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January 27, 2020 – The Future of What Episode #176: New Tools For Songwriters

As we move into 2020, two things have become all the more apparent: artists have to view themselves as small businesses in order to survive, and income streams within the industry are increasingly fragmented. Thankfully, these trends have been tracked for several years in a row, and there are a multitude of services available to bands, artists, and songwriters to help them collect these fractionalized income streams so that they can keep their creative businesses afloat and their rights secure.... Listen

January 24, 2020 – Billboard Releases 2020 Power List

Congratulations to all the industry professionals named to Billboard’s 2020 Power list. This year’s list honors those who have not only ascended to top levels of the music business, but have also used their positions to both elevate the industry as a whole and further promote initiatives of diversity and inclusion. Music Biz would like to especially recognize those members of its Board of Directors who were named to the Power list: Ryan Redington of Amazon and Ghazi of EMPIRE.... Read More

January 23, 2020 – [IN THE NEWS] — NY:LON Connect 2020, Day Two Recap

The NY:LON Connect 2020 global music summit, powered by Music Biz and Music Ally, was held this past Thursday and Friday, January 16-17, at the Dream Downtown in New York City. Strategically planned for the beginning of the year, this sold-out event hosted high-level executive delegates from 19 countries to discuss the status of the global music business and to set a unified agenda for the industry in the coming 12 months. Click here for a recap of NY:LON Connect 2020 Day 1.... Read More

January 22, 2020 – [IN THE NEWS] — NY:LON Connect 2020, Day One Recap

The NY:LON Connect 2020 global music summit, powered by Music Biz and Music Ally, was held this past Thursday and Friday, January 16-17, at the Dream Downtown in New York City. Strategically planned for the beginning of the year, this sold-out event hosted high-level executive delegates from 19 countries to discuss the status of the global music business and to set a unified agenda for the industry in the coming 12 months. Click here for a recap of NY:LON Connect Day 2.... Read More

January 22, 2020 – [Keeping Tempo with Music Biz] – Podcasts: Product and Tech Revolution, an Op-Ed by Sergey Bludov of DataArt

Once relegated to the fringes of digital entertainment, podcasts are now on the minds of the entire media industry. Big money acquisitions of podcasting companies are increasingly commonplace, while a growing number of major celebrities are launching podcasts of their own. In a relatively short amount of time, this audio show format has become impossible to ignore, with the most significant media companies jumping into the mix at a rapid pace. In this op-ed piece, DataArt’s SVP of Media &... Read More

January 21, 2020 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] — Reeperbahn Festival and Conference 2020

The Reeperbahn Festival and Conference has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide. And, as Europe’s largest club festival, it boasts about 600 concerts featuring a broad spectrum of both emerging and established artists. Music Biz has partnered with the Reeperbahn Festival to offer our members an exclusive discount on tickets to this year’s event, taking place September 16-19, 2020.  The Reeperbahn Festival Conference Ticket includes the following (subject to change w/o notice): Access to the Conference program (sessions,... Read More

January 17, 2020 – The Future of What Episode #175: Nashville’s Project Music

Since 2015, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center has played host to Project Music, an accelerator program for tech start-ups whose focus is upon creating solutions for the music industry. This first of its kind accelerator program has supported five different cohorts to date, and several members of those cohorts have already gone to market with their unique solutions, as a result of the mentorship and fundraising help they received through the program. Click here to listen.... Listen

January 14, 2020 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — 2020 Vision: A Look at What the Music Industry Faces in the Coming Year

The 2010s has arguably been one of the most transformative eras for our industry, as the RIAA reports that music streaming increased from 7% to 80% of the U.S. music market over the past decade. With old becoming new as vinyl sales sharply increase and the advent of social media changing how music fans interact with their favorite artists, our industry looks vastly different going into 2020 than at the dawn of the decade.... Read More

January 10, 2020 – The Future of What Episode #174: Trends For 2020

After several years of growth, the music business no longer feels like its in freefall, and some hopeful industry insiders are hinting that the best is yet to come in the 2020’s. As streaming goes global, and the overall adoption rate goes up across the board, continued revenue growth will be the norm in 2020 and beyond, which is to say nothing of the new ways that music is being monetized in video games, short form video,... Listen

January 3, 2020 – The Future of What Episode #173 : The Evolution of Streaming

Today’s streaming market is a crowded arena that’s chock full of big brands, all of whom are vying for the same monthly subscribers, but none of them have truly distinguished themselves from the other. Yes, they all have different visual interfaces and apps, and some are even offering higher bitrates, but as listeners switch over to voice activated listening via smart speakers, how will users know the difference between Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, etc. when the interaction becomes purely audio?... Listen