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92-year-old Malawian music icon finds international fame on TikTok

Malawian musician Giddes Chalamanda (right), 92, poses with his wife Margalita Alfred, 71, at their home in the village of Madzuwa. AFP At 92, Giddes Chalamanda has no idea what TikTok is. He doesn’t even have a smartphone. And yet, the Malawian music legend has become a social media star, with his song Linny Hoo […]

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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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Janet Jackson’s new documentary promises a never-before-seen look into the music icon’s life

A legend, the role model, an empowered woman. These are just some of the words used to describe Janet Jackson by interviewees like Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, Ciara and Randy Jackson in the trailer for a new four-part Sky documentary about the global icon of the music that is Janet Jackson. The new documentary, co-authored […]

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LA Lounge Music Icon at Dresden Was 89 – Deadline

Los Angeles lounge music icon Marty Roberts, drummer and bassist of the band “Marty & Elayne” who performed at the Dresden Lounge in Los Feliz for 35 years, has died at 89. No cause of death was immediately available. His death was confirmed by his daughter, Hali, who wrote: “We are heartbroken, the greatest man […]

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Bass Music Icon Excision Releases Powerful “Onyx” LP

Circumcision. Courtesy of Terrence Blanton @fadewood. Terrence Blanton @fadewood For many fans in the bass music community, Excision is the man who needs no introduction. The king of bass music, formerly known as Jeff Abel, delivers earth-shattering drops, relentless bass walls, apocalyptic sounds and even melodic basses, proving he’s a true multi-faceted creator. Today, January […]

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Ronnie Spector, 1960s music icon who sang ‘Be My Baby’, dies at 78

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Ronnie Spector, the bee-eyed, cat-eyed rock ‘n’ roll siren who sang 1960s hits like “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” in as the leader of the girl group the Ronettes, has passed away. She was 78 years old. Spector died […]

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Ronnie Spector Dead – Ronettes frontman and ‘Be My Baby’ music icon dies aged 78

Ronnie Spector sadly passed away. The iconic musician, who provided hits like ‘Be My Baby’ and ‘Baby I Love You’ as the girl group frontman The Ronettesdied at age 78, the AP reported on Wednesday (January 12th). Click inside to find out more… Ronnie died after a battle with cancer, her family confirmed. “Ronnie lived […]

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Manitoba music icon Vince Fontaine dies at 60 – Winnipeg

A Manitoba music icon has passed away. Vince Fontaine, a Juno-winning member of bands like Indian City and Eagle & Hawk, was a familiar face on the music scene, both for his own musical prowess and for his decades-long focus on supporting and advancement of indigenous artists. Fontaine’s death on Tuesday at the age of […]

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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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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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A mural pays tribute to the life of music icon Jenni Rivera

HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. – A new mural pays tribute to Mexican superstar Jenni Rivera at the Jenni Rivera fashion boutique in the town of Huntington Park, Calif. The artwork was created by his son, Mike Rivera, and a few other artists. Rivera says this mural is by far the most special to him. “I just […]

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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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TunesBank Apple Music Converter Review: Convert Apple Music Files to MP3 for Offline Listening

TunesBank Apple Music Converter app allows Apple Music users to convert Apple Music files to MP3, WAV, FLAC and M4A for offline playback. This article reviews TunesBank and its features to help you find the best way to convert Apple Music files to mp3 or other formats. Why do you need TunesBank? Apple Music offers […]

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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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Saweetie Talks Working With Music Icon Cher And Accepting M A C’s Challenge

M·A·C teamed up with two music superstars, Cher and Saweetie, for its recent #MACChallengeAccepted campaign, which encourages makeup enthusiasts to test the famous brand’s products and shine a light on their performance. “Only M A C could bring Cher and Saweetie together,” says Drew Elliott, SVP, Global Creative Director of M A C. “When we […]

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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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Tribute to music icon reveals new sides to Peninsula’s Ben Dunnill – Surrey Now-Leader

