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December 27, 2016 – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year — for Shopping!

Winter is here, and for many Americans, that means the holiday hunt for gifts (and deals) has officially begun. Holiday shopping begins earlier and earlier each passing year. In 2015, half of Americans had started their holiday shopping by Nov. 2. This year, consumers have maintained pace, where 51% had started their holiday shopping by… Read More

December 22, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Leading executives reveal their favorite tracks and albums of 2016

What’s your favorite album of the year? And who was responsible for the best single? Every year, these two questions spark debate, ire and excitement across the music business. It’s unlikely you’ll agree with every choice here, you may not even have time for a single one, but read on to find out which records the… Read More

December 22, 2016 – Traditions (Yearly & Quadrennial) Shapes the Radio Landscape in December

The year-end holidays are just around the corner and everywhere you look (and listen), annual traditions are taking shape as Americans get ready to close the book on another year. Holiday music now fills the airwaves across many stations from coast to coast, while the forthcoming start of a new presidential administration remains the lead… Read More

December 20, 2016 – New Member Profile Feature: Brooklyn Basement Records

Company Name: Brooklyn Basement Records Website: www.brooklynbasementrecords.com Location: Nashville, TN Number of Employees: 4 Number of Years in Business: 1 Primary Contact: Blair Clark, CEO/Founder, blair@brooklynbasementrecords.com Company Description: Brooklyn Basement Records was founded with a DIY mentality and strives to work swiftly and intelligently in an ever-changing industry. The label works overtime developing their artists and seeking out new and… Read More

December 19, 2016 – Music Drives Top 3 Most Wanted Tech Gifts Of 2016 [CHART]

According to a study by the Consumer Technology Association, music driven products are among the most wanted tech gifts of 2016. Headphones and a portable Bluetooth speaker are #1 and #3 respectively, and since #2 (smartphones) are increasingly how consumers access music, the industry could claim all of the top three. Read more here.

December 19, 2016 – Deeper Than Dollars: Global Perceptions About Premium Products

Around the world, consumers are looking for a taste of the good life. And it’s not just those who are wealthy. Sales of products in the “premium” tier—which Nielsen defines as goods that cost at least 20% more than average price for the category—are growing at a rapid pace. In fact, the growth of the… Read More

December 13, 2016 – Why 2016 Will Go Down As a Giant Year for the Global Recorded Music Business

Early indications are that the global recorded music business is set for its first significant recovery in over 15 years in 2016 – as streaming keeps growing in markets where many predicted it had hit its limit. Half-year 2016 data collated by MBW shows significant growth in no less than 12 key nations, indicating that… Read More

December 13, 2016 – Lukas Graham to Receive Music Biz 2017 Breakthrough Artist Award

December 13, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present a Breakthrough Artist Award to Lukas Graham during the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Lukas Graham have solidified their status as the biggest breakout act of 2016, earning three Grammy… Read More

December 12, 2016 – [WEEKLY SALES] ‘Hamilton’ Makes Grand Entrance on Charts with Mixtape

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), commented on this week’s sales numbers issued by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music (published in HITS Daily Double). “The Broadway sensation Hamilton: An American Musical made a major mark on the charts this week, as the new Hamilton Mixtape debuted at #1 on the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music Charts,… Read More

December 12, 2016 – NY:LON Connect Conference to Include Discussions on Streaming, Rights, Innovation, Global Music & More

NY:LON Connect, a new event organized by Music Ally and the Music Business Association, is a groundbreaking and refreshing industry summit that will take place at the office of Reed Smith in London. This idea was born out of the desire to create a new event at the beginning of the year that could provide a… Read More