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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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September 17, 2019 – [WEBINAR] — Best Practices for Managing Your Catalog and Assets

Music Biz is excited to confirm that our Fall 2019 Webinar Series will conclude on Thursday, December 12 with “Best Practices for Managing Your Catalog and Assets,” a session led by Music Biz member Synchtank! Given that effective catalog and asset management is now more important than ever, this webinar will run through the best practices for rightsholders to manage their assets and data in order to maximize revenue and avoid legal complications. Topics covered in this session will include: Cleaning up your data to optimize your catalog for clearance,... Read More

September 16, 2019 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] — A3C Festival & Conference 2019

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2019, the A3C Festival & Conference has grown from a local Atlanta Hip-Hop showcase into one of the most important cultural events of the year. The week of events — with 250+ speakers, 150+ sessions, 500+ artists, producers & DJs and 50+ concerts, parties and experiences — is set to connect, educate and inspire the next-generation of innovators and entrepreneurs shaping the future.  Music Biz is proud to partner with the A3C Festival to offer our members 10% off tickets for this year’s event,... Read More

September 10, 2019 – NY:LON Connect Unites Global Music Business Community to Set Agenda for 2020

Spotify’s Cecilia Qvist, YouTube Music’s Sun Lee and WMG’s Scott Cohen confirmed to deliver keynotes September 10, 2019 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally today announce the preliminary keynote and program details for the fourth annual NY:LON Connect Global Music Business Summit. The event will take place Thursday, January 16 through Friday, January 17 at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City, with currently confirmed sponsorship from MQA, AdRev, Dataclef and Gracenote.... Read More

August 27, 2019 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — The Importance of International Forums: Q&A with Reeperbahn Festival Founder and General Manager Alexander Schulz

Given the always-changing nature of the music business, it is extremely important for today’s industry professionals to stay current with the latest trends and technologies influencing the ways we work. Our new “Keeping Tempo With Music Biz” content series will tap into the brain trust of expert voices from Music Biz’s member and partner communities to help readers understand the machinations of the modern music business and arm them with the tools to help them achieve success.... Read More

August 22, 2019 – [WEBINAR] — Music Metadata Matters: Strategize Your Approach to Effective Keywording for Your Music Library

Join us Thursday, September 12 at 2pm ET as we kick off the Fall 2019 Common Ground Webinar Series with a session led by Marina Garza, founder of TagTeam Analysis and creator of the TuneTagger music tagging platform. This webinar will explore techniques, methods and solutions when creating descriptive keyword systems and categorizations for your music from a granular approach. TuneTagger is a partially automated, web-based tagging platform that offers consistent and accurate descriptive keywords including genre,... Read More

August 20, 2019 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] —Winston Baker’s Music Finance Forum, September 12 in Los Angeles

Music Biz is a proud partner of Winston Baker’s Music Finance Forum, which will be held on September 12, 2019 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. This special event will bring together debt and equity financiers, strategic and operational executives, and seasoned dealmakers in the music sector. Through the conference, participants will explore and gain insight into new revenue streams, merger and acquisition strategies, and innovative business models. The speaking faculty will include financiers and advisors from 23 Capital,... Read More

August 8, 2019 – Music Business Association Announces Leadership Transition With Dr. Portia Sabin To Lead Trade Group

Current President James Donio To Remain in Advisory Role The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that longtime President James Donio will be succeeded in this role by Dr. Portia Sabin, who will assume day-to-day operations of the Association beginning September 3. Donio will remain in an advisory role. “We are extremely grateful to Jim for his more than three decades of commitment, leadership and vision,” said Music Biz Board Chairman Matt Signore. “He has passionately guided the organization through any number of seismic industry changes and challenges during his tenure: the shift from a singular focus on the physical business to a broader identity embracing all forms of music consumption;... Read More

August 7, 2019 – [Register Today] — Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Returns to NYC Sept. 26!

Join Music Biz at the NY offices of Greenberg Traurig for our Fall Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, taking place Thursday, September 26! This exclusive, limited-seating forum helps attendees navigate today’s most pressing issues through top-in-class presentations delivered by industry influencers and advocates from the entertainment law community. Preliminary Sessions at this Fall’s event will include: Charting The Future For the Stem Marketplace (Pod)Cast Away Navigating the Dimensions of Metadata Plus, a panel organized by AIMP and a conversation on cybersecurity/data privacy led by Barry Perlman of Ritholz Levy Fields.... Read More

August 1, 2019 – Music Biz Announces Fall 2019 Common Ground Webinar Schedule

Music Biz is excited to announce the Fall 2019 schedule for our Common Ground Webinar Series! The only constant in today’s music business is change — that is why it is our mission to keep our members up-to-date on the latest developments across all facets of the industry. With sessions covering a cross-section of industry hot topics including new standards for music metadata, live music fan engagement, songwriting trend analysis, new digital marketing tools, and more,... Read More

August 1, 2019 – Music Biz Hall of Fame Inductee Hitsville U.S.A. to Be Featured in New Showtime Documentary

Showtime has announced a new documentary focused on the legendary Hitsville U.S.A., the birthplace of Motown Records in Detroit, which premieres Saturday, August 24th. Hitsville: The Making of Motown is the first documentary to include participation from legendary Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, and will dive into the label’s impact on popular music from its founding in 1958 until its move to Los Angeles in the 1970s. The original Hitsville U.S.A. space is now home to the Motown Museum,... Read More