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“Everything is dead for me, the music is dead”

Singer, songwriter and rapper Doja Cat may be walking away from the music industry following her tweets Thursday: “I’m quitting.” This Thursday, the 26-year-old star took to Twitter and began expressing her desire to quit the music industry. Since then, she has also changed the name of her Twitter account to “I quit”. On Friday, […]

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Doja Cat is quitting her ‘nightmare’ career in the music industry

Doja Cat has decided she’s had enough of the music business, so the rapper/singer is considering quitting, according to a tweet she sent! Doja Cat has apparently declared that she is quitting her music career. The ‘Say So’ singer, who is currently touring South America, was slammed by her fans in Paraguay after she shouted […]

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PRS for Music – Content Editor – Communications and Public Affairs (UK)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Content Editor to join our Communications and Public Affairs team on a permanent basis. The role will be based in our London Bridge & Streatham offices and remotely as we operate a hybrid working model. About Us PRS for Music has been at the heart of the music […]

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SoundCloud – Membership Manager, Creator (US)

SoundCloud is a next-generation music entertainment company powered by an ecosystem of artists, fans, and thriving communities. As one of the most influential cultural platforms in the world, SoundCloud occupies a unique position in the market as a music streaming service with the largest catalog of music and as a service and distribution company. artists […]

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IMRO – Media Licensing Manager (IE)

Application: Please send a CV and a cover letter describing how you meet the criteria for the position to [email protected] The Media Licensing Manager is responsible for providing national broadcast and online budgets for IMRO and MCPSI. The successful candidate will manage the business negotiation process for existing and potential media license customers, acting as […]

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Bruce Burch, Founder of RIP UGA Music Business, and More Music News and Gossip

REST IN PEACE: The founding director of the UGA Music Business program and successful songwriter Bruce Burch died at age 69. Burch, who had been undergoing treatment for leukemia for 30 years, succumbed to the disease on Saturday, March 12 at his home in Nashville. In addition to founding the MBUS program at UGA, Burch […]

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MRG Group – Digital Marketing Manager (CA)

Do you have a passion for music, travel, events, digital marketing and making magic happen? Want to take your foundation of great attention to detail, digital marketing, and analytical skills to the next level? If so, this is a unique opportunity for you. The MRG Group is looking for a motivated, energetic and experienced Digital […]

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More female leaders driving the music industry forward in 2022

These big names in the music industry have opened doors to the industry and continue to inspire generations to come! Let their success inspire you to aim for the stars and create the reality YOU want to live. Here are some badass women in music you absolutely need to know about… A guest post by […]

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Universal’s Virgin Music enters global partnership with Australian band Mushroom

The Virgin Music Label & Artist Services (VLMAS) division of Universal Music Group has entered into a global partnership with Australia’s largest group of independent labels, Mushroom, to support and distribute the releases of Mushroom artists worldwide, outside Australia and New Zealand. The Mushroom label division remains 100% independently owned and its established ANZ operations […]

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The French recorded music industry exceeded $1 billion in 2021

Recorded music revenue in France, the world’s fifth-largest music market, exceeded $1 billion (€861 million) in 2021, representing 14.3% year-on-year growth and the fifth annual increase consecutive for the market. That’s according to results released today (March 15) by French trade body SNEP, which include total revenue from physical and digital sales, as well as […]

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TikTok’s partner for its new SoundOn distribution service is… TuneCore

Last Wednesday (March 8), we learned that TikTok had officially entered the music distribution business with a new service called SoundOn. TikTok’s distribution service allows artists to upload their music directly to TikTok and RESSO, and it can also distribute artists’ music to platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. The platform is live in the […]

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Your Music Industry Questions Answered by the Pros – Billboard

Billboard asked top professionals working at the intersection of Web3 and the music industry to answer these frequently asked questions regarding the applications and potential uses of cryptographic technology in business What are the most common use cases for blockchain technology in the music industry today? “As of today, they are almost entirely focused on […]

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TikTok has just launched its own music distribution platform, SoundOn

TikTok is now officially a music distributor. The viral video app owned by ByteDance has just launched its own music promotion and distribution platform, called SoundOn. SoundOn is already live in the UK, US, Brazil and Indonesia, and it allows artists to upload their music directly to TikTok and RESSO. It can also distribute their […]

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Forbes India – Music: Sexism still sets the tone in the music industry

The hypersexualization of artists, ageism and the precariousness of the profession are all factors that can make the music industry particularly hostile to women. Image: Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock Jhe music industry is a breeding ground for sexism. While the pandemic has contributed to the emergence of an unprecedented movement of unbridled expression among victims of gender-based […]

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Label owner Wolverhampton pulls releases from Russia, urges music industry to do more

Paul Birch, owner of Revolver Records, received the BEM for services to music Paul Birch, who founded Revolver Records in the city more than 40 years ago, said his label has thousands of releases internationally – including albums by The Scorpions, Leo Sayer, UFO, Lamont Dozier, Jane’s Addiction, Misfits and The Stone Roses. Mr Birch, […]

