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.

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

July 20, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Guiding Star Global

Please welcome Guiding Star Global to the Music Biz member community! Guiding Star is a Nashville-based creativity & technology company that allows artists — both online and during live events — to connect with their audiences and showcase their creativity. The company is an innovator in virtual concert and performance technology, delivering exceptional pay-per-view shows and on-demand digital content in dynamic online environments for worldwide audiences. Guiding Star’s core mission is to empower artists and the global artistic community for positive change,... Read More

July 16, 2020 – Music Biz Member Rock Paper Scissors Launches New Music Tech Community App

Earlier this week, Music Bis member Rock Paper Scissors launched a free Music Tectonics app, focused on fostering community among professionals in the music tech space. The app allows users to message leaders from across the music tech macrosystem; share successes, challenges and insights in a Community Forum; ask for advice and back up in the Ask & Answer board; and contribute to a curated news feed. Membership within the app also includes exclusive access to video from Music Tectonics events,... Read More

July 15, 2020 – Music Biz Member Music Millennium Donates Shopping Appointment Income to Local Venues

As various states begin implementing strategies to reopen local businesses, Music Biz member Music Millennium has started a unique program that both enforces social distancing practices and gives back to the local community. This independent record store, which has called Portland, OR home for more than 50 years, offered customers the opportunity to shop privately for an hour. Since the store closed three hours earlier than normal for COVID-19 safety procedures, this opened up the hour after the store closed for private shopping sessions.... Read More

July 13, 2020 – Music Biz Member Vydia Empowers Creators to Donate Royalties Percentage to Charities

Music Biz member Vydia has expanded their Royalty Center to include a new Charity Function, allowing artists to share streaming and download revenue from a project to a verified charity on a monthly basis. This opens them up to sharing part of the proceeds earned from an album to charity, or releasing a new single in support of a cause near and dear to them, for example. “I think Vydia understands the value of supporting the communities around the labels and artists they empower,”... Read More

July 13, 2020 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] — VEVA Collect from VEVA Sound

Last week, Music Biz member VEVA Sound introduced VEVA Collect, the premier platform for project collaboration in the audio space. Ensure all of your credits are accurate for every stage of production from songwriting to mastering, keep your files safe, and collaborate in new ways. From podcasts to song catalogs to mixed and mastered projects, the best way to ensure that credits are accurate is to “Collect while you Create™.”  Music Biz members can access this exclusive discount by logging into the Member Discounts section of our site.... Read More

July 6, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Dare Records

Please welcome Dare Records, a record label distributed by Warner Music Group’s ADA group, to the Music Biz member community! Dare has projects in Jazz, Rap, Gospel, Rock, Country and Pop genres that “dare to challenge the listener’s discerning ear,” taking today’s music listeners on a musical odyssey.  Dare Records chose to become Music Biz members upon recommendation from a colleague who mentioned the number of benefits of attending our Annual Conference. Even in a year where that event is not taking place,... Read More

June 29, 2020 – Music Biz Member UnitedMasters Launches “Cash for Change” Social Justice Grant Program

In an effort to continue the current conversations around advancing social justice initiatives, Music Biz member UnitedMasters and partner Cash App will give $4,000 a day to artists who write the best protest music — $2,000 to the winning artist and $2,000 to a social justice organization of their choice. “Every day, thousands of artists are using our platform to share powerful messages with the world,” said President of UnitedMasters President and Music Biz Board Chair Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood.... Read More

June 22, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Sound Diplomacy

This week, we welcome Sound Diplomacy to the Music Biz member community! By offering research, financial impact and social impact work focused on music and nightlife, the company assists in the economic growth of cities and regions, as well as for the tourism and real estate sectors. While not selling products and services to the music industry, Sound Diplomacy works on behalf of music by advising cities and large organizations on how to best engage with the music ecosystem.... Read More

June 3, 2020 – Bandcamp to Donate Share of Juneteenth Sales to NAACP Legal Defense Fund

In light of the recent acts of racial violence, Bandcamp will donate 100% of their share of sales to NAACP Legal Defence fund, a national organization for enacting racial justice and change, every Juneteenth (June 19th). This act mirrors similar steps taken to waive their revenue share and financially support artists during the COVID-19 health crisis.  Click here to learn more about the Juneteenth initiative.... Read More