Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2017

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November 6, 2017 – [WEEKLY SALES] Kenny Chesney’s Latest Live Album Is the First to Hit Number One since 2010

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). “Country superstar Kenny Chesney earned his eighth #1 album on the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts this week with his new live record Live in… Read More

November 6, 2017 – Scooter Braun to Receive Humanitarian Award and Give Keynote Interview on His Philanthropic Mission at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

Scooter Braun will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at the Music Biz 2018 conference on May 17, 2018 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Braun will be honored at the conference’s Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, for his outstanding charitable efforts, and will participate in a keynote interview… Read More

November 2, 2017 – Time With Tunes: How Technology Is Driving Music Consumption

On average, Americans spend just over 32 hours a week listening to music in 2017, up 5.5 hours over last year. How is this possible? Technology. At home, at work and traveling in between, people are consuming more music than ever before, from more devices. New technology and the latest gadgets allow listeners to seamlessly engage… Read More

October 31, 2017 – Music Biz 2018 Independent Spirit Award Goes to Radakovitz Family and Their Iconic Sacramento Chain Dimple Records

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Independent Spirit Award to the Radakovitz Family, owners of the iconic Sacramento, CA-based record store chain Dimple Records, during the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Breakfast — sponsored by the Country Music Association — on Wednesday, May 16, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. “Over the… Read More

October 30, 2017 – [WEEKLY SALES] One Direction ties The Beatles as Niall Horan tops 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 — albums; singles). “Niall Horan became the third former member of Pop group One Direction to top the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts with a… Read More

October 30, 2017 – Young Music Consumers Are Still Buying Music

While the common conception of young music consumers may be that they would never so much as a glance at a CD or pay for a download, some recent stats suggest that young music consumers are just as apt to buy music as any other age group. Click here to read more.

October 30, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: Primephonic

Primephonic is a 100% classical music digital streaming platform and high-definition download store, which was founded in 2014 as a direct response to the urgent challenges and opportunities following the digital revolution within the classical music industry. Primephonic seeks to reinvent the digital classical music experience and reignite a global passion for the genre. Our ambition… Read More

October 26, 2017 – Programming Announced for Second Annual NY:LON Connect Global Music Industry Summit in New York City

Keynotes and Featured Discussions with Kobalt’s Willard Ahdritz, Spotify’s Stefan Blom; as well as Experts from UMG, WMG, ASCAP, SOCAN, Amazon, Pandora, and More Set for January 23 & 24 The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally have announced the programming for their joint NY:LON Connect conference, which will be held January 23-24,… Read More

October 25, 2017 – Music Biz Mourns the Loss of Rock And Roll Pioneer Fats Domino

Music Business Association President James Donio issued the following statement​ upon the death of Fats Domino: “Music Biz is saddened by the passing of Fats Domino, a true pioneer of rock and roll. Domino’s hits, including ‘Blueberry Hill’ and ‘Ain’t It a Shame,’ helped form the foundation of the modern music business, selling over 110… Read More

October 25, 2017 – Wintel Worldwide Independent Market Report 2017

WINTEL 2017 is the second report produced for Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), mapping the global market share of the independent sector at copyright, rather than distribution level. Key findings from this research include the fact that, based on rights ownership, the global market share of independent record labels has increased since 2015 by 0.9% to 38.4%,… Read More