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Kartel – Head of Digital Marketing and Advertising (UK)

Kartel Music Group is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Digital Marketing & Advertising Manager to join its growing music marketing and services agency. The Digital Marketing and Publicity Manager role will work closely with a roster of independent artists and label clients who will drive their digital marketing, social media and content goals […]

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Ace Records – Production Manager (UK)

Ace Records is one of the leading reissue record labels and produces great sounding and well packaged releases. We work with repertoire experts, designers with a keen sense of period looks and highly skilled sound engineers who create CDs, vinyl and digital releases every month. Your role at Ace Your main role will be to […]

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AEI Group – Managing Director, Registrations (UK)

The AEI Group is a community of businesses and creators focused on empowering future generations of talent through music. With over 25 years of experience, AEI Group works with entrepreneurs and talented people through our music businesses, live events and community spaces while pursuing a tireless mission to transform the culture of the music industry. […]

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BMG – Head of Digital Advertising (Europe) (DE)

We are looking for a Manager (f/m/d) Digital Advertising (Europe) to join our Global Digital Partnerships and Strategy team in Berlin. BMG’s digital team continues to grow, evolve and innovate in digital marketing, streaming, news and analytics and business development. Globally aligned but present in all areas of the business, BMG digital offers a different […]

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Universal Music UK – Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager Responsible for: Managing Director, UKDepartment: Virgin Music Label and Artist ServicesWorkplace : Sarm Music Village, 105 Ladbroke Grove Music is universal It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music UK that helps make us the UK’s music leader. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the […]

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Universal Music UK – Senior Marketing Manager (UK)

Job title: Senior Marketing Manager Responsible for: Managing Director, UKDepartment: Virgin Music Label and Artist ServicesWorkplace : Sarm Music Village, 105 Ladbroke Grove Music is universal It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music UK that helps make us the UK’s music leader. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal […]

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Memphis Industries – Label Coordinator (UK)

We are looking for a passionate and committed individual to join the Memphis Industries team. In a small business setting, the role is broad and spans digital and physical distribution, promotion and marketing. The candidate should have some experience in at least one of these areas, and will be interested and engaged with a wide […]

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RouteNote, Truro’s music industry, gives artists a global voice

A tech music company is increasingly giving artists a global voice right here from Cornwall. With more people having free time to focus on their hobbies during the pandemic, it’s never been easier for musicians to produce and release music to the world. RouteNote, a tech music company that now employs 250 people globally, including […]

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BMG – Senior Manager, Digital Advertising (US)

As the great Kurt Cobain* once said, “Come as you are.” BMG is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and we celebrate diversity in all its forms. Equal opportunity is deeply rooted in our core value of fairness and we are committed to creating a truly inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive. If you […]

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Call for Applications: Music Business Scholarship in the UK

ILMC is an annual gathering of professionals involved in the global touring, festival and live entertainment industries. The 2022 Fellowship Program will provide free conference passes and mentorship opportunities to 30 young professionals. It is intended to provide emerging live music executives with a means to participate in the ILMC for the first time. Founded […]

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Session – Senior Marketing Executive (UK)

Who are we? World-class writers/producers Björn Ulvaeus, Max Martin and Niclas Molinder founded Session; the market leader in the fight against inadequate collection of creator data. Millions of music creators are not getting fair payment and credit for their work due to inaccurate song or recording information. Session Studio (mobile, web, and desktop) provides music […]

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Inaugural dialogue on African music businesses planned for Accra in March

The conference is organized by Bwired Ghana and Bayeni Holdings, and will be held under the theme, The big picture: Action today, richer tomorrow. It should provide musicians and industry players with key tips on how to generate revenue and safeguard copyrights, and expose industry players to untapped opportunities in the music space. entertainment, especially […]

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The Lodge Mastering – Executive Assistant (USA)

Company: The Lodge MasteringSalary: CompetitiveReports: President/Founder A leading music mastering center located in New York, The Lodge is looking for a enthusiastic team member with experience to join the company in a director role Assistant. This is a unique opportunity for a highly organized and skilled professional to join a team and take on the […]

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Dirty Hit – Executive Assistant (UK)

Can you go beyond that? Do you like the music industry? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Dirty Hit as Executive Assistant to the CEO. Dirty Hit is an independent label based in West London, currently home to Beabadoobee, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Wolf Alice, The 1975 and many more. We are looking to appoint […]

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Sylvia Rhone – The godmother of the music industry

Sylvia Rhone is a pioneer in the field of music. Read about her arrival and how she’s still impacting the culture! Female music industry executives are hard to find and black female industry executives are rare. However, one woman has managed to transcend all barriers: Sylvia Rhone, considered the most influential female executive in the […]

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Utopia – Product Director, Creative Music Agency – (Remote)

The music is amazing. He can excite hundreds and unite thousands. But as an industry, it’s been slow, complicated and patchwork. As the world of technology has looked to the future, the music industry continues to be shaped by the inefficient systems of the past. At Utopia, we believe there is a better solution. This […]

