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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, profiles of our newest members, links to articles where Music Biz execs have been quoted, updates on Music Biz events, and more.

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May 20, 2019 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] GLAAD + Ty Herndon present The Concert for Love & Acceptance

GLAAD and Ty Herndon invite you to the 2019 Concert for Love & Acceptance, co-hosted by Ty Herndon and CMT’s Cody Alan! This year’s event, taking place Thursday, June 6 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, features a coalition of artists and celebrities appearing and performing to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people. Already announced special guests include Antigone Rising, Lee Brice, Daughtry, Harper Grae, Mickey Guyton, Tayla Lynn, Brody Ray, Tyler Rich, Brandon Stansell, Rita Wilson and Chely Wright.... Read More

May 13, 2019 – Music Biz 2019 Media Coverage

This year’s Annual Music Biz Conference, hosted May 5 through May 8 at the luxurious JW Marriott, received a great deal of press coverage! See below for a compilation of all the press links for this event. June 23, 2019 — The Four Ingredients of a Great Music Business Conference Panel — Medium June 11, 2019 — Country Superstar Darius Rucker Raises Over $2 Million for St. Jude — Showbiz CheatSheet June 8,... Read More

May 8, 2019 – 2019 Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner Recap

Music Biz’s annual celebration of artistic and executive achievement, the Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner, was held Tuesday, May 7, as part of the Music Biz 2019 Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. This year’s ceremony was sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, City National Bank, Cracker Barrel, Jammber, and TiVo. The slate of 2019 Music Biz Award winners included: Peter Frampton — Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement Bebe Rexha and Kane Brown — Breakthrough Artist Awards Darius Rucker — Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman — Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement The Orchard Co-Founder Richard Gottehrer — Outstanding Achievement Award Record Archive owners Richard Storms and Alayna Alderman — Independent Spirit Award To celebrate Randy Goodman’s Presidential Award,... Read More

May 7, 2019 – Music Biz 2019 CMA Breakfast and Music Biz Presentations: Scripted Remarks from Music Biz President James Donio

Music Biz President James Donio Thank you, Sarah (Trahern, CEO of the Country Music Association). Let’s have another round of applause for Kassi, Cassadee and Danielle. Weren’t they terrific? CMA has graciously and generously sponsored our Opening Breakfast for the fourth year in a row! Please join me again in showing them how much we value their support. Before I go any further, let’s also thank our wonderful friends at WEA for another fantastic opening night cocktail party.... Read More

May 1, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Elizabeth Chan, Merry Bright Music

Music Biz is excited to welcome Elizabeth Chan, CEO of Merry Bright Music, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! As part of this year’s Career Development Workshops, she will moderate the panel “The Journey of a Music Entrepreneur,” set for Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm. She will also lead the session “Parents in Music: A Roundtable Discussion,” on Monday, May 6 at 2 pm.... Read More

April 30, 2019 – Music Biz 2019 Conference Panels, Keynotes, and Award Winners: A Dynamic and Diverse Calendar Awaits This Year’s Attendees

Music Biz 2019, powered by the Music Business Association, will take place Sunday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 8 at the luxurious JW Marriott Nashville. Heralded year after year for its slate of educational programming, the Annual Conference has become the industry’s premier business-focused event, and features presentations from influential industry trailblazers seldom seen at other events. “Following our largest event in 17 years, we are thrilled to bring our Annual Music Biz Conference to the newly opened JW Marriott Nashville for the first time ever,” commented Music Biz President James Donio.... Read More

April 29, 2019 – [IN THE NEWS] — Inside Music Biz 2019: The Power Summit’s Chief James Donio on Six Decades of Industry Shake-Ups and Top Concerns Today

From creative monetization tools to globalization and industrywide inclusion efforts, it’s anything but status quo in today’s ever-shifting music landscape. While the Music Business Association’s annual Music Biz Conference has always served as a mirror for the industry at large, the power confab — which will hit Nashville May 5-8 — has become a true think tank of today’s luminaries working to tackle the biz’s 21st-century concerns, from streaming and metadata to diversity and health issues.... Read More

April 29, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Tommy Stalknecht, Single Music

Music Biz is excited to welcome Tommy Stalknecht, Founder and CEO of Single Music, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! He will be speaking on the panel “Automate Your D2C: Selling Music and Merch on a Budget,” set for Tuesday, May 7 at 5 pm. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Tommy before his panel next week! You can also keep tabs on the latest featured speakers on our Speaker Spotlight Portal.... Read More

April 26, 2019 – Iconic Rocker Peter Frampton to Receive Chairman’s Award at Music Biz 2019 Conference

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor GRAMMY Award-winning musician, singer and songwriter Peter Frampton with the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement at the Music Biz 2019 Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, City National Bank, Cracker Barrel, Jammber, and TiVo. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30 pm as part of the Music Biz 2019 Conference set for May 5-8 at the luxurious JW Marriott in downtown Nashville.... Read More

April 25, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — J. Anthony Allen, Slam Academy

Music Biz is excited to welcome J. Anthony Allen, Co-Founder and CEO of Slam Academy, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! As part of this year’s Career Development Workshops, he will be speaking on the panel “The Journey of a Music Entrepreneur,” set for Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about him before his panel in May!... Read More