Octiive Moves to Accelerate Artist’s Creativity, Careers

Octiive, the largest digital music distributor and creativity hub run by musicians, for musicians, has announced changes intended to boost the incredible work produced by its users.

In order to ensure that quality releases are getting all of Octiive’s benefits and the best chances of being heard on top streaming services, the unlimited yearly plan will now be offered only at the Label Level. Continue reading Octiive Moves to Accelerate Artist’s Creativity, Careers

Audiobridge Announces New Audio Effects

Why spend hours, days, even weeks wrangling with hundreds of audio recording software features when four main effects are the key ingredients to creating a quality, professional sounding song?

The vision of audiobridge is simple, to create a digital audio workstation so intuitive that any user, musician and non-musician alike, can record a song on their mobile device that sounds professional grade, without the assistance of an audio engineer. Continue reading Audiobridge Announces New Audio Effects

Surround Invests in Music Finance Startup Vezt

Surround, the music and entertainment division of Bitfury, is announcing a recent investment in and partnership with Vezt, the mobile app that allows fans to participate in the royalties of their favorite songs – allowing artists, songwriters, producers, labels and publishers to immediately monetize their work in a meaningful way. Vezt will be a cornerstone in the Surround marketplace launching later this year. Continue reading Surround Invests in Music Finance Startup Vezt

The Music Tech Directory Makes Its Debut

The Music Tech Directory is now live. A global, one-stop digital resource on innovative music technology solutions and the overall music tech landscape, the Music Tech Directory is accessible to everyone.

Designed as a participatory platform that allows music tech innovators to showcase their work, disclose remarkable ideas, connect with others, research competitors or explore synergies, and identify new areas of growth, the Music Tech Directory embraces a global entrepreneurial spirit and seeks to increase the visibility of existing solutions to further the application of new technologies and business models. Continue reading The Music Tech Directory Makes Its Debut

LiveXLive Partners with Cinedigm to Launch Global LiveXLive-Branded Streaming Channel

LiveXLive Media announced today that it will launch a new streaming OTT LiveXLive-branded channel for U.S. and international audiences in partnership with Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM). Cinedigm will secure international licensing and distribution of the channel on LiveXLive’s behalf. Since the beginning of 2020, Cinedigm has entered partnerships that have dramatically increased addressable device footprint to an estimated 330 million in North America, and an estimated additional 365 million overseas. Continue reading LiveXLive Partners with Cinedigm to Launch Global LiveXLive-Branded Streaming Channel

U2 X-Radio Launches Exclusively on SiriusXM July 1

SiriusXM and U2 announce today that the band’s much-anticipated U2 X-Radio channel will launch Wednesday, July 1 at 3 p.m. ET, exclusively on SiriusXM Channel 32. A complete immersion into the work and influences of the band from the Northside of Dublin, U2 X-Radio is U2 as you have never heard them before. Continue reading U2 X-Radio Launches Exclusively on SiriusXM July 1

Discovering Classical Music With Concert Roulette

Already a key player in the mission to engage audiences with classical music, Alternative Classical is also providing music fans with a rather excellent new way of discovering classical music.

As the music world continues to deal with the pandemic, the Alternative Classical team has developed Concert Roulette, a jukebox comprised of over 200 high-definition YouTube videos curated by the company. Continue reading Discovering Classical Music With Concert Roulette

Surround Taps Fabian Alsultany as New Director of Business Development, North America

Bitfury Surround, the music and entertainment blockchain ecosystem, has brought on experienced music and tech executive Fabian Alsultany as its first North American hire. Alsultany will work with Surround’s Berlin-based team to lay the groundwork for a new approach to music rights management and creativity in the US and Canada. Surround is the music and entertainment arm of Bitfury, the Amsterdam-based innovative global technology company. Continue reading Surround Taps Fabian Alsultany as New Director of Business Development, North America

rightsHUB Integrates with Leading Music Recognition Tech Companies

Music rights data and asset management platform rightsHUB has integrated data delivery feeds with five leading music recognition technology (MRT) companies to enable its users to register songs with MRTs in a single upload.

The integration of Gracenote, DJ Monitor, BMAT, Soundmouse and Yacast into the first stages of the metadata supply chain sees rightsHUB delivering a key part of the toolkit to tackle issues around mismatched metadata and royalty payments. Having the ability to easily register songs with MRTs prior to release will mean that rights holders are supplying accurate and rich metadata to their partners early on; thus assisting PROs and CMOs in reporting. Continue reading rightsHUB Integrates with Leading Music Recognition Tech Companies

SyncFloor Partners with TuneCore to Make Artists’ Tracks Easier to Find, Sync

SyncFloor, the search and discovery site for sync, has partnered with independent distributor TuneCore to build TuneCore Sync on the SyncFloor SyncSite platform.

The new TuneCore SyncSite will fit seamlessly into TuneCore’s web presences, offering deep insight into a hand-picked set of the best one-stop music by premier independent artists from around the world. Their work will be intuitively accessible to potential sync customers via the SyncFloor discovery platform whenever they need music with just the right sound. Continue reading SyncFloor Partners with TuneCore to Make Artists’ Tracks Easier to Find, Sync

SiriusXM Acquires Podcast Management, Analytics Platform Simplecast

SiriusXM announced the acquisition of Simplecast, a leading podcast management platform that enables podcasters to publish, manage, and measure their content.

The Simplecast solution, paired with the award-winning monetization platform of AdsWizz, the adtech subsidiary of SiriusXM, creates an end-to-end solution that enables creators to publish and generate revenue from their podcasts, all in one place. Continue reading SiriusXM Acquires Podcast Management, Analytics Platform Simplecast