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Reservoir – Coordinator, Digital Asset Management (USA)

Join the Digital Operations team at Reservoir’s office in New York or Nashville. This position reports to the Senior Director, Business Development and Operations. Compensation: Market competitive salary and benefits How to register: Responsibilities: Interface with songwriters, artists, record labels, and managers to get all the audio needed for company-wide distribution, creative presentation, and licensing […]

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Warp – Finance Manager (UK)

Warp is a leading independent record and music publishing company releasing music from groundbreaking and influential artists including Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Danny Brown, Brian Eno, Nightmares on Wax, Squid, Oneohtrix Point Never, Autechre, Stereolab and many others. ROLE SUMMARY We are recruiting a Chief Financial Officer to join our finance team, seeking a qualified […]

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Young – Artist Manager (UK)

Young Artists creates environments that nurture artists and build long-term careers for them. We are based in London but represent a number of artists who live in Los Angeles. We are looking for someone to manage the day-to-day responsibilities of these artists while maintaining excellent communication with each artist’s Senior Managers and the wider team […]

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BMG acquires musical interests of blues icon John Lee Hooker

BMG acquired the musical interests of iconic American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist John Lee Hooker from his estate. The deal includes its entire publishing catalog (Boom Boom, A Bourbon, A Scotch, A Beer, boogie chillinamong others), co-acquired with longtime BMG partner Fujipacific Music. The deal also includes all of John Lee Hooker’s recorded and performance […]

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Songtrust – Business Development Manager: LATAM – (Remote/US)

Songtrust is a global publishing administration service offering the most flexible and fair publishing offering in the industry. We partner with songwriters, reps and companies to build healthy songwriting careers. Songwriters build healthy careers when they take an active role in running their business and owning their music. We empower them by providing them with […]

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PRS For Music – Business Development Manager (UK)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager to join our Business Partnerships team working in a hybrid manner in our London Bridge Hub office and remotely. About Us PRS for Music Limited is the UK’s leading collecting society. We undertake collective rights management of musical works on behalf of over 150,000 members […]

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Music industry says piracy still threatens its future

PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 06: In this photo illustration the Swedish music streaming logo … [+] The Spotify service is displayed on the screen of an iPhone on January 06, 2017 in Paris, France. Spotify announced, via a tweet posted on Thursday, that it now has 70 million paying subscribers. For comparison, in September Apple […]

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Session – Product Owner (UK/SE/Remote)

Session Make music. Obtain credit. Who are we? World-class writers/producers Björn Ulvaeus, Max Martin and Niclas Molinder founded Session, which today is the market leader in the fight against inadequate creator data collection. Millions of creators are not getting fair payment and credit for their work due to inaccurate song or recording information. Session Studio […]

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Amir Locke filed documents to start a music business

Before he was shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer, Amir Locke had made plans. The 22-year-old black man had filed paperwork to start a music business, his mother said, and had already designed a logo. Next week, he planned to move to Dallas, where he would be closer to his mother and – he […]

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Now India.Arie, Graham Nash get their music from Spotify

Over the past week, superstar artists Neil Young and Joni Mitchell have pulled their catalogs from Spotify in response to what they say is the company’s spread of “misinformation” about Covid-19 vaccines. The catalyst for Young’s removal of his music from the service was recently released open letter of hundreds of medical professionals, calling on […]

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Domino Publishing – Creative Assistant – Publishing (USA)

Domino Publishing Company is seeking a full-time Creative Assistant. We are looking for someone who has great interpersonal skills, is self-directed and has the ability to work in an open group environment. The main purpose of the Creative Assistant is to assist the Creative Synch department and GM-North America. This person will also be expected […]

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BMG – Senior Manager, Royalty Audit (US)

Come as you are. As the great Kurt Cobain* once said, “Come as you are.” BMG is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and we celebrate diversity in all its forms. Equal opportunity is deeply rooted in our core value of fairness and we are committed to creating a truly inclusive work environment where everyone […]

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Elvis Costello signs exclusive global music publishing deal with BMG

Legendary British songwriter Elvis Costello has signed an exclusive worldwide music publishing deal with BMG to perform his life’s work. The deal includes his latest album The boy named Si, which entered the Official UK Albums Chart last week at No. 6, its highest position since 1994. Under the agreement, BMG will administer the rights […]

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Anghami set to list on NASDAQ as SPAC shareholders approve merger

Spotify’s prominent rival in the Middle East, Anghami, is set to become a NASDAQ-listed company. In March 2021, Anghami entered into a definitive merger agreement with Vistas Media Acquisition Company, a publicly traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), with the agreement expected to result in Anghami listing on NASDAQ in New York. . The way […]

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Sony Music acquires Bob Dylan’s recorded music catalog

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has acquired Bob Dylan’s entire catalog of recorded music. SME has also acquired the rights to several future new releases, in what the company calls “a major expansion” of its six-decade relationship with the legendary artist. The deal, which SME calls a “historic deal”, reached in July 2021 and includes the […]

