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Music Biz is an essential online resource that keeps members up-to-date on the latest Association announcements. Below, you can view the latest Music Biz press releases, profiles of our newest members, links to articles where Music Biz execs have been quoted, updates on Music Biz events, and more.

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March 20, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Erin Anderson, Olivia Management

Music Biz is excited to welcome Erin Anderson, Founder and CEO of Olivia Management, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! As part of the Conference’s Career Development Workshops, she will be speaking on the panel “Why In-Person Relationships Are More Important Than Your Follower Count,” set for Sunday, May 5 at 11:30 am. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Erin before her panel in May!... Read More

March 18, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ ATTENDEE ALL-ACCESS — Music Biz 2019 and the Latin & Miami Markets

In this installment of our Attendee All-Access Series, Dennis Murcia, Global Business and A&R for Codiscos/Tropisounds, discusses the growing global influence of genres including Latin and K-Pop, and what international music professionals can benefit from specifically by attending Music Biz 2019! What are your thoughts on the rise of Latin music in the mainstream? What does this mean longterm for the U.S. market, as well as global territories? I’m not sure it is a rise. Latin music has always been part of the US and Global Market.  ... Read More

March 14, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Britnee Foreman, Songtrust

Music Biz is excited to welcome Britnee Foreman, Head of Data Strategy for Songtrust, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! As part of the Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust, she will be interviewing Blockchain Music Artist Shelita Burke in a session called “Music Inside a Blockchain World: Why Artists Will Lead the Blockchain Revolution,” set for Monday, May 6 at 3:30 pm.... Read More

March 12, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ ATTENDEE ALL-ACCESS — My First Time at the Music Biz Conference

In this installment of our Attendee All-Access Series, SB Projects’ Head of Digital Marketing Jackie Augustus gives us an exclusive look at her first Music Biz experience at last year’s Annual Conference, and how first-time attendees should prepare for Music Biz 2019!   What was your first impression upon entering the Music Biz Conference last year? “I was a tad nervous considering it was my first time speaking on a panel (also lost, because, you know,... Read More

March 4, 2019 – Annual Music Biz Conference Makes Nashville its Home Through 2021

Following its largest event in the past 17 years with over 2,200 in attendance, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) announced today that its Annual Music Biz Conference will remain in Music City through 2021 at the recently opened JW Marriott Nashville. Music Biz 2019 will take place May 5-8, with Music Biz 2020 and 2021 following May 11-14, 2020 and May 10-13, 2021, respectively. The Music Biz Conference first came to Nashville in 2015,... Read More

March 4, 2019 – [LEADERSHIP WEBINAR SERIES] — Session 2: Creating Your Personal Brand

As a leader in the entertainment space, it’s just as important to build your personal brand as it is to building brands for your artists. Join us Thursday, March 7 from 2-3 pm ET as Certified Executive Coach Adam Mirabella will explore ways you can define and refine your brand to make an impression inside and outside of your organization. This is the second session in our four-part Leadership Webinar Series*. Future sessions of the series will teach you how to engage and mobilize your team and truly demonstrate emotional intelligence for your team,... Read More

February 28, 2019 – RIAA Issues 2018 Year End Music Industry Revenue Report: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), has issued the following statement regarding today’s release of the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) 2018 Year End Music Industry Revenue Report: “The Music Business Association applauds the efforts of our industry partners in 2018, which have resulted in a third consecutive year of double-digit growth as shown in today’s RIAA Year End Report. The number of paid subscribers to on-demand streaming services topped 50 million for the first time in 2018,... Read More

February 27, 2019 – Early Bird Rates for Music Biz 2019 Available Until Friday, March 22 — Register Today!

Year after year, the Annual Music Biz Conference unites leaders in the commerce, content and creative communities across the globe to discuss the future of the music business and to build relationships that will steer the industry for years to come. And with more value than ever, including keynotes from Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and Def Jam Recordings CEO Paul Rosenberg, it pays to book your trip early! Music Biz 2019 takes place Sunday,... Read More

February 26, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ ATTENDEE ALL-ACCESS — The World Comes to Nashville: How Music Biz Serves the Industry on a Global Level

Each year, the Annual Music Biz Conference offers a wealth of knowledge and perspective from the industry at large, united under one roof for four days of insightful conversations and presentations. Our Attendee All-Access Series checks in with previous Music Biz Conference attendees to discuss their past Conference experiences and give first-timers a taste of what they can expect at Music Biz 2019. In the first installment of our series, IMMF advisor Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt offers an overview of why the global breadth of the industry attends the Music Biz Conference.... Read More

February 21, 2019 – Peter Tork of the Monkees Passes at 77: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

Music Business Association President James Donio released the following statement regarding the passing of Peter Tork: “I am deeply saddened, as is the music community at large, to hear of the passing of Monkees bassist Peter Tork. The band left a major impact on the music world through both their records and TV show, and Peter’s charm and charisma was no doubt instrumental in cementing their lasting success. On a personal note, The Monkees was the first record I ever received.... Read More