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

October 7, 2021 – Discovery and Promotion in the Age of Metadata

Accurate metadata is the glue that binds together the entire music ecosystem. In this webinar, Jaxsta’s Chief Marketing Officer, Beth Appleton, discusses the role that verified credits play in discovering & promoting talent, and why it is essential that you take control of your data and the data of those who you represent.

September 23, 2021 – A Novel Approach for Streaming Concert and Ticketing

The recent global shift towards streaming live events will become a permanent way to amplify and complement in-person concert performances moving forward. After powering such concerts for the Black Eyed Peas, and other musical performances, this presentation and Q&A with Emmy-award winning technologist, Michelle Munson, discusses new technological innovations that help tackle some of the biggest financial challenges and opportunities in online ticketed performances. Specifically, Ms. Munson talks about how artists/publishers of all sizes can save costs and increase revenue over traditional platforms.  She also discusses retaining artist control and customization; 4K streaming quality; monetization, including minting NFTs and digital collectables; and more using Eluvio LIVE.

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)