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November 8, 2019 – The Future Of What Episode #168: Indie Label Spotlight – Frenchkiss Records

Twenty years ago, Syd Butler started Frenchkiss Records, after his band Les Savy Fav couldn’t find a home at the prominent labels of the time. Fast forward up until today, Syd’s now part of Seth Meyer’s 8G Band, the label is still going strong, and Les Savy Fav is still playing shows. On this episode, Syd joins us to talk about the label’s triumphs and tribulations over the course of the last two decades, as does Craig Finn,... Listen

November 7, 2019 – 300 Entertainment’s Kevin Liles to Discuss Record Label Evolution at NY:LON Connect 2020

Program also adds Singer-Songwriter Prateek Kuhad, MLC Chairman Alisa Coleman, and U.S. Copyrights Register Karyn Temple  November 7, 2019 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally today announce that 300 Entertainment Co-Founder and CEO Kevin Liles will deliver a keynote interview that will open the Label Evolution program track at the fourth annual NY:LON Connect Global Music Business Summit. Sponsored in part by Dataclef, Gracenote, AdRev, DataArt, FUGA and MQA,... Read More

November 6, 2019 – The Future Of What Podcast: New Episodes Now Available on!

Music Biz is happy to announce that starting today, new episodes of The Future Of What podcast will be available via the Education section of our website as they debut! Founded and hosted by Music Biz President Portia Sabin, the show has grown into a forum where the most significant voices in our industry discuss the hot topics informing the modern music business. Click here to listen to the latest episode, “Tracklib Brings Legal Sampling To The Masses.”... Read More

October 31, 2019 – The Future Of What Episode #167: Tracklib Brings Legal Sampling To The Masses

Several high profile artists moved away from sampling in the late 90’s, after a smattering of lawsuits were brought against artists like De La Soul, Biz Markie, 2 Live Crew, etc. for the use of unauthorized samples in some of their biggest hits. As a result, the familiar sounds of Hip-Hop, Pop, and Electronica changed dramatically in the decades that followed, as people were both scared off of sampling, and/or confused by the myriad of clearances and fees needed to sample legally.... Listen

October 23, 2019 – Music Biz President Portia Sabin Issues Statement Regarding Passage of the CASE Act by the U.S. House of Representatives

Music Biz President Portia Sabin has issued the following statement regarding the passage of the CASE Act by the U.S. House of Representatives:   “The passage of the CASE Act by the U.S. House of Representatives is an important step towards creating an affordable option for artists to handle infringement of their copyrights. Right now, most artists and creators are shut out of having a legal option to handle infringement, but the small claims court created by the CASE Act will change that and potentially put more money into artists’... Read More

October 23, 2019 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Using Technology to Empower the Creative Community: Q&A with Jammber CEO Marcus Cobb and SVP of Global Music Rights Dae Bogan

Music payment and workflow management startup Jammber has developed a series of mobile apps that helps artists eliminate guesswork from the process of recording music ownership, allowing them to focus on doing what they love: writing music. Last month, Jammber announced that it had acquired TuneRegistry, a move that would establish Jammber as a full-service solution for creatives to both report music ownership and manage rights administration. We sat down with Jammber CEO Marcus Cobb and the company’s newly appointed SVP of Global Music Rights,... Read More

October 17, 2019 – Music Biz “Goes Purple” for GLAAD Spirit Day 2019 in Support of the LGBTQ Community

Music Biz is proud to stand in solidarity with members of the LGBTQ community by “going purple” on GLAAD Spirit Day 2019. We support GLAAD’s call for an end to the disproportionately high rate of bullying against members of the LGBTQ community, and encourage our partners and friends to turn your websites and social channels purple in a show of support. Click here for more info and to learn how you can support the Spirit Day initiative.... Read More

October 15, 2019 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Disillusion or Revolution? Understanding AI’s Role in the Future of Music Rights: Op-Ed by Synchtank CEO Rory Bernard

Artificial Intelligence has grabbed the attention of a number of industries, including the music business, given the potential ways it can automate certain tedious processes and streamline data collection/processing. We’ve asked Synchtank CEO Rory Bernard, whose company has implemented AI solutions for years, to discuss the current state of AI applications in our industry and what future AI applications may look like. A rather excited article in Music Business Worldwide recently asked, “Is Artificial Intelligence About to Transform the Sync Industry?,” proposing that the solution to all music searches might lie in a tie-up between production library Audio Network and machine learning startup Musiio.... Read More

October 8, 2019 – Q&A’s Troy Carter to Deliver Finale Keynote at NY:LON Connect 2020

Music Biz and Music Ally also confirm esteemed panelists from Kanjian Music, Napster, The Orchard, SOCAN, VKontakte and more. October 8, 2019 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally today announce that Q&A Founder and CEO Troy Carter will deliver the closing keynote for the fourth annual NY:LON Connect Global Music Business Summit, the first music business forum for the calendar year featuring impactful conversations between key power players whose ideas are pushing global growth industry-wide.... Read More

October 4, 2019 – [MUSIC BIZ LAW CONFERENCE RECAP] Panel 5 — Blurrier Lines: The Evolving and Confusing Landscape of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in the Entertainment Industry

In the final part of Music Biz’s recap series of last week’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference with a look at “Blurrier Lines: The Evolving and Confusing Landscape of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in the Entertainment Industry.” Thank you to our panel of four cybersecurity and technology law experts for their invaluable insights on changing best practices and new consumer data privacy laws! At the advent of the internet in the 1990s, the common belief was that “Content is King,” and that it would be the major source of revenue on the platform as it continued to grow.... Read More