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October 3, 2019 – [MUSIC BIZ LAW CONFERENCE RECAP] Panel 4 — Charting The Future For the Stem Marketplace

Music Biz continues its recap of last week’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference with a look at “Charting The Future For The Stem Marketplace.” In this session, our panelists from the tech, legal and major label communities covered how labels are beginning to roll out stem products, how licenses for stems differ than those for… Read More

October 2, 2019 – [MUSIC BIZ LAW CONFERENCE RECAP] Panel 3 — Navigating the Dimensions of Metadata

Music Biz continues its recap of last week’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference with a look at the day’s third panel, “Navigating the Dimensions of Metadata!” In this session, experts representing Jaxsta, Songtrust, Universal Music Group and more to discuss the state of metadata processing and how technology can help clear up currently posed issues.… Read More

October 2, 2019 – Music Biz Member Symphonic Distribution Appoints Brandon Hixon as Head of New Black Music Division

Music Biz member Symphonic Distribution has announced that industry veteran Brandon Hixon will lead the company’s newly formed Black Music Division, based out of their Brooklyn office. Hixon brings more than 20 years of experience in the global Hip-Hop business, with experience in bolstering Black music from regions overseas. “I’m proud to join a 100%… Read More

October 1, 2019 – Call For Presentations for Music Biz 2020 Are Now Open!

We’ve been planning Music Biz 2020 behind the scenes for some time now, but today we make Music Biz 2020 public by asking you to submit your ideas, panels, and presentations for our Annual Conference! Every year, we ask the industry at large to share with us their most creative, well-thought out ideas that offer… Read More

September 27, 2019 – The Future Of What Episode #166: Converting Streams Into Liquid Assets Faster

Under the current distribution model, labels and rights holders typically only get paid once a month by their distributor, and those payouts are often for streams and downloads that occurred well before the pay period. In an era where artists and labels are able to see nearly real-time usage data for their catalog, these delays… Listen

September 20, 2019 – The Future Of What Episode #165: Unpacking The C.A.S.E. Act

The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019, or C.A.S.E. Act, is currently making its way through Congress, and it stands to have a significant impact on musicians and labels across the country. As it stands now, if you’re a musician who’s had their music used without a license, your only recourse is to… Listen

September 5, 2019 – The Future Of What Episode #164: The Future of Artist Management

Like every other role in the music industry, the face of management is changing to meet the current needs of artists. With fewer and fewer labels investing in artist development, the work of building a team up around an artist has started to land more and more on the shoulders of managers. In our exploration… Listen

October 1, 2019 – [MUSIC BIZ LAW CONFERENCE RECAP] Panel 2 — (Pod)Cast Away

Music Biz continues its recap of last week’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference with a look at the day’s second panel, “(Pod)Cast Away.” Thank you to event sponsor BMI for helping to assemble this panel! With ad revenues forecasted to hit $700 million in 2019, it’s clear to see why, as moderator Evan Parness of… Read More

September 30, 2019 – [MUSIC BIZ LAW CONFERENCE RECAP] Panel 1 — Blurred Lines: A Discussion of Recent Music Copyright Infringement Case Law

Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference returned last week to the NYC offices of Greenberg Traurig, bringing together top players from the tech and startup, music business, and entertainment law communities to hash out solutions to the high-profile issues facing the industry today. Throughout the week, Music Biz will give you an inside look… Read More

September 30, 2019 – Why the Surprise Album Drop is Falling in Popularity

It’s been close to six years since Beyoncé changed the world with that digital drop by releasing her fifth album Beyoncé out of nowhere. For the next few years, you’d enter every week with the possibility that your favorite could drop an album at any time. Bey’s husband JAY-Z followed suit with his 2013 record Holy Grail Magna… Read More