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October 4, 2018 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] Hit Songs Deconstructed

Hit Songs Deconstructed is a cutting-edge resource that provides unparalleled insight into the craft and trends behind today’s hit songs. The platform includes a robust searchable database that houses compositional analytics for the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10, in-depth song reports and videos that take a deep dive into the songwriting and production techniques behind… Read More

October 3, 2018 – Despite Their Vast Capabilities, Smart Speakers Are All About The Music

According to findings from Nielsen’s MediaTech Trender Survey, a quarterly consumer tracking survey that focuses on perceptions of emerging devices and services that are shaping media use today, smart speakers are a burgeoning interactive technology that offer consumers useful, cutting-edge capabilities. Of the U.S. homes that have a smart speaker, four out of 10 have… Read More

October 3, 2018 – Music Biz Taps The Press House as PR Firm for 2019 Annual Conference, Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame, and Overall Brand PR

Music Biz is happy to announce that our PR and media relations efforts will be headed by The Press House, a full service PR and branding firm with offices in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles. ”As our flagship conference in Nashville continues to grow year after year, we could think of no better partner… Read More

October 2, 2018 – On-Demand Streaming Segment Expected to Grow Globally Through 2026

Music streaming has witnessed an upsurge in the past three years with increasing digitalization and increasing adoption of digital music, according to a new report from Persistence Market Research. As a result of increasing adoption of music streaming, a decline in the market share of downloaded music, in the global digital music market, is witnessed,… Read More

October 1, 2018 – Music Biz Member Songtrust Expands to Atlanta, LA, and Nashville With New Hires

Music Biz member Songtrust, a global music royalty collection service and publishing administration company, has just hired its first full-time representatives in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Nashville. The new hires add to Songtrust’s 79-strong team across its New York headquarters and offices in London and Amsterdam. “The explosive growth in the music industry driven by… Read More

October 1, 2018 – CD Sales Are Not Dying, But They Are Heading Towards Niche Status Like Vinyl: Analysis

The mid-year installment of the RIAA’s outlook on how the U.S. music industry is performing created quite a stir when it counted sales of compact discs in the first half of 2018 at 18.6 million, worth $245.9 million. That number, compared to the first six months of 2017, translates to a 46.9 percent drop on… Read More

September 27, 2018 – Music Biz Law Conference Unites Tech CEOs, Creators, & Lawyers to Discuss Hot Topics

Now in its eighth year, the Music Biz Entertainment & Technology Law Conference offered poignant discussions on the most pressing issues facing the music business today. The event, which sold to capacity, was hosted at the office of Greenberg Traurig in New York City, with support from BMI and Fox Rothschild LLP. This year’s conference… Read More

September 27, 2018 – [WEBINAR] – Exactuals RAI: Perfecting Music Metadata Through Machine Learning

The music business has gone digital: it’s an indisputable fact. But despite nearly two decades of growth since the launch of the first online music stores in the early 2000s, the music industry still has a massive metadata problem. The lack of one unified standard and prevalence of poor-quality metadata means that many artists, labels,… Read More

September 27, 2018 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] Nielsen Music 360 U.S. Report 2018

Nielsen Music’s Music 360 U.S. Report 2018 ranks among the industry’s most important sources for fan data and insights. Music Biz is partnering with Nielsen to offer members 40% off their purchase of the report. As time spent listening to music continues to rise, it is important for brand decision makers to know how fans… Read More

September 26, 2018 – More Millennials, Gen Z Are Using Social Apps

Younger internet users are spending more time on social apps this year, according to a May 2018 survey from social video marketing agency VidMob. And no one more so than Gen Z. Of the 1,000 US internet users surveyed, more than half (56%) of Gen Zers, ages 16 to 24, said they had increased their… Read More