Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2017

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November 27, 2017 – Taylor Swift Scores Second Week at #1: 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 — albums; singles). “Taylor Swift followed her historic opening week for Reputation with another strong frame over the Thanksgiving holiday. The record moved around 256,000 album equivalent units… Read More

November 27, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: RootNote

RootNote is a community of creatives and thinkers addressing some of the music industry’s biggest challenges. Formed from the desire to empower content creators and grow the overall industry, the company focuses on the music business’s core: the artists. Through its challenging and experiential multi-month education and incubation program, equity-based investment structure, and lifelong network… Read More

November 22, 2017 – Music Biz Mourns the Loss of ‘Partridge Family’ Star David Cassidy

Music Business Association President James Donio issued the following statement​ upon the death of David Cassidy: “Music Biz is saddened by the passing of David Cassidy, who rose to prominence as a member of The Partridge Family before achieving solo stardom and teen idol status. Back in 1970, Cassidy and The Partridge Family received our… Read More

November 20, 2017 – Latinas’ Cultural Identity Manifests Through Music

According to reports from Nielsen, today’s Latina is ambicultural, seamlessly identifying as American while also retaining strong connections to her native culture. One of the ways she stays connected to her roots is through music. Whether it’s on radio or streaming services, Latinas’ consumption behavior and preferences reflect how their lives revolve around music. Click… Read More

November 15, 2017 – Audiencenet/LOOP to Reveal In-Depth Data About Voice-Controlled Speaker Users and Live Music Attendees on November 16

Audiencenet/LOOP will be providing new data from in-depth research on live music attendees and voice-controlled speaker users via a live Music Business Association (Music Biz) webinar on Thursday, November 16. Insights will also be added to Music Biz Consumer Insights, the interactive, member-exclusive research portal hosted on www.musicbiz.org. The “Voice-Controlled Speaker Users” infographic and “Who… Read More

November 15, 2017 – Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Passes One Million in Sales

With performances on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday night, “Reputation” has gone over a million in sales in just its fourth day on the market, with 1.5 million in its sights, according to reports from BuzzAngle, with about 2/3 of retailers reporting today. Click here to read more.

November 13, 2017 – [WEEKLY SALES] Sam Smith Scores First #1 as Taylor Swift Looms: 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 — albums; singles). “It was a big week for new albums, with five debuting records reaching the Top 10 of the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts.… Read More

November 13, 2017 – Lyor Cohen to Keynote Featured Presentation at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

Music industry veteran Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube/Google and Founder of music content company 300, will Keynote at a Featured Presentation on Wednesday afternoon, May 16 during the Music Business Association’s Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Cohen will discuss his career journey, his current role at YouTube/Google, and… Read More

November 9, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: GigSalad

GigSalad is an online marketplace for artists and event service providers to promote their talent, connect with event and party planners, and get booked for private and public gigs ranging from weddings and parties to corporate events and festivals. As the largest entertainment booking platform in the U.S. and Canada, GigSalad can help you do… Read More

November 8, 2017 – What Don’t You Know About Holiday Music?

‘Twas the night before holiday music hits the airwaves; telltale signs are everywhere, seasons are changing, and before you know it, we’ll all be jamming to Jingle Bell Rock. And when you stop and think about it, what’s one sure way to dive right into the holiday mood within a blink of an eye? Holiday… Read More