Daily News & Analysis Feeds - 2019

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September 27, 2019 – Ken Burns’ “Country Music” — Vince Gill, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline Sales Soar After PBS Doc Airs

Ken Burns’ latest documentary, this time covering country music, looks to be a hit for music sales, with various songs from the eight-part series’ 100-plus-song soundtrack seeing notable gains in digital downloads. Since Country Music’s September 15 premiere, songs from Johnny Cash, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Patsy Cline, Vince Gill and more have jumped in sales both in the… Read More

September 25, 2019 – Global Live Music Ticket Sales to Top $25 Billion in 2023

The value of ticket sales for live music events will exceed US $25 billion for the first time in 2023 – with total industry revenues set to reach a record $31.5 million the same year, according to the latest figures from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019–2023, the just-released 2019 update to… Read More

September 25, 2019 – IFPI Releases Music Listening 2019 Report

The IFPI has released its Music Listening 2019 report, which examines the ways in which music consumers aged 16 – 64 engage with recorded music across 21 countries. “This year’s report tells an exciting story of how fans are increasingly engaging with music,” said Frances Moore, Chief Executive of IFPI. “At a time when multiple… Read More

September 23, 2019 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Celebrating Creativity in Music Marketing And Advertising: Q&A with Clio President Nicole Purcell and Director of Clio Music and Clio Cannabis Michael Kauffman

Founded 60 years ago to recognize high achievement in advertising, The Clio Awards celebrates annually the excellent campaigns and talented professionals that raise the bar of what’s possible in promotional campaigns across a wide variety of markets — sports, fashion, music, entertainment, health, and most recently, cannabis. In this interview, we discussed with Clio President… Read More

September 19, 2019 – NPD Forecasts Three Percent Annual Revenue Growth for the U.S. Consumer Technology Market Through 2021

According to the newly released Future of Tech report from The NPD Group, consumer electronics  revenue is expected to grow 3 percent annually through 2021 in the U.S. consumer marketplace. Desire for big screen TVs, product innovations in wireless headphones, continued home automation adoption, and rising interest in smart displays will fuel growth. “Steady single-digit growth is notable… Read More

September 18, 2019 – Seven Ways Musicians Are Leveraging Pop-Ups to Connect With Fans

The allure of the pop-up has permeated a new industry: the music business. To celebrate her debut album and give fans a glimpse into her creative process, for example, Billie Eilish teamed up with Spotify to deliver a pop-up in Los Angeles described as an “enhanced album experience.” For three days, fans got the rare… Read More

September 17, 2019 – [WEBINAR] — Best Practices for Managing Your Catalog and Assets

Music Biz is excited to confirm that our Fall 2019 Webinar Series will conclude on Thursday, December 12 with “Best Practices for Managing Your Catalog and Assets,” a session led by Music Biz member Synchtank! Given that effective catalog and asset management is now more important than ever, this webinar will run through the best practices for… Read More

September 17, 2019 – Deluxe Addition: How Taylor Swift, Tool, BTS and More Are Keeping the CD Format Alive

While Taylor Swift’s blockbuster album 1989 had a special edition featuring voice notes from the star plus Polaroid pictures, the most expensive of Lover’s CD deluxe editions goes even further. It includes the album on CD, two bonus audio memos from Swift’s songwriting sessions, a unique set of her journal entries, handwritten lyrics, archived photos,… Read More

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