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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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January 21, 2020 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] — Reeperbahn Festival and Conference 2020

The Reeperbahn Festival and Conference has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide. And, as Europe’s largest club festival, it boasts about 600 concerts featuring a broad spectrum of both emerging and established artists. Music Biz has partnered with the Reeperbahn Festival to offer our members an exclusive discount on tickets to this year’s event, taking place September 16-19, 2020.  The Reeperbahn Festival Conference Ticket includes the following (subject to change w/o notice): Access to the Conference program (sessions,... Read More

January 17, 2020 – The Future of What Episode #175: Nashville’s Project Music

Since 2015, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center has played host to Project Music, an accelerator program for tech start-ups whose focus is upon creating solutions for the music industry. This first of its kind accelerator program has supported five different cohorts to date, and several members of those cohorts have already gone to market with their unique solutions, as a result of the mentorship and fundraising help they received through the program. Click here to listen.... Listen

January 14, 2020 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — 2020 Vision: A Look at What the Music Industry Faces in the Coming Year

The 2010s has arguably been one of the most transformative eras for our industry, as the RIAA reports that music streaming increased from 7% to 80% of the U.S. music market over the past decade. With old becoming new as vinyl sales sharply increase and the advent of social media changing how music fans interact with their favorite artists, our industry looks vastly different going into 2020 than at the dawn of the decade.... Read More

January 10, 2020 – The Future of What Episode #174: Trends For 2020

After several years of growth, the music business no longer feels like its in freefall, and some hopeful industry insiders are hinting that the best is yet to come in the 2020’s. As streaming goes global, and the overall adoption rate goes up across the board, continued revenue growth will be the norm in 2020 and beyond, which is to say nothing of the new ways that music is being monetized in video games, short form video,... Listen

January 3, 2020 – The Future of What Episode #173 : The Evolution of Streaming

Today’s streaming market is a crowded arena that’s chock full of big brands, all of whom are vying for the same monthly subscribers, but none of them have truly distinguished themselves from the other. Yes, they all have different visual interfaces and apps, and some are even offering higher bitrates, but as listeners switch over to voice activated listening via smart speakers, how will users know the difference between Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, etc. when the interaction becomes purely audio?... Listen

December 27, 2019 – The Future of What Episode #172: Best of 2019

With 2019 coming to an end, it feels like the right time to highlight a few of our audience’s most listened to episodes and of the year, so we’re doing a best of 2019 this week! We went through this year’s stats, and isolated the top ten episodes of the year, and then culled the most informative and/or interesting interviews from that bunch. Listen in as we revisit our interviews with writer Cherie Hu, former Merlin CEO Charles Caldas,... Listen

December 20, 2019 – The Future of What Episode #171: New Tools For Developing Artists

While some artists are eschewing the traditional label route to market, there is no getting around the fact that artists simply can’t do everything they need to do in order to be successful on their own. Most developing artists need help with marketing, branding, social media strategy, booking, publishing, content creation and more, if they’re going to breakthrough the din of digital noise. On this episode, we speak with Chelsea Cressman (AGD Entertainment) and Cameo Carlson (mTheory) about the ways that their companies are helping artists build and hire teams to manage the tasks that are beyond their particular scope and level(s) of expertise.... Listen

December 19, 2019 – Reservoir’s Golnar Khosrowshahi Confirmed as NY:LON Connect 2020 Publishing Track Keynote

Music Biz and Music Ally also confirm slate of speakers for 2020 Startup Showcase & Award Program December 19, 2019 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally today announce that Reservoir Founder and CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi will keynote the Publishing & Rights program track at the fourth annual NY:LON Connect Global Music Business Summit, taking place January 16 – 17, 2020 at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City. The summit is sponsored by Dataclef,... Read More

December 10, 2019 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Building an Artist’s Foundation: A Look Into Artist Development in 2020 with AGD Entertainment’s Chelsea Cressman

The social media and streaming markets have led to a strong influx of new artists, with the number of new tracks posted to Spotify jumping from 20,000 daily to 40,000 daily in a year’s time. With all that competition, it can be incredibly daunting for a modern artist to connect with new fans and rise above the rest of the noise. We recently spoke with AGD Entertainment’s Executive Director Chelsea Cressman about the company’s offerings for developing artists,... Read More

December 5, 2019 – Music Business Association Taps Kobalt, EMPIRE, mtheory Nashville, Hopeless Records and UnitedMasters for New Board Members

Association Membership Has Expanded To Include 23 Diverse New Member Companies Over Past Three Months December 5, 2019 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announced the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors, with the aim of diversifying the Board to align with the makeup of the Association’s evolving membership. The newly appointed members include: Bob Bruderman, EVP of Global Digital Partnerships at Kobalt Music Group; Ghazi, CEO & Founder of EMPIRE;... Read More