Association News

Below, you’ll find the latest Association press releases, updates on upcoming Music Biz events, links to articles with contributions from the Music Biz team, and more.

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November 17, 2020 – [Event] Article 17: Are We Ready? — Dec. 8-9, 2020

Article 17 is the largest reform in copyright history, one that stands to benefit music rightsholders, content creators and digital platforms alike. To help us all get a handle on the legislation’s sweeping changes, Music Biz is proud to partner with Pex to host this two-day virtual conference — the first in a series of educational events on the topic of Article 17 — programmed to clear up any confusion about the implications of Article 17 reforms,... Read More

November 17, 2020 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Understanding the Implications of Article 17 Copyright Reform: A Conversation with Rasty Turek, CEO of Pex

The passage of the EU Copyright Directive, including Article 17, brings sweeping digital copyright reform that stands to benefit rightsholders of all sizes. While it should improve how copyright holders can protect their works in the digital landscape, it is still unclear how the Directive will be implemented by each member state, what exactly digital platforms will be liable for, and what impacts it may have for users. To help us better understand how Article 17 will impact the music industry,... Read More

November 16, 2020 – Billboard Release R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players List for 2020

Billboard has revealed its 2020 R&B & Hip-Hop Power Players list, honoring those who continued to drive the genres forward while also managing in the global pandemic and playing a vital role in the advocacy work for social justice which hit a head in 2020. Special congratulations to NY:LON Connect 2020 keynote Kevin Liles of 300 Entertainment for being named Executive of the Year, as well as Music Biz Presidential Award recipient and Epic Records Chair &... Read More

November 5, 2020 – WEBINAR — Protecting Your Content: The Changes You Need To Know About & The Tools To Help You Get It Done

Throw out that self-addressed, unopened envelope and get ready to toss out a few other things you thought you knew about copyright protection along with it. While it’s gotten easier to create, upload, and share content, protecting that content still seems unapproachable, complicated and expensive for most of the creative community. This session — hosted by Cosynd CEO Jessica Sobhraj and North Music Group President Abby North — will tackle the misconceptions around copyright protection, the common practices that are now obsolete,... Read More

November 4, 2020 – MEMBER DISCOUNT — Making Vinyl 2020 Virtual Conference

Music Biz is proud to support Making Vinyl 2020, this year’s edition of the B2B conference dedicated to the rebirth of the global vinyl manufacturing business. This year, the event will bring together representatives of the world’s leading pressing plants, equipment suppliers, record labels, packagers, distributors, and retailers in a virtual forum to compare notes on this astounding industry comeback. It will also feature the return of the Packaging Awards, recognizing excellence in the presentation of physical music products.... Read More

November 2, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Bonsai

Please welcome Bonsai, which offers a tech-based networking platform designed “to democratize access to social capital,” to the Music Biz member community! The company’s platform connects experts across top companies including Google, JPMorgan, and Sony Music with young professionals looking to break into their industry via one-on-one video meetings. Bonsai’s team is made up of tech and startup professionals who have served in roles with Google and Facebook, and who have led teams & product development at GIPHY,... Read More

October 28, 2020 – WEBINAR — Actionable Insights: Turn Music Data into Effective Marketing

Songstats is a comprehensive music data analytics app for artists, labels and industry professionals, that provides actionable insights across the most important streaming services and download stores. Solutions like this are key in tracking new industry metrics for success — such as playlist adds, chart positions and social milestones — based on the latest forms of digital music consumption. In Songstats’ debut seminar, learn how artists and their teams can use their music data to improve new release strategies and marketing campaigns.... Read More

October 25, 2020 – MusiCares Issues Health & Wellness Survey for Music Industry Professionals

MusiCares has issued a new survey to gauge the most pressing issues at hand for the music community, to understand new and emerging health and mental health issues and allow them to better serve the music industry. We highly encourage you to take the survey before it closes on Monday, November 9 — the only requirement is that you are a music professional with 5+ years of experience in the music industry. Your contributions and thoughts are greatly appreciated for this survey and will ultimately support music industry professionals for years to come.... Read More

October 5, 2020 – Watch Music Biz President Portia Sabin’s 2020 Presidential Address

As we kick off this week’s Music Biz LIVE: Onward & Upward program, we’re excited to share with you our annual President’s Address! Below, you’ll be able to listen in as Music Biz President Portia Sabin delivers an overview on Music Biz’s endeavors to support our membership over the past year, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and her commentary on the state of the music industry in 2020 and beyond. She also announces Music Biz’s new mission statement to guide how the Association will support our membership and the global music industry in the years to come.... Read More

September 30, 2020 – Music Business Association Announces Driving Change Virtual Conference Focused on Diversity & Inclusion

Lawyer/activist Dina LaPolt and Universal Music Group’s Jeff Harleston Announced as First Confirmed Keynote Speakers The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced a brand new virtual conference — Driving Change, sponsored by Porsche Cars North America, Inc. – set to take place Tuesday, October 20 through Thursday, October 22 from 3 – 6 PM ET each day. Through high-level keynotes, panels, and roundtables, the event will bring together executives and thought leaders in the music business in action-based conversations about how our industry can take meaningful steps to support underrepresented communities in our industry,... Read More