SyncFloor, the commercial music licensing platform, has announced the hire of Shellie Lewis as its first business development manager. Lewis will guide the startup as it builds relationships with advertising, TV, film, gaming, and music professionals to expand SyncFloor’s customer base. Continue reading SyncFloor Hires Business Development Manager
Everyone in music and tech is talking about Los Angeles. The recovery of the music industry has given L.A.-based label headquarters new life. The convergence of Hollywood, gaming, live performance, and tech makes the city ripe for cross-vertical innovation. After a successful, fire-leaping first year, the Music Tectonics Conference is coming back to Los Angeles, October 27-28, 2020.
The inaugural Conference tackled several seismic shifts taking place in music ranging from how music production is in the hands of the masses to the inevitable push to transparency. A theme that will continue to play out in music in 2020 is “Music Like Fire,” the idea that music and licensing is crossing into new fields from fitness to furniture. Continue reading Music Tectonics Seals Los Angeles as Music Tech Hub with Second Conference
A singer with a vision for a new single is looking for a producer. She asks around, finds a guy who’s a friend of a friend and sounds promising. They come to terms, she pays him–only to get ghosted. She’s got no track, and now she has to raise money from scratch, doubling the cost of the single.
This story and its like happen regularly to artists, managers, and other music professionals. “A shared scene or network implies trust, but that trust is too often broken, either explicitly or due to misunderstandings,” says DeCarlos Garrison, a music business veteran and serial tech entrepreneur. “I’ve experienced this problem first hand. We knew there was a way to solve it.”
The solution is Bandpay, a fully customizable payment platform that allows two parties to establish milestones in a project, assign payments to each milestone, and guarantee that funds are available to complete a transaction. Continue reading Bandpay Set for March 2020 Debut; Milestone-based Payment Platform Guarantees Trust Between Collaborators
Pex, the service that fingerprints, tracks, and attributes online audio and video content, has launched a powerful new product for content creators, rights-holders and platforms –completely free of charge. Continue reading Pex’s Free Attribution Engine Empowers Rights Clarity for Online Video, Audio
Synchtank has partnered with London Grid for Learning and a prominent production library to provide high-quality music to students and teachers in London schools. Synchtank’s software will make it easy to surface licensed tracks for school activities, from assemblies and performances, to in-classroom listening and student presentations and videos.
It will also guide students toward a better understanding of intellectual property rights. Continue reading Synchtank Partners with Education Non-Profit Charity London Grid for Learning
CD Baby has announced the hiring of a notable Indian music professional to its rapidly expanding network of international representatives. It is the first large international artist services and distribution company to do so. Continue reading CD Baby Hires First International Representatives in India, Continues Fast-Paced Global Expansion
In an industry-first partnership, Revelator, BMAT, and Teosto, have demonstrated a new standard for paying rights holders (songwriters and music publishers) faster by processing near real-time monitoring of BMAT radio performance royalties in conjunction with Teosto’s proprietary data set and using Revelator’s Data Management Platform & Original Works’ smart contract-powered Artist Wallet. Continue reading New Project From Teosto, Revelator, and BMAT Focused on Faster Payments for Music Rights Holders