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December 27, 2019 – The Future of What Episode #172: Best of 2019

With 2019 coming to an end, it feels like the right time to highlight a few of our audience’s most listened to episodes and of the year, so we’re doing a best of 2019 this week! We went through this year’s stats, and isolated the top ten episodes of the year, and then culled the… Listen

December 26, 2019 – Music Documentary Market Booms: “It’s a Land Grab Right Now”

On the heels of Apple TV+ ponying up a whopping $26 million for a film about singer-songwriter Billie Eilish and Amazon paying $25 million for a Peter Berg-directed Rihanna doc, dealmakers say the space will only get hotter. In fact, sources say Peter Jackson’s Let It Be Beatles doc, now making the rounds, is sparking a… Read More

December 23, 2019 – How Pop Made a Streaming Dent in 2019, Thanks to Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and More

Last year, only two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s didn’t feature a rapper. The rest were dominated by Hip-Hop stars like Cardi B, Post Malone, Childish Gambino, Travis Scott and, for a record 29 weeks, Drake. In 2019, while plenty of rap can still be found at the top of the chart, there’s also a… Read More

December 20, 2019 – The Future of What Episode #171: New Tools For Developing Artists

While some artists are eschewing the traditional label route to market, there is no getting around the fact that artists simply can’t do everything they need to do in order to be successful on their own. Most developing artists need help with marketing, branding, social media strategy, booking, publishing, content creation and more, if they’re… Listen

December 20, 2019 – Ten Years After: Music Consumers and the Decade of the Teens

At the close of the “aughts” few in the music industry looked back with nostalgia. The next decade appeared uncertain. Tom Silverman, a label executive, visionary and friend would talk about the billions of consumers around the globe who would soon pay for music. But it was hard to see that happening as we welcomed… Read More

December 19, 2019 – Reservoir’s Golnar Khosrowshahi Confirmed as NY:LON Connect 2020 Publishing Track Keynote

Music Biz and Music Ally also confirm slate of speakers for 2020 Startup Showcase & Award Program December 19, 2019 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally today announce that Reservoir Founder and CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi will keynote the Publishing & Rights program track at the fourth annual NY:LON Connect Global Music… Read More

December 17, 2019 – Thanksgiving Weekend Draws Nearly 190 Million Shoppers, Spending Up 16 Percent

A record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 14 percent over last year’s 165.8 million, the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics said in a press release. Shoppers spent an average $361.90 on holiday items over the five-day period, up 16 percent… Read More

December 16, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Axum Management Capabilities, Inc.

Join us in welcoming our newest member: Axum Management Capabilities, Inc., a community development consulting firm that works to improve the returns on investments made by individuals, organizations and communities. Axum’s tagline of “From Capability to Actuality” defines their mission to create a culture focused on people, planet and purpose through their evaluation, analysis and… Read More

December 13, 2019 – Holiday Shopping Behaviors Can Vary By Where Consumers Live, Reports NPD

Although online shopping has erased geographic barriers for many consumers, there are still holiday shopping behaviors that differ between urban and rural consumers. Urban consumers in the U.S. plan to spend 33% more on their holiday shopping this year than those in rural areas, and rural consumers are most likely to buy some of the key categories… Read More

December 12, 2019 – Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 Helps Drive Third-Biggest Sales Week for Vinyl In Nielsen Era

Record Store Day Black Friday promotions on Nov. 29 helped drive another big win for vinyl album sales — and the largest overall sales week for albums in 2019 — according to Nielsen Music. The data tracking firm reports that 855,000 vinyl albums were sold in the U.S. during the week of Nov. 29 through… Read More