Independent record label Mom+Pop has signed 16-year-old pop and R&B artist Evann McIntosh, it was announced Wednesday (April 29).
McIntosh’s debut album MOJO, which she self-released last year with the help of producer and collaborator Jesty Beatz (whom she met through Instagram), has been streamed over 15 million times. Mom+Pop will release the album on vinyl this summer. McIntosh has also racked up 50 million views and 1.5 million likes on TikTok with tracks including the single "What Dreams Are Made Of" and
Tencent Music Entertainment has made an equity investment in Radio Music Warehouse, a leading music-for-business service provider in China, it was announced Monday (April 27).
The deal allows Tencent to promote and distribute its music content to hundreds of thousands of businesses in China that are using Radio Music’s in-store music solutions. Radio Music has over 100 million listeners, according to a release.Under the agreement, Tencent also has the right to further increase its shareholdings to a controlling stake in Radio Music.
Comprehensive digital rights management provider AdRev has acquired the audio and metadata analytics company Simbals, it was announced April 23.
The acquisition will allow for the integration of Simbals’ patented audio fingerprinting technology and machine learning-driven analytics into AdRev’s existing technology, which is used by audio rights holders to ensure fair and accurate usage and reporting at scale. It also brings Simbals’ team of audio and signal analysis researchers and scientists, along with key technology talent, in house at AdRev.
Simbals’ audio content recognition technology allows for the accurate identification at scale of music used in various video and audio formats including TV, film, and radio, as well as in live performances and on streaming platforms. Prior to the acquisition, Simbals was a key technology partner for AdRev.
On April 23, Nashville-based record label One Vision Music announced it had signed a deal with The Orchard to handle the company’s global physical and digital distribution. Under the partnership, One Vision Music will be launching American Idol finalist Kree Harrison’s sophomore album Chosen Family Tree this summer.