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 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, 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 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
With touring and live events at a standstill, musicians and labels quickly turned to streaming and digital releases. In July, Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels confirmed that they’ve already seen a 10–20% increase in the number of releases and are expecting the trend to continue well into 2021. Continue reading New Viberate Report on Beatport’s 2020 Trends and Winners
NetEase Cloud Music announced a new “Music Talent” initiative to leverage its competitive edge as a community to connect, inspire and engage quality content creators to cater to the country’s booming music industry. Continue reading NetEase Cloud Music Announces New Initiative to Foster the Growth of Music Content Creators
SiriusXM and the family of Bob Marley announced today an exclusive year-round channel dedicated to the legacy of Bob Marley.
Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio will launch on December 3rd on SiriusXM channel 19 and will feature the cultural icon’s entire music catalog, both live and recorded, including rare recordings, some of which have never been made available to the public. Continue reading SiriusXM Joins Forces With The Bob Marley Family to Launch “Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio” Channel
Acoustik Attak announced a partnership with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, maker of the innovative Attak and Ambush guitar picks. Sweet Relief agreed to the partnership after vetting the new invention with its guitar and bass-playing supporters.
The arrangement provides a discount code for 25% off retail on the new picks. Even better, 25% of the sale goes straight to Sweet Relief to support its mission to give financial assistance to artists and music industry workers struggling to make ends meet, including those affected by COVID-19. (See full details here). Continue reading Sweet Relief, Acoustik Attak Team Up to Help Artists
SyncFloor is teaming up with Bodega Sync, a division of Symphonic Distribution, and launching a SyncStore™ for their boutique sync service.
This new digital marketplace will help sync professionals and creatives of all kinds find the perfect track in Bodega Sync’s exclusive one-stop catalog, thanks to SyncFloor’s intuitive search. Continue reading SyncFloor Partners with Symphonic’s Bodega Sync
The Rattle is announcing the full opening of its L.A. location, surviving against the odds throughout the first wave of the pandemic. Initially launched in March 2020, the music and technology incubator will now accept new members. They will help form the next generation of counter-culture pioneers within the L.A ecosystem, who are looking to improve the world through new art and technology inventions.
“We are looking for the future leaders of creative and cultural movements to come and join us at Rattle L.A. and prove that there is a better way to develop creative founders and build sustainable startups around culturally important art and inventions.,” said Helen Sartory, Director of Rattle L.A. “At our core, we believe deeply in investing in and empowering visionaries who want to change the world for the better.” Continue reading The Rattle Continues to Grow, Doubles Down on Commitment to a Fairer Music Ecosystem in L.A.
The acclaimed producer and songwriter Jimmy Jam will kick off DDEX’s 2nd annual Creator Credit Summit on Tuesday 17 November at 17:00 GMT/ 12pm ET in a keynote conversation with Maureen Droney, Sr. Managing Director for the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing.
Their conversation will explore the processes a music producer, songwriter, and musician go through to ensure that their creative work is properly attributed and what that has meant over Jam’s four-plus decades in the music industry. Continue reading Jimmy Jam to Keynote DDEX’s Creator Credit Summit on November 17
Boutique streaming service Craft Brewed Music, started in Nashville in 2018, announced the launch of The Craft Brewed Music Podcast, available on all mainstream podcast providers.
Craft Brewed Music® is a curated service that streams “better music for serious listeners” and bills itself as “the small batch streaming app”. Continue reading Craft Brewed Music Debuts New Podcast Series