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January 28, 2020 – GRAMMYs Spur Sales Gains for Lil Nas X, Blake Shelton, Billie Eilish, Lizzo & More

The 2020 GRAMMY Awards pushed immediate gains for the songs performed on the Jan. 26 live CBS broadcast, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Collectively, sales of the tunes performed on the show grew by 266% on Jan. 26, as compared to the previous day. Combined, the performed songs (including original and popularized… Read More

January 28, 2020 – Clio Music Opens for Entries, Announces Program Changes for 2020

This week, Music Biz members Clio Music have announced its call for entries for this year’s Clio Music Awards, which will celebrate achievement in artist self-promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations, and the use of music in advertising. The first deadline to enter submissions for this year’s awards program is Friday, March 20th, after which prices… Read More

January 27, 2020 – The Future of What Episode #176: New Tools For Songwriters

As we move into 2020, two things have become all the more apparent: artists have to view themselves as small businesses in order to survive, and income streams within the industry are increasingly fragmented. Thankfully, these trends have been tracked for several years in a row, and there are a multitude of services available to… Listen

January 27, 2020 – India is Now the Second Largest Smartphone Market in the World, Surpassing the U.S.

A new report by Counterpoint Research estimates that India surpassed the United States to become the second largest smartphone market with an estimated 158 million devices shipped to the country in 2019. China is still the global leader at number one. Interestingly, India’s surge to second place is largely thanks to Chinese smartphone manufacturers. Phones… Read More

January 24, 2020 – Billboard Releases 2020 Power List

Congratulations to all the industry professionals named to Billboard’s 2020 Power list. This year’s list honors those who have not only ascended to top levels of the music business, but have also used their positions to both elevate the industry as a whole and further promote initiatives of diversity and inclusion. Music Biz would like… Read More

January 23, 2020 – [IN THE NEWS] — NY:LON Connect 2020, Day Two Recap

The NY:LON Connect 2020 global music summit, powered by Music Biz and Music Ally, was held this past Thursday and Friday, January 16-17, at the Dream Downtown in New York City. Strategically planned for the beginning of the year, this sold-out event hosted high-level executive delegates from 19 countries to discuss the status of the… Read More

January 23, 2020 – How Music Collaborations Evolved in the Digital Era: A Decade in Review

Through music collaborations, or having featured artists on their tracks, artists are able to mix their audiences. Working with other artists also conveys activity and engagement. Audiences get to see that their artist isn’t just hidden away inside some tower, creating music alone in a studio. One need not look further than Lil Nas X’s… Read More

January 23, 2020 – Music Biz Member Amazon Music Announces Subscriber Base Surpasses 55 Million

Congratulations to Amazon Music, who this week announced that they have surpassed 55 million subscribers across all service tiers! This milestone follows an exceptional year for Amazon Music — the service saw 50% growth year-over-year in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan; and more than doubled its user base in France, Italy, Spain and Mexico.… Read More

January 22, 2020 – [IN THE NEWS] — NY:LON Connect 2020, Day One Recap

The NY:LON Connect 2020 global music summit, powered by Music Biz and Music Ally, was held this past Thursday and Friday, January 16-17, at the Dream Downtown in New York City. Strategically planned for the beginning of the year, this sold-out event hosted high-level executive delegates from 19 countries to discuss the status of the… Read More

January 22, 2020 – [Keeping Tempo with Music Biz] – Podcasts: Product and Tech Revolution, an Op-Ed by Sergey Bludov of DataArt

Once relegated to the fringes of digital entertainment, podcasts are now on the minds of the entire media industry. Big money acquisitions of podcasting companies are increasingly commonplace, while a growing number of major celebrities are launching podcasts of their own. In a relatively short amount of time, this audio show format has become impossible… Read More