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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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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

January 30, 2024 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Modernizing Music Marketing In 2024: An Interview with Geoff Robins of Tradable Bits

Music marketing is incredibly complex and ripe with challenges. Just connecting a throughline can be a cumbersome chore for marketers who typically coordinate across multiple entities (labels, promoters, artists, sponsors, etc.) To streamline this process and help marketers really understand the fanbases they’re dealing with, Tradable Bits has developed an all-in-one ecosystem to manage every aspect of companies’ fan-marketing efforts. This month, we talked to Geoff Robins of Tradable Bits about the company’s background, its proven offerings for the music &... Read More

January 30, 2024 – FEB. 8TH: BMAT Kicks Off Spring 2024 Webinar Series!

The Common Ground Webinar Series is back! On Thursday, February 8th, BMAT Music Innovations will kick off our Spring 2024 series by discussing its in-house audio fingerprinting technology that finds music usage across radio, TV and venues, delivering complete metadata reports to all players in the ecosystem. In this webinar, we’ll dive into the benefits of music recognition to enhance metadata accuracy and royalty distribution for music owners & users alike. We’ll also look into interesting use cases of music monitoring and discuss its benefits as they pertain to different segments of our industry in the U.S.,... Read More

January 24, 2024 – The Future of What Episode #222 — NIVA’s Journey From Survival To Advocacy

The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) was founded at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as a lifeline for small live music houses, pulling together federal grant money to ensure that venues would remain afloat until it was safe for artists to tour again. Since then, the organization has shifted focus to develop a member services suite, tackle major issues like the ticketing debacle, and address the needs of venues on a local level. We spoke with NIVA’s Executive Director,... Listen

January 22, 2024 – BIZZY AWARDS: Less Than 1 Week Left To Nominate!

Now in its third year, our annual Bizzy Awards program will honor those music business companies & executives who are working to advance music commerce and make our industry more collaborative & inclusive! With LESS THAN ONE WEEK left to nominate your peers for an award, we’d like to highlight the different areas of the business our Awards will celebrate when we gather during to honor our finalists during Music Biz 2024: Leading Light Award: Presented to a company or executive that has supported their staff via internal initiatives aimed at improving mental health,... Read More

January 9, 2024 – WEBINAR SERIES: Spring 2024 Lineup & Events App Announced

Earlier this week, we announced our first six FREE Common Ground Webinar Series events for the new year, to be held on the all-new Music Biz Events App powered by Webex! To help make the transition to our new platform as seamless for you as possible, we have prepared a welcome video and FAQ page to walk through the app’s features and changes to our webinar registration process. Check out our lineup of presenting companies below,... Read More