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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

October 11, 2018 – The Music Modernization Act Becomes Law: Comment From Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association, issued the following statement upon the signing into law today of the Music Modernization Act. “The Music Business Association applauds and congratulates its members and valued partners across the industry on their extraordinary and unprecedented efforts to bring the groundbreaking Music Modernization Act to fruition. What an… Read More

October 10, 2018 – Smart Speakers Driving New Music Consumption Habits, Says New AudienceNet Study

October 10, 2018 – Music subscription services are gaining traction as the dominant way consumers listen to music, with smartphones and new devices, such as smart speakers, driving adoption of these services, especially among younger audiences. This is according to “Audiomonitor 2018: The Overall Music Listening Landscape,” a new report provided to the Music Business… Read More

October 9, 2018 – Streaming platforms are feeding the growing boom in smart speakers such as Echo, Home and HomePod, study reveals

The markets for smart speakers and music streaming are becoming more interdependent, a new study suggests, as high-tech audio shifts the way consumers listen to music. In data prepared for The Music Business Association and provided exclusively to CNBC on Monday, market research firm AudienceNet said that music services such as Spotify, Apple Music and… Read More

October 9, 2018 – IFPI Releases 2018 Music Consumer Insight Report

IFPI has today released its Music Consumer Insight Report 2018. The report examines the ways in which music consumers aged 16-64 engage with recorded music across 20 of the world’s largest music markets. IFPI commissioned AudienceNet to carry out the fieldwork for global research which explores the way consumers engage and access music across licensed and… Read More