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Brett Yormark named chief operating officer at Roc Nation

Brett Yormark has been promoted to COO of Roc Nation. In this role, Yormark will provide leadership and strategic vision across all verticals of Roc Nation, while continuing to develop and execute long-term organizational goals to support business growth. Brett Yormark will continue to lead Roc Nation Unified alongside Roc Nation Unified Co-CEO Michael Yormark. […]

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BIMM Institute – Events and Careers Assistant (UK)

Events and Careers Assistant Contract Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (some evening work is required during introductory and teaching weeks). About the BIMM Institute With over 35 years of experience helping students launch successful careers in music, film and the performing arts and located in some of […]

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Muni Long fights against the music industry and wins with viral “hours and hours”

Overnight success has been a long time coming for Muni Long. The artist formerly known as Priscilla Renea landed a major recording contract with Capitol in the late 2000s due to viral success on YouTube. Embarrassed and misunderstood, her artist project did not take off, but she quickly established herself as one of the industry’s […]

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Cincinnati Music Accelerator’s Music Business Academy Aims to ‘End the Hungry Artist Cycle’ | Music function | Cincinnati

Click to enlarge Photo: provided by Kick Lee Cincinnati Music Accelerator’s Music Business Academy attendees learn about licensing, entertainment law, marketing and more. Cincinnati Music Accelerator (CMA) has expanded its educational offerings for musicians through a reboot of its commercial program. The new program is officially called the Music Business Academy. In it, artists learn […]

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About that catalog music stat we posted the other day…

Last Thursday (January 6), MBW released a jaw-dropping stat about the U.S. music market in 2021: 82.1% of second-half music consumption, by our calculations, was “catalog” music. “, as opposed to “current music”. ‘ the music. This calculation was solid. We based it on figures published in the US market monitor MRC Data full year […]

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Google – Manager, Music Publishing, YouTube Music (US)

About work This role may also be located at our campus in Playa Vista, CA. Note: When applying for this position, you will have the option to share your preferred work location from the following: New York, NY, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience. 8 years of commercial […]

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Soundcloud – Director, Fan Business (US)

SoundCloud is a next-generation music entertainment company powered by an ecosystem of artists, fans, and thriving communities. As one of the most influential cultural platforms in the world, SoundCloud occupies a unique position in the market as a music streaming service with the largest catalog of music and as a service and distribution company. artists […]

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Believe acquires 51% of the capital of the French independent label Jo&Co

Music company based in Paris Believe has acquired a 51% stake in French company Jo&Co, which it says is one of the country’s “leading independent pop and mainstream music labels”. Jo&Co founder Sébastien Saussez will continue to run the label. Believe says the acquisition of the stake in Jo&Co serves to diversify its roster and […]

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American actress Issa Rae calls the music industry ‘the worst industry I’ve ever encountered’, riddled with ‘crooks and criminals’

Issa Rae, whose five-season run with HBO Unsafe ended with a finale on Sunday (December 26), dipped more than one toe in the music industry. She launched her own label, Raedio, and is producing a new show about budding rappers, using her existing career to help launch music. But rather than appearing to be thrilled […]

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Britney Spears is not ready to return to the world of music which she describes as “frightening” | Showbiz

Supporter of pop star Britney Spears Melanie Mandarano holds a postcard on the day of a hearing in a conservatorship case at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles, California, July 26, 2021. – Reuters pic LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 — Britney Spears has reported she’s not yet ready to return to music after 13 […]

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Britney Spears isn’t ready to return to the music world she calls ‘scary’, Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears has signaled she’s not ready to return to music just yet after 13 years under a conservatorship that took control of her personal and professional affairs and scarred her from the entertainment industry. Spears, 40, who was released last month from a 2008 court-ordered arrangement requested by her father, said […]

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Britney Spears Isn’t Ready to Return to the Music World She Calls “Scary”

Britney Spears has signaled that she’s not yet ready to start making music again after 13 years under a conservatorship that took control of her personal and professional affairs and left her scared of the entertainment industry. Spears, 40, who was released last month from a 2008 court-ordered arrangement requested by her father, said in […]

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Britney Spears Says She’s Scared of Music Business After 13 Years Under Conservatorship

In her last Instagram post on December 27, she explained how she was treated during those 13 years. “I asked for 13 years to perform new songs and remixes of my old songs…I had two months off between shows for four years in Vegas…and every time I asked, I was told ‘No…’!!!!” Spears wrote. “I […]

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Britney Spears Reveals Guardianship Scared Her From The Music Business | Britney Spears

Britney Spears says her years under conservatorship scared her of the entertainment industry. The singer revealed her reasons for not being ready to return to the music business after her conservatorship ended in November in an Instagram post. In one long note shared as screenshotsshe said: “I wanted to be nice but what they did […]

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“It’s probably the worst industry I’ve ever encountered”

