Established in 2018, the Music Business Hall of Fame is reserved for the individuals, organizations and institutions that have significantly contributed to the expansion and continued success of the music business. It was commissioned to honor those industry stalwarts we draw inspiration from as we, in our own ways, push to innovate and drive growth in the industry.
Hall of Fame inductees are selected annually by the Music Biz Board of Directors, and are honored during our Awards & Hall of Fame program, as part of our Annual Music Biz Conference.
2019 featured a special introduction of famed Beatles producer, the late George Martin, inducted by his son, Giles Martin. It also saw the expansion of the Hall of Fame to include inductees from the following categories: major record labels, indie record labels, music industry venues & landmarks, industry executives, and media outlets.
Our first Hall of Fame honoree was the late Russ Solomon, founder of Tower Records. Present at the 2018 event to induct Russ were Michael Solomon, his son; Patti Drosins, his widow; and actor Colin Hanks, who directed the documentary on Solomon’s career establishing Tower Records, All Things Must Pass.