Association News

Below, you’ll find the latest Association press releases, updates on our upcoming events, introductions to our newest member companies, links to the latest content from Music Biz and our partners, and more.

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April 17, 2024 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Optimizing For The Music Business’ Digital Future: Interview with Reprtoir’s Dominique Rottet

Reprtoir’s story is that of technology born out of the needs of an ever-changing music industry. Founded nearly ten years ago as an asset management software solution for another company, the platform has become a SaaS solution for music industry professionals in all areas of the business. In our latest Keeping Tempo interview, we discuss the platform’s evolution and how it was designed to adapt to our industry’s frequent evolution with Reprtoir’s Co-Founder and CEO, Dominitue Rottet!... Read More

April 17, 2024 – IN THE NEWS: Music Biz President Portia Sabin On Music Tectonics Podcast

Join Dr. Portia Sabin, President of the Music Business Association and Dmitri Vietze of Rock Paper Scissors in a candid discussion about how technology is propelling the industry forward. Their conversation touches on how tech helps to mitigate issues like fraud, and how it is reshaping the way we experience live events. Portia and Dmitri discuss the interplay between innovation and the need for unity amongst the industry’s various sectors. CLICK HERE to listen.... Read More

April 11, 2024 – Music Biz 2024: Track Keynotes & First 250+ Speakers Confirmed

Association also details Bizzy Awards, Women’s Leadership and Startup Programs April 11, 2024 (Nashville) — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today recaps everything that has been announced to date for its upcoming Music Biz 2024 conference, May 13-16, 2024 at the JW Marriott Nashville. This year’s edition marks the final consecutive year that the event will take place in Nashville, ahead of the conference returning to a traveling model starting in 2025.  As in years past,... Read More

April 11, 2024 – THURSDAY 4/18: Verifi Discusses Multiparty Data-Sharing!

In the final webinar in our Spring 2024 series, Verifi Media will present its findings from the first full year of the VRDA’s multiparty data-sharing project to show the benefit of org-to-org data sharing and database synergies. In the discussion that follows, we will explore the network effect of data connectivity and its potential to harness improvements to business sectors like operations, revenue assurance, and licensing. We will dive into how metadata links will continue to play an important role as the digital landscape evolves with AI and the popularity of user-generated content,... Read More

April 9, 2024 – The Future of What Episode #227 — Cosynd’s New Producer Copyright Registration Initiative

With almost a decade of experience securing copyrights for artists & rightsholders, Cosynd identified that music producers were being potentially priced out of registering their backlog of work with the U.S. Copyright Office. This led them to develop a new group registration service, allowing producers to save time & money by registering groups of beats and other musical elements instead of individually registering each element. We spoke with Cosynd CEO, Jessica Sobhraj about this new initiative,... Listen

April 2, 2024 – The Future of What Episode #226 — Creative Intell’s David Fritz & Steven Ship On Educating Today’s Artists

While looking into higher-ed music business programs, David Fritz and Steven Ship found that the segmented approach to curriculums was helpful for new students, but it did not help artists and songwriters who needed to know the ins-and-outs of how the industry works for their already established careers. This led them to start Creative Intell, which offers practical classes that give students insights and step-by-step guides on everything from recording and releasing a cover song to tracking all of their income streams.... Listen

March 28, 2024 – Music Business Association Announces Women’s Programming and Leadership Roundtables for 2024 Conference

March 28, 2024 (Nashville, TN) — As Women’s History Month comes to a close, the Music Business Association announces its upcoming slate of women-focused programming and leadership roundtable discussions to take place on Thursday, May 16th during the Music Biz 2024 conference in Nashville. The programming will kick off with the Walking the Walk: Tactics to Boost Diversity & Inclusion NOW panel at 11:30 AM, moderated by Skye Landgraf, Director, Partnerships and Programs, We Are Moving the Needle and featuring panelists Sarah Kloboves,... Read More

March 28, 2024 – THURSDAY 4/4: Dolby Hosts Our Next FREE Webinar!

Next Thursday, April 4th, the Dolby Music Partnerships team will host “Harnessing the Art, Technology and Business of Dolby Atmos Music,” an exclusive discussion on how creatives, labels and services are expanding their offerings & growing their business with Dolby Atmos Music! Please note that our final two Spring 2024 webinars will be held on Zoom — you can learn more about both sessions here. To learn more about the Dolby session and register for free,... Read More

March 19, 2024 – Music Business Association Names 2024 Presidential & Impact Award Recipients, Finalists For Crowd-Sourced Bizzy Awards

Winners will be announced during 3rd Annual Bizzy Awards Dinner on May 15th in Nashville March 19, 2024 — The Music Business Association today announces that Cameo Carlson of mtheory will receive its 2024 Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement, and The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) will receive its 2024 Impact Award for Technological Excellence. Recipients will be honored at the organization’s third annual Bizzy Awards dinner, happening Wednesday, May 15 at the JW Marriott Nashville as part of the Music Biz 2024 Conference. ... Read More

March 19, 2024 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Developing Ethical AI Tools To Support Songwriters & Composers: An Interview with DAACI’s Dr. Joe Lyske

Dr. Joe Lyske is a polymath accomplished in diverse interdisciplinary fields such as artificial intelligence (AI), film composition, game audio design, and aviation. As CTO and Co-Founder of DAACI — a music AI ecosystem designed for composers, by composers — he has invented and patented multiple core AI technologies for composing & editing music, all while championing for transparency, ethics and responsibility in the generative music AI arena. In this month’s interview, we spoke with Dr.... Read More