Issa Rae thinks there are a lot of conflicts of interest in the music industry (Photo credit: Instagram/issarae) Actress Issa Rae, whose five-season run with the show “Insecure” ended with a finale this weekend, has dipped more than one toe in the music industry. She launched her own label, Raedio, and is producing a new […]

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Issa Rae calls the music business ‘the worst industry I’ve ever encountered’

Issa Rae, whose five seasons with HBO’s “Insecure” ended with a finale this weekend, has dipped more than one toe in the music industry. She launched her own label, Raedio, and is producing a new show about budding rappers, using her existing career to help launch music. But rather than appearing to be thrilled to […]

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Warp Records – Marketing Coordinator, NA (USA)

Warp is a leading independent record label releasing music from groundbreaking and influential artists including Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Danny Brown, Yves Tumor, Kelela, Mount Kimbie, Nightmares on Wax, !!!, Battles and many more on his family of Labels. We are looking for an exceptional individual to join the team and assist in the day-to-day […]

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Hospital Records – BUSINESS AFFAIRS & PUBLISHING COORDINATOR (UK)

Hospital Records & Songs In The Key Of Knife is hiring a Coordinator to work within the Business Affairs and Publishing departments. You will be in charge of supporting the Commercial Affairs Manager and the Publishing Manager. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist the Head of Commercial Affairs in drafting various contracts for artists and writers, including sync […]

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emPawa Africa – Global Marketing Manager (UK/GH)

Employer: Empawa Africa Location: London or Accra Salary: Competitive Closing: Jan. 23, 2022 Start date: Immediately Job Title: Global Marketing Manager Sector of activity: music/technology industry Type of contract: CDI Hours: full time Contact: [email protected] Our vision and our mission emPawa Africa is a music label services platform that works with aspiring African artists to […]

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Alo Yoga expands its footprint and plans to enter the music business – WWD

Alo Yoga is expanding in new directions. The Los Angeles-based yoga lifestyle brand – selling activewear, outerwear, apparel, accessories and beauty products for men and women under the “air, land and ocean” philosophy – continues to expand its business footprint, plan more Alo House pop-ups, and is now poised to enter the music world. “It […]

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PRS For Music – Relationship Manager, Black Music (UK)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Relationship Manager to join our Membership Department. permanently. The role will begin remotely with the ability to work between our offices in London Bridge, Streatham and remotely as we transition to a hybrid working model. About Us PRS for Music has been at the heart of the music […]

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Official: Midem has been removed

It’s official: Midem is no more. Midem’s parent company, RX France, confirmed it had scrapped the event, in an email sent to former delegates today (December 15). The email confirms the news announced by MBW yesterday (December 14). (RX France owns subsidiary Reed Midem, which previously ran Midem but has now also been classified as […]

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TikTok from a musician’s perspective – Music Business Journal

Social media platforms come in and go out of fashion, but TikTok is here to stay for the foreseeable future in light of current trends. The increasingly popular app has been downloaded over a billion times and recently overtook YouTube as the platform with the highest average watch time in the US and UK.[1] With […]

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Historic Beatles audio interviews to be auctioned off as NFTs

Historic audio interviews with The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are up for auction as digital NFTs this week. The auction represents the first time rockstar interviews have been sold as NFTs, according to Voices of Classic Rock Archive (VOCR), which mints and auctions NFTs. The four Beatles NFT Interviews, […]

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I Paid My NYU Tuition With A Music Business I Started In High School

Sam Guyton paid for his tuition with money from a music business he started in high school. Today, he is the 23-year-old owner of Vali Entertainment, a corporate entertainment company. He shared how he started a successful business in high school and a new one during the pandemic. Sam Guyton has music and entrepreneurship in […]

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Ninja Tune – Digital Marketing Manager (UK)

Title – Digital Marketing Manager Location – London UK – office mix (Kennington) + RemoteHours – Monday to Friday, from 10am to 18pmSalary – Depends on experienceRegistration deadline: December 31, 2021 (please note that we may close the application process earlier if we have received enough applications) We actively encourage applications from a wide range […]

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Legendary South Jersey music industry insider Kal Rudman and wife Lucille have died | State and Region

Solomon “Kal” Rudman, 91, the South Jersey music industry insider who founded the influential radio advice sheet Friday Morning Quarterback, has died. Rudman’s death after a long illness was confirmed by Deane Media Solutions, the company he sold FMQB to in 2020. Rudman died with his 63-year-old wife, Lucille, by his side on Tuesday at […]

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Listings of NetEase Music Services on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

The music industry’s latest IPO is here. Chinese tech giant NetEase’s subsidiary, Cloud Village – which operates the NetEase Cloud Music music streaming service – officially listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange today (December 2). Cloud Village raised HK$3.28 billion (approximately US$421 million at current exchange rates) upon its IPO, with the share price […]

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Lime Blue Music – Client and Society Relations (UK)

