit Community phone number and can share about upcoming releases, tickets to shows, merch, and more. Community’s average open rates for messages are upwards of 95% within the first three minutes of receiving a text with a 59% average click through rate. “Community’s model helps us cut through the noise and gives us an authentic,... Read More

October 4, 2021 – Music Biz Member Linkfire Launches New Email Capture Feature

Digital marketing platform, Linkfire has released a new email capture feature to improve email marketing campaigns for artists and creators. Linkfire users can now set up a one-click email signup option on their landing pages for fans to subscribe. The platform collects those submitted addresses so users can export them to third-party email services for future marketing messages. Click here to read the full blog post from Linkfire.... Read More

October 4, 2021 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Announces First On Soundcloud 2021 Creative Projects Lineup

Next-generation music company, SoundCloud has announced the creative projects from the artists featured on its First On Soundcloud 2021 artist accelerator program. Creative projects include first-time live performances, debut music videos, art installations, and other experiences to promote artists’ music releases. Launched earlier this year, the program invests in emerging talent by co-creating each artist’s early career milestones to help drive their long-term success. “For a rising artist, achieving a career building project like a first-ever live show,... Read More

October 4, 2021 – NEW MEMBER MONDAY: Syntax Creative

The Music Business Association welcomes independent digital distributor, Syntax Creative as the newest member of our industry community! Representing more than 100 labels and nearly 60,000 songs, Syntax is committed to strategically placing its clients’ music in front of a worldwide audience through its digital fulfillment, royalty consolidation, music licensing, and label services. The company works to serve not just the present needs of independent artists, but looks for new means of exposure and revenue streams to keep their music at the forefront.... Read More

October 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Partners With Vinyl Crowdfunding Platform Qrates

Music distribution platform, Symphonic has announced a partnership with Qrates, a vinyl crowdfunding platform based in Tokyo. Qrates provides an end-to-end solution for artists and labels that need short-run vinyl on-demand, and eliminates financial & inventory risks. This partnership allows Symphonic’s clients access to vinyl creation and sales in order to capitalize on the recent resurgence in interest in the storied format. “Creating a vinyl record can be an intimidating process, and Qrates makes it easy from start to finish.... Read More

September 30, 2021 – Music Biz Member The Orchard Appoints KGV Kiran Kumar as Country Head, India

The Orchard has announced KGV Kiran Kumar as the company’s Country Head in India. In this role, he will lead operations to expand The Orchard’s business and growth strategy across the territory and will report to The Orchard’s EVP, Head of Strategy, Prashant Bahadur. Prior to joining The Orchard, Kumar worked with independent distributor Believe as its Distribution Director – Label & Artist Solutions, India. “I am both delighted and honored to join The Orchard family,” said Kumar.... Read More

September 29, 2021 – Music Biz Member Single Music Rolls Out Self-Serve Monetized Video Tool

D2C music sales platform Single Music has released a fully self-served version of its monetized video tool, allowing artists and their teams artists to sell access to livestream, on-demand, and pay-per-view video content at any time via their artist store. The tool allows users to bundle video tickets with merch, stream high-quality audio and video in multiple formats, access sales & customer data before and after the show, scale server load to meet viewership demands, and resolve any customer issues with dedicated ticketing support.... Read More

September 28, 2021 – Music Biz Member EMPIRE Invests in Social Platform, Riff

Independent music company, EMPIRE has partnered with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Quality Control to invest $4 million in new social platform, Riff. The startup, which has raised about $10 million to date, combines voice and video chat with music and offers fans and creators to connect via social rooms. Riff aims to create brand-new revenue streams for creators, offering a platform to livestream, host listening parties, and drop new albums & merch while connecting with their fans directly.... Read More

September 27, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Dolby

We’d like to welcome audiovisual technology company, Dolby to the Music Biz Member community! Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences for billions of people worldwide. The recent introduction of Dolby Atmos Music helps to deliver artistic expression at its fullest, creating a deeper connection between artists and their fans. Dolby Atmos goes beyond the ordinary listening experience and immerses the listener, revealing every detail of the music with unparalleled clarity and depth.... Read More

September 27, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Promotes Nicholas Krus to VP of Marketing

DIY music distribution platform, TuneCore has promoted Nicholas Krus to the role of VP of Marketing. Krus will report to Andreea Gleeson, who was recently named TuneCore’s new CEO. Krus began his career at TuneCore as the Sr. Director of Client Marketing, leading efforts in customer acquisition and integrated marketing. Additionally, he contributed to the development of the platform’s various services including TuneCore’s rewards program, digital awards, and artwork creator. “I’ve been blessed to work with extremely talented colleagues who execute with expertise and efficiency at every turn,” Krus said.... Read More