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June 27, 2019 – Nielsen U.S. Music Mid-Year Report 2019

On-demand streaming continues to super-charge the U.S. music industry, according to Nielsen’s U.S. Music Mid-Year Report, as there were more than 507 billion on-demand streams in the first half of 2019. This exciting milestone was led by singles and albums by Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Halsey, Khalid, BTS, Lil Nas X and Bad Bunny that… Read More

June 27, 2019 – MIDiA Report: The Classical Music Market – Streaming’s Next Genre?

A recent report released this month by MIDiA Research found that a classical music resurgence is possible in today’s on-demand music streaming world. As music finds itself migrating from smartphones and headphones back into living rooms and cars, with the onset of new streaming platforms such as voice, classical music has the opportunity to find… Read More

June 26, 2019 – The Smart Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research, Spring 2019

New research in The Smart Audio Report series from Edison Research reveals how smart speaker user behavior and perceptions are evolving, as owners ‘settle in’ with their devices and the market matures out of its introductory phase. According to the Spring 2019 survey, seven out of 10 smart speaker owners use their device daily despite… Read More

June 25, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Show4me

Join us in welcoming Show4me to the Music Business Association! The company’s primary offering, the Show4me Music Interaction Network, allows artists to make a living doing what they love and receive genuine appreciation from fans via its Artist Clubs and crowdfunding options.     The Show4me Music Interaction Network, which launched in April of 2019,… Read More

June 25, 2019 – The Music Industry Signs a Pledge Against Fake Streams

Streaming manipulation – the practice of artificially inflating stream counts to produce false listening data – is the music industry’s hot-button issue at the moment. Last Thursday, an assortment of music publishers, record labels, royalty-collection societies and other groups signed a code of conduct condemning fake streams and pledging to work together to eradicate them,… Read More

June 24, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Linkfire

Please welcome our newest member, Linkfire! A smart marketing platform established in response to the increasingly complex nature of music marketing, Linkfire indexes music across digital services, allowing users to create a single smart link for their latest release, playlist, or tour. The service routes millions of fans to the content they love in the… Read More

June 21, 2019 – Nielsen Audio Today 2019 Report: How America Listens

Radio specializes in boosting ad campaigns because it primarily reaches consumers during the day and away from home, when they’re on the go and closest to the point of purchase. This is a powerful advertising proposition, especially when you consider the impact of a captive audience in the car, where most of radio’s out-of-home listening… Read More

June 19, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Catalog Kings

Please welcome Catalog Kings to Music Biz’s member community! This Nashville-based company specializes in all types of printing projects including catalogs, programs, posters, flyers and postcards. And with the recent installation of a new saddle stitcher, they can now handle all kinds of bindery projects. Catalog Kings also produces promotional items such as apparel, lanyards,… Read More

June 19, 2019 – Here’s How Tech Is Amping Up The Summer Music Scene

Music always plays a prominent part in most people’s lives, but its role during the summer is particularly special.  From massive festivals with top-name recording artists to road trip playlists to travel to top hotspots with legendary nightclubs, music is absolutely key during this time of the year. But music’s intersection with technology is making… Read More

June 18, 2019 – Billboard Releases its 2019 Indie Power Players List Featuring Music Biz Board Members and 2019 Conference Speakers

Coinciding with A2IM’s Indie Week Conference in New York, Billboard has just released their annual Indie Power Players list, celebrating those whose dedication to advancing the interests of indie artists has led to global growth in the indie music segment. Music Biz extends our congratulations to the entire Power Players list, with special recognition for… Read More