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November 29, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #201 — The Lazuli Collective & Mental Health In Entertainment Industries

Born from the renewed calls for focus on mental health & wellness during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lazuli Collective works to establish “a new cultural paradigm” that puts the human needs of both artists and music industry executives front and center. In this month’s interview, we sat down with the organization’s founder, Brandon Holman, to discuss how the Lazuli Collective is making a difference for entertainment professionals, as well as the cultural shift taking place to support mental health and well-being.... Listen

November 1, 2022 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] – Finding A Fanbase: Training Algorithms For Music Discovery, Op-Ed by Chelsea Hallman from Targoz Market Research

In 2022, 46 percent of insights buyers from Coca-Cola to McKinsey revealed their spending on research projects increased over the past twelve months. Has yours? What’s driving your strategy? Previous release stats, or tailored marketing research that explores precisely what your listeners want? Training algorithms or recommendation engines to feed your release to an audience that matches your target market’s desired lyrical content, song features and past listening habits is paramount, particularly with emerging artists. Promotion teams must have the most effective listener profile at launch so they can coordinate early likes,... Read More

October 26, 2022 – THE BIZZYS ARE BACK — 2023 Bizzy Awards Nominations Now Open!

First held during last year’s Annual Music Biz Conference, the Bizzy Awards allows our members to recognize those Association member companies & executives who deserve recognition for the ways they’re working to advance music commerce and improve working conditions for EVERYONE who works in our industry! We’re thrilled today to announce the return of the Bizzy Awards in 2023, and open nominations. The 2023 Bizzys will include the following categories: Leading Light Award, Agent of Change Award,... Read More

October 13, 2022 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — UGC ID, PLZ: An Interview with Song Sleuth CTO, Ibrahim Maali

In an industry that is often black-and-white when it comes to AI/Machine Learning applications versus human input, Song Sleuth offers what might be considered a novel solution: a platform that marries proprietary AI with manual human review. Their two-step approach helps to more granularly analyze pieces of live music user-generated content (UGC) — be it a live concert recording, a song remix or a short-form video clip with live audio — and help link it to the proper content license so the original songwriters and/or artists can be fairly compensated.... Read More

October 11, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #200 — Capturing Creator Credits While In-Studio

It is of utmost importance for creators, especially in the age of digital music consumption, to log EVERY detail of who participates in the preparation of a song to ensure that all collaborators are properly paid. With his background as a songwriter and producer, Niclas Molinder set out to create a creator-friendly toolset to help not only fairly track credits directly in-studio, but also facilitate deeper collaboration. At Session, he’s done just that with the help of some high-profile partners — listen to this month’s episode to find out how!... Listen

September 21, 2022 – WE’RE BACK — MUSIC BIZ 2023 Happens May 15 – 18 At The JW Marriott Nashville!

For more than six decades, the Music Biz Conference has been the point of origin for inspiration and collaboration in the music business, as attendees share the insights learned at our event with their peers and extend a ripple effect of change across the global industry. We can’t wait to yet again open the floor to these impactful discussions and partnerships at the JW Marriott Nashville during Music Biz 2023! Click here to access everything you need to know — registration,... Read More

September 20, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #199 — The Impact of the CRB Royalty Rate Increase

The recent ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) to increase royalty payout rates for songwriters and publishers is a great step forward in fairly compensating creatives for their work. However given the complex nature of the industry, other segments of the business, particularly those involved in selling and distributing music both physically and digitally. In this episode, we discuss the industry-wide implications of the rate increase with Colin Rushing of Duck Road Advisory LLC and Danielle Aguirre of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA).... Listen

September 7, 2022 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: August 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: Copycats MediaLocation: Plymouth, MN Years In Business: 33 Website: www.copycatsmedia.com Welcome Copycats Media to Music Biz’s membership! The company is the largest replicator of CDs and DVDs in the country,... Read More

August 30, 2022 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Navigating Modern Music Copyright Law: An Interview with Cosynd’s Liz Cimarelli

Basic copyright protection should be affordable and accessible to all creators, but unfortunately that’s not always been the case. Cosynd was created to turn the lengthy, bureaucratic, and expensive process of copyright protection into one that is intuitive, cost-competitive, and time-saving by simplifying two essential tasks — establishing ownership of copyrights and seamlessly registering them with the U.S. Copyright Office. We sat down with Cosynd’s COO and Head of Business Development, Liz Cimarelli, to shed more light on the critical steps that copyright owners must consider to keep their businesses afloat in today’s evolving legal landscape.... Read More

August 24, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #198 — Ongoing Diversity Efforts In the Music Industry

Over the past two years, we’ve seen a major shift from pursuing incremental change to taking truly meaningful action in establishing a more inclusive and equitable workforce. In this month’s episode, we talk to three executives leading the charge to bolster diversity and inclusion in the music industry about the successes of their initiatives and what work still needs to be done.... Listen