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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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April 8, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Jocelynn Pryor, AMPED Distribution

Music Biz is excited to welcome Jocelynn Pryor, Director of Marketing for AMPED Distribution, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! She will be speaking on the panel “Creating a Go-To-Market Strategy that Leaves NO Money on the Table,” set for Wednesday, May 8 at 2 pm. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Jocelynn before her panel in May! You can also keep tabs on the latest featured speakers on our Speaker Spotlight Portal.... Read More

April 4, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Rochelle Holguin, Viacom

Music Biz is excited to welcome Rochelle Holguin, VP of Creative Music Strategy of Viacom, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! She will be speaking on the panel “Holding Space for Diverse Voices: Why It Matters to You & Your Bottom Line,” set for Monday, May 6 at 11 am. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Rochelle before her panel in May! You can also keep tabs on the latest featured speakers on our Speaker Spotlight Portal.... Read More

April 3, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ ATTENDEE ALL-ACCESS — Three Ways That Conferences Help Artists Succeed

Logan Crowell spent years developing his craft as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recording artist. When he moved to Nashville in 2015 to study music business at Belmont University, he began to see opportunities for innovation in the industry. He’s since devoted his life to rethinking artist development by creating new business models while wearing hats as a producer, manager, talent buyer, and festival promoter. Logan is also the Founder and President of HOME – Helping Our Music Evolve.... Read More

April 3, 2019 – Music Business Power Duo Ethiopia Habtemariam and Jacqueline Saturn to Give Joint Interview at Music Biz 2019

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will host a Featured Presentation exploring the careers of Motown Records President/Capitol Records EVP Ethiopia Habtemariam and Caroline President Jacqueline Saturn, two of a small handful of female label presidents in the industry, during the Annual Music Biz Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. The session, set for Wednesday, May 8 from 10:30 – 11:30 am, will give insight on each woman’s professional journeys to the top of the organizational chart,... Read More

April 2, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Deborah Mannis-Gardner, DMG Clearances, Inc.

Music Biz is excited to welcome Deborah Mannis-Gardner, Owner and President of DMG Clearances, Inc., to the Music Biz 2019 Program! She will be speaking on the panel “Remixing the Concept of Music Creator,” set for Wednesday, May 8 at 12 noon. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Deborah before her panel in May! You can also keep tabs on the latest featured speakers on our Speaker Spotlight Portal.... Read More

March 29, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ ATTENDEE ALL-ACCESS — Why Startups MUST Attend the Music Biz Conference

In this Attendee All-Access interview, Sodatone Co-Founder Jerry Zhang talks about his experience as a startup owner at the Music Biz Conference led to his company meeting with and ultimately becoming acquired by Warner Music Group. His story is a must-read for startups on the fence attending our flagship Annual Conference.   When was your first Music Biz Conference? What drew you to attending? How was it? Music Biz 2017 was actually my first Conference. Our product was ramping up and we wanted to get it out into the world.... Read More

March 28, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Chris Lakey, Kobalt Music Group

Music Biz is excited to welcome Chris Lakey, VP of Creative Synch for Kobalt Music Group, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! He will be speaking on the panel “The “Real Deal” On Getting Your Song Synced,” set for Tuesday, May 7 at 4 pm. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Chris before his panel in May!   What is your favorite thing about Nashville — besides attending the Music Biz Conference,... Read More

March 26, 2019 – Music Biz Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees Including Famed Beatles Producer Sir George Martin

Twelve additional entities including major and independent labels, music industry landmarks and media will also be inducted. The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces this year’s inductees for its Music Business Hall of Fame, including the late Sir George Martin, who will be inducted by his son Giles Martin. This year’s honorees will be recognized during the Music Biz 2019 Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner — sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, City National Bank, Cracker Barrel,... Read More

March 20, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Erin Anderson, Olivia Management

Music Biz is excited to welcome Erin Anderson, Founder and CEO of Olivia Management, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! As part of the Conference’s Career Development Workshops, she will be speaking on the panel “Why In-Person Relationships Are More Important Than Your Follower Count,” set for Sunday, May 5 at 11:30 am. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Erin before her panel in May!... Read More

March 18, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ ATTENDEE ALL-ACCESS — Music Biz 2019 and the Latin & Miami Markets

In this installment of our Attendee All-Access Series, Dennis Murcia, Global Business and A&R for Codiscos/Tropisounds, discusses the growing global influence of genres including Latin and K-Pop, and what international music professionals can benefit from specifically by attending Music Biz 2019! What are your thoughts on the rise of Latin music in the mainstream? What does this mean longterm for the U.S. market, as well as global territories? I’m not sure it is a rise. Latin music has always been part of the US and Global Market.  ... Read More