The Music Business Association (Music Biz) invites all industry professionals to submit program ideas for Music Biz 2017 to be held Monday, May 15, through Thursday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville.
Music Biz’s programming aims to include informative sessions that apply to everyone engaged in the business of music, and also provide deep-dive panels and discussions for the following industry players: commercial businesses (stores, streaming services, etc.); major and independent labels and distributors; internet radio services; aggregators; mobile service and hardware providers; data providers; information technology companies; startups; artists; songwriters; publishers; music supervisors; managers; agents; touring professionals; educators; students; lawyers; and more.
Submissions that focus on informing music monetization, and promoting the value of music for all commerce models, as well as informing the artist/fan connection with actionable consumer intelligence and analysis, are of particular interest to Music Biz.
While creativity is encouraged, consider the following topics submitted by Music Biz members and past attendees as prime areas of interest for the 2017 program:
All topics should present a balanced perspective, with representatives from the commerce, content, and creative communities being given the chance to weigh-in on the discussion. Balanced discussions will be given priority consideration.
NO sales pitch-oriented presentations will be accepted.
In an effort to provide attendees with intermediate- and advanced-level discussions about today’s hottest topics in the condensed time frames that are available during the event, presentation or conversation/interview formats are encouraged. Those sessions that lend themselves to a panel format should be limited to no more than a moderator and three (3) panelists.
Submissions will be considered based on overall quality, focus, and innovation; relevance to
the issues facing the music and entertainment industry; sound research and theoretical basis
(if applicable); and practical implications to the Music Biz membership.
Parties interested in submitting a program proposal should consider the following guidelines: