Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2016

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November 21, 2016 – New Member Profile Feature: Jammber

Company Name: Jammber Website: www.jammber.com Location: Chicago, IL Number of Employees: 12 Number of Years in Business: 3 Primary Contact: Ryan Shand, General Manager, ryan@jammber.com Company Description: Jammber wins the hearts, minds & revenues of the majority of our market because we enrich the lives of people in the entertainment industry, all over the world, by giving them amazing tools… Read More

November 21, 2016 – Holiday Shopping Kicks Off With Anticipated Big Spending on Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. With 39% of consumers stating the holiday season starts on Thanksgiving, many are also planning to head to the stores to stock up on gifts for their loved ones in the days after their turkey dinner. Traditionally, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the busiest shopping days… Read More

November 21, 2016 – Early-Bird Tickets for NY:LON Connect 2017 Now Available

We’re delighted to announce the release of our Early Bird tickets for the inaugural NY:LON Connect conference taking place at Reed Smith, London on January 24 – 25, 2017. NY:LON Connect is a new event organized by Music Ally and the Music Business Association. The event is a ground-breaking and refreshing industry summit that will take… Read More

November 17, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] UMG Nashville CEO Mike Dungan to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2017

Universal Music Group Nashville chairman and CEO Mike Dungan will receive the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement at the Music Biz 2017 awards breakfast, set for May 17 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Read more in Billboard: http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7580493/mike-dungan-presidential-award-music-biz-2017

November 16, 2016 – UMG Nashville’s Mike Dungan to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2017 Convention in Nashville

Country Music Association (CMA) to sponsor convention’s Awards Breakfast for second straight year November 16, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to Mike Dungan, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Nashville. The presentation will take place on the morning of Wednesday, May 17,… Read More

November 15, 2016 – Keeping It Real: Understanding Live Event Behavior & Sponsorship Opportunities

It’s common knowledge that emerging technology has transformed almost every aspect of music—from the devices themselves to how fans connect with it. But as this transformation continues, a counter-intuitive trend has emerged: The live event, a decidedly traditional format, is re-gaining importance. For the music industry, the renewed focus on live events stems largely from… Read More

November 14, 2016 – [WEEKLY SALES] Bon Jovi’s ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ Debuts On Top

Music Biz President James Donio commented on the recent sales figures released by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music (published in HITS): Legendary New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi claimed their sixth #1 album on the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts this week with their new record, This House Is Not for Sale. It’s their… Read More

November 14, 2016 – In-Car Digital and Mobile Audio Is on the Rise but AM/FM Radio Remains on Top, Says LOOP Study

November 14, 2016 – While the younger generation is pushing in-car music listening in increasingly digital directions, traditional AM/FM radio still rules the roost, according to research conducted by LOOP (a product of AudienceNet) and provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for its members. The data comes from the new “In-Car Music: Listening… Read More

November 11, 2016 – Two in Five Shoppers Want to Make More Mobile Payments

For the full article: https://www.emarketer.com/Article/Two-Five-Shoppers-Want-Make-More-Mobile-Payments/1014706 Respondents in the US and Europe appeared less enthusiastic about the ability to buy products or services on their mobile devices. While 26% of Americans and 28% of Europeans said they looked forward to making more transactions on their mobile devices, more than half of internet users from Asia-Pacific (51%) or… Read More

November 11, 2016 – Streaming Doesn’t Stop Stealing: New Research on Digital Piracy

Full article at: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/internet/piracy-streaming-stealing-digital-file-sharing What makes people download pirated music? Karla Borja and Suzanne Dieringer, economists at the University of Tampa, surveyed 1,052 college students enrolled in introductory business classes at two Florida universities (one public and one private) in 2014 and 2015. Seventy-eight percent reported to have downloaded music illegally in the previous month. With… Read More