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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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October 4, 2019 – Copyright Infringement, Metadata, Podcast Licensing and More Take Center Stage at Music Biz’s NYC Law Conference

Now in its ninth year, Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference brought together expert voices from the tech & startup, entertainment law, and music business communities to discuss the hot button issues affecting the music business today. The event was sponsored by BMI and Greenberg Traurig, and was once again held in the New York offices of GT in the MetLife Building. Panel 1: Blurred Lines: A Discussion of Recent Music Copyright Infringement Case Law In his panel introduction,... Read More

October 3, 2019 – [MUSIC BIZ LAW CONFERENCE RECAP] Panel 4 — Charting The Future For the Stem Marketplace

Music Biz continues its recap of last week’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference with a look at “Charting The Future For The Stem Marketplace.” In this session, our panelists from the tech, legal and major label communities covered how labels are beginning to roll out stem products, how licenses for stems differ than those for songs, and what the stem marketplace will look like once the medium really takes off. Stems have emerged in recent years as a hot new commodity for labels and artists alike.... Read More

October 2, 2019 – [MUSIC BIZ LAW CONFERENCE RECAP] Panel 3 — Navigating the Dimensions of Metadata

Music Biz continues its recap of last week’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference with a look at the day’s third panel, “Navigating the Dimensions of Metadata!” In this session, experts representing Jaxsta, Songtrust, Universal Music Group and more to discuss the state of metadata processing and how technology can help clear up currently posed issues. As on-demand music streaming continues to drive major growth for the music business, the industry has shifted from employing full-time individuals to manually enter information from CD liner notes to tech-based solutions of logging music metadata.... Read More

October 1, 2019 – Call For Presentations for Music Biz 2020 Are Now Open!

We’ve been planning Music Biz 2020 behind the scenes for some time now, but today we make Music Biz 2020 public by asking you to submit your ideas, panels, and presentations for our Annual Conference! Every year, we ask the industry at large to share with us their most creative, well-thought out ideas that offer high-level conversations on ways to best monetize music in today’s marketplace. We thank you in advance for participating — the input from our member and attendee communities is invaluable in ensuring that the caliber of our Conference’s educational programming is maintained,... Read More

September 27, 2019 – The Future Of What Episode #166: Converting Streams Into Liquid Assets Faster

Under the current distribution model, labels and rights holders typically only get paid once a month by their distributor, and those payouts are often for streams and downloads that occurred well before the pay period. In an era where artists and labels are able to see nearly real-time usage data for their catalog, these delays in payment have made rapid growth difficult in some cases, and now there are companies stepping in with solutions. On this episode,... Listen

September 20, 2019 – The Future Of What Episode #165: Unpacking The C.A.S.E. Act

The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019, or C.A.S.E. Act, is currently making its way through Congress, and it stands to have a significant impact on musicians and labels across the country. As it stands now, if you’re a musician who’s had their music used without a license, your only recourse is to go to a federal copyright court to defend your claim of ownership, which often costs hundreds of thousands of dollars in court and attorney(s) fees,... Listen

September 5, 2019 – The Future Of What Episode #164: The Future of Artist Management

Like every other role in the music industry, the face of management is changing to meet the current needs of artists. With fewer and fewer labels investing in artist development, the work of building a team up around an artist has started to land more and more on the shoulders of managers. In our exploration of this topic, we speak with Brian Dubb of Centralized.me, who has developed a web based “virtual management” application that helps developing artists manage themselves,... Listen

October 1, 2019 – [MUSIC BIZ LAW CONFERENCE RECAP] Panel 2 — (Pod)Cast Away

Music Biz continues its recap of last week’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference with a look at the day’s second panel, “(Pod)Cast Away.” Thank you to event sponsor BMI for helping to assemble this panel! With ad revenues forecasted to hit $700 million in 2019, it’s clear to see why, as moderator Evan Parness of BMI put it, podcasting has become the “topic du jour” in the music business. What started as a platform that gave the everyman with a microphone the ability to broadcast their voice is now causing seismic shifts in the music landscape,... Read More

September 30, 2019 – [MUSIC BIZ LAW CONFERENCE RECAP] Panel 1 — Blurred Lines: A Discussion of Recent Music Copyright Infringement Case Law

Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference returned last week to the NYC offices of Greenberg Traurig, bringing together top players from the tech and startup, music business, and entertainment law communities to hash out solutions to the high-profile issues facing the industry today. Throughout the week, Music Biz will give you an inside look at what was discussed by recapping the conversations had at each of this year’s panels! Today, we look at “Blurred Lines: A Discussion of Recent Music Copyright Infringement Case Law,” which discussed the hot topic of copyright infringement and changes in litigation that have already had implications for some of today’s most popular artists.... Read More

September 23, 2019 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Celebrating Creativity in Music Marketing And Advertising: Q&A with Clio President Nicole Purcell and Director of Clio Music and Clio Cannabis Michael Kauffman

Founded 60 years ago to recognize high achievement in advertising, The Clio Awards celebrates annually the excellent campaigns and talented professionals that raise the bar of what’s possible in promotional campaigns across a wide variety of markets — sports, fashion, music, entertainment, health, and most recently, cannabis. In this interview, we discussed with Clio President Nicole Purcell and Clio Music/Clio Cannabis Director Michael Kauffman how the idea of advertising awards program came about, how the brand’s commitment has expanded to a year-long content push,... Read More