PBen Dunnill, eninsula singer-songwriter and pianist, admits that as a fan of pop and glam-rock superstar David Bowie, he was late to the party. But his latter-day adulation for the influential artist, who died in 2016, inspires his latest self-produced single. Song for Bowie is set to drop on most streaming platforms (including Spotify, Apple […]

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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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Nashville Music Note Drop organizers ready for NYE weather | News

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) — The Music City Note Drop is set to take place Friday night for the first time since 2019. However, Nashville revelers could take a disappointing blow from mother nature. The 4WARN weather team is monitoring a threat of severe weather on New Year’s Eve. The Nashville Convention and the Visitor’s Corporation […]

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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 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”

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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“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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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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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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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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Pazusoft announced the release of Pazu TIDAL Music Converter for Windows

Pazusoft, one of the leading music streaming companies, launched Tidal Music Converter. The main purpose of this launch is to help Tidal users download and convert their music library to MP3, M4A, FLAC, AIFF, AAC and WAV format on any device. Finally, Tidal music lovers will now be able to listen to their music or […]

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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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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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FirstWorks presents cross-cultural music icon Angélique Kidjo at The Vets

Members of the community are invited to attend a radiant concert by Angélique Kidjo on February 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at VETS. FirstWorks welcomes four-time Grammy Award winner Kidjo back to Providence for a concert featuring the high-octane numbers that cemented her place on the international stage. Presented as “the first African diva” by […]

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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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‘The Masked Singer’ Crowns Season 6 Champion – Find Out Which Music Icon Won The Golden Mask Trophy!

By Zach Seemayer, ETOnline.com. 15 Dec 2021 22:31 *Warning: spoilers ahead! Season 6 of “The Masked Singer” crowned a brand new champion on Wednesday! After some truly stunning performances from the final two contestants, a costumed crooner ended up walking away with the Golden Mask trophy. First, let’s see how the night went. Scroll down […]

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Mexican music icon dies at 81 – Billboard

Vicente Fernández, the towering icon of Mexican ranchera music whose powerful voice defined the lives of generations of fans across Latin America, died Sunday morning (December 12) in a hospital in Guadalajara, his family confirms. The cause was complications following surgery for a cervical spine injury after a bad fall last August. Fernández had remained […]

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On the Red Carpet: Remembering the Legacy of Mexican Music Icon Jenni Rivera

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Known as “La Diva de la Banda,” Jenni Rivera has become the most successful female artist of all time in Banda music, a regional Mexican genre. “She sang about women for women. She was a single mother who became the sole provider for her family and would literally do anything she […]

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Mexican music icon Vicente Fernández dies aged 81

MEXICO CITY (AP) Vicente Fernández, a beloved Mexican singer who received three Grammys and nine Latin Grammys and inspired a new generation of artists, including his son Alejandro Fernández Jr., died Sunday. He was 81 years old. Fernández was known for hits such as “El Rey”, “Volver, Volver” and “Lástima que seas ajena”, and his […]

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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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Princess Charlotte sent a sweet message from the music icon she loves to dance to

We earn a commission for products purchased through certain links in this article. Shakira sent a note to Princess Charlotte after her father Prince William admitted she was going “crazy” dancing to his music. As part of the Time To Walk series for Apple Fitness+, the Duke of Cambridge has shared his children’s favorite song. […]

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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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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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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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A man charged for the death of Jacqueline Avant, wife of a music icon

Prosecutors have filed charges against a 29-year-old man in the fatal shooting of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, at their home in Beverly Hills, California. ThroughThe Associated Press December 7, 2021, 00:36 • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Prosecutors filed […]

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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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Man arrested in death of Jacqueline Avant, wife of music icon – Orange County Register

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been arrested in the death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, who was fatally shot this week at the Beverly Hills home she shared with her husband, the legendary manager musical Clarence Avant, police said Thursday. Aariel Maynor is currently on parole and was taken into custody early […]

