Music Biz LIVE Archives

Our Music Biz LIVE interview series features candid discussions with thought leaders from around the industry to serve as a jumping-off point for solutions to the issues we all face.

Check out recordings of past Music Biz LIVE sessions below:

April 27, 2020 – Music Biz LIVE: Live Music Industry

Music Biz President Portia Sabin interviews Marauder's Rev. Moose and First Avenue's Dayna Frank (both from the National Independent Venue Association) and Nurit Smith of the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, to discuss how COVID-19 has affected the live music market and support systems such as Live Nation Concerts' Crew Nation initiative.

April 22, 2020 – Music Biz LIVE: Music Biz Board

Music Biz President Portia Sabin discusses with members of the Music Biz Board of Directors — Cameo Carlson of mTheory Nashville, Molly Neuman of Songtrust, Louis Posen of Hopeless Records, Sarah Robertson of AtoZ Media, and Lauren Wirtzer Seawood of UnitedMasters — the unique challenges the COVID-19 crisis has posed to each sector of the music business.

April 20, 2020 – Music Biz LIVE: MusiCares and Singer/Songwriter Travis Meadows

Music Biz President Portia Sabin interviews MusiCares' Debbie Carroll and Erica Krusen, along with singer/songwriter Travis Meadows, to discuss how MusiCares is helping the creative community weather the ongoing COVID-19 situation and beyond!

April 15, 2020 – Music Biz LIVE: Indie Music Retail and Small Businesses Check-IN

Music Biz President Portia Sabin interviews Carrie Colliton of Record Store Day, Andrea Paschal of CIMS, Eric Levin of AIMS, and Glenn Dicker of Redeye to discuss how the indie retail and record label communities are weathering the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We also hear from Mark Kaplan of Citrin Cooperman and Monika Tashman of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, who walk through the process of applying for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.

April 13, 2020 – Music Biz LIVE: Twitch and SoundCloud

Music Biz President Portia Sabin discusses opening new revenue streams for artists during the COVID-19 crisis and fundraising on livestream platforms with Jimmy Whisenhunt of Twitch, and Erika Montes & Jeff Ponchick of SoundCloud.

April 13, 2020 – Music Biz LIVE: Industry Trade Organization Check-In

Music Biz President Portia Sabin interviews Mitch Glazier and Michele Ballantyne of the RIAA, Richard Burgess of A2IM, Bart Herbison of the NSIA, David Israelite of the NMPA and Sarah Trahern of the CMA to share how each trade organization is supporting their members and the industry as a whole, as well as discuss what the “new normal” may look like after the COVID-19 crisis concludes.

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April 9, 2020 – Music Biz LIVE: Facebook and Instagram

Music Biz President Portia Sabin interviews Perry Bashkoff of Instagram and Mayola Charles of Facebook’s Social Good team to share best practice info for artists and industry pros connecting with their audiences with Instagram, how to access Facebook and Instagram’s philanthropic tools, and info on Facebook’s small business grant program.