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March 11, 2020 – Music Biz Member Napster Partners with BMW for New In-Car Streaming Service
Music Biz member Napster has announced a new partnership with BMW to bring the new in-car BMW Music streaming service to life, by leveraging the Powered by Napster platform. BMW Music delivers instant and easy access to a premium music audio experience to BMW owners in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Spain. Drivers and passengers now have easy one-click access to more than 60 million songs and 20,000 audiobooks through the vehicle’s entertainment system. ... Read More
March 9, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: The Music Fund
We are pleased to welcome The Music Fund to the Music Biz member community! The Music Fund is a finance company that is specifically for artists, using streaming numbers and royalty income rather than personal financial information to offer fully automated financial services. This business model ensures that artists retain all copyrights, pay no fees, and take on no debt. The Music Fund’s use of technology and automation increases efficiency and allows their services to be affordable for artists at all levels of their career. ... Read More
March 4, 2020 – Music Biz Member Chartmetric Releases Latest 6MO Report, Covering H2 2019
Music Biz member Chartmetric has released the second edition of its semi-annual music industry 6MO report, covering July through December 2019. New to this edition of the report are TikTok Trending tracks, Bandsintown Tracker gains, and a list of artists who received the most “first-time” playlist adds on streaming platforms in H2 2019. “Amazing music today deserves to cross borders,” notes Chartmetric Manager of Content & Insights Jason Joven. “If we can use our computer engineering and data science capabilities to help art find their audiences,... Read More
March 2, 2020 – Music Biz Member Muzooka Teams Up with BMI to Streamline Setlist Reporting
Music Biz member Muzooka has announced a new partnership with BMI — their first with an American PRO — to help facilitate easier setlist reporting for songwriters and composers worldwide. This will allow BMI creatives who use the Muzooka platform to report setlists from the same hub they use to manage live concert assets like photos, bios and social media links. The partnership expands on BMI’s efforts to both ensure timely setlist reporting and streamline payments to its artists when their music is played on stage.... Read More
March 2, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Sound Lion Records
Please give a warm welcome to Sound Lion Records, the newest member of the Music Biz member community! Sound Lion is a US-based independent record label established to promote talented African artists around the world, with representatives in Ghana and Finland. The label specializes in artist management, music & video distribution, music promotion, and event management. This month, Sound Lion will release Nana Kottens’ latest song and music video, “Mama Don’t Give Up,” as the first part of the label’s Addiction and Opioid Awareness Music Campaign.... Read More
March 2, 2020 – Music Biz Member Sound Lion Records Gears Up Campaign to Fight Opioid Crisis
Music Biz member Sound Lion recently announced that it will embark on a global campaign to bring awareness to addiction and the current opioid crisis. The campaign will kick off March 27th with the release of “Mama Don’t Give Up,” the latest release from Sound Lion artist Nana Kottens. According to the U.S Department of Health & Human Services, two million people had an opioid use disorder in 2018 and, on average, 130 Americans die everyday from an opioid overdose.... Read More
February 26, 2020 – Music Biz Member Synchtank to Support Issa Rae’s Raedio Publishing
This week, Music Biz member Synchtank announced that it would serve as the technology host for Raedio Publishing, Issa Rae’s new publishing initiative. Thanks to this partnership, Raedio can leverage Synchtanks’s proven licensing and asset management tools, allowing them to present their pre-cleared catalogs directly to the general public. “As announced, Synchtank will be providing Raedio with a software platform for their music library,” said Synchtank CBO Chris Cass. “This means they will be using Synctank’s Customer Relationship Management,... Read More
February 24, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: G7 Entertainment Marketing
We’d like to welcome G7 Entertainment Marketing to the Music Biz member community! G7 is an award-winning, fully integrated entertainment marketing agency specializing in experiential & event marketing, talent booking & production, and entertainment strategy. The agency plans and executes each of their projects with a fan-first approach in mind, with the understanding that, “When brands put fans first, everyone wins.” G7 has been part of our Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit during our Annual Music Biz Conference for several years now,... Read More
February 10, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Dance Plant Records, Inc.
Please welcome Montreal-based Dance Plant Records, Inc. to the Music Business Association! The label was founded in 1986 by “two crazy guys who loved the music business,” with its roots in the Dance genre. Today, it is one of Canada’s most prestigious indie labels, with a diverse catalog including Rock, Pop, New Age, Instrumental, Country, Rap & Hip Hop, Electronica, Relaxation, and EDM music from artists across the international marketplace. Dance Plant Records chose to become Music Biz members after attending our Annual Music Biz Conference for the first time in 2019.... Read More
January 31, 2020 – Music Biz Members Symphonic Distribution and AMPED Announce Physical Distribution Partnership
This week, Music Biz members Symphonic Distribution and AMPED announced a new partnership that will allow Symphonic’s clients to access physical distribution services for vinyl, CDs, and cassettes in North America and beyond. “Offering physical distribution is a natural extension of Symphonics’s comprehensive digital music and video distribution offering and artist services arsenal,” says Symphonic’s Chief Client Officer Nick Gordon. “What’s more, we’re glad to help labels get their products into stores during what has been a stressful time in the physical distribution and retail business.... Read More