News - 2018

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August 20, 2018 – Fox Rothschild Signs On As a Presenting Sponsor of Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is excited to announce that Fox Rothschild LLP has signed on as a presenting sponsor of its Entertainment & Technology Law Conference taking place on Tuesday, September 25 in New York City. We’re excited to welcome the firm to the event and look forward to working with Monika Tashman… Read More

August 16, 2018 – The 2018 Radio Format of the Summer

During the summer, each and every year, American radio listening habits shift. In recent memory, this has meant that stations specializing in music from decades past—in particular,  Classic Rock and Classic Hits—see their audience levels rise during the warmest months of the year. Which radio format will be 2018’s most popular? Keep reading to find… Read More

August 16, 2018 – Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Passes: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

Music Business Association President James Donio released the following statement regarding the recent passing of Aretha Franklin: “The Music Business Association and music fans around the world are extremely saddened by the news of the passing of the legendary Aretha Franklin. Simply put, there was no one like her. Her voice was one for the… Read More

August 14, 2018 – Music Biz Member Exactuals Acquired by City National Bank

City National Bank recently announced it has acquired Exactuals, a member of the Music Business Association and Los Angeles-based provider of innovative SaaS solutions for complex payments in the entertainment industry. Exactuals’ innovative payment system, PaymentHub, allows studios, unions, guilds, payroll companies, music publishers, record labels, distributors and marketplaces to provide direct deposit payments, tax… Read More

August 13, 2018 – Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ Scores Year’s Second-Highest Debut: 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 and BuzzAngle Music: “This week’s Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts are all about Rapper Travis Scott, who soared to the top of the charts with his new album Astroworld. The record moved over 537,000 album equivalent… Read More

August 10, 2018 – Smart Speaker Sales, Forecasts and Market Share: Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod and More

Canalys predicts that 56.3m smart speakers will ship globally in 2018, with the US accounting for 38.4m of them – that’s around 68%. It sees China as the second-biggest market with 4.4m shipments – a 7.8% share of the global total. Music is one of the main things people are using their smart speakers for. NPR and… Read More

August 8, 2018 – Music Scores A Gold Record on The Social Media Charts

9 out of 10 regular social media users partake in some music- or artist-related activity on the most popular social applications…Of all the types of celebrities artists are #1 when it comes to pull. We are twice as likely to be following bands as politicians, or Kendall and Kourtney. Click here to read more.

August 7, 2018 – Music Biz Member Royalty Exchange Launches “Zillow for Royalties” App: Know Your Worth

Royalty Exchange, a member of the Music Business Association that operates the world’s largest online marketplace for music royalties, launched a new app in beta that gives rightsholders an instant catalog valuation and analysis report … free.  It’s called the Know Your Worth app. It analyzes songwriters’ public performance statements from their PRO, and automatically… Read More

August 7, 2018 – [SAVE THE DATE] NY:LON Connect 2019 Returns to London January 22 & 23

Music Ally and the Music Business Association (Music Biz) are delighted to announce the third edition NY:LON Connect, our highly successful global business development conference. The event returns to London on the 22nd and 23rd of January and will once again be hosted by ReedSmith. NY:LON Connect is aimed at international music executives and provides… Read More

August 6, 2018 – Time Flies: U.S. Adults Now Spend Nearly Half A Day Interacting With Media

According to the first-quarter 2018 Nielsen Total Audience Report, nearly half an adults’ day is dedicated to consuming this content. In fact, American adults spend over 11 hours per day listening to, watching, reading or generally interacting with media. Behind this surge are the growing use of new platforms, as well as the younger, multicultural generations… Read More