Research and Insights

Music Biz sources industry-defining data and metrics from our trusted research partners, presented to our community via recordings of past educational seminars, thorough research reports, and white papers & how-to guides.

Music Biz LIVE Archives

June 14, 2021 – Music Biz LIVE: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Creators & Professionals

Tune in for this important discussion where artists and executives discuss their professional & personal experiences as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. As we commemorate Pride Month, we also discuss how the industry can change to support the community going forward! The session kicks off with a research presentation provided by Matt Yazge of MRC Data, covering LGBTQIA+ musicians and their ascending success in recent years! PLUS: don’t miss a live performance from The Kentucky Gentlemen, and a special presentation from TiVo!

May 19, 2021 – Music Biz LIVE: Mind Your Health

Tune in for a candid conversation on the music industry’s evolving approach to mental health and wellness. The event features: Keynote Conversation With Godsmack Frontman Sully Erna, Q&A and Live Performance by Gina Royale, and a panel discussion: "Being Mindful Of Your Greatest Assets — Your Staff, Your Artists, Your Students"

Recorded Webinars

May 20, 2021 – Metadata Uses for Music Video

Hear from Sarah Hall, Manager, Growth Strategy, Artists & Label Relations, Vevo, and Andrea Zapata, VP of West Coast Sales, Vevo, on how Vevo is creating proprietary metadata fields and enhancing existing metadata to augment its catalog, as well as its future plans around metadata.

May 6, 2021 – How Music Reports Works with the Music Community

Music rights administration powerhouse Music Reports has continued to innovate and expand along with the music community over the past year. Now serving virtually every leading digital music service, as well as leading streaming video services, television and radio broadcasters, and fitness and commercial music services globally, Music Reports’ licensing and accounting reach is unparalleled, though often under-recognized. During this webinar, you will learn how to use Music Reports’ free tools to maximize your royalties from the largest sources of revenue around the world.

Research

October 25, 2019 – Audiomonitor 2019: Expanded — Presentation Slides

AudienceNet’s Audiomonitor 2019 provides insight into the latest music consumption trends, including time spent listening, devices and formats used, discovery and content preferences. This year, AudienceNet will be expanding the scope of Audiomonitor to explore additional areas of interest for the industry. World music will be covered in more detail, as we investigate interest in and engagement with music from different countries, cultures and in non-English languages. AudienceNet will also be adding new topic areas, such as the (positive) impact of music on consumers’ mental health, and the relationship between music and gaming. This presentation, showcased by AudienceNet’s Head of Research Sania Haq in a Music Biz webinar, provides an overview of key insights from Audiomonitor 2019 (US).

December 21, 2018 – Consumption By Genre: How Different Fans Consume Music

As tastes among music fans continue to diversify, it is becoming increasingly difficult to group consumers by their favorite genres. How can marketers analyze such diverse audiences to create actionable insights to inform tailored marketing messages? In a companion to their September 2018 report, "Audiomonitor 2018: The Overall Music Listening Landscape," AudienceNet identifies different music fans, measuring their music listening, spending and discovery behaviors, in an attempt to create a more detailed picture of how different fans consume their favorite music.

White Papers & How-To Guides

July 26, 2016 – DDEX Release Notification Standard Starter Guide for Implementation

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and its Metadata & Digital Operations Workgroup, in association with DDEX (Digital Data Exchange, LLC), are offering labels and label aggregators a step-by-step guide on how to use the DDEX standard to upload and manage their catalogs on digital retailers.

September 30, 2015 – Classical Metadata Style Guide

Released simultaneously with the Metadata Style Guide V2.1, our Classical Metadata Style Guide is the first to specifically address Classical music, which requires specialized formatting that differs substantially from that of modern popular music. (9.30.15)