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November 26, 2019 – On-Demand Audio, Video Streams Pass 1 Trillion This Year for First Time in US

For the week ended November 21, US audio and video on-demand streams passed 1 trillion for the first time ever in a calendar year, tallying 1.002 trillion streams so far this year, according to Nielsen Music. At the same time last year, there were 765.2 billion audio and video on-demand streams in the US. “Surpassing… Read More

November 25, 2019 – The Future Of What Episode #170: Direct Shot’s Ambiguous Future

At the beginning of the year, record stores big and small started noticing a difference between what they ordered and what they received in the mail. This became all the more noticeable when stores were shorted important and highly sought after titles for Record Store Day in April. Since then, the problem has only gotten… Listen

November 25, 2019 – Music Biz Class of 2020 Scholarship Applications Are Now Open!

Thanks to the generosity of our industry partners, the Music Business Association Scholarship Foundation is proud to once again offer financial assistance to Music Biz members and their families, as we announce that applications for the Music Biz Class of 2020 are now open! The Foundation has provided over $9 million in financial aid to the… Read More

November 22, 2019 – Jaxsta Launches Jaxsta Pro Beta, Offers Music Biz Members Exclusive Discount

Congratulations to Music Biz member Jaxsta, who today announced the launch of the Jaxsta Pro Beta! The Pro product is tailor-made to support professionals across all areas of the music business, and works hand-in-hand with the company’s innovative, constantly updating music credits database. Jaxsta Pro allows artist and label teams to claim Jaxsta credits profiles… Read More

November 20, 2019 – [IN THE NEWS] College Magazine Names Music Biz 2020 to Its 10 Can’t Miss Music Conferences

Music Biz 2020 has been featured on College Magazine’s 10 Can’t Miss Music Conferences. You can read the full excerpt from the article below: “Cue 300 educational panels, award ceremonies, Hall of Fame dinners and more at the 2020 Music Biz conference. The name says it all, as Music Biz has become the premier business-focused event in… Read More

November 20, 2019 – Music Biz Member Muzooka Empowers Artists to Control Their Appearance on GRAMMY.com

In conjunction with this week’s 2020 GRAMMY Award nominations, Music Biz member Muzooka has announced a partnership with the Recording Academy allowing artists to control their appearance on GRAMMY.com. Muzooka allows artists and their teams to manage their assets and push them live to multiple platforms — including ticketing pages, festival sites, apps and more… Read More

November 19, 2019 – Billboard Issues 2019 Digital Power Players List

Billboard has published its annual Digital Power Players list for 2019, recognizing those individuals who have contributed to advancing commerce in today’s data-driven music business. Congratulations to all the individuals named by Billboard, with special recognition for Music Biz Board of Directors members (from left to right) Ryan Redington of Amazon, Perry Bashkoff of Instagram,… Read More

November 19, 2019 – Hiding Likes on Instagram Could Change Influencer Marketing for the Better, Marketers Say

Instagram has begun hiding ‘likes’ for select users worldwide, expanding a test that could determine whether or not they will be permanently hidden from public view. Instagram’s CEO Adam Mosseri said the experiment will help improve the mental health of users, while some influencers and celebrities have argued that it may reduce engagement and make… Read More

November 18, 2019 – Music Ally Interviews WMG’s Scott Cohen Ahead of NY:LON Connect 2020 Innovation Keynote

Ahead of his opening keynote for the Technology, Innovation & Startups track at NY:LON Connect 2020, Music Ally sat down with WMG’s Chief Innovation Officer for Recorded Music, Scott Cohen. The discussion covers Cohen’s approach to exploring new innovations in the music space, and what’s new in virtual reality and gaming, AI, blockchain and more.… Read More

November 18, 2019 – The Future Of What Episode #169: New Ideas In The Digital Marketplace

In the past, digital start-ups frequently approached the music industry with tech solutions to problems that didn’t exist for most artists and labels. That paradigm has seemingly shifted in the past few years, and now the solutions being brought forth by tech companies are helping to alleviate certain stresses and strains on the music industry.… Listen