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February 12, 2018 – Justin Timberlake Hits #1 With Big Vinyl Sales: 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). “Following his hugely watched halftime performance at Super Bowl LII, Justin Timberlake has rocketed to the top of the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts… Read More

February 7, 2018 – The GRAMMY Effect: Sales and On-Demand Streams of Music Preformed at the 60th GRAMMY Awards Surge

According to initial sales reports from Nielsen Music the 2018 GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 28, 2018, helped spur sales and on-demand streaming gains for the artists and songs performed during the annual awards show. Collectively, GRAMMY performers experienced a 328% gain in song sales in the U.S. on the day of the show. Collectively, the… Read More

February 6, 2018 – Prince, Justin Timberlake, Ad Songs Score Big Spotify Spikes After Super Bowl

Super Bowl Halftime performer Justin Timberlake saw huge gains on Spotify after his performance — but Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” saw the biggest spike of the night, according to data released by the streaming service. The song, from Prince’s groundbreaking 1984 album and film “Purple Rain,” was covered by Timberlake as a tribute to the late Minneapolis… Read More

February 5, 2018 – Streaming Pushes Migos To #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 – albums, singles) and BuzzAngle Music (published by HITS Daily Double – albums, singles). “This week, Migos became only the fifth Rap group to score multiple #1 albums, topping the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts with Culture II.… Read More

February 5, 2018 – The Gift That Keeps On Giving – Holiday Season Radio Listening

According to Nielsen data, although the most recent holiday season has faded from memory for most, on the radio airwaves there are a few final presents just now being unwrapped for Adult Contemporary (AC) stations. The release of Nielsen’s holiday book portable people meter (PPM) ratings reveals a surprising result from the end of the… Read More

February 1, 2018 – IN THE NEWS: Lyor Cohen, Scooter Braun, Wendy Goldstein & More Set for 60th Music Biz Confab

The Music Business Assn., also known as Music Biz, is holding its 60th anniversary convention at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, May 14-17 with keynote addresses from YouTube/Google’s head of music Lyor Cohen and Republic Records executive VP Wendy Goldstein, and presentations from artist manager Scooter Braun, RIAA chairman/CEO Cary Sherman and singer/songwriter Julia Michaels. Click here to read more.

January 31, 2018 – Music Business Association Announces Preliminary Program for 60th Anniversary Conference in Nashville

Music Biz 2018 to feature keynotes from Lyor Cohen, Scooter Braun, and Wendy Goldstein Schedule balances popular sessions such as Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out and Digital Music Workshops with fresh new events including Fund Your Future Summit, Podcasting Summit, NEXT GEN NOW, and Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum January 31, 2018 – The Music Business Association… Read More

January 30, 2018 – Grammy Awards Spur 328 Percent Sales Gain for Kesha, Luis Fonsi, Logic & More

The 2018 Grammy Awards spurred immediate sales gains for the songs performed on CBS’ Jan. 28 broadcast, according to Nielsen Music. The tracks performed on the show collectively earned a 328 percent gain in download sales in the United States on the day of the show, according to initial sales reports to Nielsen Music. Click here to… Read More

January 29, 2018 – Fall Out Boy Scores Fourth #1 Album: 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). “Rock music found itself back at the top of the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts this week, as Fall Out Boy notched their fourth #1… Read More

January 29, 2018 – IN THE NEWS: Despite Trump: ‘There Are No Walls That Can Stop Latin Music…’

The most pointed quote of the second day of Music Biz and Music Ally’s NY:LON Connect conference in New York came from Jesús López, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula. He used US president Donald Trump’s infamous ambitions to fortify the US border with Mexico as a jump-off for a reminder… Read More