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.

February 10, 2021 – Music Biz Member Songtrust Announces Expansion of Executive Team

This week, Music Biz member Songtrust has announced the elevation of three team members to executive roles — Lisa Robinson has been named Vice President of Income Tracking; Anna Bond has been appointed Head of Creative and Partnerships, a new department for the company; and Rob Wetstone who has been promoted to Global Head of Client Relations. The company also revealed that it now works with clients hailing from more than 145 countries. “Music publishing is notoriously complex,... Read More

February 9, 2021 – Music Biz Member Concord Announces New Promotions for 2021

Independent music company Concord has announced a wave of promotions for 50 staff members at the start of 2021, including seven executives who were elevated to VP level and above. In a statement, company CEO Scott Pascucci  praised the staff for their tireless efforts in the face of the challenges posed by the pandemic. “The unspeakable hardship of 2020 underscored the importance of music, theatre and musicals to all of us, to help us push through the darkness,... Read More

February 8, 2021 – Music Biz Member DistroKid Launches New Matchmaking Service For Labels and New Artists

Music Biz member DistroKid has announced the launch of Upstream, its new service which allows partner record labels to sift through DistroKid’s data and make connections with artists they would like to sign. “Millions of artists rely on DistroKid and often ask for help getting noticed by record labels,” said DistroKid Founder and CEO Philip Kaplan. “And record labels have approached us about finding efficient ways to identify talent in the DistroKid community. With demand on both sides,... Read More

February 2, 2021 – Music Biz Member Exactuals Passes $1 Billion in All-Time Dollars Processed Via PaymentHub

Financial software company and Music Biz member Exactuals announced that it has passed $1 billion in all-time dollars processed by their flagship PaymentHub product, a 250% year-over-year growth. PaymentHub allows music publishers, record labels, distributors, marketplaces and more to provide direct deposit payments, tax document management and online reporting to rightsholders, performers, managers, service providers and independent contractors on a global scale. “The extraordinary growth of PaymentHub over the past year is exciting, and we expect to see the trend continue in 2021,” said Exactuals Co-Founder and CEO Mike Hurst.... Read More

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