News - 2017

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October 17, 2017 – Rising Singer/Songwriter Julia Michaels to Receive Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will recognize multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter Julia Michaels with a Breakthrough Artist Award during the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Luncheon on May 17, 2018, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Known as a highly successful songwriter with co-writing credits on 17 Billboard Hot 100 hits, Michaels emerged as a solo… Read More

October 16, 2017 – [WEEKLY SALES] Big week for Rap on album & singles charts: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), commented on this week’s sales numbers issued by Nielsen (published by Billboard — albums; singles) and BuzzAngle Music (published by HITS Daily Double). “It was a big week for Rap music, with NF moving over 53,000 album equivalent units of Perception to top the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts. It… Read More

October 16, 2017 – Nielsen: Radio Reaches 98 Percent of Hispanics Each Week

The number of Hispanic radio listeners grew from 39.5 to 42.4 million from 2013 to 2017, according to a new Nielsen report; audio streaming among Hispanics grew 29 percent in 2016. Radio is the best way to reach the U.S. Hispanic audience, with 98 percent of U.S. Hispanics listening to radio each week, according to a… Read More

October 13, 2017 – Music Biz Consumer Insights: Music Spending By Genre

The Music Biz Consumer Insights Portal has be updated with the latest genre data from the recently released “Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape 2017.” Login to the portal to find the following genre stats and much more! Dance fans and Hip-Hop fans bought the most music related products – whilst 58% of the total sample had purchased… Read More

October 12, 2017 – Love of Listening: The Passion and Habits of Hispanic Music Consumers

Music is a big part of daily life and special occasions for most Hispanic consumers. According to our annual Music 360 report, 93% of the Hispanic population (age 13+) in the U.S. listened to music in the past year, and 59% consider music important, compared with 51% of the general population. Click here to read more.

October 11, 2017 – Registration Is Now Open For Music Biz 2018

Music Biz’s 2017 annual conference was the Association’s largest in 16 years, bringing together 2,000 attendees from virtually every facet of the business under one roof for four productive days of meetings, education and networking. As we return to Nashville for our fourth consecutive year — and as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the… Read More

October 5, 2017 – CMA Releases New Research Findings Regarding Country Fans and Streaming

The Country Music Association released new research findings after evaluating how streaming is changing consumers’ relationship to music, including country and other genres. Country music listeners were part of research that included tracking their music streaming behaviors on mobile devices, PCs and laptops, as well as extensive quantitative research describing their attitudes and perceptions about… Read More

October 4, 2017 – RIAA’s Cary Sherman to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), at the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Breakfast on May 16, 2018, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. “As the head of RIAA, Cary has worked tirelessly… Read More

October 3, 2017 – Music Biz Mourns the Loss of Rock Legend Tom Petty

Music Business Association President James Donio issued the following statement​ upon the death of Tom Petty: “All of us at the Music Business Association, and the music industry as a whole, are devastated by the loss of Tom Petty. He passed away Monday night — far before his time, but leaving a stunning legacy of unforgettable songwriting,… Read More

October 2, 2017 – Prayers For Las Vegas

“Music Biz sends its heart-felt condolences to the families and friends of those killed in last night’s senseless attack at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, and wishes all those injured a speedy recovery. We must not allow violence to undermine our essential unity, a unity embodied in the spirit of music and… Read More