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    Fredda Hurwitz Joins Music Dealers’ Board Of Directors As Global Strategic Advisor

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, April 5th, 2016 – Music Dealers, the global music agency and licensing platform, is proud to announce the appointment of Fredda Hurwitz, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Sports & Entertainment (Havas SE), to its Board of Directors as Global Strategic Advisor.

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    Hashtag Hustle: How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Sync Potential

    For artists, bands, composers, and producers, there’s no comprehensive walkthrough on how to use social media to maximize the return on sync placements (trust us, we looked!); so, we sat down and wrote one for our artist community to use and share.

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    Let's Get Social - Integrating Social Media Into Our Search Tool

    Let’s Get Social – Integrating Social Media Into Our Search Tool A few months back we launched a new feature that improves the pitching experience for our clients and staff by giving better insights into our artists’ social media followings. By adding your social media links to your profile, your followings are generated within your artist rows in the search tool. Not having any links entered can turn some clients looking for artists and bands away, while some clients that are just looking for the right song simply don’t care about this – they often see an artist’s decent following as a bonus if the perfect song is found.

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    Music Dealers Earns Its Wings: LIA Recognizes Music Dealers on Original Music for Airbnb

    We don’t often host winged women in our offices, but when we do, we think it’s worth noting on.

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    Music Dealers Releases First Trailer Album - ASCENT

    The more moderate may prefer to tentatively dip the proverbial toe into the pond; we prefer strip down and cannonball off the hill.

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    Music Supervision for the Second Screen

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    Turning Social Media Data Into Consumer Engagement

    Being an advocate for emerging talent, among the tenets of our messaging, you’ll see a healthy belief in the benefits gained from harnessing the social media muscle of those artists. As a content creator or storyteller, perhaps you’ve grown accustomed to the nonchalance tossed at run-of-the-mill syncs: the overinflated pop juggernauts of the day, or even worse, the lifeless stock track attached to no artist. The trick is to go for the sync that has a bit of life attached to it, and that comes from first bravely sourcing emerging talent, then leveraging that emerging talent’s social media following.

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    Turn Your Social Following Into Opportunities & Cash

    New Feature: Social Media Metrics Integration


    We are always excited to present new features that benefit our Artist Community and clients. When we pitch music, clients often ask about our artists’ social media presence in hopes of bringing more value to their projects.

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    And With The First Pick… Music Dealers Welcomes New Stars To The Team

    A company is not simply a company. It is a living, breathing being. It comes to life only through a collective of talented individuals who share a visioncharged human particles energized toward the completion of a worthy mission. The more striking and benign the mission, the stronger the conviction of the people who strive to accomplish it. And it doesn’t hurt to acquire people who are awesome. Joining the Music Dealers family in recent months is a collection of highly awesome individuals who have decided to get behind the Music Dealers mission and push it with the fullness of their professional weight.

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    Discovering Barbadian Artists At Caribbean Music Summit

    Following this month’s Caribbean Music Summit in Barbados, Music Dealers is confident that Rihanna won’t be the only international star to come out of the island nation; so confident, in fact, that it’s already committed to working with several artists who showcased during the event.

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    Healthier Artists Mean Better Syncs

    We get so caught up in the daily doldrums of doing business that it’s easy to lose sight of the purpose behind our work, or how our everyday efforts are the single brushstrokes that end up painting the big, beautiful picture.

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    We Brought You Sync Licensing, Now We Bring You Healthcare: The New “Artist Experience”

    As a new year dawns, Music Dealers is proud to announce that we’ll be shifting significant focus and effort toward enhancing the experience of Music Dealers artists with our company.

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    The Music Dealers Year In Review: The Best Of 2014

    Months flew by like weeks. If you’re like us, you spent 2014 with your nose to the grindstone, only to collide abruptly with the holiday season and yet another hurried Happy New Year’s toast, after which many of us seek to hit life’s pause button and then rewind and reflect on what transpired in the year now remanded to history.

