Association News

Music Biz is an essential online resource that keeps members up-to-date on the latest Association announcements. Below, you can view the latest Music Biz press releases, links to articles where Music Biz execs have been quoted, updates on Music Biz events, and more.

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November 2, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Bonsai

Please welcome Bonsai, which offers a tech-based networking platform designed “to democratize access to social capital,” to the Music Biz member community! The company’s platform connects experts across top companies including Google, JPMorgan, and Sony Music with young professionals looking to break into their industry via one-on-one video meetings. Bonsai’s team is made up of tech and startup professionals who have served in roles with Google and Facebook, and who have led teams & product development at GIPHY,... Read More

October 28, 2020 – WEBINAR — Actionable Insights: Turn Music Data into Effective Marketing

Songstats is a comprehensive music data analytics app for artists, labels and industry professionals, that provides actionable insights across the most important streaming services and download stores. Solutions like this are key in tracking new industry metrics for success — such as playlist adds, chart positions and social milestones — based on the latest forms of digital music consumption. In Songstats’ debut seminar, learn how artists and their teams can use their music data to improve new release strategies and marketing campaigns.... Read More

October 25, 2020 – MusiCares Issues Health & Wellness Survey for Music Industry Professionals

MusiCares has issued a new survey to gauge the most pressing issues at hand for the music community, to understand new and emerging health and mental health issues and allow them to better serve the music industry. We highly encourage you to take the survey before it closes on Monday, November 9 — the only requirement is that you are a music professional with 5+ years of experience in the music industry. Your contributions and thoughts are greatly appreciated for this survey and will ultimately support music industry professionals for years to come.... Read More

October 5, 2020 – Watch Music Biz President Portia Sabin’s 2020 Presidential Address

As we kick off this week’s Music Biz LIVE: Onward & Upward program, we’re excited to share with you our annual President’s Address! Below, you’ll be able to listen in as Music Biz President Portia Sabin delivers an overview on Music Biz’s endeavors to support our membership over the past year, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and her commentary on the state of the music industry in 2020 and beyond. She also announces Music Biz’s new mission statement to guide how the Association will support our membership and the global music industry in the years to come.... Read More

September 30, 2020 – Music Business Association Announces Driving Change Virtual Conference Focused on Diversity & Inclusion

Lawyer/activist Dina LaPolt and Universal Music Group’s Jeff Harleston Announced as First Confirmed Keynote Speakers The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced a brand new virtual conference — Driving Change, sponsored by Porsche Cars North America, Inc. – set to take place Tuesday, October 20 through Thursday, October 22 from 3 – 6 PM ET each day. Through high-level keynotes, panels, and roundtables, the event will bring together executives and thought leaders in the music business in action-based conversations about how our industry can take meaningful steps to support underrepresented communities in our industry,... Read More

September 23, 2020 – Announcing Music Biz LIVE: Onward & Upward!

2020 has presented us with a number of intense challenges, both as industry professionals and as a global community. To help us all build on the successful pivots we’ve made this year and determine how best to address our pressing business & social issues going forward, we’re excited to present Music Biz LIVE: Onward & Upward! This four-day event will bring several of the best-loved elements of our face-to-face Annual Conference to the virtual stage, as we focus on how the global music industry is working to overcome the disruptions and challenges of 2020.... Read More

September 23, 2020 – Music Biz’s Brand Summit Returns This October!

On subsequent Thursdays in October, Music Biz — along with presenters CLIO Music and G7 Entertainment Marketing — will host our Brand Summit 2020: Music For Good, as top brand, agency and industry executives discuss how innovation and fast action led to partnerships between artists, music companies, and brands during 2020. Topics will include how advertising & sync has evolved over the past six months, how the music industry can develop meaningful partnerships with the burgeoning cannabis industry,... Read More

September 17, 2020 – Final 2020 Law Conference Panels and Speakers Confirmed; Register Today!

Music Biz is proud to present our first-ever virtual Law Conference event, taking place Thursday, Sept. 24 — Friday, Sept. 25 and supported by Mandell Menkes LLC. In this installment of our yearly review of all legal matters pressing in the music industry, our expert panelists will discuss the legalities of performing licensed music on livestreams, establishing publishing deals for songwriters and producers, the efficacy of the CASE Act and its small claims court, the future of a divested TikTok U.S.... Read More

September 2, 2020 – WEBINAR: Producing, Performing, and Potential Big Pay Days in a Changed World

2020 has screamed in our ear to adapt, overcome, evolve, and to not look back. In our first Fall 2020 webinar — hosted by Guiding Star Global — will showcase innovative, powerful new tools for worldwide music collaboration, creation, performance and distribution that have evolved in the midst of chaos. The session will present details of a revolutionary, industry-changing leap forward in the realm of performance production and presentation with the potential to not only save the year for those willing to make bold moves,... Read More

August 25, 2020 – Music Biz To Close Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Observance of Election Day

The Music Biz team will be out of the office on Tuesday, November 3 in observance of Election Day, and we applaud our industry peers who have also made the day a paid holiday. We encourage others to do the same, as the push to recognize Election Day as a U.S. federal holiday gains traction so that all Americans can exercise their right to vote without restrictions. In addition, Music Biz will incorporate HeadCount registration into our Eventbrite pages for future online events to make it easier for members of our community to register to vote.... Read More