Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2016

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December 1, 2016 – Spotify’s Troy Carter First Keynote Speaker Announced for Music Biz 2017 From May 15-18 in Nashville

Mike Dungan of Universal Music Group Nashville, Terry Currier of Music Millennium to receive awards Metadata Summit, Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit, Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out sessions to be held December 1, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced the preliminary agenda for its Music Biz… Read More

November 30, 2016 – Scholarship Foundation Now Taking 2017 Applications

The Music Business Association is very pleased to continue to offer an important member benefit by announcing that 2017 applications are now available through its Scholarship Foundation.    To take advantage of this opportunity, the applicant or the applicant’s parent or spouse must be employed by a member company. Students who are members of Music… Read More

November 30, 2016 – IFPI Investing In Music Report 2016

Record labels invested $4.5 billion in A&R and marketing in 2015, according to a new report from music industry trade body the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). If that figure looks familiar, it’s because it’s the same level of spending as five years ago, and only a marginal increase on 2013 — the… Read More

November 30, 2016 – Ben Rector, LunchMoney Lewis & More Earn Sales Gains After Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 2016 edition of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, held Nov. 24 in New York City and broadcast on NBC, received a soundtrack from well over a dozen artists during its three-hour run time, with many seeing notable digital sales gains, according to Nielsen Music, as the sales tracking week wrapped up at the end… Read More

November 28, 2016 – [WEEKLY SALES] Metallica Tops Charts With Third Biggest Launch of 2016; Bruno Mars, Miranda Lambert Follow

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 (published in HITS Daily Double). It was a great week for fresh releases on the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts, with new releases taking the top three spots. The charts were… Read More

November 28, 2016 – How Digital Are Kids Today?

Many kids become internet users before they learn how to walk. But even as the age at which kids get a smartphone creeps downward, most lack one of their own, as explored in a new eMarketer report, “US Kids and Digital: Gauging How Digital These Digital Natives Really Are”. eMarketer estimates that 61.6% of kids ages… Read More

November 28, 2016 – Music Biz Mourns The Loss of Industry Leader Tony Martell

Music Biz President James Donio released the following statement on the recent passing of Tony Martell: The Music Business Association is extremely saddened by the passing of Tony Martell, one of the industry’s most esteemed and beloved leaders and philanthropists. Tony had a very successful label career working with many outstanding artists, and was a… Read More

November 23, 2016 – Bringing Cheer to Our Ears: Holiday Music on the Airwaves is Another Annual Tradition

With the season of giving fast approaching, shopping, food and holiday music seem to be on everyone’s mind. The decorations are going up, families are planning their get-togethers and holiday tunes are making their yearly appearance, helping everyone unwrap a festive jolly spirit. Holiday music has proven to be a huge success around the country… Read More

November 22, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Millennials opt for digital audio, phone connections in cars

RAIN News covered the early results from Music Biz Consumer Insights and LOOP’s latest study of in-car listening, but the final report offers some more detail into the breakdown of technology choices and listener ages. For in-car listening, 75% of respondents said they listen to AM/FM radio. CD listening came in a distant second with… Read More

November 21, 2016 – [WEEKLY SALES] A Tribe Called Quest Tops Album Charts After 18-Year Break

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). “Hip-hop trailblazers A Tribe Called Quest returned to the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts this week after 18 years with their new album, We… Read More