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.

March 16, 2021 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Begins Integrating In-App Music Product Sales

Earlier this month, Amazon Music rolled out its first in-app purchasing options for Amazon Prime-eligible artist merch, vinyls and more, allowing music fans to purchase curated music products from their favorite artists without having to leave their music app. The rollout includes merch offerings featured on the pages of hit artists including Billie Eilish, King Princess, Lady Gaga and Gucci Mane, with future collaborations including exclusive merch items on the way from Selena Gomez, Metallica, Gwen Stefani,... Read More

March 15, 2021 – Music Biz Member Apple Music Launches “Behind The Songs” Portal, Shining Spotlight on Songwriters, Producers & More

Apple Music has launched “Behind the Songs,” a new portal dedicated to highlighting songwriters, producers, session musicians and the songs they have contributed to via the platform’s key playlist brands. The portal also allows songwriters and publishers to participate in regularly updated editorial features & promotions with Apple Music and its subscribers. This new offering also houses episodes of the platform’s radio show Deep Hidden Meaning, hosted by Nile Rodgers and featuring monthly interviews with songwriters about their careers and notable works.... Read More

March 15, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Soundtrack Your Brand

We’re pleased to welcome Soundtrack Your Brand to the Music Biz member community! The company helps thousands of stores, hotels, restaurants, and other commercial entities enhance their customer experience via an all-in-one background streaming music solution, giving them access to the world’s largest commercial catalog with more than 51 million songs in 74 markets. The company also recently launched “Soundtrack Unlimited,” a new on-demand service that gives businesses the ability to create their own playlists, as well as to jump,... Read More

March 10, 2021 – Music Biz Member Big Machine Enters Sub-Publishing Deal with peermusic Outside of the U.S.

Earlier this month, Big Machine Music (part of Big Machine Label Group) announced a new sub-publishing deal with peermusic, which will see the international publisher represent copyrights for Big Machine’s artists and catalog of more than 12,000 songs in territories outside of the U.S. This catalog includes the label’s many recent chart-topping tracks, such as “Better Together” (written and recorded by Luke Combs), Laura Veltz’s “The Bones” (recorded by Maren Morris), and Jessie Jo Dillon’s “10,000 Hours”... Read More

March 10, 2021 – Music Biz Member Vydia Partners With Royalty Exchange For Indie Artist & Label Advances

Digital distribution company Vydia has announced a new partnership with Royalty Exchange, which will now serve as the platform by which indie artists and labels using Vydia can use to request advances. This move allows creatives to retain the rights to their music, as well as completely control the borrowing and repayment terms of their advance. Royalty Exchange then lists the request on their marketplace where investors can bid on funding the advance, thus potentially increasing how much money the artist/label may see from the investment.... Read More

March 9, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Launches Indie Artist Rewards Program and Digital Milestone Plaques

Independent music distributor TuneCore has announced the launch of two new programs in support of its artist community: The first, TuneCore Certified, presents digital plaques to artists in recognition of single or album milestones from 100 to 1 billion streams across all DSPs. The digital nature of these badges make them easy for artists to share across their social media accounts. “For as much as TuneCore democratized the music industry and made it easy for independent artists to distribute their music,... Read More

March 9, 2021 – BEM Is Hiring! — Account Manager

Music Biz Member Bauer Entertainment Marketing is looking for a dynamic professional to implement and maintain data-driven marketing campaigns for music, sports, and entertainment client companies. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing project timelines and deliverables, communicating with clients, analyzing data, and executing marketing tactics. This position reports to the President and will be supported by Account Coordinators and interns. Work will be conducted remotely or from BEM’s workspace in East Nashville. The top candidate will be offered a minimum 3-month contract and the potential to earn full-time employment.... Read More

March 8, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Primary Wave Music

Please welcome Primary Wave Music to the Music Biz member community! One of the most dynamic independent publishing and talent management companies in the world, Primary Wave  is home to  iconic songwriters and artists across the history of recorded music, including Bob Marley, Stevie Nicks, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, Prince, Ray Charles, Aerosmith, Def Leppard,  Boston, Alice Cooper, Paul Anka, Boy George and Culture Club, Godsmack, Devo, and many more.... Read More

March 4, 2021 – Music Biz Member TikTok Launches TikTok for Black Creatives Incubator Program

TikTok has announced the launch of “TikTok for Black Creatives,” a new three-month incubator program that will invest in and support emerging Black creators and music artists on the company’s platform. The program will focus on nurturing and developing 100 talented Black creators & artists, featuring motivational town halls with a series of successful Black entrepreneurs and celebrities, as well as community-building forums & educational events hosted by  TikTok executives. In addition, TikTok has partnered with multi-platform media company,... Read More

March 4, 2021 – Feed Media Group and eOne Sign Licensing Deal to Add More Indie Music to Adaptr

Music Biz members Feed Media Group (FMG) and Entertainment One (eOne) have signed a deal that will bring tracks from eOne’s independent artists & labels to the new Adaptr platform, designed to help music startups launch and develop traction faster by streamlining the process of copyright negotiations. eOne is just the latest addition to the Adaptr catalog, which also includes songs from Warner Music Group, BMG Records, Equal Vision Records, Vio Mobile, and A-Train Distribution. “Our mission with Adaptr is to give developers the tools to quickly and easily deliver the right song to the right person at the right time,” said FMG’s Head of Platform and Licensing,... Read More