Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2018

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November 15, 2018 – Music Industry Attorneys Call For Shift “From #MeToo to #WeTogether” in Guest Billboard Op-Ed

A new op-ed penned for Billboard by prominent music industry attorneys  — Monika Tashman, partner at Fox Rothschild LLP; Dina LaPolt, owner of LaPolt Law PC; Debbie White, deputy chair, music industry at Loeb & Loeb LLP; and Jessie Winkler, attorney at LaPolt Law PC — demands unified action to reinforce the foundation set in place… Read More

November 13, 2018 – New Member Profile: The Clio Awards

Please join us in welcoming The Clio Awards, the esteemed international awards competition for the creative business, to the Music Business Association! Five years ago, The Clio Awards launched Clio Music in partnership with Billboard to provide annual awards recognition, as well as community support and connection, between marketers in the music industry, at advertising… Read More

November 12, 2018 – 90% Of Consumers In Spotify’s Home Market Stream Music, But Only 43% Pay For It

A new streaming music survey in the Nordic countries offers a look at what may be the best that Spotify and the music industry can hope for when it comes to paid versus free streaming. Since streaming music was all but invented there, the Nordic countries of Norway, Finland, Denmark and Spotify’s home country of… Read More

November 12, 2018 – New App From Music Biz Member Single Music Offers Direct-To-Fan Shopping Experience

Single Music, a Music Biz member and sponsor of our 2019 Annual Convention, has launched its new app offering an exciting new direct-to-consumer sales initiative. The app, exclusively aligned with Shopify, enables artists and labels to directly sell music via their official websites with instant reporting to Nielsen for Soundscan chart status. Each artist store… Read More

November 9, 2018 – Social media growth is over in the U.S. — which is its most valuable market

Social media companies aren’t growing as quickly as they used to. In some cases, they aren’t growing at all. In the United States, things are even worse for them: They’re shrinking. Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat are no longer adding new users in the United States. Facebook’s daily user base has been the same for the… Read More

November 8, 2018 – New Member Profile: Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc.

Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc. has just joined the Music Business Association! Momentous is known in both the entertainment and insurance industries as a trusted adviser, and the firm continues to build on this reputation by protecting their clients — touring bands, DJs, audio engineers, rental houses, talent managers, and music producers — from financial risk as they… Read More

November 7, 2018 – What Does Music Have To Gain From The Future Of Transportation? More Than You Might Think

Ever since the 1950s, when car manufacturers first introduced FM radio receivers inside their vehicles, the mainstream music industry has relied heavily on cars as a significant—if arguably old-fashioned—source of revenue. But newer tech trends like ridesharing, 5G and edge computing are poised to alter transportation, and its accompanying media ecosystem, as we know it. It’s no surprise that the music industry,… Read More

November 6, 2018 – Is Japan Finally Ready For The Streaming Revolution?

A new report by indie music rights agency Merlin highlights the slow but now steady shift towards music streaming in Japan, one of the world’s last bastions of physical product. As the second largest music market in the world, Japan has been historically slow to take up streaming music despite the presence of advanced broadband capabilities… Read More

November 5, 2018 – The Live Music Industry Will Be Worth $31 Billion Worldwide by 2022

According to a new study from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), the live concert industry will experience significant growth during the next few years. Breaking down entertainment industries in the Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2018-2022 report, PwC reveals live music revenue will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.3% heading into 2022.  This includes ticket… Read More

October 29, 2018 – Registration Is Now Open For Music Biz 2019!

Music Biz 2019, powered by the Music Business Association, will make its return to Music City – Sunday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 8 – at the brand new JW Marriott, Nashville’s one-of-a-kind luxury hotel. The value of attending our Annual Conference grows year after year — and as the plus sign in our new logo… Read More