From face-to-face to virtual events, it is the mission of the Music Business Association to bring industry executives together to meet new trading partners, get the latest research, see the most up-to-date technology, showcase new product lines, and hammer out solutions to industry issues. All are welcome. Check out the list of events below.

Entertainment & Technology Law Conference – NYC 9.23.14

The Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series was created to merge entertainment law issues with insight on the new technology and media concerns that are at the forefront of the entertainment and technology industries. Known for debating hot topics and bringing together the most knowledgeable speakers, this is a must-attend event for anyone who wants to opportunity to interact with industry advocates and influencers. Panels include:

  • Streamers Unite!  How Recordings, Retail And Radio Are Combining Into New Business Models
  • Licensing And Royalty Payments From The Artists’ Perspective
  • All-in Digital Music Licensing — Facts, Figures and Four-letter Words – Finding a Fix?
  • Staying Current: Multi-Channel Networks and Learning the Deals

Music Startup Academy – South Florida 9.23.14

Creating a startup company or deploying a successful app in the digital music space can be daunting. There is a complex web of rights and legal requirements, and a seemingly infinite number of players. These obstacles may seem insurmountable, especially to a bootstrapped young company.

Several years ago, the Music Business Association recognized this information gap and created the Music Startup Academy.  The event’s coursework was designed to provide an educational platform on the key topics of licensing, business development and technology to entrepreneurs at all levels.


Common Ground: Virtual Town Hall 10.2.14

For Music Biz’s next Common Ground Virtual Town Hall, President James Donio will moderate a round-table with representatives of the independent retail community who will assess: 1) the status of the physical — and especially vinyl — product market thus far in 2014; 2) what’s ahead for the fourth quarter, including “Back To Black Friday”; and 3) strategies and trends in other countries and how the US compares.

Panelists to be added as they are confirmed.