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October 27, 2016 – Country Music Fans, The Format and Their Stars Offer A Unique Marketing Opportunity

Country music has come a long, long way since its southern forbearers first picked up a banjo and re-interpreted what was traditional European roots ballads. In fact, the genre has been branching out ever since and, these days, it’s one of the most popular radio formats in many parts of the U.S. We looked at… Read More

October 27, 2016 – [WEBINAR] Streamline Your Catalog Management & Creative Workflows in Songspace

Join us for a special webinar presentation from Music Biz member, Songspace, on Tuesday, November 1 from 2 – 3 PM EST.  Songspace business clients include some of the biggest music companies in the world, such as Downtown Music Publishing, Big Deal, Round Hill Music, Notting Hill, Words & Music, Razor & Tie, Sony Records, Big… Read More

October 24, 2016 – [WEEKLY SALES] Kings of Leon’s ‘Walls’ Is The Band’s First #1 Album

Music Biz President James Donio commented on the recent sales figures released by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music: After hitting the Top 10 with their three previous records, Rock stalwarts Kings of Leon have finally reached the summit with their latest album, Walls, which moved 77,000 equivalent album units (including 68,000 in traditional sales)… Read More

October 24, 2016 – Music Millennium’s Terry Currier to Receive Independent Spirit Award at Music Biz 2017 Convention in Nashville

October 24, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Independent Spirit Award to longtime member Terry Currier, Owner of the iconic Portland, OR-based record store Music Millennium. The presentation will take place on the morning of Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during the Awards Breakfast of the Music Biz 2017 convention… Read More

October 21, 2016 – Michael Kauffman Joins Music Biz Team

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has appointed Michael Kauffman to spearhead Partnership sales and marketing for the organization and its Music Biz 2017 convention. Kauffman has worked previously at YouTube, Google, RightsFlow, Verve / Universal Music Group, and with the Bertelsmann Music Group. He also serves as Co-chair of the Temple University Alumni Association’s… Read More

October 20, 2016 – Gifting Topliner Reveals Timely Data for Music Marketers

Gifting has always been an important driver of sales, particularly in the run up to the busiest sales season of all, Christmas. But the transition to digital has presented the industry with a challenge in how to migrate the gifting of physical products into the digital equivalents. The Gifting Topliner presents a detailed overview of… Read More

October 20, 2016 – The Social Side of Holiday Shopping

How can your business capitalize on the holiday season and see a major revenue bump? With optimized use of social media. By leveraging the newest marketing channel that reaches an incredible amount of potential customers, social media can build a strong brand identity and drive sales at the holiday. And your business can shine bright… Read More

October 20, 2016 – Music Biz Celebrates #SpiritDay & Takes A Stand Against LGBTQ Bullying

Music Biz is proud to take a stand against LGBTQ bullying and celebrate #SpiritDay with GLAAD! We encourage all members and friends to do the same by turning your socials and/or website purple. Click here for more info on how to take the pledge.

October 19, 2016 – Teens are watching YouTube more often than cable TV for the first time

For the first time, teens are watching YouTube more often than cable TV, according to a new survey by investment bank Piper Jaffray. On Friday, Piper Jaffray released its semi-annual survey of 10,000 teens, and it showed YouTube inching over cable in daily use. 26% of teens said they watched YouTube every day, whereas only 25%… Read More

October 18, 2016 – Over Half of Americans Gave the Gift of Music in Past Year, Says LOOP Study

October 18, 2016 – Music remains one of the most popular gifts in the United States, with more than half of Americans saying they purchased a music product as a gift over the previous year, according to research conducted by LOOP (a product of AudienceNet) and provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for… Read More