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Man arrested in death of Jacqueline Avant, wife of music icon – Press Enterprise

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been arrested in the death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, who was fatally shot this week at the Beverly Hills home she shared with her husband, the legendary manager musical Clarence Avant, police said Thursday. Aariel Maynor is currently on parole and was taken into custody early […]

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Bay Area music icon Carlos Santana undergoes heart surgery; Cancels December shows – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — After suffering a health crisis over the weekend, San Francisco and Bay Area native music icon Carlos Santana underwent successful heart surgery and cancels several Las Vegas shows scheduled for December. Santana took to social media to help shut down rumors about her health. READ MORE: COVID: Pfizer requests emergency […]

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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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A man arrested in the death of Jacqueline Avant, wife of a music icon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A 29-year-old man has been arrested in the death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, who was fatally shot this week at the Beverly Hills home she shared with her husband, legendary music executive Clarence Avant, it announced Thursday the police. Aariel Maynor is currently on parole and was taken into custody early […]

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TunesBank Apple Music Converter Review: Best Apple Music Converter to Convert Apple Music to MP3 for Playing on Any Device

Apple Music is one of the best music streaming services in the world. You can periodically pay a fixed fee to access more than 90 million high-quality Apple Music songs in Apple Music Library for free. For Apple Music users, you can not only stream popular Apple Music playlists such as Apple Music 1 and […]

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UkeySoft Spotify Music Converter Review: Convert Spotify Music to MP3 with Ease

Spotify is the world’s largest music streaming service with over 165 million premium users. It offers the best music suggestion you can find in any streaming service like Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, YouTube Music, Tidal. There is also a huge collection of playlists and tracks in Spotify. Unlike other music streaming services, Spotify even […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jester is a rock music icon

Each product has been independently selected by our editorial team. We may receive commissions from certain product links on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms. The Masked Singer down is another costumed legend. On Wednesday night’s episode, not one but two contestants were eliminated. Losing to his Group A teammates, Jester […]

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Music Icon Lil Wayne Launches Carter IV Visual Album With Four Dystopian Visualizers

She goes – Friday 11/12pm – 12pm EST/9 a.m. PST (Look HERE) Blunt Blowin – Friday 11/12 – 5pm EST/2pm PST (Look HERE) Deep Nightmares – Saturday 11/13 – 12pm EST/9 a.m. PST (Look HERE) President Carter – Saturday 11/13 – 3pm EST/12pm PST (Look HERE) “Carter’s Singles Collection” The 7″ vinyl box set is […]

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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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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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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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Pazusoft releases Apple Music Converter for Mac

Pazusoft, a leading streaming music converter software provider, officially announced a powerful Apple Music Converter to help customers easily convert Apple Music songs to M4A, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF for offline playback on any device. Pazusoft developed and launched Pazu Apple Music Converter for Mac. Now Apple Music fans can keep Apple Music […]

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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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How Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage Became a Global Music Icon

Scaffolding erected in a Somerset farm field in 1971 gave rise to the world’s most famous festival platform Nothing defines Glastonbury like the Pyramid Stage. It’s the only performance platform in the world nearly as famous as the dozens of global music stars who have sung, danced, bared their souls and made history over the […]

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Red Deer music icon celebrates 100th birthday – Red Deer Advocate

A Red Deer woman who spent nearly 40 years leading the Red Deer Youth and Community Orchestra celebrated a milestone birthday this weekend. Antoinette Stuppard turned 100 on Saturday – the now retired bandleader celebrated her birthday at Villa Marie Covenant Care in Red Deer with family and friends. “It’s quite exciting. It’s an important […]

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Reveal new documentary about music icon Alanis Morissette coming to Foxtel

