Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2015

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September 16, 2015 – CMA ‘New Artist of the Year’ Nominee Thomas Rhett Premieres Exclusive Video For ‘Give The Gift Of Music’ Campaign’s 5th Annual ‘Countdown to the CMA Awards’ Contest

Winner Will Receive Two Tickets to “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” and $1,000 MARLTON, N.J./WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 16, 2015: Kicking off the fifth annual “Countdown to the CMA Awards”contest as part of their industry-wide Give the Gift of Music (GTGOM) campaign, the Music Business Association (Music Biz)and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today debuted an exclusive video from… Read More

September 15, 2015 – 12 Colleges and Universities, 1,000+ Students Join Music Biz Academic Partnership Program in First Year

September 15, 2015 – Twelve colleges and universities along with more than 1,000 students have already signed up for the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) Academic Partnership Program, which provides support and exclusive opportunities for schools, students, and faculty members who are fostering the future of the music industry through music business, technology, and entertainment… Read More

September 9, 2015 – Music Business Association to Hold First-Ever Denver-Based Music Startup Academy

Local startups can apply by September 25 to pitch 
industry experts at Shark Tank session September 9, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) – in collaboration with partners and sponsors Colorado Innovation Network; Colorado Technology Association; FaderPro; The Underground Music Showcase; University of Colorado Denver; Vinyl Me, Please; and WESTAF (IMTour) – will… Read More

July 16, 2015 – Music Biz Adds Schoolkids Records and The Sound Garden To Board Of Directors

July 16, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has added two music industry veterans to its Board of Directors. Stephen Judge (Owner of independent record store Schoolkids Records, record label and management services company Second Motion Records, and influential music publication Blurt Magazine) and Bryan Burkert (Owner of independent record store The Sound… Read More

July 14, 2015 – Music Biz 2016 Returning to Nashville Next May 16-18

Inaugural Music City convention was biggest in eight years WEA is first confirmed sponsor July 14, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) annual convention will return to Nashville for Music Biz 2016 from Monday, May 16, to Wednesday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, a larger venue that will allow for further… Read More

June 11, 2015 – ‘New Music Fridays’ – Music Industry FAQ

The switchover to New Music Fridays will happen on July 10, 2015. From that date new music will be released on Fridays at 00:01 local time around the world. This FAQ gives more information about the project for artists, labels, retailers, journalists and others involved in the music industry. What are “New Music Fridays”? New… Read More

June 11, 2015 – ‘New Music Fridays’ Are Coming: Global Release Day Launches July 10

Released by IFPI at 10 AM BST, June 11: An aligned single global release day for music takes effect on July 10 Tracks and albums to be released at 00.01 on Fridays each week in more than 45 countries Music fans will no longer have to wait for days to enjoy new releases Industry FAQ  |… Read More

May 13, 2015 – Music Analytics Service BuzzAngle Music Launches Weekly Direct-To-Fan Charts At Music Biz 2015

Charts on Music Business Association website will track weekly top D2F album sales along with monthly top D2F artists and D2F vinyl sales NEW YORK, New York— May 13, 2015 — BuzzAngle Music, Border City Media’s comprehensive service that provides deep analytics of music consumption as it relates to the music industry through web and mobile… Read More

May 12, 2015 – Jill Chapman to Co-Chair Music Business Association Digital Supply Chain Workgroup

May 12, 2015 – Jill Chapman, Digital Media Operations Manager at Amazon, will serve as the new Co-Chair of the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) Digital Supply Chain Workgroup. In this role, she will be responsible for shaping the workgroup’s overall vision; leading discussions on workgroup initiatives; providing feedback on infographics, white papers, and other… Read More

May 6, 2015 – Jack White to Receive Special Innovator Award at Music Biz 2015 for Record-Breaking Lazaretto Ultra LP Vinyl

May 6, 2015 – Jack White will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) inaugural Innovator Award for his achievement with his latest album Lazaretto and the vinyl ULTRA LP, an exceptional work that uniquely marries classic art and current technology. The Award will be presented during the Music Biz 2015 Business Session on May 13th at 8:30… Read More