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June 17, 2019 – [MEMBER NEWS] — Final Clio Music Awards Submission Deadline Approaches; Synchtank Interviews Clio Music Director Michael Kauffman

Music Biz Member Clio Music has announced that the final deadline to submit for the 2019 Clio Music Awards. Entrants will have until next Friday, June 28, to submit their campaigns that connect consumers with brands through the power of music for consideration in this year’s awards. Award winners will be announced during the 60th… Read More

June 12, 2019 – Tune In TONIGHT at 8 PM ET — Music Biz 101 & More Radio Show, featuring Music Biz President James Donio

During our Annual Conference last month, Music Biz President James Donio was interviewed for the Music Biz 101 & More radio show by William Paterson University professor David Philp and co-host Ali Medico, a student from Full Sail University. The interview will air at 8 pm ET tonight on WP88.7 FM Brave New Radio, William… Read More

June 11, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Vinyl Me, Please

Join us in welcoming new member Vinyl Me, Please to the Music Biz Community! Vinyl Me, Please is a music company and record of the month club whose mission is to deepen the listening experience for music fans by offering one-of-a-kind vinyl pressings and diverse music-centric events. Since its founding in 2013, the company has… Read More

June 10, 2019 – Merch Madness: How Artists Are Using Designer Duds and Nutritional Supplements to Battle for No. 1

To sell music these days, artists and labels are in an arms race to sweeten the deal — with lots and lots of stuff. A few weeks before the release of Tyler, The Creator’s latest album, IGOR (Columbia Records), his team launched a campaign to drive first-week sales. It began with a bundle of goodies, the Vote… Read More

June 7, 2019 – Average US Time Spent with Mobile in 2019 Has Increased

For the first time ever, U.S. consumers will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching TV, with smartphone use dominating that time spent. Consumers’ use of smartphones will continue to make up the majority of their media consumption, but we predict that use will plateau by 2020, as consumers become increasingly uneasy about… Read More

June 6, 2019 – Paid Music Subscriber Totals Will Reach 1 Billion By 2030, Says Updated Goldman Sachs Report

The U.S. recorded music market is still growing — faster than top researchers originally thought. Goldman Sachs analysts are raising previously-reported industry forecasts by an average of 4 percent over the next decade, now predicting the industry to grow into a $45 billion beast with a paid streaming population of 1.15 billion by 2030. In its 2017 dossier, the research team… Read More

June 5, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: CmdShft

We’d like to welcome new member CmdShft to the Music Biz Community! The mission of this boutique label services outfit is to educate and empower artists on their journey to building a successful career, without sacrificing their art or rights of ownership. CmdShift offers artists access to both an extensive range of services and a… Read More

June 5, 2019 – Sheet Happens: One of Music’s Oldest Businesses Is Growing in the Digital Age

Today — thanks to online stores like Musicnotes, digital subscription services and music-notation formats for tablets and phones — sheet-music sales are booming. They generated $240 million in global revenue in 2018, according to Musicnotes — a tiny fraction of the overall publishing business. But the sheet-music sector is growing quickly: The National Music Publishers’… Read More

June 4, 2019 – Third Annual Podcast Ad Revenue Study by IAB and PwC Reports Significant Growth

The third annual Podcast Revenue Report by IAB and PwC confirms solid and increasing growth in the U.S. podcast advertising marketplace. The report, which surveyed top US revenue producing podcast companies on various data points, reports continued growth trends at the individual publisher level. The report adds an independent market sizing element, which echoes the pattern… Read More

June 4, 2019 – Will Listeners Switch to Music Services from Their Smart Speaker Brands?

Smart speakers present a potentially valuable new option for music services to reach listeners. The space poses a particular interest for tech firms operating in both hardware and software, since they can create brand loyalty within audiences who will buy their devices and then continue to provide revenue as subscription listeners. For instance, Amazon and… Read More