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May 18, 2016 – President James Donio Advocates for LGBT Equality in Music Biz 2016 President’s Address

GLAAD and Nielsen presentations examine post-marriage-equality landscape and reveal data on how music can fight for LGBT rights May 17, 2016 – LGBT issues took center stage today at the Music Biz 2016 convention in Nashville, hosted by the Music Business Association (Music Biz). Music Biz President James Donio concluded his President’s Address at this morning’s… Read More

May 17, 2016 – Music Biz 2016 Explores Artist Management In Modern Era

MUSIC ROW/May 17, 2016 — Music Biz 2016 launched Monday, May 16, in Nashville with a solid lineup of speakers from the segments of publishing, artist management, touring, and more. During a panel titled Artist Management Now: Today’s New Structures and Services, Borman Entertainment’s Cameo Carlson, Blades Entertainment’s James Blades, Mtheory’s Zack Gershen and Marbaloo Marketing’s Faithe Parker discussed the current state of… Read More

May 17, 2016 – Scripted Remarks from Music Biz President James Donio & Chair of the Board Fred Beteille From 5/17 Awards Breakfast

Scripted Remarks from Music Biz President James Donio & Chair of the Board Fred Beteille When we decided to bring Music Biz to Music City for the first time in 2015, as [Nashville Mayor] Megan [Barry] said, it was with high hopes and great expectations for a new era for our convention… we were not disappointed.… Read More

May 17, 2016 – Music Biz Consumer Insights’ to Provide Exclusive Data for Music Biz Members

Redesigned www.musicbiz.org website launches today with improved mobile responsiveness, spotlight on member benefits May 17, 2016 – During this morning’s Music Biz 2016 President’s Address, Music Business Association (Music Biz) President James Donio announced Music Biz Consumer Insights, a new member benefit featured exclusively at www.musicbiz.org and powered by data partner LOOP (Lots of Online People).… Read More

May 4, 2016 – Music Biz 2016 Convention Brings Industry Leaders Back to Nashville May 16-18

More than 200 speakers to present at Music’s Leading Ladies event, Metadata Summit, Music Startup Academy, Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, specialized Town Halls and Summits, plus much more Special session to address importance of LGBT community with data from GLAAD and Nielsen Music Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, Halsey, Cheap Trick, The Monkees, T.J.… Read More

May 3, 2016 – [Whitepaper] Building a Direct-to-Fan Strategy in 2016

Read Fame House’s latest white paper: ‘Building a Direct-to-Fan Strategy in 2016’. The report addresses the current ways that artists engage with their fans and focuses on how artists can cultivate owned audiences. Download the white paper via Music Ally.

April 28, 2016 – RIAA 2015 Year-End Sales & Shipments Data Report

RIAA’s 2015 year-end music sales & shipments report is now published with a unique and comprehensive look at the state of the U.S. music business. A quick snapshot reveals that streaming, now the largest revenue-generator for the industry, helped grow the overall business by just shy of 1% year-over-year, with paid subscriptions leading the way.

April 26, 2016 – KONGOS and The Strumbellas to Co-Headline “Pandora Presents” Concert Event at Music Biz 2016 in Nashville

April 26, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that Platinum-selling Alternative Rock band KONGOS and JUNO Award-winning Alternative Country band The Strumbellas will co-headline “Pandora Presents,” a night of live music at The Cannery Ballroom on Monday, May 16. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. CT, with The Strumbellas taking the… Read More

April 21, 2016 – Music Biz Mourns the Loss of Industry Icon Prince

Music Biz President James Donio released the following statement on the recent passing of Prince: “In a year that has already brought the devastating losses of music luminaries such as David Bowie, George Martin, Merle Haggard, Natalie Cole, Glenn Frey, Maurice White, and Keith Emerson, Music Biz is once again deeply saddened to hear of… Read More

April 19, 2016 – Record Store Day 2016 Top Album and Singles Charts Via BuzzAngle Music

Record Store Day 2016 was a resounding success with music lovers flocking to their favorite record stores to check out the new vinyl releases. Star Wars: The Force Awakens “March of the Resistance” was the top selling album on Record Store Day, while Double-Sided by twenty one pilots was the top selling single.