Association News

Below, you’ll find the latest Association press releases, updates on upcoming Music Biz events, links to articles with contributions from the Music Biz team, and more.

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July 31, 2022 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: July 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 lates companies to join our Association in the last month: MoisesLocation: Salt Lake City, UTYears in Business: 3Website: Help us welcome Moises to Music Biz! This AI company is focused on democratizing state-of-the-art audio technology for use by digital content providers,... Read More

July 27, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #197: Disability Pride Month — Interview with Lachi

In this month’s episode recognizing Disability Pride Month, Music Biz President talks with singer/songwriter and disability advocate, Lachi who founded RAMPD (Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities), a coalition that works to build support for disability culture and inclusion for creatives & industry professionals with disabilities. Tune is as Lachi shares the story of her journey from artist to advocate, recent successes for disability visibility & inclusion, and what changes must still be made.... Listen

June 29, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #196: Pride Month & Queer Representation in the Music Business

Now more than ever, it is vital to amplify and celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly in an industry like ours where they’ve had an immeasurable impact. In honor of Pride Month, we discuss the state of queer visibility & representation in the music business, both for artists and executives, with Joshua Dickinson of Queer Capita and Sydney Christensen of Kill Rock Stars!... Listen

May 26, 2022 – Welcome Our Newest Association Members!

Over the past five months, our association has welcomed more than 40 unique companies from all facets of the industry! As discussed at Music Biz 2022 earlier this month, we’re all “Better Together” – here’s to our members, new and old, collaborating to help us establish a future music industry that works smarter, serves the artists who create the music we all love, and is more accepting and equitable for ALL who work here! You can find a full list of our newest members to join in 2022 linked here;... Read More

May 25, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #195: New Models of Funding Indie Artists

The financing options available to artists at all levels of their career are much more robust today than they’ve ever been, allowing them to accelerate their exposure and access tools to create music more in-line with their original vision. In our latest podcast, Music Biz President Portia Sabin talks to Andrew Bergman, CEO of Downtown Music Holdings and Alex Heiche, Founder and CEO of Sound Royalties about what’s out there and how to find assistance!... Listen

May 4, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #194 — Record Store Day 2022

What began as a way for independent record store owners to bolster foot traffic and sales has grown into a shining example of, “if you build it, they will come.” In celebration of Record Store Day’s 15th anniversary in 2022, Music Biz President Portia Sabin discusses the origins of the event and its affect on the recent resurgence of U.S. vinyl sales with: Brittany Benton, Brittany’s Record ShopCarrie Colliton, Record Store DayLarry Jaffee, Making VinylCarl Mello,... Listen

April 27, 2022 – Music Biz Confirms Program For First-Ever NFT & Metaverse Summit At Music Biz 2022 Conference

As the events of recent years forced our industry to establish new revenue streams, NFTs and other metaverse applications have become a hot topic of discussion as a future way for artists to profit off the music they create. In our first-ever program dedicated to these new opportunities in the digital ecosystem, attendees will get a basic overview of how the technology works, dive into successful artist case studies, and what opportunities & challenges may arise as the technology reaches maturity!... Read More

April 25, 2022 – Music Biz Confirms 2022 Metadata Summit Agenda, Keynotes From Kim Beauchamp (UMG/DDEX) and ADA

11th annual program presented by OpenPlay; Supported by DDEX, Exactuals and Verifi Media April 25, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today confirms the makeup of its 11th annual Metadata Summit taking place 10 am – 3 pm CT on Wednesday, May 11 at the JW Marriott Nashville during the Music Biz 2022 Conference. The Metadata Summit will be available to attend live in-person during the Association’s Annual Conference, as well as with a virtual ticket via the Socio online events platform. ... Read More

April 14, 2022 – Music Biz Announces Brunch Program And Interview with O.N.E the Duo, Sponsored by CMA

April 14, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today confirms the program for its Music Biz Brunch, taking place Tuesday, May 10 at 11 am CT during the Music Biz 2022 Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. The ceremony will feature a conversation with and performance by mother-daughter singer-songwriter team, O.N.E the Duo, courtesy of brunch sponsor Country Music Association (CMA). Tennessean Nashville Country Music Reporter, Marcus K. Dowling will moderate the conversation. O.N.E the Duo comprises Nashville-based mother Tekitha and daughter Prana Supreme,... Read More

April 11, 2022 – Major Label Chief Diversity Officers, Jonathan Azu, Noelle Scaggs & EMPIRE’s Ghazi to Speak at Music Biz 2022 Keynote

April 7, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will host a special Music Biz LIVE keynote conversation titled, “A Roadmap for Change,” taking place Monday, May 9 at 5 pm CT, as part of the organization’s Music Biz 2022 Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. Participants in this important keynote discussion include: Jonathan Azu, CEO and Founder, Culture Collective; Founder, Diversity in MusicGhazi, Founder & CEO, EMPIRELiliahn Majeed, SVP & Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer,... Read More