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Jorge Brea
Jorge Brea
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CEO of Symphonic Distribution, Tech Nerd, Husband, Movie Buff, Apple aficionado & former DJ.

Exciting News from Symphonic Distribution

To all of our clients and affiliates, I am excited to announce that Symphonic Distribution has received a growth capital investment of $4M from Ballast Point Ventures, a Tampa based private equity firm.  Throughout the years, we have had interest…

First Timer’s ADE Guide: What To Bring, What To Wear, and more!

With ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) right around the corner, it means meetings, events, playgrounds, Amsterdam (dare I say coffee shops?), and the opportunity to expand your musical career. Allow me to reference Wikipedia: The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is a…

Distribution Deals for Independent Artists: Why Is It Important?

This is a question that we frequently hear in the industry. Artists and record labels need music distributors, like Symphonic, because music outlets like iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and many others do not accept music directly from individuals. Here’s…

It’s Not How Many, It’s Who
Throughout the years, the music industry has changed. This isn’t really news to anyone but it’s just a great way to start an article.   Throughout those same years our business here at Symphonic has changed and evolved as well. We’ve…
United Media Agency Integrated!

We are happy to announce an integration with the United Media Agency, otherwise known as “UMA” based out of Russia. UMA will provide a music service to customers directly and on a B2B basis with the Mail.ru group. Mail.ru owns…

Symphonic’s Year In Review: 2016

It is hard to believe but another year has flown by. This year was a particularly exciting one because it officially marked our 10 years in business as of December 8, 2016. The event was commemorated with an awesome 10…

How Music Piracy Is Completely Changing In 2016

Earlier this year, research group MusicWatch shared data with Digital Music News that showed 53 million Americans actively pirating music content. But even more shocking was how they were doing it: instead of torrenting on the Pirate Bay, more and…

How Online Piracy Hurts Emerging Artists

If you download or stream from pirate sites, think twice. Piracy hurts emerging artists as much as established artists, but the relative damage could be worse. If you are insensitive to stealing from the rich and famous, I am hoping…

Content Cut Offs for 2016

Every year, iTunes / Apple, Beatport, and many other partners take a holiday and stop ingesting content after a period of time. This is not only as a way for employees of these partners to celebrate their holidays but for…

No need to pay? The impact of piracy on the music industry

Music piracy is a conceptually abstract and intangible phenomenon that is considered to be the main enemy of the global music industry. However, this practice is not condemned unanimously by all parties involved; while artists may thoroughly despise it, consumers…