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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 […]

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GENE SIMMONS: “Who killed the music industry?” The fans made it

In a new interview with American weekly, KISS bassist/singer Gene Simmons once again talked about the decline of the music industry as consumers prioritize ownership and experiences over assets. “Overall, new artists will never get the chance we have, because the record companies would give us millions dollars – once we’ve succeeded – as an […]

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Apple acquires classical music streaming service Primephonic

Apple has acquired Primephonic, the classical music streaming service headquartered in the Netherlands. Classical music fans have long had trouble with mainstream music services like Spotify and Apple Music, especially when it comes to finding definitive releases of composer-led works. Apple Music plans to launch a dedicated classical music app next year that combines the […]

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The rapper will advise the next generation on the music business at Harvard

(Bloomberg) — Since the start of his career, rapper and producer IDK (an acronym for Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge) has resisted the status quo, opting instead to forge his own path in the music industry. For the Maryland-raised artist, that unconventional path included stints in prison, starting at age 17, a time he says helped him […]

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Live music industry casts wary eye towards fall | Music

A new vision of the protocols deemed necessary for the survival of the recently rejuvenated live music industry has emerged, whether carried by touring artists, venues or major concert promotion companies. With that comes the realization that we may be far from out of the woods when it comes to gigs. Red flags started popping […]

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DC Music Business Graduate Launches First Annual Vietnam Music Week

Since the release of Music Business Administration (MBA) at Durham College (DC) in 2018, Thao Nghiem has been attuned to emerging trends in the Canadian and international music industries. Currently based in Toronto, Thao’s latest venture as co-founder of the Vietnam Music Industry Network (VMIN) introduced exciting opportunities to support the music industry in his […]

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amuse – Chief Marketing Officer (NYC/Remote)

Changing the game since 2017, we’re a new kind of music company providing free music distribution and empowerment tools to artists and their teams around the world. Using music consumption data, we find, license and create cutting-edge services for tomorrow’s indie talent. Role description We are further expanding our global presence and are looking for […]

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How scalable is current music copyright assessment?

This MBW op-ed comes from Ran Geffen, founder of XR connect development agency OMR and CEO of Amusica Song Management in Israel. Here he offers a sober look at the future of the music industry… Recently, the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee spoke loud and clear: the distribution of wealth in […]

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AWAL – Marketing Assistant (USA)

As a Marketing Assistant at AWAL, you will work closely with the US marketing team to help set up, execute and deliver innovative, industry-leading marketing campaigns. You will work closely with the team to provide planning support, project management and help oversee global marketing campaigns. Additional responsibilities will include administrative support, asset management, release planning, […]

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Bryan Adams Signs Global Record Deal With BMG

Multi-platinum superstar, recording artist and songwriter Bryan Adams has signed a worldwide recording deal with BMG to release his next studio album. This is his first contract with a new label in more than 40 years, says BMG. One of Canada’s most decorated singer-songwriters, over four decades, Adams has released 14 studio albums. Her writing […]

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Miles Copeland pulls no punches describing his life in the music industry in Two Steps Forward One Step Back

Breadcrumb Links Entertainment Celebrity Books “I don’t care who you are, how smart you are or how good you are, you’re going to make mistakes, and I’ve got more than my share.” —Miles A. Copeland III Miles Copeland, famed music executive and founder of the IRS record label, has written a book about his life […]

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Travis Barker signs global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music

Warner Chappell Music has signed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with musician, record producer, songwriter and pop-punk icon Travis Barker. Known as the drummer of the hugely influential multi-platinum band Blink-182, Barker has also found success with his Transplants and +44 outfits, alongside a prolific solo career. Crossing multiple musical genres, he co-wrote and produced […]

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My Sweet Lorde: Are plagiarism cases getting… sweeter?

The following MBW op-ed comes from Eamonn Forde, a longtime music industry journalist and author of The Last Days of EMI: Selling the Pig. Before going public with some of his more outrageous opinions, Morrissey was a famous lyricist of great dexterity, depth and wit. In Graveyard [sic] doors on The queen is dead he […]

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Music Business returns to offices – Billboard

Edited by Frank DiGiacomo With low COVID infection rates (so far) and high vaccination rates in major music business hubs in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville, companies across various industry sectors are taking steps to get their American workforce safely back to the office while monitoring news about the Delta variant of the virus. […]

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How Bandcamp can fix the music business

Streaming is where fans find new artists, but it’s not a great place to interact with them. It’s also not a great place for artists to monetize those fan relationships. Could Bandcamp be what solves the problems of the streaming song economy? By Marc Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music industry blog. One thought: Has […]

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T-Pain says Usher’s remarks about destroying the music industry with Auto-Tune led to depression

Change your Auto-Tune? T-Pain says he still has ‘love and respect’ for Usher after he said his height-altering comments had him down for four years T-Pain said he faced four years of depression after Usher told him his use of Auto-Tune ‘blew the music off’ But in a later tweet, T-Pain said, “I still love […]

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Rapper IDK to launch music business program at Harvard

Rapper IDK launches music business program at Harvard University for students of color By The Associated Press June 18, 2021, 2:31 PM • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — Rapper IDK is launching a music business program at Harvard University for students of color. IDK’s No Label Academy, […]

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Offset Opens Up About His Kids Getting Into The Music Business – Billboard

With Father’s Day approaching Sunday, Gap is smashing her plans for the holidays and her hopes for her children’s future, whether it’s music or not. the Father of 4 the artist featured all of his children on his 2019 album cover: Jordan (11), Kody (6), Kalea (6) and Kulture (2), the youngest of whom he […]