Lime Blue Music is a rapidly growing London-based company specializing in the worldwide management, collection and distribution of neighboring rights. Lime Blue Music represents nearly one million recordings from over 1,500 different performing clients and master masters. Working across all genres of music, our goal is to maximize neighboring rights revenues for our clients through […]

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FINE Group Ent. – Executive Assistant (United States)

We are looking for an executive assistant with a first experience. Someone who is eager to help an entertainment executive in their personal and professional endeavors. Applicants must be based in Los Angeles or willing to relocate. We are looking for a trustworthy, self-motivated and resourceful Personal Assistant to handle a wide range of different […]

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Bridger – Repertoire Acquisition Manager (LU/FR/BE)

AudioValley is a leader and pioneer in digital audio thanks to an extensive know-how covering all sectors of its activity. Bridger is an independent management entity focused on value creation. We bridge the gap between rightsholders (authors, composers and publishers) and service providers by creating the conditions for a fair and transparent rights collection system […]

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CD Baby – Senior Paid Media Specialist (USA)

CD Baby is an independent artist services platform that allows independent musicians to easily distribute, promote and monetize their distribution platform for independent artists. We allow creators to distribute their music on Spotify, Apple Music, Instagram, YouTube, Amazon Music, Pandora, Facebook,ICT Tac, and over 150 other platforms worldwide. We manage the largest catalog of independent […]

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Music company NetEase Cloud Village launches $500 million Hong Kong IPO

The logo of internet technology company Netease is seen at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, also known as ChinaJoy, in Shanghai, China July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Nov 23 (Reuters) – NetEase Inc’s (9999.HK) music streaming business Cloud Village Inc is aiming […]

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Soundexchange – Industry Engagement Manager (US)

The Manager, Industry Engagement, Nashville will be responsible for establishing, maintaining and developing key relationships with artists, management, performers and content owners. Additionally, they will develop outreach programs intended to increase profile and engagement with SoundExchange. This person will be responsible for building and maintaining SoundExchange’s presence in the Nashville area and across the United […]

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Mushroom Labels – Artist and Media Manager (AU)

The iconic Mushroom Group, Australia’s leading independent music and entertainment group, is seeking an experienced Publicist, based in Sydney or Melbourne, to join the group’s Label Division in the newly created role of ‘Artist & Media Manager. Mushroom Labels is a diverse family of record labels, representing Vance Joy, Childish Gambino, Jack River, DMA’S, Violent […]

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Japanese-American pop singer Mitski is back in the music business – The Beacon

On October 4, Mitski’s Instagram account @mitskileaks, which is managed by his management, posted a photo with the caption “link in bio.” The next day, “Working for the Knife”, one of the first songs off her new album and the announcement of her upcoming tour, was released. Recently, on November 9, she released “The Only […]

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Secretly Distribution – Labeling Services Coordinator (USA)

Secretly Distribution is looking for a Labeling Services Coordinator Title: Tagging Services CoordinatorStatus: Full timeHours: 40/week, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Location: Bloomington, IN or Brooklyn, NYReports to: Label Services Manager Company summary: Secretly Distribution is a global digital and physical distribution company, working with some of the most exciting labels and artists […]

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Audio Network – Music Production Engineer (UK)

AUDIO NETWORK IS A GLOBAL MUSIC COMPANY CREATING HIGH-QUALITY ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR TV, FILM AND ADVERTISING AND FOR USER-GENERATED CONTENT ON DIGITAL AND SOCIAL PLATFORMS. WITH A LIST OF OVER 1,000 ARTISTS AND A CATALOG OF OVER 200,000 TRACKS IN EVERY CONCEPTABLE GENRE, WE HELP OUR CLIENTS FIND THE PERFECT TRACK TO TELL THEIR STORY. […]

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Wax on, wax off: unblocking the big blockage of vinyl

Columnist Eamonn Forde (inset photo) is a longtime music industry journalist and the author of The Last Days of EMI: Selling the Pig. His new book, Leaving the building: the lucrative afterlife of musical fieldsis now available through Omnibus Press. The vinyl renaissance, to some at least, seems like a wonderful license to print lots […]

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Lime Blue – Business Development (APAC) (USA)

Lime Blue Music is a rapidly growing London-based company specializing in the worldwide management, collection and distribution of neighboring rights. Lime Blue Music represents nearly one million recordings from over 1,500 different performing clients and master masters. Working across all genres of music, our goal is to maximize neighboring rights revenues for our clients through […]

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This Is Music – Management Assistant (UK)

This is Music is an established artist management company based in East London, providing management and label services for artists and producers such as Bicep, Jayda G, Logic1000, Sofia Kourtesis, Ross From Friends, Roosevelt, Simian Mobile Disco and James Ford. We are looking for a highly organized, passionate and experienced individual to join our growing […]

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Young Thug signs global publishing deal with Kobalt

Kobalt has signed a worldwide deal with Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and rapper Young Thug. The deal includes publishing administration, including global synchronization and creative services, for all future Young Thug songs. MBW understands the rapper’s current slate remains at Reservoir, where he signed a deal in 2018. Last year, Young Thug achieved fourteen Billboard tracks […]

