Kartel Music Group Launch Electronic Music Platform EMK

UK-based artist and label services company Kartel Music Group announce the launch of EMK, a new electronic music platform that will encompass record label, publisher and multimedia platform dedicated to promoting and celebrating all forms of electronic music and culture. Continue reading “Kartel Music Group Launch Electronic Music Platform EMK”

Beatchain Announces Partnership with Royalty Collection Service Songtrust

In its continuing mission to help democratize promotion and discovery in the music industry, marketing and distribution platform Beatchain is announcing a discount affiliation with Songtrust, the world’s largest online music royalty collection service.

As of February 2021, members of Beatchain’s service will receive 20% off of the Songtrust registration fee, allowing them access to the one-stop-shop royalty aggregation tool that is used by just-breaking artists and GRAMMY-award winners alike. Continue reading “Beatchain Announces Partnership with Royalty Collection Service Songtrust”

AI Music Discovery Platform Andrson Launches #ReWrapped

Andrson, an A.I.-powered music discovery platform, has launched #ReWrapped – a new feature which allows users to connect their Spotify profile to the Andrson platform, helping to discover new artists influenced by their musical taste from last year.

Artist suggestions are provided from Andrson’s community of emerging talent. Continue reading “AI Music Discovery Platform Andrson Launches #ReWrapped”

Stephen Emmer: Save the Arts on Radio, TV

We all sit at home, awaiting our turn for The Jab and we have passively exhausted ourselves by binge watching reruns of sorts on Netflix and the like. But what we really do miss is of course going out to concerts, seeing bands, going to Glastonbury or a showcase of a new and promising singer-songwriter in a small pub venue.

Unfortunately no can do. And that is the same anywhere in the world right now and it looks like we will enter a second season of this too…. Continue reading “Stephen Emmer: Save the Arts on Radio, TV”

Rocket Songs Connects Artists to Original Songs From the World’s Best Songwriters

Professional songwriters often have hidden gems — their amazing songs that never get recorded. Artists, especially emerging and independent artists, want to find these gems, but they lack connections to songwriters and publishers.

Rocket Songs is changing this, democratizing how artists find songs by offering licenced, high-caliber tracks via the world’s first online marketplace for original songs written by songwriters for artists like Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Willie Nelson, and Celine Deon. Continue reading “Rocket Songs Connects Artists to Original Songs From the World’s Best Songwriters”

Bandzoogle Debuts Exclusive Merch to Benefit Musician Mental Health Services

Musician website and direct-to-fan platform Bandzoogle is celebrating their 17th anniversary by giving back to artists in need. Using their newly launched integration with print-on-demand provider Printful, the company has created exclusive merch for sale, donating all proceeds to the Unison Benevolent Fund, a charity focused on providing emergency relief to the Canadian music community.

T-shirts, hoodies, and more are now available through a Bandzoogle-powered store. Profits from all sales of this 17th anniversary merchandise will go directly to Unison’s Emergency Mental Health for the Music Community campaign, with Bandzoogle matching donations up to $5000 CAD. Continue reading “Bandzoogle Debuts Exclusive Merch to Benefit Musician Mental Health Services”

Djooky App Rewards Fans’ A&R Skills for Identifying Hits

Emerging music and fintech startup Djooky has launched a new HitHunter function on its app enabling music fans to win cash prizes for identifying potential hits.

The new function, which is the first of its kind, follows the inception of the Djooky Music Awards this summer, which encourages app users to vote with their hearts by supporting their favourite songs. Continue reading “Djooky App Rewards Fans’ A&R Skills for Identifying Hits”

LÜM Launches New Platform

LÜM announced the launch of a new digital music marketplace for creators – The Exchange. With COVID-19 significantly limiting artists’ ability to make money, the launch of The Exchange demonstrates the Company’s commitment to providing artists pathways to profitability from peers – as well as fans.

Dubbed as the “Shopify” for musicians and ‘Home’ for independent artists, The Exchange will allow creators to buy and sell features, vocals, mixing & mastering, beats, and even music reviews. Continue reading “LÜM Launches New Platform”

Staccs to Launch New Streaming Service for Music Concerts

Staccs, a Swedish tech startup, will launch a new, premium streaming service for music concerts providing fans with the opportunity to relive their favourite concerts, on demand.

Set to launch in the Nordics in the first quarter of 2021, Staccs opens up new, untapped commercial opportunities for the music industry with its user-centric business model – offering artists and rights holders a new revenue stream to market classic video content. The new home for concerts on demand, Staccs will offer fans the chance to relive their favourite gigs advert free in the highest quality possible. Continue reading “Staccs to Launch New Streaming Service for Music Concerts”

The MLC Begins Full Operations

The highly anticipated License Availability Date set by the landmark Music Modernization Act of 2018 (MMA) – when digital audio services can begin operating under a new blanket mechanical license covering every musical work available on their U.S. services – has officially arrived, ushering in a new era in mechanical licensing led by The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC).

As of January 1st, 2021, The MLC has officially begun administering this new blanket license established by the MMA. Continue reading “The MLC Begins Full Operations”