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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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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

March 31, 2022 – Music Biz Announces 2022 Bizzy Awards Finalists

Winners will be announced during the Association’s awards dinner on Wednesday, May 11; Song Suffragettes set to perform courtesy of The LSS Group of RBC Wealth Management March 31, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces the finalists for the organization’s first-ever Bizzy Awards program, hosted by Country star Jimmie Allen on Wednesday, May 11 at the JW Marriott Nashville and sponsored by The LSS Group of RBC Wealth Management  – U.S., City National Bank,... Read More

March 28, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #193 — The Orchard’s 25th Anniversary

From its humble beginnings on Orchard St. in NYC 25 years ago to the use of wide-reaching distribution tools used by artists & their teams across the globe today, The Orchard’s mission has not changed in its first quarter-century: working to help indie artists get their music out to the masses. In the latest episode of The Future of What, listen in as The Orchard’s Co-Founder, Richard Gottehrer and COO, Colleen Theis discuss the company’s past,... Listen

March 7, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #192 — An Overview on Streaming Fraud

We’re excited to bring you the first new episode of The Future of What since 2020! Listen in for expert insights from Beatdapp co-founders, Andrew Batey and Morgan Hayduk, as they discuss the ins-and-outs and different types of fraud which are present in the streaming ecosystem and how they can be detected. Plus, Melissa Morgia from the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry)shares perspectives on the impact of streaming fraud outside of the U.S., its effects on music consumers,... Listen

March 1, 2022 – Music Biz President Portia Sabin Named To 2022 Billboard Women In Music List

As Women’s History Month begins today, we’re thrilled to share that Music Biz’s President, Portia Sabin, has been named to Billboard’s Women in Music 2022 List! In some of the most tumultuous years for both our industry and our world, Sabin led Music Biz to: Create a slate of virtual events covering topics of interest to the industry –  from social justice to metadata to mental health and beyond –  while providing opportunities for the community to connect in uncertain times.... Read More

February 16, 2022 – Jimmie Allen To Host Music Biz 2022 Awards Dinner Program

February 16, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announces that GRAMMY, ACM & NAACP Image Award nominated, multi-platinum Country recording artist and songwriter, Jimmie Allen will host the organization’s first-ever Bizzy Awards program, taking place Wednesday, May 11 at the JW Marriott Nashville as part of the Music Biz 2022 Conference. Hailed by as one of “5 Black Artists Rewriting Country Music,” Allen has carved an impressive path to stardom in just a few years time.... Read More

February 7, 2022 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Centralizing the Fight Against Music Streaming Fraud: An Interview with Beatdapp’s Andrew Batey & Morgan Hayduk

Music streaming has held a major place in our industry for a number of years, due to the promises of a strong value proposition to users, the democratization of promotion across major label & indie artists alike, and the ready availability of global music from artists who otherwise might not be heard. But like with every seemingly “good” innovation, there are always folks looking to exploit it for nefarious reasons. Streaming fraud is not a relatively new phenomenon,... Read More

February 7, 2022 – Music Business Association To Present Sony Music Entertainment’s Julie Swidler With 2022 Presidential Award

February 7, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announces that it will present its 2022 Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to Julie Swidler, Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Sony Music Entertainment, in recognition of her accomplished industry leadership and many contributions to the success of the music business over the course of her career. Swidler will receive her award during the first-ever Bizzy Awards program, taking place Wednesday,... Read More

January 20, 2022 – Music Business Association Announces “The Bizzy Awards” for Music Biz 2022

New awards will honor music industryinnovators & advocates for change on Wednesday, May 11 January 20, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announces that it has reimagined its annual awards presentation to honor the B2B nature of the organization and its membership. The Bizzy Awards (The Bizzys) will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, during the association’s upcoming Music Biz 2022 conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. An industry-focused revamp of past awards presentations,... Read More

January 18, 2022 – SoundExchange and Music Business Association Present A Four-Part Event Series On The Future Of Monetization In The Music Industry

**Updated 5-18-22: Session #2 in the series, “Monetizing Music Streaming in Apps & Emerging Tech,” has been announced for Wednesday, June 8 — click here to learn more + register.** WASHINGTON – January 18, 2022 – SoundExchange, in partnership with the Music Business Association (Music Biz), announces a four-part virtual event series centered on the evolving impact of technology on the music industry. Over the course of the year, these events will gather subject matter experts,... Read More