Music Biz hosts an annual slate of face-to-face & virtual events to foster important connections between our members and major industry players, introduce new career development tools, and provide vital knowledge to inform business decisions. Association members receive discounted registration rates for all Music Biz events, as well as priority consideration for speaker placement during our events. To submit a member of your team for inclusion in a future speaking engagement, fill out the form linked here.
Check out our currently scheduled events below:
February 15 & 16, 2023
We are back and can’t wait to bring together college students from across the globe for the next iteration of #NEXTGEN_U! For the first time, the event is being programmed by your peers from universities across the country, and we believe you will love the results. From career development best practices and educational panels on today’s hottest industry topics to focused mental health conversations, and even a performance (or two), this program is one not to miss!
May 15, 2023 - May 18, 2023
JW Marriott Nashville
For more than six decades, the Music Biz Conference has been the point of origin for inspiration and collaboration in the music business, as attendees share the insights learned at our event with their peers and extend a ripple effect of change across the global industry. We can’t wait to yet again open the floor to these impactful discussions and partnerships at the JW Marriott Nashville during Music Biz 2023!
September 15, 2022 – December 8, 2022
Our Common Ground Webinar Series offers a platform to showcase innovative products and services, give members important Association updates, and present the newest market and consumer intelligence from our trusted research partners.
NY:LON Connect gathers top decision makers from the international music industry to discuss and debate key industry issues and set the agenda for the coming year. This marquee global music business summit features a high-level program that explores the future of music, with keynotes and presentations from industry power players focused on driving positive change in the business. In addition, the event offers focused networking opportunities which will build relationships that will impact the international ecosystem for years to come.
November 15, 2022
Music Biz and SoundExchange will gather subject matter experts, tech visionaries, and buzzworthy performing artists for four events that address the most critical issues facing the music tech industry. Sessions will cover topics such as the future of live events and the metaverse, simplifying the music business, metadata management, and monetizing music in emerging streaming platforms!
Our Let’s Talk Physical virtual event series provides vital updates on everything the physical business needs to stay ahead of the curve as physical music consumption continues to rise!
JW Marriott Nashville
Music Biz 2022 featured four days of the industry-defining conversations and connections you’ve come to expect from our Association, including continued discussions of how we can support those among us who are still struggling and address our individual needs for professional & personal growth.
At Music Biz, we create rooms where important conversations about the future of the music business are held — however, not everyone can make the trek to Nashville for our Annual Music Biz Conference each May. Since EVERY city is a music city, we’ll be bringing those rooms to YOU through the new Music Biz Roadshow event series!
Article 17 is the largest reform in copyright history, one that stands to benefit music rightsholders, content creators and digital platforms alike. To help us all get a handle on the legislation’s sweeping changes, Music Biz is proud to partner with Pex to host three virtual events, programmed to clear up any confusion about the implications of Article 17 reforms, and discuss what improved legal protections and monetary gains it offers to relevant stakeholders.
Young industry voices today are proving that age does not always equal authority and that the next generation is not necessarily next – it’s now! The #NEXTGEN_NOW Virtual Summit brings together young music business professionals to discuss personal & professional development, perseverance, entrepreneurship, and how their new innovative ideas are influencing, impacting & transforming our industry.
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 co-hosted the Couch Camp virtual educational conference via Zoom from June 3-5, 2020!
The virtual edition of the Metadata Summit gathers thought leaders from the music data, legal, tech & startup communities and beyond to discuss advancements in metadata technologies across the global music business, how to blend industry know-how with technology to best improve data collection & reporting, and ways we can collaborate to keep music royalties flowing to artists & rightsholders.
June 3, 2021
The podcast format’s various synergies with the music industry have led it to be a hot discussion topic at Music Biz’s past Annual Conferences. That’s why we’re thrilled to bring the standalone summit back this summer in partnership with Gracenote after a successful debut last year! This year, you’ll hear from our podcast pros as they help labels and DIY musicians alike determine whether “To Pitch or To Podcast,” give tips on capitalizing on catalog music to give their fans even more of what they want, and more!
May 25, 2021 - May 26, 2021
When you’re pouring your time and talent into your next single or album in the here and now, it’s easy to forgo considering what your bank account will look like 10, 20, even 50 years from now. That is why Music Biz has created this new two-day virtual event, where you’ll gain insights from music industry & financial experts alike on what to consider when planning for the future, how to build your financial “dream team,” which institutions best cater to the needs of creative audiences, estate planning and much more!
October 8, 2020 - October 29, 2020
Music Biz, along with presenters Clio Music and G7 Entertainment Marketing, hosted our Brand Summit 2020: Music For Good for the first time virtually. This year’s program featured top brand, agency and industry executives discussing how innovation & fast action led to partnerships between artists, music companies, and brands during 2020.