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October 18, 2016 – Registration for Music Biz 2017 is Now Open

Since moving the annual Music Biz convention to Nashville two years ago, attendance has grown by 50% … to 1,500. It’s the only music business event in North America that brings together the influential decision-makers from the commerce, content and creative communities under one roof for four productive days of meetings, education and networking. Plus, we… Read More

October 17, 2016 – [WEEKLY SALES] Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’ Debuts at #1

Music Biz President James Donio commented on the recent sales figures released by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music: After teaming up in 2013 for the Everly Brothers covers album Foreverly, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones have now gone back-to-back on the Billboard 200 chart, snagging the Top 2 spots with their latest records.… Read More

October 13, 2016 – Music Biz Congratulates Bob Dylan For Nobel Prize in Literature

Music Biz is proud to congratulate legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan on being named the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. Since his first album in 1962, Dylan carved out a unique place at the juncture of poetry, music, and protest that has continued to strike a chord for more than 50 years. We… Read More

October 12, 2016 – For Political Parties, Music Could Be the Winning Ticket

With less than a month before the U.S. presidential election, many political onlookers are expecting independent and undecided voters to be the decision makers in what has been a very close race. But while the two primary candidates are focused on issues like national security and job creation, there may be another way to forge… Read More

October 11, 2016 – Music Business Association Adds Pandora, Spotify Reps to Board of Directors & Names New Treasurer

October 11, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has elected two new representatives to fill vacancies on its Board of Directors and promoted an existing member to fill the Executive Committee seat of former Music Biz Treasurer John Trickett, who passed away in August 2016. Elizabeth Moody (Vice President, Global Content Licensing at… Read More

October 10, 2016 – DDEX Celebrates 10th Anniversary & Announces Launch of New Identifiers

Music Biz congratulates DDEX on celebrating its 10 year anniversary. As a partner of Music Biz’s Metadata Style Guides and multi-year sponsor of Metadata Summit in Los Angeles and Nashville, we thank you for your support over the years and look forward to a continued partnership. Berlin (Germany), 10th October 2016 – Digital Data Exchange,… Read More

October 3, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] How James Donio is leading the Music Business Association into the age of streaming

James Donio has been with the Music Business Association (Music Biz) since 1988, when he impressed its then-leader so much during an interview that she created a job for him. In 2003, Donio became the association’s president, and he has helped it remain nimble as the music business has changed from a primarily retail-centric model… Read More

September 28, 2016 – Reality Check: A Peek at the Virtual Audiences of Tomorrow

It seems the next media frontier is close at hand, and the technology could literally leave consumers even more immersed—and invested—in the content that surrounds them. Virtual reality (VR)—a concept that has been talked about for decades but out of reach for most consumers—is fast becoming a reality itself.

September 27, 2016 – [UPDATE] John Trickett’s Los Angeles Memorial

Music Biz Board Treasurer John Trickett passed away on August 26. Please see below for information regarding a memorial being held in his honor: When: October 8, 6PM Where: 142 Timber Rd., Newbury Park, California Come join with us to celebrate the short but full life of John Andrew Trickett. We will share stories, enjoy music, eat… Read More

September 26, 2016 – 4 Millennial Shopping Trends Your Business Needs To Keep Up With

Millennials already spend about $600 billion annually on retail and as they grow older, with more of the generation entering the workforce, their collective buying power will only increase. In order to lure millennial spending, businesses need to understand how this group shops. While millennials still prefer a brick-and-mortar retail experience over online shopping, this is… Read More