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February 20, 2024 – [KEEPING TEMPO WITH MUSIC BIZ] It AIn’t All Bad: It’s Time To Give AI Its Due — Op-Ed by Orfium’s Michael Petychakis

A turbulent journey of love and hate best describes the relationship between music and technology over the years. But the reality is that technology is critical to the more recent and long-term future success of the music industry; they are inextricably linked. I include Artificial Intelligence (AI) in that.  Upon its launch in late 2022, OpenAI’s ChatGPT democratized access to a powerful generative AI tool, sparking a now familiar debate around copyright protection and highlighting the pressing need for legislation to define the boundaries of AI in music creation.... Read More

February 15, 2024 – FEB. 22: Orfium Speaks On Maximizing UGC Royalties

In our next Common Ground Webinar Series event on Thursday, February 22nd, team members from music rights management company, Orfium will lead a discussion on how user-generated content (UGC) is a key driver of growth for the music industry. In this session, attendees will learn industry secrets on how to maximize royalties from UGC content, as well as ways to take actionable steps on managing & monetizing your music catalog through today’s most popular digital platforms!... Read More

February 13, 2024 – The Future of What Episode #223 — Trevanna Tracks’ Tools For Improving Sync Licensing

Sync placements have become a highly lucrative revenue stream for artists and rightsholders alike in recent years, as the production teams behind tv shows & movies constantly search for the perfect tracks to set the scene in their latest project. With that expanded attention to this part of the business comes a lot of extra paperwork, something that until recently sync licensing teams did not have help with. This month, we spoke with Trevanna Tracks’ CEO,... Listen

Member Updates

February 21, 2024 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: Dec. 2023/Jan. 2024

New Year, New Members — the Music Biz member community is home to a growing community of 400+ global companies, all working to collaborate to support the financial growth of our industry at large and create a more equitable, inclusive place to work! See below for the latest list of companies who have joined our Association in the last two months: Bittersweet MediaLocation: New York, NYYears In Business: 7Website: https://www.bittersweet.media/ Bittersweet Media is a strategic marketing company that provides artists,... Read More

December 15, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner’s ADA Worldwide Inks Global Distribution Deal With Boomy

Warner Music Group’s independent distributor and label services arm, ADA Worldwide has struck a “first-of-its-kind” global distribution deal with generative AI music startup, Boomy. Per the new agreement, ADA will distribute & market music from Boomy artists — including Jelie, Katirha, Lightfoot and more — across Apple Music, Deezer, Meta/Instagram, Pandora, Snap, Spotify, TIDAL and TikTok.  “We’re living in an incredibly exciting moment at the nexus of music and technology. We’re learning, we’re experimenting, and we’re responsibly exploring ways to meet this moment,” said ADA President,... Read More

December 14, 2023 – Music Biz Member SoundCloud Strikes Partnership With Helix & PayDay Records

Music streaming service, SoundCloud has partnered with Patrick Moxey’s Helix and PayDay Records to expand the company’s global artist services. The partnership aims to discover, nurture and invest in emerging Electronic and Hip-Hop artists, in addition to offering them opportunities for growth and exposure. Per the deal, SoundCloud will identify and refer promising emerging artists on its platform for a potential signing with Helix or PayDay Records. Click here to read more from Music Business Worldwide.... 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