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The 2021 A&R Awards: an evening where everyone won a little

To be honest, we were a little nervous. The A&R Awards, the UK-focused ceremony presented by Music Business Worldwide in association with Abbey Road Studios, took off last year. We don’t need to explain why. You know very well why. This meant that the 2021 incarnation of last night’s event recognized the work of songwriters, […]

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Elvis Adidiema appointed director of Sony Music Francophone Africa

Elvis Adidiema was appointed director of Sony Music Francophone Africa. Adidiema took up his effective post on November 2 and will be based between Paris and Abidjan, in Côte d’Ivoire. His appointment was announced by the general manager of Sony Music Entertainment France, Marie-Anne Robert, in an internal email, obtained by MBW. In 2016, Adidiema […]

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Local artists connect with industry leaders on Music Business Mondays

To help grow the music scene in Columbus, Music Columbus hosts Music Business Mondays, which connect local artists with industry leaders. Credit: Courtesy of Dan Mitchell To help grow the music scene in Columbus, Music Columbus hosts Music Business Mondays to connect local artists with industry leaders. Music Business Mondays, a monthly music industry education […]

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D’Addario & Co. – Artist & Influencer Marketing Director (US)

D’Addario & Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of musical instrument accessories. As a US-based manufacturing company, we pride ourselves on our highly automated machinery and innovative technologies, as well as our commitment to environmentally responsible practices. Through our D’Addario Foundation, we are committed to making music education possible and ensuring that thousands […]

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Blue Note Entertainment Group – Executive Assistant (USA)

Blue Note Entertainment Group, New York’s largest independent music venue owner/operator and concert promotion company seeking an Executive Assistant. Will work directly with business owners. Blue Note Entertainment Group owns and operates the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City, as well as other company-owned and franchised locations around the world under the Blue […]

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The Music Market/Arts and Media – Production Account Manager (USA)

Our client, a prestigious entertainment production agency, is seeking a Senior Physical Production Account Manager based in Los Angeles, USA. This is a self-directed role and requires a candidate with an in-depth understanding of luxury vinyl and box set production. Competitive salary + 25 days vacation. Key responsibilities will include: Oversee the production process of […]

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Artists should have a clear understanding of the music industry

TuneCorand is a global platform for independent musicians to grow their audiences and careers through technology and services for distribution, publishing administration and a range of promotional services. The organization recently commenced its operations in Africa with the launch of its African Operations with two Regional Heads covering Southern and West Africa. A Nigerian, Chioma […]

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Birthday Cake Records – Label Manager (USA)

Birthday Cake Records is looking for a Label Manager to help take their rapid growth to the next level. Birthday Cake Records is an independent label that, in just over two years, has established itself as a trusted partner for groundbreaking artists enjoying global success. We have an entrepreneurial environment where we nurture, develop and […]

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Music Managers Forum – Membership Secretary (UK)

The Music Managers Forum is the world’s largest professional body for music managers with over 1200 members in the UK with global businesses. We educate, innovate and advocate for our wide range of members. Our goal is to campaign for a fairer and more transparent music industry that works in the interests of all music […]

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Big investors are pouring money into the music business – Billboard

Less than a month after a $54 billion stock split by Universal Music Group (UMG), three of the world’s biggest private equity players – KKR, Blackstone and Apollo Global Management – are making billion dollar bets dollars on the music sector. KKR, which has $429 billion in assets under management and announced in March that […]

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Duran Duran celebrates 40 years in the music business with a new album

When British pop group Duran Duran debuted, they didn’t know how long they would last. But 40 years later, the new wave group is still going strong, releasing its 15th studio album, Future Past, on Friday. “We never expected to continue making music together after all this time. We were just kids and we came […]

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Concord sponsors the heavyweight category at the A&R Awards

Concord Music Publishing has joined the growing list of A&R Awards sponsors, supporting the ever-ultra-competitive Pop/R&B category. The list of nominees includes label and publisher executives who have been behind the most successful and successful artists of the past two years. Kim Frankiewicz, EVP Worldwide A&R of Concord Music Publishing, said: “In an artist’s journey, […]

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DEF – Personal Assistant and Office Administrator (UK)

We are looking for a personal assistant to support the director and founder of a world renowned music company, managing electronic and pop music artists for over 20 years. You will also ensure the smooth running of the office which is located in Richmond and is the hub of a small dedicated team of twelve […]

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Roy Forbes celebrates 50 years in the music business.

