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July 16, 2019 – [IN THE NEWS] — Colleen Theis, COO of Music Biz Member The Orchard, Interviewed by Music Business Worldwide

Colleen Theis, COO of Music Biz member The Orchard, was featured in an extensive interview this week by Music Business Worldwide. The interview covers her professional journey and path to success in the industry, how the landscape of music distribution is changing, and what The Orchard brings to the table in the modern music business.… Read More

July 16, 2019 – U.S. Consumer Tech Sales To Surpass $400 Billion Milestone in 2019, Says CTA

The growing popularity of streaming services, artificial intelligence-enabled emerging devices and in-vehicle technology will help drive the U.S. consumer tech industry to a record-breaking $401 billion in retail revenues in 2019 – 2.2 percent growth year over year – according to a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® report. Consumer spending on software and services (including… Read More

July 15, 2019 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] — Making Vinyl Los Angeles, October 14-15

Making Vinyl comes to Los Angeles October 14-15 at the W Hotel Hollywood! New to the 2019 edition of this must-attend event for the physical media industry are programs focused on the 80th anniversary of Blue Note Records, how indie artists can make money from vinyl, best practices for the vinyl industry taken from other… Read More

July 15, 2019 – Podcast Advertising Revenues Will Surpass $1 Billion by 2021

The podcasting industry continues to explode with potential for advertisers, and the numbers show it: Marketers spent $479 million on podcast ads in 2018, and podcast advertising revenues are projected to surpass $1 billion by 2021, according to figures from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC. “Podcasts are one of the fastest-growing, if not… Read More

July 10, 2019 – Save the Date — NY:LON Connect Returns to the Big Apple January 16 – 17, 2020!

NY:LON Connect 2020, the first global music business summit of the calendar year, is set to return Thursday, January 16 — Friday, January 17 at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City!  The event, powered by Music Biz and Music Ally, is strategically planned at the beginning of the year to unite the global… Read More

July 9, 2019 – Music Biz Member Jaxsta Launches Music Credits Database in Beta Phase, Signs New Agreement with Merlin

Congratulations to Music Biz member Jaxsta, who recently launched its groundbreaking online database of official music credits in the beta phase! Founded in 2015 by Jacqui Louez Schoorl and Louis Schoorl, Jaxsta sources its credits directly from its official data partners, which include record labels such as Warner, Universal, Sony and myriad independents; organizations such… Read More

July 9, 2019 – Smart Speaker Shopping Gains Traction

Because shopping on smart speakers is gaining popularity faster than expected, research firm eMarketer has raised their latest forecast for smart speaker use. The firm reports that it expects 31 million people in the U.S. to shop via a smart speaker this year, up about 32 percent from 2018. This figure will climb to 38… Read More


Each year, AMERICANAFEST® brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, and industry professionals for six days of music and education. The 20th annual event will take place September 10-15, 2019, gathering thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. Music Biz is proud to partner… Read More

July 3, 2019 – Rolling Stone Magazine Debuts New Music Charts, Powered by Alpha Data

Rolling Stone Magazine has debuted the Rolling Stone Charts, an interactive set of music charts that offer an impartial, in-depth and in-the-moment view of the biggest songs, albums and artists in music. The new RS Charts are powered by Rolling Stone‘s independent analytics company, Alpha Data (known formerly as BuzzAngle Music). Rolling Stone took advantage of the… Read More

July 2, 2019 – Memes Are the New Pop Stars: How TikTok Became the Future of the Music Industry

In 2007, Soulja Boy’s ultraviral “Superman” dance made him the crown prince of YouTube. In 2014, Bobby Shmurda re-created that fervor on the deceased social network Vine, where six-second clips of his Shmoney Dance multiplied. And Lil’ Yachty and his lo-fi brethren will forever be defined as genre-bending SoundCloud rappers. Now TikTok—a Chinese-owned social network… Read More