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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 15, 2019 – Kane Brown to Be Honored With Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2019

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present platinum-selling, progressive Country artist Kane Brown with a Breakthrough Artist Award at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. The Award is presented to artists who have truly emerged and made a particularly significant impact on the music scene in the past year, and who are poised to propel to stellar new heights. Brown, who will be honored alongside fellow 2019 Breakthrough Artist Bebe Rexha,... Read More

January 15, 2019 – NY:LON Startup Showcase & Awards Honors Most Impactful New Company

In addition to the star-studded slate of keynotes and panel presentations that will set the course for the industry in the new year, NY:LON Connect will feature the debut of the Startup Showcase & Awards! The ceremony will highlight the best music-related startups and hold an audience vote to determine which company will have the biggest impact on the music business! The ceremony will feature the following presenters: Taishi Fukuyama, Co-Founder and COO, Amadeus Code (Japan) Chantal Epp,... Read More

January 11, 2019 – [WEBINAR] – What’s the State of the Hot 100 Top 10?

Compositional analytics can be a powerful tool when it comes to making songwriting and business decisions. It can help you spot evolving and waning trends, select a single, determine the best time to release a song, and so much more. So, what compositional characteristics are trending in the Hot 100 Top 10? Join us Thursday, February 7 from 2-3 PM ET for this webinar where Hit Songs Deconstructed co-founders Yael and David Penn take you on a deep dive into the compositional trends driving the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10. ... Read More

January 8, 2019 – AudienceNet Gives Music Biz Members Important Updates on the Modern Music Consumer

As part of our ongoing partnership with research firm AudienceNet, Music Biz is pleased to offer our members the deck and infographic used in the firm’s latest webinar! Members can now download the following reports highlighting the trends driving today’s music consumer.   Consumption By Genre: How Different Fans Consume Music As tastes among music fans continue to diversify, how can marketers analyze audiences to best inform their marketing campaigns? In this report, AudienceNet identifies the listening and spending behaviors of different music fans to create a more detailed picture of how they consume their favorite music.... Read More

January 7, 2019 – Paul Rosenberg To Keynote Featured Presentation at Music Biz 2019 in Nashville

Music industry trailblazer Paul Rosenberg, CEO of Def Jam Recordings and veteran artist manager, will keynote at a featured presentation on Monday, May 6 at 5 pm during the Music Business Association’s Music Biz 2019 Conference. Rosenberg will discuss his professional journey, experience in both the management and label arenas and his vision for the future of the industry at large. “Paul Rosenberg’s countless contributions to the music industry are undeniable,” commented James Donio, President of Music Biz “With a savvy ear for talent and innovative approach to marketing and promotion,... Read More

December 26, 2018 – U.S. Copyright Office Begins Process to Create Music Modernization Act’s Licensing Collective

With the euphoria of having seen the passage of the Music Modernization Act beginning to die down, attention is turning to the practical realities that it will create. Now, the United States Copyright Office has formally kicked off the process to establish the MMA’s Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) by putting out a request for information to help inform its choice for designating both the members of the MLC and Digital Licensee Coordinator (DLC). In doing so,... Read More

December 20, 2018 – Happy Holidays From Music Biz!

The winter season calls for reflection on all the past year has offered us. In this spirit, Music Biz would like to thank you for being a part of our community. We wish you a joyous holiday season, and hope that 2019 proves to be both joyous and prosperous! To celebrate the season, our offices will be closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th, as well as Monday, December 31st and Tuesday, January 1st.... Read More

December 13, 2018 – Music Business Association Announces Record Archive Owners Richard Storms and Alayna Alderman as Recipients of 2019 Independent Spirit Award

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its 2019 Independent Spirit Award to Richard Storms and Alayna Alderman, owners of the Rochester-based independent record store Record Archive, during the Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner set to take place on Tuesday, May 7 during the Music Biz 2019 Annual Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. With their out-of-the-box thinking and love for all things music, the pair have grown Record Archive into an iconic brick-and-mortar destination.... Read More

December 7, 2018 – 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Announced: Comment From Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association, issued the following statement on the 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees, announced this morning: “The Music Business Association congratulates all of the nominees for the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Clearly the increase in the number of nominees in the top four categories has given way for a wider range of artist and genres to be represented and recognized. “It is particularly exciting to see that today’s nominations are honoring the talent of artists who have received Music Biz Breakthrough Artist Awards or that have graced the stage at our Annual Conference.... Read More

December 7, 2018 – Music Biz Congratulates Members & Friends Featured In Billboard’s 2018 ‘Women In Music’

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) would like to congratulate its members, friends, and affiliates for being featured on Billboard’s ‘Women In Music 2018’ list. We’d like to send a special congratulations to the four Executives of the Year: Danielle Aguirre, Executive VP/General Counsel for the National Music Publishers Association; Dina LaPolt, Founder/Owner of LaPolt Law, and Legal Counsel to the Songwriters of North America; Jacqueline Charlesworth, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling; and Susan Genco, Co-President,... Read More