A treasure from the North Shore will make some intimate appearances next week to mark its 50 years in the music industry. Roy Forbes will celebrate half a century of musical creation when he performs on October 22 and 23 at the Deep Cove Shaw Theater in North Vancouver. Proving that he still has a […]

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Billy Porter signs with Island UK and Republic Records

Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, playwright and author Billy Porter has signed a partnership with Island UK and Republic Records. Porter also unveiled a new single titled Children. Porter began his music career in 1997 with the release of his self-titled debut album (aka Untitled) which spawned the Top 10 boiling […]

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Spotify backs hotly contested category at A&R Awards

The big names continue to support next month’s A&R Awards, and stepping forward to sponsor the Contemporary Black Music category is one of the biggest: Spotify. Sulinna Ong, music director of streaming giant UK/IE, said: “Contemporary black music reflects the zeitgeist and the beating heart of British culture, so at Spotify we are incredibly proud […]

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Music Ally – Digital Training Manager (UK)

Music Ally is the global leader in digital marketing training for the music industry, having trained thousands of industry professionals and artists. A company of knowledge and skills, it provides insight to major labels, independents, publishers, as well as artists and managers. Music Ally’s mission is to help the music industry embrace digital platforms and […]

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Ciara at the GeekWire Summit: Artist and Entrepreneur on Music, Business and Making an Impact

Ciara at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle on Tuesday. (GeekWire Photo/Dan DeLong) Speaking of the decision toHigher level“, both in stepping out of her comfort zone and in striving to release a single by that name, Ciara has sometimes said “you have to take a risk, you have to do things that are uncomfortable. “ […]

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Downtown rallies to sponsor Songwriters Award at A&R Awards

Downtown is the sponsor of the prestigious Songwriter of the Year category at this year’s A&R Awards. It was a year of change for the company, which sold its publishing catalog to Concord in April and transformed itself into a global services company in the process. One constant, however, is his respect for the importance […]

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Tori Amos: The music industry is a toxic environment for women | People

Tori Amos thinks the music industry can be a “toxic environment” for women. The 58-year-old thinks female artists are often pitted against each other and sometimes fall victim to the ‘system’. She said: “When you’re on your first, second, third record, and you’re not established enough yet, you can be pitted against each other. “People […]

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Crescendo, a music business workshop series, begins October 5

The Ella Project, an artist services organization providing legal assistance and pro bono business services to the cultural community of New Orleans, presents Crescendo, a seven-week music business workshop series beginning on Tuesday, October 5., at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave. Co-presented with the New Orleans Jazz Museum and OffBeat Media, Crescendo […]

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Roblox strikes a deal with music publishers

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and video game platform Roblox have reached an agreement that settles any prior claims against Roblox. The deal also “lays the foundation for future partnerships with global publishers that will unlock new creative and business opportunities on its platform,” according to a statement released by the NMPA today (September […]

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Warner Music Group – Director, Global Catalog Marketing (UK)

At Warner Music Group, we care about our employees. Our global company is made up of skilled, passionate and creative individuals. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute and grow. We believe in the value of every individual and encourage applications from people of any age, […]

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The 2021 A&R Awards: the finalists revealed!

Britain’s music industry’s finest night is on its way: on the evening of Tuesday 9 November, the A&R Awards 2021 in association with Abbey Road Studios – presented by MBW – will take place in central London. Held at the De Vere Grand Connaught venues in Holborn/Covent Garden, all lounge tables for this year’s event […]

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14 music business podcasts you need to listen to

We live in the golden age of podcasting, and the music industry is no exception. With such an embarrassment of riches, however, it can be difficult to choose the best ones. Here we look at fourteen essentials for your listening pleasure. Post invited by cool david of Soundfly’s fly paper Podcasting has never been so […]

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Round Hill Music – Label Royalty Services Coordinator (USA)

Round Hill Music (RHM) is a full-service creative music company primarily focused on music publishing. The company operates a music publishing division, synchronization and royalty administration, a music production library business, a label and label services division as well as a Nashville songwriter services group with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and London. […]

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Reservoir signs global deal with Joni Mitchell

Reservoir Media has signed a new contract with music icon Joni Mitchell, which sees the company become the global administrator of its publishing catalog. The catalog of the singer-songwriter winner of nine Grammy Awards has been previously administered by Sony Music Publishing, following a global agreement hit 24 years ago in 1997. Mitchell’s third studio […]

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Look Away examines sexual abuse in the music industry

The lyrics are cheeky: “I slept with Sable when she was 13,” sings Iggy Pop. Ted Nugent had a song called “Jailbait” about the same girl. “Sable” was Sable Starr, one of many young girls drawn to the dangerous glamor of the Los Angeles rock ‘n’ roll scene in the early 1970s. marvels the songwriter […]

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Primary Wave – Creative Sync Coordinator (US)

Primary Wave Music is the world’s leading independent publisher of iconic and legendary music. The company is home to some of the most iconic songwriters, artists and record labels in recorded music history, including Bob Marley, Stevie Nicks, Smokey Robinson, Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Sun Records and many more. Throughout the company’s 15-year history, Primary […]

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YouTube Music surpasses 50 million subscribers

MBW’s Stat Of The Week is a series in which we highlight a data point that deserves the attention of the global music industry. Stat Of the Week is supported by Music Group Fivea technology-driven record label, distribution and rights management company. Beware of Spotify. Last June, YouTube’s global head of music, Lyor Cohen, suggested […]