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March 21, 2023 – Kobalt Music Founder and Chairman Willard Ahdritz To Keynote Music Biz 2023

PLUS: Music Biz confirms first 100+ speakers across 4-day educational program March 21, 2023 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces that Kobalt Founder & Chairman, Willard Ahdritz will participate in a keynote conversation on Tuesday, May 16th during the organization’s upcoming Music Biz 2023 conference, to be held May 15 – 18, 2023 at the JW Marriott Nashville. This and all keynotes at Music Biz 2023 will be held under the Music Biz LIVE banner,... Read More

March 15, 2023 – The Future Of What Episode #204 — BE THE CHANGE Gender Equality Study, Pt. 1

Released on International Women’s Day 2023, the 3rd iteration of the BE THE CHANGE study showcases the perspectives of more than 1,500 music industry professionals across 100+ countries on how gender discrimination is both experienced and perceived across the music industry. In the first of two episodes focused on this year’s report, Matthew Yazge of Luminate breaks down findings from this year’s survey and their impacts on industry professionals, and discusses possible solutions to issues of systemic discrimination.... Listen

March 9, 2023 – Statement from the Music Business Association Regarding the State of Tennessee’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

The Music Business Association condemns the decision by Tennessee state lawmakers to pass recent discriminatory bills removing the rights of transgender youth to receive gender-affirming healthcare and effectively making the performance of drag shows in public places illegal. These bigoted actions are especially concerning as we believe the intentional use of vague, inflammatory language will act as a gateway to encouraging acts of violence against the LGBTQ+ community. Our Annual Music Biz Conference has brought more than 2,500 attendees from 30 countries and all walks of life to Nashville since 2015.... Read More

March 8, 2023 – MNRK Music Group’s Gina Miller To Receive Music Business Association’s 2023 Presidential Award

March 8, 2023 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces that Gina Miller, SVP and General Manager, Nashville for MNRK Music Group, will receive the organization’s Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement, in recognition of her career-spanning leadership and commitment to bolstering diversity and inclusion across the music industry. Miller will receive this honor during the 2nd Annual Bizzy Awards dinner, taking place Wednesday, May 17th as part of the Association’s Music Biz 2023 Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville.... Read More

February 22, 2023 – The Future Of What Episode #203 — Affordable Health Insurance For Indie Labels

For many years, smaller independent labels have found it challenging to provide health insurance options to their employees that were not cost prohibitive. This month we talked with A2IM’s President and CEO, Dr. Richard James Burgess about the A2IM Benefits Store, launched in September of 2022 to deliver member labels access to affordable health insurance packages, as well as other vital resources they may need.... Listen

February 21, 2023 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Music NFTs: Separating Fact From Fiction with Revelator’s Founder & CEO, Bruno Guez

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic nearly three years ago, much conversation was had around how an industry like ours, with highly important revenue streams based on in-person events, might adapt to meet the needs of a world in lockdown. One such area that was explored was that of digital goods and NFTs, a way for fans to support the artists they love by owning a unique digital keepsake. Now that the technology is beginning to mature,... Read More

January 18, 2023 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: Dec. 2022/Jan. 2023

The Music Biz member community is home to more than 400 global companies, all working to collaborate to support the financial growth of our industry at large and create a more equitable, inclusive place to work! See below for the latest companies to join our Association in the last month: The Career MusicianLocation: Greater LA Area, CAYears In Business: 7Website: Join us in welcoming The Career Musician (TCM) to our membership!... Read More

January 12, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #202 — Continued Support For Inclusion & Mental Health in the Music Business

While major strides have already been made to improve the work culture of companies across the music business, it’s a never-ending task to ensure that EVERYONE who works in our industry is welcome, supported and truly happy in their day-to-day roles. To kick off the new year, we sat down with BMI’s SVP, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Sandye Taylor in a conversation about sustaining the important work of supporting both greater inclusivity across the global music business and work-life balance with consideration for mental health needs.... Listen

January 5, 2023 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — The Value of TV For Music Video In 2023: Interview with Jordan Glickson of Vevo

Music videos, both as an art form and as a promotional tool, have seen significant evolution in the ways they are created and consumed since the early days of MTV. And while the trending rise in user-generated content and short-form video platforms might seem like a blow to the format’s popularity, the adoption of smart TVs and availability of videos in different formats across connected devices has actually lended to increased music video consumption. To sort through all this and discuss what’s next for the music video,... Read More

December 12, 2022 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: November 2022

The Music Biz member community is home to more than 400 global companies, all working to collaborate to support the financial growth of our industry at large and create a more equitable, inclusive place to work! See below for the latest companies to join our Association in the last month: Christian Music Trade AssociationLocation: Nashville, TNYears In Business: 29Website: www.cmta.bizEstablished in 1993, the Christian Music Trade Association is a non-profit organization that works to build community and cooperation among Christian &... Read More