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    The Caribbean Music Summit Announces Keynote Speakers

    THE CARIBBEAN MUSIC SUMMIT ANNOUNCES KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    Coca-Cola Head of Global Music Marketing Joe Belliotti and Music Dealers CEO Eric Sheinkop will join Over 500+ Global Music Executives, Artists and Brands at a Three-day Entertainment Industry Confab Focusing on the Future of the Music Business

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    $15M Dollars Earned for Independent Artists...and It's Just the Beginning

    Through Music Dealers, our global artist and client communities have worked together to put $15 Million into the pockets of independent artists. To celebrate this achievement, let’s take a look at how we reached this milestone and how our artist are using their earnings to reinvest in their careers and better the future of the industry.

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    Music Dealers Job Opportunities: Senior Account Executive

    Business Development Team – Senior Account Executive at Music Dealers Chicago Are you a senior client relations expert with experience in advertising and/or music licensing? Do you want to be part of an important team within a growing music company? Interested in joining the engine that drives a company disrupting an industry around the world? Love music and want to help artists/musicians get placed into various forms of media content? Music Dealers™ is a music agency and B2B music licensing platform whose mission is to help brands, agencies, TV networks, and film & game studios realize the full potential of authentic music to drive value for their business.

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    Music Dealers Policy & Agreement Changes: Song Registrations

    New Policies & Processes We are always looking for new ways to improve how we work, what we do and increase opportunities for our Artist Community. Effective immediately, we wanted to bring to your attention a change in Music Dealers policy that will directly affect the music you have listed with us. Music Dealers & InGrooves Partnership Music Dealers recently secured InGrooves as our global sub-publisher. InGrooves will be responsible for looking after Music Dealers placements to ensure that PROs are notified of all uses worldwide.

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    Music Dealers Internship Opportunities: Music Review/Analyst

    Opportunities:


    Music Review/Analyst Intern

    Job Description

    We’re looking for an intern to assist in the process of reviewing incoming songs and approving them into our searchable music catalog. This involves tagging metadata to identify and categorize musical characteristics such as mood, genre, instrument, lyrical themes, and more. Other tasks may include research and creation of new metadata and quality control of the catalog.

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    Have a Coke - And a Song! Connect With Your Audience Through Global Hits From Coke

    The most iconic brand in the world, Coca-Cola™, is sharing some of their most prized assets with the masses by licensing through Music Dealers! The Coca-Cola Company has become increasingly more active in the music world, creating hit anthems for their massive global campaigns, local tracks in smaller markets, and everything in between. And now, they’re doing what they do best - sharing.

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    Music Dealers Supports Brazilian Artists During FIFA World Cup

    A brand can’t just walk around proclaiming that it has a global artist community without bending over backwards to support it. There were two major initiatives that took place during the World Cup that we were extremely fortunate to be a part. Music Dealers CEO, Eric Sheinkop, was invited by the Brazilian government to speak and attend a series of events designed to promote Brazil and raise the country’s economic profile.

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    Music Dealers Invited by Brazilian Government to Speak at the Apex-Brazil World Cup Project

    Music Dealers CEO Eric Sheinkop joins world business leaders in discussions to boost Brazilian trade, exports and artist opportunities.

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    Spotify and Music Dealers Imagine The Future Of Music Discovery

    Techweek Chicago, the annual week-long meeting of the ingenious, the forward-thinking, and the bold, wrapped on June 28th. Heavily attended by the tech and entrepreneurial community of Chicago, the event featured renowned speakers such as Razorfish US CEO, Shannon Denton, and Priceline / ColorJar Co-Founder, Jeff Hoffman.

    Conference highlights included enormous and lavish parties, one shindig sponsored by Microsoft, and the Future Sounds Music Festival, with performances by St. Lucia and Music Dealers artist, The Giving Tree Band. Yet, sometimes the most important meetings or events are the ones little publicized.

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    New President, Kayne Grau, Brings Proven Tech Expertise To Music Dealers

    Please join us in celebrating the newest addition to the family, Kayne Grau, as President of Music Dealers.