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DAVID ELLEFSON’s longtime business partner announces retirement from the music business

David Ellefsonlong-time business partner Thom Hazaert announced his retirement from the music business. Hazaert announced his decision to leave the music industry in a Facebook post on Sunday (June 13). He wrote: “For the past 30 years I have worked hard in the music business (and in life) being a person who has done everything […]

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The Women’s Music Business Association will launch a series of summer seminars

The Women Music Business Association (WMBA) has announced its 2021 Summer Series with special topics including DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) on June 15, Sync Licensing on July 20, and Production on August 17. The events will be open to the general public and the first session will begin next Tuesday (June 15). This session […]

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Discogs – Digital Media Sales Specialist: Music/Audio (USA)

Open to applicants or wishing to relocate to OR, WA, ID, UT, AZ, TX USA Who we are Discogs is a global company with locations in Oregon, the Netherlands, and Japan. Discogs has created and maintains the world’s largest crowdsourced, community-based database of recorded music information. Every day, millions of people use the Discogs Marketplace […]

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Will YouTube payments appease the music industry?

POLAND – 2021/06/02: In this photo illustration a Youtube logo seen displayed on a smartphone with … [+] stock market percentages in the background. (Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images YouTube said it paid $4 billion to the music industry over the past year. But will that […]

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AmazeVR – Senior Marketing Manager (US)

Overview AmazeVR is an immersive technology company creating Amaze Immersive Concerts, a full-service virtual concert solution. Through Amaze Immersive Concerts, fans come face-to-face with their favorite artists in a virtual experience by embedding the artist’s performance in stereoscopic 8K+ action video in surreal environments that transcend reality. Our vertically integrated distribution model maximizes quality and […]

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Millikin Launches New Music Business Degree Program

Millikin will offer a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Music Business starting fall 2021 The Millikin University School of Music is pleased to announce new undergraduate degree offerings for a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business with an expected fall 2021 offering. are automatically admitted to the […]

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RICHIE KOTZEN: “The music business has nothing to do with artistic integrity and hard work”

In a new interview with The metal mixtape, Richie Kotzen He was asked if his expectations for the music industry when he launched his career more than three decades ago had turned out to be correct. He replied (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I had no expectations of the business. When I was young, I thought […]

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HASBRO Announces Sale of eOne Music Business

Hasbro, Inc. announced on Monday April 26 that it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell entertainment music (eOne Music) for an aggregate prize of US$385 million in cash. The transaction has been approved by the Board of Directors of Hasbro and One Canada Entertainment Limitedand is subject to customary closing conditions and receipt […]

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Hasbro sells eOne music business for $385 million

Hasbro has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Entertainment One Music (widely known as eOne Music) for a total price of $385 million in cash. The transaction has been approved by the Board of Directors of Hasbro and Entertainment One Canada and is subject to customary closing conditions and receipt […]

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Cat Kreidich named chairman of Warner’s ADA

There has been a big change at Warner Music Group (WMG). Cat Kreidich has been promoted to president of ADA Worldwide, the independent label and artist services arm of WMG, just months after joining the company from Sony Music. The respected executive will now oversee a number of operations at Warner that serve the independent […]

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What are NFTs? A Music Industry Explainer – Billboard

“It was one of those times in my life where I was like, ‘Holy shit,’” the 3LAU DJ-producer recalled, “‘I think we just changed everything. “” That hallowed moment, shared by most music companies, was his February 25 auction of 33 collectible NFT versions – non-fungible token – of his 3-year-old album, Ultraviolet, which sold […]

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The CSU Music Business program gets off to a stunning start

Morris was impressed with the professionalism and dedication of the students in the classroom. He noted that some want to be in the music industry, while others are interested in law or just have a sincere appreciation for music. Chuck Morris during his induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2018 “When I […]

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Industry leaders to discuss the future of the music industry in UCLA’s virtual event series

The global music industry has seen dramatic changes in 2020. This fall, a series of virtual events hosted by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will explore the current state and future of the music industry from perspective from industry leaders and influencers. The program, LA is ringing now, will begin Oct. 6 with […]

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Justin Seltzer promoted to general manager of Blue Note Records

Justin Seltzer has been promoted to the newly created position of General Manager of Blue Note Records. The news was announced today (August 11) by Blue Note President Don Was, to whom Seltzer reports. Seltzer is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Blue Note, under the auspices of Was, executing the label’s business strategy […]

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Western News – Music/business degrees reach new heights and open doors

This slideshow requires JavaScript. By Sonia Preszcator, Western Communications The first cohort to graduate with a dual Bachelor of Music (Honours) and Honors Business Administration degree is first class in every way. Distinguished musicians and high-achieving business students, the first five graduates of the program are each other’s greatest boosters, as well as mentors and […]

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How Maluma shaped my vision of songwriting and the music industry

After seeing the success of this single, I did a lot of research to see who was involved with the track. In fact, I contacted the team behind the song, including Eli Palacios, who wrote the track. He didn’t respond until 2017. That’s when we started working together because he saw that I was turning […]

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Adventurous music business opens in Spring Hill

SPRING HILL – Playing music alone may appeal to the singular soul, but making music with others expands everyone’s reach. That’s the belief of Adventures in Music, a music learning and performance studio started by instructor George Westbay and entrepreneur Rich Holley. “Bringing students together,” Westbay said, “is what music is.” The studio opened this […]