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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
September 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Beatdapp Is Hiring — Data Scientist
Beatdapp, a venture-backed startup delivering advanced music tracking and fraud detection technology, is looking to add a Data Scientist to its team. Ranked the #2 startup in Canada and in the top 20 music companies globally, the company’s industry-leading software helps artists & labels track and audit their media streams for royalty payments. Its fraud detection tools also help streaming services identify and fight bots & bad actors. About the RoleAs a Data Scientist, you’ll work closely with our leadership team,... Read More
September 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Revelator Successfully Pilots Artist Wallet Daily Royalty Payouts
Innovative creator rights management company, Revelator, has completed a successful pilot run of its Artist Wallet’s daily payments feature, distributing streaming royalties to partner artists within 24 hours. The test, which Revelator hails as the first successful series of payments on a 24-hour cycle in the music business, was conducted with 20 artists from Finland-based artist services company, Family in Music. Artist Wallet is part of Revelator’s Original Works platform, a blockchain-based music rights management toolset that gives artists &... Read More
September 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member Catch Point Is Hiring — Royalties Manager
Music rights and royalties investment firm, Catch Point is hiring a Royalties Manager. This position manages the company’s music royalty administration, revenue assurance and analysis functions, working both across the team and with outside administrators. This role is also responsible for onboarding new assets and tracking, analyzing, and processing music publishing and sound recording royalties from multiple sources. Professionals experienced in sound recording and/or publishing administration are encouraged to apply. Ideally, the role will be based in New York City;... Read More
September 22, 2021 – Music Biz Member The MLC Is Hiring
The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), the recently established U.S. music licensing nonprofit organization, is building out their team and hiring for talented professionals who are passionate about shaping the future of the music industry. Currently open roles include Customer Experience Associates, a Publisher Service Manager, and Software Engineers. The MLC is also calling for Academic Educators to participate in their MLC Educator Ambassador program. Learn more about the MLC and these job openings via the MLC’s website.... Read More
September 21, 2021 – Music Biz Member GoDigital Media Group Acquires Sound Royalties
GoDigital Media Group (GDMG) has acquired Sound Royalties, a music financing platform that pays out advances to artists and rightsholders based on predicted future royalty income. Sound Royalties can service transactions ranging from $5,000 to tens of millions of dollars, and creators retain their copyrights and ongoing royalty cash flow beyond the amount which they finance. “Our mission at GoDigital is to inspire happiness through sharing creativity,” said GoDigital’s CEO, Jason Peterson. “Sound Royalties is a logical investment for GDMG and MEP,... Read More
September 20, 2021 – Music Biz Member Clio Music Opens Entries for 2022 Clio Music Awards
Music Biz member Clio Music has announced the call for entries for the 2022 Clio Music Awards. The annual awards program celebrates achievement in artist self-promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations, student projects, and the use of music in advertising. The first deadline to enter submissions is Saturday, November 6, after which prices to enter will increase. Click here to learn more about the Clio Music awards program and entry details.... Read More
September 20, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Xperi
Welcome Xperi to the Music Biz member community! Xperi delivers many data-driven technologies through their brands DTS, HD Radio, IMAX Enhanced, Invensas, and startup Perceive; thanks to the recent merger between Xperi and TiVo, Xperi is now also the home of TiVo Music Metadata. The TiVo toolset offers enhanced digital music experiences in the home, on mobile, and via connected car thanks to full slate of services including: expert-written editorial content & ratings; verified music credits; personalization, discovery,... Read More
September 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member Spotify Planning to Release New “Enhance” Feature For Playlists
Audio streaming platform Spotify is in the process of releasing a new, algorithm-based “Enhance” feature that automatically adds recommended songs to user playlists. The platform will analyze users’ playlists and base recommendations off of styles and themes of selected songs. Enhance will add a maximum of 30 songs per playlist and will not replace existing songs. The new feature will be available for Spotify Premium subscribers within the next month. Click here to read more from The Verge.... Read More
September 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member Utopia Music Appoints Roberto Neri as COO
Music tech company Utopia Music has appointed Roberto Neri, Downtown Music Holdings’ former EVP of Business Development, as its Chief Operating Officer. Based in London, Neri will oversee Utopia’s commercial & business operations, and expand the firm’s international office footprint. He will report to Utopia’s CEO, Markku Mäkeläinen. Prior to joining Utopia, Neri joined Downtown in 2015 after it acquired his own company, Eagle-i Music. In 2019, he was named Downtown’s EVP, U.K., and Head of European Business Development.... Read More