News - 2017

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December 15, 2017 – [NY:LON Connect Blog] Speaker Q&A with Mike Jbara, CEO, MQA

Mike is the CEO of high-res audio firm MQA, having joined from Warner Music Group where he held roles as head of studios, president of ADA Worldwide, president of WEA Corp and most recently corporate EVP, technology. MQA has been striking a variety of deals for its technology with device-makers and digital service providers, including Tidal… Read More

December 15, 2017 – Nearly 40 Percent of Shoppers Will Give the Gift of An Experience This Holiday, Reports NPD

Rather than filling stockings or wrapping packages, many holiday shoppers plan to purchase less tangible gifts this year, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. According to NPD’s 2017 Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey, purchase intent is down across many general merchandise categories, but consumers place a high value on experiences – in their homes,… Read More

December 14, 2017 – [NY:LON Connect Blog] Speaker Q&A with Marcus Cobb, CEO, Jammber

Marcus Cobb is a seasoned entrepreneur, having started or helped to start 16 companies. He’s best known as the CEO of online music and tech platform Jammber, which is used by labels including Sony Music and Big Machine Label Group. In the past, Cobb was hailed as a computer prodigy by the Las Vegas Review… Read More

December 13, 2017 – Music Biz Congratulates Past Award Winners Featured in Billboard’s ‘100 Best Songs of 2017 Critics’ Picks’

The Music Business Association would like to congratulate all those making Billboard’s “100 Best Songs” list. We would especially like to call out our past award winners on their accomplishments this year and wish them the best of luck in 2018! Maren Morris, our 2017 Breakthrough Artist, appears at No. 71 with “I Could Use… Read More

December 13, 2017 – Tops of 2017: Audio

Nielsen’s portable people meter (PPM) market data show some distinct differences when assessing the top 10 radio formats of the year, particularly when we look at preferences across different generations. Click here to read more.  

December 12, 2017 – Taking Stock of Sports Radio Listening, Millennial Music Tastes and More

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and seasonal variations in how Americans listen to the radio are influencing stations everywhere as December marches on. For some, this time of year is all about holiday music and its far-reaching effects across the radio dial. Over the next few weeks, the full impact of stations that flipped… Read More

December 7, 2017 – 5 Trends for Retailers to Watch Out for this Holiday Season

The 2017 holiday season is shaping up to be a promising one. Consumer discretionary spending has been bolstered throughout the year by low unemployment, a growing stock market and a more optimistic consumer. Although aggregate spending trends are pointed in the right direction, that’s not to say that every retailer is sharing in the gains… Read More

December 6, 2017 – Republic Records EVP of A&R Wendy Goldstein to Keynote ‘Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out’ Program Powered by Nielsen Music at Music Biz 2018

Billboard’s Gail Mitchell to conduct keynote interview at third annual event Wendy Goldstein, Executive Vice President of A&R at Republic Records, will keynote the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) third annual Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out program, powered by Nielsen Music, on May 15, 2018, during the Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville… Read More

December 6, 2017 – Fan Favorite: Radio Listeners Spend 58% of Their Tune-in Time With Their Favorite Station

Research from Nielsen shows less than a decade ago, most consumers could not have imagined the plethora of ways they’d have to engage with content. But the rise of technology and smart devices has opened the media option floodgates and consumption and old habits have changed accordingly. Engagement with AM/FM radio has not been immune to… Read More

December 5, 2017 – Few Viewers Are Giving the TV Set Their Undivided Attention

US consumers are spending more time with their digital devices than ever before, and that holds true while they’re already watching something else. eMarketer estimates 177.7 million adults will regularly use a second-screen device while watching TV this year, an increase of 5.1% vs. 2016. Click here to read more.