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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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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

March 19, 2024 – PACK YOUR BAGS: Music Biz Passport Starts NEXT WEEK!

We’re taking you on an international trip to music cities across the globe through a NEW event series, Music Biz Passport! While our annual Music Biz Conference is a tentpole event for the entire global music business, Music Biz Passport will allow U.S. executives to directly connect with international trendsetters & music communities to learn the ins and outs of their local music economies. These events, both in-person and virtual, will help to expose important cross-border collaborations that will make the global music business stronger!... Read More

March 14, 2024 – NEXT WEEK: TuneCore’s BE THE CHANGE Gender Equity in Music Study

Join us next Tuesday, March 21st as TuneCore CEO, Andreea Gleeson and Music Business Association President, Portia Sabin discuss and dissect the results of the 2024 BE THE CHANGE: Gender Equity in Music Study. With over 4,100 global respondents from across the music industry surveyed, tune in to discover the key findings and learn about concrete strategies to enact change. Together, let’s BE THE CHANGE that helps create a brighter and more equitable future for the music industry.... Read More

March 12, 2024 – The Future of What Episode #225 — Vault & beatBread’s Funding Options For Indie Artists

With more artists creating and releasing more music now than ever, there is a major need for new revenue streams and funding options to help artists take their careers to the next level. This month on The Future of What, we speak with two representatives from companies that do just that: Nick Struzenski of Vault, a bespoke catalog brokerage & artist funding service, and Matthew Tilley of beatBread, which provides funding for artists & labels alike powered by data science.... Listen

February 29, 2024 – NEXT WEEK: Artist Growth Shares How To Maximize Growth Through Tech

On Thursday, March 7th, members of the Artist Growth team will share how adopting a unified management platform can benefit publishers, PROs, labels and distributors, as well as  how it can help streamline their operations & promote more effective collaboration. In this session, attendees will explore how the industry’s top players are embracing collaborative technology to centralize data and how they can do the same!  REMINDER: All of our Spring 2024 webinars will take place in our all-new Music Biz Events app powered by Webex!... Read More

February 28, 2024 – The Future of What Episode #224 — RAMPD’s Precious Perez & Lachi on Disability Awareness & Activism

RAMPD (Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities) was founded in 2021 as a collective of artists, performers and music professionals with disabilities seeking to raise awareness of disability culture in the music business. Since then the organization has worked to advocate and create opportunities for disabled music professionals and ensure they have access to inclusive & accessible spaces, including partnering with the GRAMMYs to make the annual awards event more disability-inclusive. This month, we spoke with RAMPD’s founder,... Listen

February 20, 2024 – [KEEPING TEMPO WITH MUSIC BIZ] It AIn’t All Bad: It’s Time To Give AI Its Due — Op-Ed by Orfium’s Michael Petychakis

A turbulent journey of love and hate best describes the relationship between music and technology over the years. But the reality is that technology is critical to the more recent and long-term future success of the music industry; they are inextricably linked. I include Artificial Intelligence (AI) in that.  Upon its launch in late 2022, OpenAI’s ChatGPT democratized access to a powerful generative AI tool, sparking a now familiar debate around copyright protection and highlighting the pressing need for legislation to define the boundaries of AI in music creation.... Read More

February 15, 2024 – FEB. 22: Orfium Speaks On Maximizing UGC Royalties

In our next Common Ground Webinar Series event on Thursday, February 22nd, team members from music rights management company, Orfium will lead a discussion on how user-generated content (UGC) is a key driver of growth for the music industry. In this session, attendees will learn industry secrets on how to maximize royalties from UGC content, as well as ways to take actionable steps on managing & monetizing your music catalog through today’s most popular digital platforms!... Read More

February 13, 2024 – The Future of What Episode #223 — Trevanna Tracks’ Tools For Improving Sync Licensing

Sync placements have become a highly lucrative revenue stream for artists and rightsholders alike in recent years, as the production teams behind tv shows & movies constantly search for the perfect tracks to set the scene in their latest project. With that expanded attention to this part of the business comes a lot of extra paperwork, something that until recently sync licensing teams did not have help with. This month, we spoke with Trevanna Tracks’ CEO,... Listen

February 7, 2024 – BIG NEWS: The Music Biz 2024 Program Is Here!

We’re proud to announce that the preliminary Music Biz 2024 agenda is here, giving you your FIRST LOOK at all the panels and presentations set to take place May 13th – 16th at the JW Marriott Nashville! As you look through the schedule, pay close attention to the shifts in our regular schedule that our President, Portia Sabin addressed in her 2024 New Year’s message, including an amplified programming block on Thursday and more time during the day allotted for attendee networking!... Read More