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May 23, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #209 — ClicknClear & Performance Sports Music Licensing

The performance sports space offers an exciting new revenue opportunity for artists whose tracks are properly licensed for use in gymnastics, dance, cheerleading and beyond. This month we talk with Chantal Epp, the founder and CEO of ClicknClear, a tech-based solution for athletes and program directors to access pre-cleared licensed music that ensures artists are paid for the use of their songs!... Listen

May 17, 2023 – Music Business Association Names 2023 Bizzy Award Winners

Winners in all nine categories were crowned during the Music Biz 2023 Awards Dinner on May 17 May 17, 2023 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announced the winners of this year’s Bizzy Awards during this evening’s second annual Bizzy Awards Dinner, hosted by Noelle Scaggs (Fitz and the Tantrums, Elektra solo recording artist, Diversify the Stage) and Nashville drag queen Tracey Ottomey at the JW Marriott Nashville during the Music Biz 2023 conference and sponsored by The LSS Group at RBC Wealth Management.... Read More

May 9, 2023 – The Future Of What Episode #208 — 2023 Leading Light Nominees Pt. II (The Orchard, A to Z Media, WMG)

2022 marked the first edition of Music Biz’s Bizzy Awards program, a crowd-nominated series of honors recognizing music industry individuals and companies who strive to advance commerce in our industry and make it a better place to work. This ceremony marked the debut of the Leading Light Award, which is given to a company or executive that has supported their staff via internal initiatives aimed at improving mental health, wellbeing and work/life balance. In our second episode covering the 2023 Leading Light Award,... Listen

Member Updates

June 2, 2023 –  Music Biz Member ONErpmLaunches Digital Strategy Department Led By Casey Childers

Distribution and services company, ONErpm has launched a new Digital Strategy department that will offer artists, “a one-on-one social media strategy in order to guide them on the best ways to amplify their message and obtain new ways to engage with fans and increase monetization.” The department will be led by the company’s former Senior Project Manager, Casey Childers, who was the central marketing strategist for artists including Chri$tian Gate$, Jordi, PLVTINUM, Taylor Acorn, Elohim and Against the Current.... Read More

June 1, 2023 – Music Biz Member Concord Names Jen Hubbard Director Of Sync A&R

Concord Music Publishing has appointed Jen Hubbard to the newly formed role of Director of Sync A&R, where she’ll be responsible for developing and managing the company’s US songwriter roster for the purpose of sync activity. She will support Concord’s strategy to streamline sync-forward initiatives and provide opportunities for writers across film, TV, ads and gaming, in addition to providing guidance to the A&R and sync teams. Hubbard will report to Brad Kennard, SVP of A&R,... Read More

June 1, 2023 – Music Biz Member Sony Music Publishing UK Promotes Andrew Spence To General Counsel

Sony Music Publishing UK has promoted Andrew Spence to General Counsel. In his role, Spence will be responsible for managing business and legal affairs strategies & initiatives on behalf of SMP UK and its roster. Additionally, he will offer guidance and counsel for the company’s legal and operational matters. Spence will continue to report to President, UK Co-Managing Director, & SVP International, David Ventura and UK Co-Managing Director, Tim Major.  “It has been a pleasure to watch Andrew continue to grow as an executive over the past few years,” said Major.... Read More

Industry Analysis

January 6, 2022 – In The Realm Of Podcasting, The US Is The Global Leader In All Respects

The US is the undisputed front-runner within the global podcasting ecosystem, in terms of both content production and listener adoption. In 2021, 40.0% of US internet users will listen to a podcast at least once per month. No other country comes close to matching this figure (Sweden, home of Spotify, will be in second place with 34.6%). The US will also have the most monthly podcast listeners, at 117.8 million—over 40 million more than our aggregate figure for Europe.... Read More

November 10, 2021 – Six Reasons Why Regionality Still Matters For The Global Music Streaming Business

You’d be forgiven for thinking that music streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music have rendered local listening habits and cultures less relevant. After all, music streaming is now available in most parts of the world and allows users to listen to artists from across the globe. In many ways, music has never been more accessible. Yet the importance of regionality persists, even with increased global connectivity. From local scenes to national laws,... Read More

October 13, 2021 – RIAA Releases 2021 Mid-Year Latin Music Revenues Report

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has published its latest mid-year Latin music revenues report, showcasing a 37% growth for U.S. revenues to $407 million during the first half of 2021 (1H 2021). Streaming format revenues for Latin music also grew 37% year over year. Overall, Latin music’s growth in the U.S. outpaced that of overall U.S. revenues, growing in share to 5.8%. Click here to read more and access the report in full.... Read More