News - 2018

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January 11, 2018 – Exclusive Pollstar Live! Discount for Music Biz Members

Pollstar Live! will take place February 6-8, 2018. The event will bring thousands of music business executives to Los Angeles for three days of deal making, discussions, education, networking, music and fun at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown! Pollstar Live! is a tremendous networking asset for those who want to meet their current and future business contacts face-to-face.… Read More

January 8, 2018 – ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack reaches #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) and BuzzAngle Music (published by HITS Daily Double). “Film audiences can’t get enough of Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron’s new musical The Greatest Showman, and the movie’s success is translating into music sales for its soundtrack… Read More

January 5, 2018 – BuzzAngle Music 2017 Year-End U.S. and Canada Reports

Welcome to BuzzAngle Music’s 2017 reports on U.S. and Canada music consumption.In the U.S., there was a significant increase in overall consumption, an outstanding 12.8% over 2016 that marks the third year in a row with increasing growth. Audio stream consumption continued its explosive expansion with a 50.3% increase to 377B streams, an amazing 127B… Read More

January 5, 2018 – Say Hello To indie.ninja

Music Biz would like to introduce you to one of our newest members, indie.ninja. Read further for detailed information and instructions for students, educators, and alumni to gain private beta access to the platform. What Is indie.ninja? indie.ninja is a recently launched online marketplace where labels, managers, and artists can find and hire students and alumni in various areas… Read More

January 4, 2018 – Music Consumption Jumps In Big Year For Streaming, Hip-Hop/R&B & vinyl: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), commented on 2017 year-end music consumption data issued by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music (published in HITS Daily Double). “Stellar streaming-driven growth, an unprecedented performance by R&B/Hip-Hop music, and historic vinyl sales delivered a more than 12% rise in total consumption to the U.S. music… Read More

January 4, 2018 – Taylor Swift Has Year’s Top-Selling Album; Streaming Hits Record High in 2017

According to BuzzAngle Music record streaming numbers led to a 12.8% rise in music consumption, the third consecutive year of growth for the music industry. Audio stream consumption was the major reason for the promising results, with a 50.3% increase to a record 377 billion streams, 127 billion more than in 2016. Subscription streams are now at… Read More

January 4, 2018 – U.S. Music Consumption Up 12.5% in 2017, R&B/Hip-Hop Is Year’s Most Popular Genre

According to Nielsen Music, total music consumption in the U.S. in 2017 climbed 12.5 percent to 636.65 million units (up from 566.1 million). That figure adds together traditional album sales, track equivalent album units, and on-demand streaming equivalent album units from both video and audio streams. One track equivalent album unit is equal to 10 tracks sold.… Read More

January 3, 2018 – Ranked: The 50 biggest songs of 2017

2017 was a groundbreaking year in pop music in which an exciting new generation of young artists bolstered by streaming challenged the big stars and their stale album rollouts to create the most interesting Top 40 music we’ve heard in years. USA TODAY worked with BuzzAngle Music and Mediabase to pull the 50 biggest songs by the numbers… Read More

January 3, 2018 – What’s in store for 2018

The business of predictions is not for the faint-hearted. Forecasting what’s next for the retail industry, in the throes of its most transformative period in decades, is a dicey objective at best. Witness those who spent the better part of 2017 predicting a retail apocalypse, based largely on the number of bricks-and-mortar stores that have… Read More