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May 4, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #194 — Record Store Day 2022

What began as a way for independent record store owners to bolster foot traffic and sales has grown into a shining example of, “if you build it, they will come.” In celebration of Record Store Day’s 15th anniversary in 2022, Music Biz President Portia Sabin discusses the origins of the event and its affect on the recent resurgence of U.S. vinyl sales with: Brittany Benton, Brittany’s Record ShopCarrie Colliton, Record Store DayLarry Jaffee, Making VinylCarl Mello,... Listen

April 27, 2022 – Music Biz Confirms Program For First-Ever NFT & Metaverse Summit At Music Biz 2022 Conference

As the events of recent years forced our industry to establish new revenue streams, NFTs and other metaverse applications have become a hot topic of discussion as a future way for artists to profit off the music they create. In our first-ever program dedicated to these new opportunities in the digital ecosystem, attendees will get a basic overview of how the technology works, dive into successful artist case studies, and what opportunities & challenges may arise as the technology reaches maturity!... Read More

April 25, 2022 – Music Biz Confirms 2022 Metadata Summit Agenda, Keynotes From Kim Beauchamp (UMG/DDEX) and ADA

11th annual program presented by OpenPlay; Supported by DDEX, Exactuals and Verifi Media April 25, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today confirms the makeup of its 11th annual Metadata Summit taking place 10 am – 3 pm CT on Wednesday, May 11 at the JW Marriott Nashville during the Music Biz 2022 Conference. The Metadata Summit will be available to attend live in-person during the Association’s Annual Conference, as well as with a virtual ticket via the Socio online events platform. ... Read More

April 14, 2022 – Music Biz Announces Brunch Program And Interview with O.N.E the Duo, Sponsored by CMA

April 14, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today confirms the program for its Music Biz Brunch, taking place Tuesday, May 10 at 11 am CT during the Music Biz 2022 Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. The ceremony will feature a conversation with and performance by mother-daughter singer-songwriter team, O.N.E the Duo, courtesy of brunch sponsor Country Music Association (CMA). Tennessean Nashville Country Music Reporter, Marcus K. Dowling will moderate the conversation. O.N.E the Duo comprises Nashville-based mother Tekitha and daughter Prana Supreme,... Read More

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 GRAMMY.com 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