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May 21, 2020 – Music Business Association and Record Store Day to Host Virtual Couch Camp Event June 2-5

May 21, 2020 — As part of their efforts to bring educational content to the industry at large as it practices social distancing, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Record Store Day today announce that they will co-host the Couch Camp educational conference, set for Tuesday, June 2 through Friday, June 5 via Zoom.… Read More

May 21, 2020 – Nashville Industry Slowly Emerges From Pandemic Mode With Drive-In Shows and Studio Sessions

Studio bookings, concert postponements, drive-in concerts and a rogue political show: As the nation attempts to reopen following a pandemic-related lockdown, the country industry is struggling to keep the music playing in a marketplace with a hazy immediate future. Nashville’s recording studios, which shut down in March, appear ready to open again. Producer Jon Randall (Parker McCollum, Dierks… Read More

May 20, 2020 – Music Business Association Cancels Music Biz 2020 Conference, Announces Strategic Plans for Rest of 2020

May 20, 2020 — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announced that it has cancelled its Music Biz 2020 Conference, which was set to take place August 16-19, 2020 at the JW Marriott Nashville.  “The COVID-19 crisis has created conditions that we feel will not safely allow… Read More

May 19, 2020 – How Musicians Are Fighting Coronavirus by Turning Merch Into Masks

Like seemingly every other musician on the planet, the members of the New Jersey post-hardcore institution Thursday recently found themselves wondering how to spend their time. The coronavirus pandemic forced them to cancel all of their 2020 shows, and one member was about to be a father. They got together remotely to make plans for the immediate… Read More

May 18, 2020 – NY:LON Connect 2020 Startup Showcase Award Winner TRASH Launches AI Video Creation for Artists

AI-generated video app TRASH officially launched today along with a new slate of featured including TRASH for Artists, a tool suite designed allowing independent musicians to add their songs to the TRASH catalog and easily create original video content ranging from promo clips to full-length music videos with just one tap. The app was the… Read More

May 18, 2020 – The Future of What Episode 188: Music Biz LIVE, Mental Health Focus

While many have speculated about what the long term economic impacts of the COVID-19 quarantine might be, fewer have openly discussed what the long term psychological impacts on society might be. In this episode, Portia speaks with several mental health experts who were actively working with musicians before the quarantine began, and gets their take… Listen

May 15, 2020 – Music Biz Member AGD Entertainment Celebrates 6th Anniversary

Congratulations to artist services company AGD Entertainment, who are celebrating their sixth anniversary in 2020! “I’m proud to say that in our first six years of operation, we’ve stayed true to our mission to educate and inspire clients with our knowledgeable team of industry professionals,” says AGD Founder Nathan Dohse. “Through community collaboration, our company… Read More

May 15, 2020 – Our Coronavirus Security Blanket: Nostalgia For Old Music, Movies And Much More

According to a new study this month by Nielsen/MRC, over half of music listeners are vying for older tunes. Streams of Bob Dylan and Dixie Chicks spiked along with Bob Marley, whose catalog alone surged +23% within the last month. Even today’s top artists like Post Malone are springing for the old, who live-streamed a fundraiser concert solely… Read More

May 14, 2020 – Music Tectonics to host Two Day Zoom “Isolate or Innovate” Forum May 19-20, 2020

Music Tectonics — the conference and podcast hosted by Music Biz member Rock Paper Scissors — will host the “Isolate or Innovate” via Zoom on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20. This two-day virtual forum and networking platform will feature discussions for how the music and music tech industries are responding to the worldwide… Read More

May 13, 2020 – MIDiA Research Report: COVID-19 Impact on Entertainment Demand and Behaviors

COVID-19 is having a clear and direct impact on the entertainment and media industries, driven by investor uncertainty – resulting in plummeting share prices – and restrictions on movement of people leading to quickly-transforming consumer behavior patterns. Now the key questions entertainment-focused companies must ask themselves are: does your business have the right strategies to… Read More