News - 2018

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October 22, 2018 – Spotify Celebrates a “Decade of Discovery!”

October marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Spotify, and without a doubt music consumers have truly embraced the streaming platform: Spotify has 180 million monthly active listeners and is active in 65 countries. Users have access to 40 million songs & podcasts in Spotify’s library. 3 billion playlists have been created, including songs… Read More

October 19, 2018 – Music Biz Member FindMyFans Identifies Artists’ Fan Bases, Will Launch Geolocation App in December

In June 2017, Ramkeesoon had created a business plan for his intended geolocation app,, which he presented at the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas in Mexico City. As one of 30 finalists selected from 3,500 applicants representing 40 countries (and the only one chosen without a finished product), FindMyFans received the competition’s highest… Read More

October 19, 2018 – The Music Industry Loses $2.65 Billion from Small Businesses Streaming Music Without a License

According to a new study, the music industry loses billions from businesses who don’t properly use streaming music services. Interviewing 5,000 small business owners across seven markets – the US, UK, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Germany, and France – Nielsen Music found the industry loses out on $2.65 billion a year. Nielsen Music estimates 29.4 million small businesses… Read More

October 18, 2018 – New Member Profile: FindMyFans

Please welcome FindMyFans, a tech startup that believes utilizing data is the key to success in the music industry, to the Music Business Association! FindMyFans is developing an app designed to use fan data generated from streaming services and artists’ social media accounts to enhance artists’ revenue streams. The app pulls data about fan’s location… Read More

October 18, 2018 – Music Biz “Goes Purple” On GLAAD Spirit Day 2018 In Support Of The LGBTQ Community

Music Biz is proud to stand in solidarity with members of the LGBTQ community by “going purple” on GLAAD Spirit Day 2018. We support GLAAD’s call for an end to the disproportionately high bullying against members of the LGBTQ community, and encourage our partners and friends to turn your websites and social channels purple in… Read More

October 17, 2018 – NY:LON Connect 2019 Returns To ReedSmith in London

After two previously highly successful, sold-out events in New York and London, NY:LON Connect returns to London, January 22 – 23, 2019 at ReedSmith. This marquee global music business summit will host high-level industry executives and international influencers for two days of insightful keynotes and critical conversations, covering the most significant issues currently facing the… Read More

October 15, 2018 – [WEBINAR] – Why Mobile is the Key to Organizing Creativity

Because it’s often very difficult to be organized while creating music, over 40% of the money that creators are owed is tied up by bad or wrong data. Jammber Creator Suite is the first mobile and collaborative suite of tools that solves these problems and allows creatives to #MakeWayForMusic. Jammber’s apps can manage everything from songwriting… Read More

October 15, 2018 – Porter’s Call — A Beacon of Hope For Artists & Their Families

Music Biz is proud to offer our members information about Porter’s Call, a confidential service of counsel, support, and encouragement exclusively for recording artists. The lifestyle of a recording artist — because of rigorous cycles of touring, recording and media interviews — takes a great toll on both artists and their loved ones. Artists need… Read More

October 12, 2018 – UK Retailers Slam IFPI For ‘Blinkered’ Focus On Streaming

The head of the U.K. Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has criticized international music trade body IFPI for ignoring physical formats in its latest industry report and presenting a “blinkered view of the world.” IFPI published its “Music Consumer Insight Report 2018” earlier this week. The study, carried out by IFPI and research company AudienceNet, measures… Read More

October 12, 2018 – Visualizing 40 Years of Music Industry Sales

The record industry has seen a lot of change over the years. Vinyl gave way to 8-tracks, and cassettes faded away as compact discs took the world by storm, and through it all, the music industry saw its revenue continue to climb. That is, until it was digitally disrupted. Looking back at four decades of… Read More