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    The Music Dealers 2013 Year In Review

    By Christopher Rucks | Music Dealers 2013 was kind of a ridiculous year. Miley Cyrus introduced the world to “twerking” and mortified half of the country while dancing upon the Beetlejuice-suited Robin Thicke during the VMA’s. Stodgy senior’s collectively gasped in horror. The holy union of “Kimye” (Kanye and Kim) spawned the mythical being known as North West. Breaking Bad had the world rooting for the ruthless, meth cooking, drug kingpin, Heisenberg.

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    Marketing Magazine’s Great Review Of 'Hit Brands'

    By Christopher Rucks | Music Dealers

    Last month, we were proud to announce the release of Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value for the World’s Smartest Brands, co-authored by Music Dealers’™ CEO, Eric Sheinkop

    The feedback from the industry has been outstanding. This week, we received a glowing review in Marketing Magazine from Claire Baker, Marketing Director at Absolute Radio.

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    Music Dealers Celebrates The Release Of Our Book, Hit Brands, From CEO Eric Sheinkop

    By Christopher Rucks | Music Dealers

    We’re very proud and excited to announce the release of “Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value for the World’s Smartest Brands”, co-authored by Music Dealers’™ CEO, Eric Sheinkop.

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    Nurturing The Next Generation-Music Dealers Gives Back To The Community!

    Nurturing The Next GenerationMusic Dealers Gives Back To The Community!

    By Christopher Rucks | Music Dealers

    At Music Dealers, it’s of the utmost importance for us to play a positive role in our community. There are so many programs to be a part of and we’ve always sought to get involved with the right cause, a cause aligned with who we are as a brand. Fortunately, we ran into the perfect program.

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    Hit Brands: New Technologies & The Expansion of Choice (Part 2)

    Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value For The World’s Smartest Brands

    By: Daniel Jackson, Richard Jankovich & Music Dealers CEO Eric Sheinkop

    Sonic branding is an intrinsic part of the strategy of the world’s leading brands; the music they use has become some of the most famous on the planet. The use of sound and music makes brands instantly identifiable and helps define their personalities.

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    Hit Brands: New Technologies & The Expansion of Choice

    Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value For The World’s Smartest Brands

    By: Daniel Jackson, Richard Jankovich & Music Dealers CEO Eric Sheinkop

    Sonic branding is an intrinsic part of the strategy of the world’s leading brands; the music they use has become some of the most famous on the planet. The use of sound and music makes brands instantly identifiable and helps define their personalities.

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    Hit Brands: New Technologies & Advertising Implications

    Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value For The World’s Smartest Brands

    By: Daniel Jackson, Richard Jankovich & Music Dealers CEO Eric Sheinkop

    Sonic branding is an intrinsic part of the strategy of the world’s leading brands; the music they use has become some of the most famous on the planet. The use of sound and music makes brands instantly identifiable and helps define their personalities.

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    Hit Brands: New Technologies - Record Label Distribution Disruption

    Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value For The World’s Smartest Brands

    By: Daniel Jackson, Richard Jankovich & Music Dealers CEO Eric Sheinkop

    Sonic branding is an intrinsic part of the strategy of the world’s leading brands; the music they use has become some of the most famous on the planet. The use of sound and music makes brands instantly identifiable and helps define their personalities.

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    Hit Brands: Record Label Kings

    Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value For The World’s Smartest Brands

    By: Daniel Jackson, Richard Jankovich & Music Dealers CEO Eric Sheinkop

    Sonic branding is an intrinsic part of the strategy of the world’s leading brands; the music they use has become some of the most famous on the planet. The use of sound and music makes brands instantly identifiable and helps define their personalities.

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    Hit Brands: Music As Currency

    Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value For The World’s Smartest Brands

    By: Daniel Jackson, Richard Jankovich & Music Dealers CEO Eric Sheinkop

    Sonic branding is an intrinsic part of the strategy of the world’s leading brands; the music they use has become some of the most famous on the planet. The use of sound and music makes brands instantly identifiable and helps define their personalities.

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