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August 25, 2020 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Launches Voting Initiative for Creatives and Staff

Sony Music Group has announced the launch of “Your Voice, Your Power, Your Vote,” a non-partisan initiative that provides information and tools for company employees to help encourage voter registration and voting on Election Day. In addition, the company will observe a paid day off on Tuesday, November 3rd for all U.S. employees to ensure they can perform their civic duty. “Election Day in the U.S. is right around the corner and we know there are many ways voters can make an impact,”... Read More

August 24, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Payoneer

Please welcome global payments processor, Payoneer as the newest member of the Music Business Association! Payoneer’s digital platform leverages robust technology, compliance, operations and banking infrastructure streamlines global commerce for millions of small businesses & enterprises from 200 countries and territories. The company’s financial services offerings include cross-border payments, working capital, tax solutions and risk management Payoneer helps to make global commerce easy and secure by powering growth for customers ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs in emerging markets to the world’s leading digital brands like Airbnb,... Read More

August 18, 2020 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Relaunches “Cloud Bar” Twitch Series

Last week, Music Biz member SoundCloud announced the return of its popular “Cloud Bar” Twitch program, a live and interactive educational series which hosts conversations between important industry experts and creators. The new episodes will focus on actions of social change and career sustainability. The first new episode premiered Thursday, August 13th, which discussed assembling a top-tier artist team, discussing the merits of being an indie artist versus signing with a label, and maximizing revenue streams.... Read More

August 17, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Audible Reality

Please welcome our newest Music Biz member: Audible Reality, a next-gen audio software company that uses AI and proprietary 3D audio tech to create fully immersive and personalized listening experiences across a number of platforms. The Audible Reality Pro ecosystem — set to release in Summer 2020 — is an interactive streaming app and Pro service for artists that offers the world’s first and only Interactive Mastering™ experience, allowing fans to experience and share unique remix filters via streaming through the Audible Reality Player app.... Read More

August 11, 2020 – Music Biz Member Blokur Launches New License Messenger

This month, Music Biz member Blokur has unveiled its new License Messenger tool, designed to streamline the process of requesting a music license for music supervisors, content creators, labels and more. With one click, users can submit the details of the project they are working on and the proposed license fee to all relevant stakeholders. This opens a chat dialog between creator and publisher that will allow them to further negotiate the transaction. The License Messenger even calculates the cut of the fee that should be paid to each publisher based on their stake in the song.... Read More

August 10, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Johnsonese Brokerage LLC

We’re pleased to welcome full-service, independent insurance agency Johnsonese Brokerage LLC to the Music Biz Member Community!  Johnsonese is equipped with a combined 40 years of expertise and experience they use to guide clients through the insurance process, with specific focus on the entertainment, technology, and esports markets. In recent years, they have expanded to include Cyber Liability coverage, an area formerly just for the tech industry that is more pertinent in today’s music business given the evolution of its digital ecosystem.... Read More

August 3, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: The Music Royalty Company

Please welcome the newest member of the Music Business Association, The Music Royalty Company! The company is a collective of industry experts brought together to offer record labels, distributors and music publishers a wide variety of backend services, ranging from producing detailed artist royalty statements for your artists to providing catalog administration for neighboring rights. The Music Royalty Company recognizes that the ever-changing nature of the music industry has led to the need to analyze mass volumes of data.... Read More

July 30, 2020 – Music Biz Member Show4me Adds Built-In Streaming Online Concert Feature

Music Biz member Show4me is continuing to show support for the indie artist community through the recent launch of its concert livestream feature, built right into Show4me’s Artist clubs. This update allows artists to sell tickets and host their livestreams all in one platform without the need for additional tech; and just like the company’s concert crowdfunding option, if a livestream show does not reach its targeted number of attendees, those who paid in advance will automatically be refunded.... Read More

July 29, 2020 – Music Biz Member Single Music Debuts Livestream Ticketing for Shopify

Music Biz Member Single Music recently launched an innovative app allowing artists, labels and merch companies to sell tickets for livestream events direct-to-consumer via the artist’s already established storefront, along with a built-in moderated chatroom for fans. Livestream tickets can also be bundled with a merch item, or help raise money for a charitable cause. “The loss of touring has drastically affected ticket revenue, including ancillary merch sales that make up a significant portion of an artist’s income,”... Read More

July 22, 2020 – Music Biz Member Hit Parader Relaunches As Production Studio

Music Biz member Hit Parader — the historic music magazine which ran from 1942 to 2008 — announced this week their return to the music industry in the form of a TV, film and live event production studio. Upcoming projects from Hit Parader included scripted TV series “Paradise City” and music competition shows “No Cover” and “Roadie Rage.” The company is also planning for a 2021 return of the Rock and Metal-focused Golden Gods Awards, Mayhem Festival,... Read More