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.

A Conversation About Streaming presented by MusicWatch 2.26.15

MusicWatchLogoA lot of the recent conversation around streaming has centered on the relationship of services to artists, or to debates about royalty and license terms. This conversation will move in a different direction, focusing on how consumers react to questions about streaming. Russ Crupnick of MusicWatch, formerly NPD Music, will lead this conversation with recent research on topics such as windowing, payment and pricing, and who the streaming audience is.

Entertainment & Technology Law Conference – NYC 3.26.15

Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series was created over five years ago 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. When our Legal & Business Affairs Sector took over the planning of these events just last year, their goal was to enhance our established program by providing additional opportunities for debating hot topics and bringing together the most knowledgeable speakers. Their first event in September 2014  drew a record number of attendees to NYC. Continuing that momentum, we are extra excited to return to the Big Apple with the following program.

Music Startup Academy – Boston 3.31.15

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is returning to Boston with it’s Music Startup Academy. While the themes of the Academy will continue to center around licensing, business development, and music operations, we’ve put a spin on the course work, pulling from our recently released infographics and incorporating the popular ‘Elevator Pitch Shark Tank,’ giving startups and artists in attendance the chance to pitch their music product to our biz dev experts. Our panel will constructively critique the pitch, giving honest-to-goodness feedback that all in attendance can use when they score the real-life face-to-face meeting at a music label.

Music Biz 2015 5.12.15 - 5.14.15

For the first time in Association history, the Music Business Association will bring its flagship annual event to Music City USA. At Music Biz 2015, execs from all facets of the biz will gather to build the future of music commerce — TOGETHER!

  • Over 98% of 2014 attendees felt the Convention was worth the investment of time and money.
  • 84% of supplier attendees report beneting from new contacts or increased business.
  • 86% of retail and wholesale attendees report discovering new vendors, products, or artists.

 

Music Startup Academy – Nashville 5.12.15

The Music Startup Academy was developed to provide startups, app developers, and music entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to break through the barriers of entry into the music business. Knowledge is power, and our line-up of speakers is sure to arm all attendees with the information they need to take their business to the next level.

You’ll hear from successful local startups sharing stories of their journeys and offering tips to success. You’ll also meet seasoned music business professionals, who will lead sessions on licensing, business development, music APIs, and more.

The day will culminate with the popular ‘Elevator Pitch Shark Tank,’ giving startups and artists in attendance the chance to pitch their ideas to our biz dev experts.
Our panel will constructively critique the pitch, giving frank feedback that all in attendance can use when they score a real-life face-to-face meeting at a music label. Details on how to enter will be coming soon. Finalists will be alerted two weeks prior to the event.

Click here for the full event schedule.