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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

June 20, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Trans Trenderz

This week, we’re proud to welcome Trans Trenderz to the Music Biz member community! More than a record label, Trans Trenderz is a Black trans-owned organization that offers services & resources to help trans artists achieve mainstream success while feeling empowered & respected for who they are. In addition to releasing music entirely produced by trans people, Trans Trenderz leads several initiatives to help strengthen the transgender music community, including: the Ghostly Beats Project initiative, which mobilizes allies to provide Black transgender and gender non-conforming musicians the resources they need to produce &... Read More

June 17, 2021 – Music Biz Member Clio Music Announces 2021 Award Winners During Virtual Program

The Clio Music Awards, the global competition celebrating the power of music in connecting consumers and brands, was held June 10th and presented by Citi for the sixth consecutive year. This year’s event was broadcasted virtually via, and featured the debut of the Clio Music Of The Year Awards, which were given to Republic Records for Label of the Year, Sony Music Publishing for Music Publisher of the Year, and Spotify In-House for Agency of the Year.... Read More

June 17, 2021 – Music Biz Member Apple Music Launches Lossless & Spatial Audio, Record Label Pages

This month, Apple Music launched new streaming options for hi-res music fans: Lossless Audio that offers access to studio-quality tracks, and Spatial Audio for immersive listening experiences with supported equipment, both included at no additional costs to subscribers of the service. In addition to these new formats, the company also soft-launched dedicated pages for record labels. These pages mirror those of individual artists and offer info on a label’s biggest hit records, newest releases and a bio on a label’s history and influences.... Read More

June 17, 2021 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Announces DJ Mode On-Demand Listening Experience

Amazon Music has debuted a new on-demand listening experience called DJ Mode, a unique new way for fans to enjoy their favorite music by combining the convenience and catalog access of music streaming with the personalty of DJ-hosted radio shows. At launch, DJ Mode is accessible across three of Amazon Music’s top stations: Rap Rotation, Country Heat, and All Hits, with more to follow. Each station includes song selection and sequencing personalized to a listener’s taste,... Read More

June 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member Atlantic Records Promotes Kevin Holiday to EVP of Black Music Promotion

Kevin Holiday has been named Atlantic Record’s EVP of Black Music Promotion. Based in Atlantic’s New York headquarters, he will both oversee campaigns & strategies for Atlantic’s Black Music radio promotion and lead the label’s national & regional Black Music promotional team. Holiday first joined Atlantic in 2004, and most recently served as the company’s SVP of Urban Promotion. “From day one, [Kevin has] been a passionate advocate for our artists, who love him and his relentless devotion to their music and their long-term careers,”... Read More

June 15, 2021 – Music Biz Member Def Jam Taps Snoop Dogg As Executive Creative and Strategic Consultant

Def Jam Recordings has announced that Snoop Dogg has signed on as a senior strategic advisor for the storied record label. With an immediate focus on A&R and creative development, the iconic rapper commented his work with the label will result in music videos, TV shows, content, video games and “hit records.” With nearly three decades of experience in the music business, Snoop has released 19 studio albums, sold 30 million albums worldwide, and been nominated for 20 GRAMMY awards.  ... Read More

June 15, 2021 – Music Biz Member Vydia is Hiring!

Music Biz member Vydia, an end-to-end music technology platform that provides labels with the infrastructure and tools to power their business, is looking to fill five open positions with the company, with responsibilities ranging from data engineering and legal to label & artist relations! Click on the links below to learn more about each open position and for application information. Data Engineer Head of Label & Artist Relations Head of People Operations Legal Assistant Product Manager,... Read More

June 15, 2021 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Launches Weekly Clubhouse Series For Emerging Artists

Next-gen music company SoundCloud has launched a weekly artist event series on Clubhouse featuring artists from their First on SoundCloud 2021 incubator program. The show is hosted by DJ, producer and former MTV host, Jasmine Solano, and will feature appearances by First on SoundCloud artists including Charmaine, Ela Minus, Kid Quill, Lourdiz, Otis Kane, Payday, Sofia Mills, and SoFaygo. Each episode, featured artists will invite collaborators, friends and fans to join their conversations and connect artists with musicians,... Read More


Please help us welcome EVA to the Music Biz member community! The company offers a tech-driven platform aimed at streamlining booking entertainment and experiences for in-person, virtual and hybrid events. The EVA platform connects event buyers with vetted entertainers that meet the needs of their event, and automates talent sourcing, quotes & proposals, price negotiation, contracts & payment, and event advancement. During the pandemic, EVA began offering unique virtual experiences and packages, and will continue to source vetted entertainment for all event formats both across the country and internationally.... Read More