Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2018

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December 10, 2018 – Vinyl Record Production Has Finally Joined The Modern Age

When you think of manufacturing in the US, vinyl records probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind, but the industry has been chugging along as best it can. For decades, pressing plants have been using aging machines that require a complex infrastructure of piping for the steam-based heating (and cooling) mechanisms — not… Read More

December 7, 2018 – 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Announced: Comment From Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association, issued the following statement on the 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees, announced this morning: “The Music Business Association congratulates all of the nominees for the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Clearly the increase in the number of nominees in the top four categories has given way for a wider range… Read More

December 7, 2018 – Music Biz Congratulates Members & Friends Featured In Billboard’s 2018 ‘Women In Music’

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) would like to congratulate its members, friends, and affiliates for being featured on Billboard’s ‘Women In Music 2018’ list. We’d like to send a special congratulations to the four Executives of the Year: Danielle Aguirre, Executive VP/General Counsel for the National Music Publishers Association; Dina LaPolt, Founder/Owner of LaPolt Law, and… Read More

December 6, 2018 – Oldies But Goodies: Streaming Makes Catalog Records New Again

Since 2014, digital music streaming buoyed the recorded music business into its third year of rising global revenue. As if that weren’t good enough news already, fans found out that their old music- or what industry executives call “catalog”- mattered again. In the recorded music business, “frontline” has traditionally been considered any track less than… Read More

December 5, 2018 – Independent Record Labels Earned $6.9BN in 2017, Says Report

Global revenues generated by independent record labels reached $6.9 billion in 2017 according to WINTEL 2018, the third report produced for the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN). That figure was up 10.9% year-on-year compared to 2016, when indie labels generated $6.2bn. The research also shows that independents increased their global market share from 39.6% in 2016… Read More

December 4, 2018 – Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Randy Goodman To Be Honored With Music Biz 2019 Presidential Award

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman with its Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. Goodman will join the esteemed ranks of previous Presidential Award… Read More

December 3, 2018 – [WEBINAR] – Your Questions Answered: Diversity of Consumption & Impact of International Music

Following up on a September webinar which explored the consumption habits of U.S. music fans, Robert Delmonte, Music & Entertainment Insight Lead for AudienceNet, will dive deeper into the following burning questions that Music Biz members were left with from the presentation: How Has Diversity In Music Tastes Affected Marketing Strategies? As tastes among music… Read More

November 30, 2018 – Announcing the NY:LON Connect Startup Award!

Over the past two years, NY:LON Connect has highlighted the latest and greatest startups that are shaping the future of the music business. This year will be no different, as event partners Music Ally and Music Biz invite startups to apply for the new NY:LON Connect Startup Award! This award will honor a new or… Read More

November 29, 2018 – Singer/Songwriter Bebe Rexha to Be Honored With Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2019

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha with a Breakthrough Artist Award at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. The Award is presented to artists who have truly emerged and made a particularly significant impact on the… Read More

November 29, 2018 – Will Video Shopping Be the Next Big Thing? All Signs Point to Yes

There’s a lot of chatter around voice — digital personal assistants like Alexa and Siri — and for good reason. Voice’s potential is huge and already impacting how consumers interact with, if not buy from brands. But perhaps one of the more immediate trends in commerce recently got a boost when Google introduced two new… Read More