The revealing new documentary film SHREDDEDwhich charts the explosive rise of international music icon and best-selling artist of the 90s, Alanis Morissette, will premiere Saturday, November 27 at 9:30 p.m. AEDT, available to watch on demand on FOXTEL. Alanis Morissette burst onto the music scene in 1995 with the release of her breakthrough album, ‘Jagged […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Trailer for Brian Wilson documentary reveals music icon’s tumultuous career

Whether they know it or not, everyone on the planet knows The Beach Boys. Whether they own the records, can sing all the classics, or know the chorus of “God Only Knows” because it’s featured in love in fact every Christmas, the surf-rock band is a universal feel-good music staple. Now, with the help of […]

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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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Harry Styles: the teenage idol became a music icon

A regular customer strolling through Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino may have felt a bit out of place on Thursday night. Lines of people in their early twenties wore elaborate outfits including glittery jumpsuits, rainbow boas, glow-in-the-dark cowboy hats and sheer crop tops – an ode to the singer’s flamboyant, fashion-forward pizzazz , Harry Styles, thousands […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Country music icon Crystal Gayle blows through Fort Worth on tour

With such a long and renowned career, country music icon Crystal Gayle’s little time off since 2020 is just a blip on her touring record. In September, she gave her first performances since the start of the pandemic, and she will be heading to Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth on Monday, December 13. Gayle, […]

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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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Country music icon Crystal Gayle blows through Texas again

With such a long career under her renowned skin, country music icon Crystal Gayle’s little time off since 2020 is just a blip on her touring record. In September, she gave her first three performances since the start of the pandemic and is heading to the Brauntex Theater in New Braunfels for her fourth on […]

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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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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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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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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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The creation of MS Subbulakshmi, the music icon

On MS Subbulakshmi’s 105th birthday, a look at how his music has transcended barriers of language, region and religion ‘Swara raga sudharasa yuta bhakti svargapavargamu ra…’ says Tyagaraja in his Sankarabharanam kriti. He says that bhakti in unison with the nectar of swara and raga confers salvation. In another composition, “Nadaloludai”, in raga Kalyanavasantam, he […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Loved ones of Charlie Daniels remember late country music icon: ‘We didn’t see his passing coming’

Those close to Charlie Daniels are still feeling the great loss of the country music icon. The singer died in 2020 from a hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 83. “We were shocked,” Daniels’ manager David Corlew told People magazine on Thursday. “Some of us are still in shock. None of us really believe we’re […]

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Doctors order music icon Tony Bennett to stop performing live shows

Tony Bennett is withdrawing from concerts on doctor’s orders, it was announced Thursday. The announcement comes a week after the 95-year-old legendary singer performed two nights at New York’s Radio City Music Hall with his famous collaborator Lady Gaga for to rave reviews. “There will be no additional concerts,” said Danny Bennett, the singer’s son […]

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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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Tal Wilkenfeld reveals his history with music icon Prince and his album Welcome 2 America

Aussie musician Tal Wilkenfeld reveals what it REALLY was like working with music icon Prince on his ‘secret’ album Welcome 2 America when she was just 22 By Jesse Hyland for Daily Mail Australia Published: 1:53 p.m. BST, July 30, 2021 | Update: 1:59 p.m. BST, July 30, 2021 Tal Wilkenfeld shared how she worked […]

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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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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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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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How a Phoenix music icon helped jazz great Lewis Nash take off in New York

Lewis Nash was an aspiring drummer who had a lot to learn about jazz history when Charles Lewis, a pianist bandleader and something of a legendary figure on the Phoenix scene, invited him to play a few gigs. with his band in the late ’70s. “We established a really good relationship,” Nash said of those […]

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125th Cheyenne Frontier Days to honor rodeo and country music icon Chris Ledoux – CBS Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (CBS4) – The 125th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo event is largely dedicated to rodeo and country music icon, Chris Ledoux. Ledoux, a longtime resident of Wyoming, will be honored posthumously at the 125and annual “Daddy of ’em All” event with the unveiling of a larger-than-life bronze statue along Interstate 25. (credit: CBS) […]

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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 […]