Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2016

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December 9, 2016 – Losing A Legend: How Leonard Cohen Fans Pay Tribute

Adding to the loss of so many music icons throughout 2016, the recent death of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen highlights the impact that the passing of an artist can have on music sales and streaming. Canadian fans paid tribute to Cohen not only by consuming music from across his catalogue, but by engaging with music from… Read More

December 9, 2016 – Music Biz 2017 Preliminary Program Announced

Before you start booking your private meetings for Music Biz 2017, check out the preliminary program schedule just announced today! The four-day conference is packed with professional development opportunities, arenas for networking and celebrations of the people who make this industry great … all of which you’ll want to make sure to include in your… Read More

December 7, 2016 – Christmas In The Fall? Holiday Magic Creeps Earlier Each Year

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday over for another year, the final holiday stretch of 2016 is well underway. With decorations up, presents appearing under the trees, holiday music on the airways and classic TV movies on the screen, it is hard to look around and not see signs of the holiday season. Click here… Read More

December 6, 2016 – 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees Revealed; Music Biz Congratulates Members

The Music Business Association would like to congratulate its members, friends, affiliates, and past award recipients for being nominated for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Click here for the full list of nominees.

December 5, 2016 – [WEEKLY SALES] The Weeknd Lands Third-Biggest Debut of 2016 with Starboy

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), commented on this week’s sales numbers issued by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and Border City Media (published in HITS Daily Double). “The Weeknd landed the third-biggest album debut of 2016 with his latest, Starboy, earning around 350,000 album equivalent units on the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts. Beyonce’s Lemonade and… Read More

December 5, 2016 – Record Store Day Black Friday Sales Up Over Prior Year

Independent music retail stores have reported the following statistics provided by BuzzAngle Music regarding Record Store Day‘s Black Friday weekend event: Black Friday vinyl album sales were up 15% compared to Black Friday 2015 Black Friday total album sales (CD and Vinyl) were up 1% compared to Black Friday 2015 Vinyl album sales on Black… Read More

December 5, 2016 – Music Biz Congratulates Members & Friends Featured In Billboard’s ‘Women In Music’

The Music Business Association would like to congratulate its following members, friends, and affiliates for being featured in Billboard’s ‘Women In Music 2016’ list: Candace Berry, EVP/GM Sales, Universal Music Group Music Biz Board Member Sylvia Rhone, President, Epic Records Music Biz 2014 Presidential Award Recipient Sarah Trahern, CEO, Country Music Association Music Biz 2016/2017 Partner… Read More

December 2, 2016 – Orderly Transition: As Paid Music Streaming Escalates No Paying Downloader Can Be Left Behind

As rapidly as the music business is moving to paid streaming subscriptions from paid downloads there’s an argument to be made that it needs to move even faster…Even as Americans bought fewer CDs we continued to listen to them. CD revenues fell 52 percent between 2011 and 2015 (RIAA), yet the percent of people who… Read More

December 1, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] How We Listen To Music In Our Cars

Once upon a time the only way to hear music while driving was through the radio. Of course you were at the mercy of the station of what you were listening to, but thanks to the 8 track tape, cassette tape, and then the CD player, you could personalize your listening experience. Today there are… Read More

December 1, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Troy To Invade Nashville

Manager turned Spotify needle-mover Troy Carter has been tapped as keynote speaker at Music Biz 2017. The annual confab (formerly known as NARM) will take place 5/15-18 in Nashville. Music biz prexy Jim Donio listed Carter’s accomplishments in an extremely long sentence. “Throughout his two decades in the entertainment industry,” he began… Read more here: http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=304093