News - 2017

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August 18, 2017 – Glen Campbell’s Music Sales Increase 5,429% in Wake of Death

U.S. sales of Glen Campbell’s music grew 5,429 percent in the two days following his death on Aug. 8, while streams of his songs increased by 1,430 percent, according to initial data reports to Nielsen Music. On Aug. 8 and 9, Campbell’s albums sold 11,000 copies (up 2,300 percent from less than 1,000 on Aug. 6… Read More

August 17, 2017 – How music will help the smart speaker soar—and vice versa

In fewer than three years, the smart speaker has gone from head-scratcher to head-turner. Along the way, this device has brought artificial intelligence and voice commands into millions of American homes. Usually called voice-activated (VA) smart speakers, they’re often found in the living room or kitchen, taking commands and providing answers like a talking search… Read More

August 17, 2017 – Who Still Steals Music These Days?

Despite music being everywhere online these days and available to anybody who wants to listen to their favorite tunes while still supporting the artists in one way or another, millions of people are still stealing music. It’s a sad fact, but who is actually committing these crimes and robbing musicians of the sales and royalties… Read More

August 17, 2017 – Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Early-Bird Registration Deadline Is Sunday, August 20

Have you registered to be among industry influencers and legal advocates at Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference? Looking to earn much-needed CLE credits?  Register today to hear leading music and legal experts weigh-in on the new administration’s potential policies regarding copyright, the DMCA, YouTube, estates, and other legal hot-topics.    The early-bird deadline… Read More

August 16, 2017 – Music Biz Mourns the Loss of Former CMA Executive Director Jo Walker-Meador

Music Business Association President James Donio issued the following statement​ upon the death of Jo Walker-Meador: I am so very sorry to hear the news this morning of the passing of former CMA Executive Director Jo Walker-Meador. I had the good fortune of meeting Jo and working with her and her staff from my early… Read More

August 16, 2017 – New Data for 16-24 Year-Old Listeners Revealed in Music Biz Consumer Insights

Music Biz Consumer Insights — our online, interactive, graphic-based research summary portal — has been refreshed with data that takes an in-depth look at the listening habits of 16-24 year-olds. The portal will be refreshed twice a month with data about today’s music consumer. Additionally, if you have not already, be sure to download our catalog of AudienceNet/LOOP Consumer Insights… Read More

August 15, 2017 – Another Classic Feeling for Summer Radio

So far, the summer of 2017 is turning out to be a lot like last year when it comes to American radio listening habits. Each year in the summer, audiences shift and certain formats surge during the dog days of the year. And with the release of Nielsen’s portable people meter (PPM) results for the… Read More

August 14, 2017 – Music Biz Congratulates Billboard’s Indie Power Players; BMLG’s Scott Borchetta Named ‘Exec of the Year’

Congratulations to our member, friend, and Music Biz 2015 Presidential Award Recipient Scott Borchetta of the Big Machine Label Group for being named Billboard’s ‘Executive of the Year’ on their Indie Power Players list. We would also like to send a special shout-out to Music Biz board member Amy Dietz of INgrooves and all of our members, friends,… Read More

August 10, 2017 – Glen Campbell’s Digital Music Sales Rise Over 13,000% After His Death

According to BuzzAngle Music, Glen Campbell’s online music sales exploded on the day he died. The company is reporting that his digital album sales rose by an astounding 13,665% on August 8 alone. Incredibly, almost three-quarters of all digital album sales were of compilations featuring the biggest smashes Campbell released in his life. 46% of… Read More

August 9, 2017 – Music Biz Mourns the Loss of Legendary Entertainer Glen Campbell

Music Business Association President James Donio issued the following statement​ upon the death of Glen Campbell: The Music Business Association is extremely saddened as we mourn the passing of much-beloved entertainer Glen Campbell. Glen brought great joy to the world with his voice and his musicianship, and a catalog of songs that are so memorable.… Read More