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September 16, 2019 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] — A3C Festival & Conference 2019

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2019, the A3C Festival & Conference has grown from a local Atlanta Hip-Hop showcase into one of the most important cultural events of the year. The week of events — with 250+ speakers, 150+ sessions, 500+ artists, producers & DJs and 50+ concerts, parties and experiences — is set to… Read More

September 16, 2019 – Music Biz Member Brian Penick Pens Billboard Op-Ed, Set to Host November 7 Webinar

Music Biz member Brian Penick, Managing Partner of Legacy Entertainment Ventures, has penned an op-ed for Billboard in which he highlights five areas in the music tech sector that investors should pay attention to. Citing the strong growth the recorded music business has experienced in recent years, Penick highlights artificial intelligence, metadata and blockchain technologies,… Read More

September 13, 2019 – Why Are Today’s Top-Charting Music Stars So Young?

It’s been a banner year for young talent on the Billboard 200 albums chart, where artists like Billie Eilish (aged 17), Juice WRLD (20) and Khalid (21) scored chart-topping albums. In fact, so far in 2019, solo artists at the top of the Billboard 200 have been on average younger than any time in the past 19 years. This… Read More

September 12, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Sweet

Join us in welcoming Sweet to the Music Biz member community! Sweet has developed an innovative platform that bolsters value creation for artists by rewarding their fans with loyalty tokens called “Sugar.” Fans can earn Sugar through over 100 actions including streaming music, watching videos, sharing favorite social, attending concerts or events, and visiting stores.… Read More

September 10, 2019 – NY:LON Connect Unites Global Music Business Community to Set Agenda for 2020

Spotify’s Cecilia Qvist, YouTube Music’s Sun Lee and WMG’s Scott Cohen confirmed to deliver keynotes September 10, 2019 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally today announce the preliminary keynote and program details for the fourth annual NY:LON Connect Global Music Business Summit. The event will take place Thursday, January 16 through… Read More

September 10, 2019 – $45 Tool CD Gives Indie Record Stores Unexpected Boost

“A funny thing happened with the new Tool album” says Coalition Independent Music Stores (CIMS) executive director Michael Bunnell, “indie retail had an old-school moment. “Several stores had well-attended midnight sales on Thursday (it was my store’s first midnight sale in 10 years),” continues Bunnell. “When we returned to work on Friday morning, there were… Read More

September 9, 2019 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Distribution Launches New In-House Record Label

Congratulations to Music Biz member Symphonic Distribution, who earlier this month launched their new in-house record label, sleev3s! Every release on the sleev3s imprint will be curated by a “genre expert” from within the company, and will be paired with a charity that will receive a portion of the streaming royalties for each track.  The… Read More

September 9, 2019 – How Data Is Making Hits and Changing the Music Industry

How did Trippie Redd go from a virtual unknown to stardom? What took Logic from cult success to an artist who fills arenas? How do labels identify the superstars of tomorrow? The answers to questions like these have traditionally involved factors like touring, endless promo runs, and lucky breaks. But now, artists and the labels… Read More

September 5, 2019 – RIAA Releases 2019 Mid-Year Music Industry Revenue Report

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) just released a report that shows that in the first half of 2019, the U.S. recorded music market continued the overall trends and double digit growth rates of 2018. Revenue increases were driven by the number of paid subscriptions exceeding 60 million for the first time. Total revenues… Read More

September 5, 2019 – 2019 MTV Video Music Awards Generate 74% Sales Boost for Songs Performed at the Show

Songs performed on the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, held on August 26, generally saw gains in both digital downloads and streams, including a 74% boost in sales for the tracking week of August 23-29, according to Nielsen Music. The songs performed on the show — not including newly released tracks (or, in the case… Read More