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From BTS’ new label partner to Kobalt’s $1.1bn catalog sale to KKR: It’s MBW’s Weekly Round-up

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Welcome to  Music Business Worldwide [157 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/music-business-worldwide-2/”>Music Business Worldwide’s weekly round-up – where we make sure you caught the five biggest stories to hit our headlines over the past seven days. MBW’s round-up is supported by Centtrip, which helps over 500 of the world’s best-selling artists maximise their income and reduce their touring costs. Nostradamus would be […]

 
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BTS to leave Sony Music’s Columbia, confirms HYBE: ‘We look forward to our new chapter in partnership with Universal.’

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K-pop superstars BTS have signed a new deal with Universal Music Group [2,444 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/universal-music-group/”>Universal Music Group/Interscope for distribution and marketing in the United States and other regions. The new deal means that the band, signed to HYBE-owned label BigHit Music in Korea, are exiting their deal with Sony Music Entertainment [1,063 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/sony/sony-music-group/sony-music-entertainment/”>Sony Music‘s […]

 
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Warner Chappell Music inks global publishing deal with British DJ, producer and songwriter Toddla T

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Warner Chappell Music [501 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/access-industries/warner-music-group/warner-chappell-music/”>Warner Chappell Music has signed a worldwide publishing deal with superstar British DJ, producer and songwriter Toddla T. Toddla T spent 11 years hosting weekly shows at BBC Radio 1 [151 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/bbc-2/bbc-radio-1/”>BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra. He’s also achieved success as a producer on records such as the […]

 
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Concord sponsors heavyweight category at A&R Awards

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Concord [193 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/concord/”>Concord Music Publishing has joined the growing list of The A&R Awards [70 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/music-business-worldwide/the-ar-awards/”>A&R Awards sponsors, backing the always ultra competitive Pop/R&B category. The list of nominations features execs from labels and publishers who have been behind the most successful artists and biggest hits of the last two years. Kim Frankiewicz, […]

 
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Liberty Media sells its stake in US radio giant iHeartMedia

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Colorado-based media and entertainment company Liberty Media has sold off its entire stake in US radio giant iHeartMedia. As Variety reports, an SEC filing from publicly-traded iHeart reveals that Liberty sold 5,941,248 class A shares on October 5. At $25.25 per share, the value of the stake sold was around $150 million. Founded by Chairman […]

 
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T-Pain joins advisory board at music licensing startup Slip.stream

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Music licensing startup Slip.stream, which runs a royalty-free library of over 50,000 tracks and 40,000 sound effects, has added 6x Grammy-winning artist and producer T-Pain to its advisory board. T-Pain will also release his latest collection of royalty free music, The Pizzle Pack 3, through the company. T-Pain, whose Twitch channel has grown to around […]

 
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Roblox latest music move is a virtual version of dance festival Electric Daisy Carnival, featuring 50+ artists

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Gaming platform Roblox is partnering with electronic music event promoter and producer Insomniac to bring dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), to the Roblox metaverse. Premiering in a new “persistent experience” dedicated to music dubbed World Party, EDC Las Vegas 2021 will become the first music festival to be held on Roblox. As more […]

 
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Spotify to let artists turn their profiles into ‘a virtual merch table’ with new Shopify partnership

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Spotify [2,603 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/spotify/”>Spotify has partnered with e-commerce platform Shopify on a new integration that will let artists sell merch via their artist profiles. The music streaming platform says that the move forms part of its focus “on developing new tools and resources to help artists turn listeners into fans, fans into superfans, and, ultimately, […]

 
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Warner music launches new hip-hop label Asiatic Records to create ‘superstars in the genre’

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Warner Music Group [1,838 articles]” href=”https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/companies/access-industries/warner-music-group/”>Warner Music has launched Asiatic Records, a new Asian label dedicated to supporting the best hip-hop and rap talent from across the region. While Warner Music has launched country-specific hip-hop labels in the past, the company says that this new label is the first Warner Music imprint with “the explicit mission […]

 
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The name’s bonds. Music bonds.

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The MBW Review is where we aim our microscope towards some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we predict the next giant step for the great financialization of music rights in 2021. The MBW Review is supported by Instrumental. David Bowie. What a guy. As well as all of his zeitgeist-shaping music […]