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Below, you’ll find the latest Association press releases, updates on our upcoming events, introductions to our newest member companies, links to the latest content from Music Biz and our partners, and more.

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May 21, 2024 – The Future of What Episode #230 — Diversifying Music Industry Writing Rooms

The music industry has proven time and time again that inclusive practices lead to better productivity and a higher quality of work in all business segments. That’s why Ralph Torrefranca of Angry Mob Music has sought for more diversity in high-level songwriting rooms by starting the New Normal Writing Camp in 2023, which featured 70% female artists & writers and 50% women producers from more than 12 cultural backgrounds in its inaugural edition. In our latest podcast,... Listen

May 16, 2024 – Music Business Association Names 2024 Bizzy Award Winners

Winners in all nine categories were crowned during the 2024 Bizzy Awards Dinner on May 15 May 16, 2024 — The Music Business Association announced the winners of this year’s Bizzy Awards during this evening’s third annual Bizzy Awards Dinner, hosted by Gina Miller, SVP & GM of MNRK Music Group, at the JW Marriott Nashville during the Music Biz 2024 conference. Full-size photos of all award winners are available here, with all photo credits going to Jason Mallory,... Read More

May 1, 2024 – The Future of What Episode #229 — Music Fraud Update: Combating Bad Actors From All Angles

The fight against all forms of music fraud has been a major watershed moment for intra-industry collaboration, as was seen in the Music Business Association’s establishment of its Spin Fraud Task Force and its hosting of the Trust & Safety Symposium in January 2024. Now a few months away from that event, our latest The Future of What podcast explores how music professionals & companies are developing internal tools & best practices to fight fraud, while also learning lessons from others who have dealt with bad actors in the finance,... Listen

April 29, 2024 – Music Biz 2024: Final Program Lineup Confirmed

Details on this year’s keynote slate, live performances, 300+ speakers & more April 29, 2024 (Nashville) — The Music Business Association today confirms the final schedule for its upcoming Music Biz 2024 conference, which will be held May 13-16, 2024 at the JW Marriott Nashville. This year’s edition marks the final consecutive year that the event will take place in Nashville, ahead of the conference returning to a traveling model starting in 2025.  Featuring more than 300 speakers from every angle of the music business,... Read More

April 24, 2024 – Record Store Day, The Music Business Association and Luminate Announce New Partnership Regarding Physical Music Sales Data Across Independent Retail Sector In The U.S.

Luminate Now Receiving Independent Sales Data from StreetPulse Billboard Rebranding “Tastemaker Albums” Chart To Better Recognize Impact of Independent Store Sales LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 24, 2024 – Today, Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS), Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), and Department of Record Stores (DORS), who work together as Record Store Day, The Music Business Association, and Luminate, the entertainment industry’s most trusted data provider, announced a new partnership for physical music sales reporting across the independent retail sector in the U.S. ... Read More

April 23, 2024 – The Future of What Episode #228 —  Holistic Strategies For Selling Music Merch with Merch Cat’s Vanessa Ferrer

Merch sales is one of, if not the primary, revenue generator for artists at certain levels of their careers. Tie this into the fact that merch proudly worn or displayed by their fans helps spread the word about their music, and it becomes all too essential for today’s artists to have a strong merch strategy. This important need is what led Vanessa Ferrer to found Merch Cat, a POS & inventory management tool that helps artists track what merch they sell each night on tour,... Listen

April 17, 2024 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Optimizing For The Music Business’ Digital Future: Interview with Reprtoir’s Dominique Rottet

Reprtoir’s story is that of technology born out of the needs of an ever-changing music industry. Founded nearly ten years ago as an asset management software solution for another company, the platform has become a SaaS solution for music industry professionals in all areas of the business. In our latest Keeping Tempo interview, we discuss the platform’s evolution and how it was designed to adapt to our industry’s frequent evolution with Reprtoir’s Co-Founder and CEO, Dominitue Rottet!... Read More

April 17, 2024 – IN THE NEWS: Music Biz President Portia Sabin On Music Tectonics Podcast

Join Dr. Portia Sabin, President of the Music Business Association and Dmitri Vietze of Rock Paper Scissors in a candid discussion about how technology is propelling the industry forward. Their conversation touches on how tech helps to mitigate issues like fraud, and how it is reshaping the way we experience live events. Portia and Dmitri discuss the interplay between innovation and the need for unity amongst the industry’s various sectors. CLICK HERE to listen.... Read More

April 11, 2024 – Music Biz 2024: Track Keynotes & First 250+ Speakers Confirmed

Association also details Bizzy Awards, Women’s Leadership and Startup Programs April 11, 2024 (Nashville) — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today recaps everything that has been announced to date for its upcoming Music Biz 2024 conference, May 13-16, 2024 at the JW Marriott Nashville. This year’s edition marks the final consecutive year that the event will take place in Nashville, ahead of the conference returning to a traveling model starting in 2025.  As in years past,... Read More

April 11, 2024 – THURSDAY 4/18: Verifi Discusses Multiparty Data-Sharing!

In the final webinar in our Spring 2024 series, Verifi Media will present its findings from the first full year of the VRDA’s multiparty data-sharing project to show the benefit of org-to-org data sharing and database synergies. In the discussion that follows, we will explore the network effect of data connectivity and its potential to harness improvements to business sectors like operations, revenue assurance, and licensing. We will dive into how metadata links will continue to play an important role as the digital landscape evolves with AI and the popularity of user-generated content,... Read More