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April 13, 2021 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] Exploring the Evolution of the Music Publishing Landscape: Op-Ed By DataArt’s Sergey Bludov

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the light at the end of the tunnel is brightening as vaccines are rolled out to a growing number of global citizens. But once the dust has settled, what state will the music publishing industry be in, and how long will it take for publishing revenue and the overall marketplace to get back on track? According to projections by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC),... Read More

April 12, 2021 – Music Biz Is Hiring — Communications Intern

Company Description: The Music Business Association (Music Biz), the music industry’s premier trade organization, is seeking a Communications Intern to add creative expression to our already dynamic and fast-paced Communications team. Music Biz provides networking opportunities and educational resources to representatives from all facets of the music business to influence continued growth for the monetization of the global music business.   Position Description: Music Biz is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student intern to help prepare social media posts and promotional materials for Music Biz’s slate of annual events,... Read More

March 18, 2021 – Music Business Association Taps LVRN Co-Founders Tunde Balogun and Justice Baiden as #NEXTGEN_NOW Keynote Speakers

Duo joins more than 30 industry professionals speaking at April 13-15 virtual event, sponsored by DistroKid, Songfluencer and Spotify  March 18, 2021 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has today confirmed the inclusion of LVRN Co-Founder & President, Tunde Balogun, and Co-Founder & Head of A&R, Justice Baiden, as keynote speakers for its upcoming #NEXTGEN_NOW virtual summit for young music industry professionals. The conversation, taking place Thursday, April 15 from 3:05 – 3:50 pm ET,... Read More

Member Updates

April 13, 2021 – Music Biz Member Single Music Adds ARIA Chart Reporting

Digital music sales & livestream ticketing platform, Single Music, has announced that its digital music sales stats in Australia will now be automatically reported to the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) charts. Reporting for the ARIA charts recently moved from Sundays to Fridays, giving artists and their teams, “a potential preview of what’s to come in other worldwide chart releases,” according to the Single team. The company also confirmed that physical music sales reporting for ARIA will be soon to follow.... Read More

April 12, 2021 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: PlayTreks

We’re thrilled to welcome PlayTreks to the Music Biz member community! The company’s machine learning/AI—driven marketing SaaS platform provides users with full transparency about the retail performance of content streams and sales across digital streaming platforms, social media networks, content sharing platforms and more. PlayTreks’ data analytics services can assist users in product development, identifying potential market gaps, improve efficiency, extend reach and much more for for the music, media and entertainment industries. Additionally, the all-in-one PlayTreks platform also lets users distribute their music to all major streaming platforms right from within the app ecosystem.... Read More

April 9, 2021 – Alliance Entertainment Is Hiring — Marketing Coordinator, AMPED Distribution

AMPED’s marketing team is looking for a marketing coordinator who will be responsible for a roster of retail accounts marketing needs, maintain social media efforts and coordinate the production of a weekly solicitation publication as well as assist other areas within the marketing department. This person will interface record labels, solicit, and book co-op advertising, manage multiple social media platforms, present advertising opportunities to labels, present new music projects to retail accounts, perform light accounting and administrative tasks.... Read More

Industry Analysis

April 6, 2021 – Music As A Souvenir: Cassette Sales Double During the Pandemic

Described by some as “Europe’s biggest tech show”, the Berlin Radio Show has long been famous for exhibiting the next big thing in consumer electronics. In 1963, that was the compact audio cassette, introduced at the time by its creator, the late Dutch engineer Lou Ottens, who died in early March. Over the course of Ottens’ lifetime, cassette tapes came to redefine listening habits, which until then had been limited to the much more unwieldy vinyl record.... Read More

April 5, 2021 – How 5G Will Change Media, Entertainment, and Marketing

After years of anticipation, fifth-generation wireless technology is finally — albeit slowly — becoming a reality. And though 5G networks aren’t widely available yet, most media and marketing experts believe they will eventually transform the way entertainment, sports, and news are produced, distributed, and consumed. Fully realized 5G networks will usher in a host of new options for streaming content, live events, gaming, and other high-quality immersive and interactive experiences. They’ll also open the door to new models for personalized marketing and advertising.... Read More

April 1, 2021 – More Than 12 Million U.S. Households Have Cut the Cord on Their Home’s Broadband Service

New research from Parks Associates reports more than 12 million US households have cancelled their home broadband service and use only mobile broadband for their internet needs. “Adoption and Perception of Broadband”finds there are more than 15 million households in the US that have only a mobile broadband service, which includes more than three million households that have never had a home internet subscription. Click here to read the full report.... Read More