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NetEase, Sony Music Invest in Maestro; SiriusXM Debuts GRAMMY Channel; Artists Can Now Receive Direct Payments with Ryddm

NetEase and Sony Music join $15m investment round in live-streaming platform Maestrowww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Los Angeles-based tech startup takes total investment raised to date to $22 million.

Clubhouse Is Fast Becoming A Music Mecca … And A Hot Messwww.forbes.com
Clubhouse is many things to musicians and music pros: a virtual music conference with panels day and night, a marketplace for promoters of bands and brands, a jam session room, a musical theater for the ears, and a late-night hang.

Spotify just secured $1.3bn in debt. What could it spend it on?www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Notes would fully mature on (as in, be repayable by) March 15…

Artists Can Now Receive Direct Payments with Ryddmplatformandstream.wordpress.com

Ryddm is the first streaming platform for IOS that allows musical artists to drastically increase their earnings through direct payments from fans.

ForTunes Users Can Now Track Their Content on Twitchplatformandstream.wordpress.com

ForTunes, the music data analytics app created by artists for artists, is announcing the addition of Twitch as a trackable platform on its app.

The Recording Academy And SiriusXM Launch The GRAMMY Channel Ahead Of The 2021 GRAMMY Awards Showwww.grammy.com
Airing Tuesday, March 2, through Sunday, March 14, on SiriusXM, the limited-edition The GRAMMY Channel will feature music from some of this year’s nominees.

TuneCore launch #IndependentAF campaign in the UKdiymag.com
The brand’s Instagram channel will play host to 24 daily artist showcases across March.

Mideast Spotify Rival Anghami to List on Nasdaq Via SPAC Mergerwww.bloomberg.com
Anghami, the Abu Dhabi-based music-streaming service that claims over 70 million users, said it’s listing on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York by merging with a blank-check company, setting the stage for one of the biggest investments into a Middle Eastern technology startup in years.

Licensing Platform Songtradr Expands To Help Brands Get In Tune With Music Solutionswww.forbes.com
Music licensing marketplace Songtradr is launching a brand solutions division to help advertisers and agencies develop and iterate holistic solutions ranging from branded content and sync placements to sonic branding, artist partnerships and live-streaming.

MTN Rwanda Launches New Time-based Music Streaming Servicewww.thefastmode.com

MTN Rwanda last week announced the launch of MusicTime!

Spotify CFO on narrative-scripted podcasts and future of audiowww.cnbc.com
Paul Vogel, Spotify CFO, joins ‘Closing Bell’ to discuss the future of audio, monetization and the future of the company.

Sony Music Publishing Launches in Indonesiawww.prnewswire.com

Anti Ariandini appointed General Manager of new, independent publishing company in Indonesia.

Paul Wilson looks at the rebirth of cassettesaudiophilereview.com
I was recently plugging around in a closet when I spotted it lurking in the semi darkness. I found myself staring at and wondering why, for about forty years,

Vevo adds iSpot to help advertisers measure their reach on the platformwww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

New partnership provides brands with detailed insight within OTT environment.

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