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February 2, 2021 – Music Biz Member RCA Records Announces New Heads of Promotion
Music Biz member RCA Records has announced the elevation of Sam Selolwane and Keith Rothschild, who will now both serve as co-Heads of Promotion for the label. Selolwane will oversee Hip-Hop, R&B and Mixshow, and Rothschild will oversee the Pop, Rhythm and Rock; both will report to RCA COO John Fleckenstein. “Sam is a passionate, forward thinking leader who is a fierce advocate for our artists,” offered Fleckenstein. “She is universally respected by both her peers and RCA family alike.... Read More
February 1, 2021 – Music Biz Member TuneCore Celebrates 15th Anniversary With Pandemic Relief Donations
In recognition of their 15th anniversary in 2021, Music Biz member TuneCore is making a series of donations to global organizations who are supporting live music venues and their staffs during the pandemic. These include support for NIVA (the National Independent Venue Association), the UK Venue Trust, SAFE in South Africa, UNISON in Canada, Initiative Musik in Germany, and SGMUSO in Singapore. This comes off the heels of the leading digital music distribution & publishing administration company announcing last october that it broke the $2 billion milestone in money earned by its independent artist partners,... Read More
February 1, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Eluvio
Music Biz is happy to welcome Elivio to our member community! This tech company is building what it calls the Content Fabric, a global platform service which provides consumers direct, just-in-time, low-latency content distribution, monetization, and asset services.Content is delivered directly from source as on-demand streams, livestreams, and dynamic sequences without the use of separate transcoding services, content delivery networks (CDNs), or aggregation services, or without creating file copies. Open-source APIs are available for publishing content to the Fabric,... Read More
January 25, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Pex
Please welcome Pex, a leader in the digital rights technology market, to the Music Biz member community! Pex’s advanced royalty payment systems ensure transparency and accuracy in content attribution by bringing together all stakeholders and industries to license and manage content. By radically simplifying licensing on a global scale, the company empowers digital platforms to make real-time decisions about content, enables creators to utilize copyrighted content without fear, and ensures rightsholders are properly credited and compensated. ... Read More
January 20, 2021 – Music Biz Member Vydia Partners with Propel Center in Support of HBCU Students
Music Biz member Vydia has announced that it has partnered with the Propel Center, a new global campus that will support leadership and career development of students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide. Located in Atlanta, GA, the Center is a physical & virtual campus designed to support the preparation of new leaders hailing from HBCUs who will work to advance equity and justice. One of the Propel Center’s founding members, Apple, is also an Association member.... Read More
January 20, 2021 – Music Biz Member Chartmetric Debuts New Edition of 6MO Report for H2 2020
Music analytics firm Chartmetric has launched the fourth edition of its 6MO music consumption report, covering metrics for the second half of 2020. As in past editions, this report includes stats for the most popular breakthrough artists and tracks on music streaming platforms and social media, as well as Chartmetric’s own Cross-Platform Performance spec. New to this 6MO report is the “Trigger Cities” concept, with reporting on those regions where the most popular new music genres are emerging from to track the future of music streaming habits.... Read More
January 19, 2021 – Music Biz Member Audible Reality Opens Investment Opportunity through SeedInvest
Future audio platform Audible Reality has opened up an investment opportunity for app users and the creative community through leading equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. Audible Reality said in a statement that this initial seed round — half the total seed amount — is specifically intended to let the community building around the app ecosystem to participate in the company’s growth. The company will also offer investors exclusive perks including VIP access to artist events, free products,... Read More
January 18, 2021 – Music Biz Member AMPED Distribution is Hiring
Music Biz member AMPED Distribution is currently looking to fill three open positions with their team — click on the links below to learn more about each role’s requirements and to apply: Amazon & eCommerce Sales Sales and Marketing Manager (with a specific focus on indie retailers) Marketing Administrative Assistant... Read More
January 10, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Well Dunn Foundation
This week, we’re thrilled to welcome the Well Dunn Foundation to the Music Biz member community! Well Dunn works to close the diversity gap in our industry by teaching modern professional skills and providing internship opportunities to a socioeconomic diverse group of college students looking to become future leaders in the music business. Students with financial needs are also matched to Well Dunn’s company sponsors for meaningful internship & mentorship opportunities, as well as careers. Well Dunn exists to encourage students to seek all kinds of professional learning opportunities to ensure their future success.... Read More
January 7, 2021 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Distribution Announces Expansion into Brazil
Music Biz member Symphonic Distribution started off 2021 by announcing the company’s expansion into Brazil. This move will allow them to work in a more hands-on capacity with regional creators, including legendary Brazilian Rap artist Sabotage and the Trap Lab Records label, founded by world-famous soccer player Ronaldinho Gaúcho. The expansion builds on the news from late last month that the company is also expanding their Nashville team, as well as their office space in the Historic Orbison Building.... Read More