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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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August 1, 2019 – Music Biz Hall of Fame Inductee Hitsville U.S.A. to Be Featured in New Showtime Documentary

Showtime has announced a new documentary focused on the legendary Hitsville U.S.A., the birthplace of Motown Records in Detroit, which premieres Saturday, August 24th. Hitsville: The Making of Motown is the first documentary to include participation from legendary Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, and will dive into the label’s impact on popular music from its founding in 1958 until its move to Los Angeles in the 1970s. The original Hitsville U.S.A. space is now home to the Motown Museum,... Read More

July 29, 2019 – Lil Nas X Breaks Record for Consecutive Weeks Atop the Billboard Hot 100 Chart — Statement from Music Biz President James Donio

Music Biz President James Donio has released the following statement regarding Lil Nas X’s unprecedented 17-week streak atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart: “Since it began its dominance on the Billboard Hot 100 some 17 weeks ago, I’ve had trouble meeting anyone, young or old, who hasn’t had even part of “Old Town Road” stuck in their head. Congratulations to Columbia artist Lil Nas X, who is now irrevocably part of the zeitgeist. His genre-bending, Triple-Platinum smash single has just broken the all-time record for consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100 chart.... Read More

July 15, 2019 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] — Making Vinyl Los Angeles, October 14-15

Making Vinyl comes to Los Angeles October 14-15 at the W Hotel Hollywood! New to the 2019 edition of this must-attend event for the physical media industry are programs focused on the 80th anniversary of Blue Note Records, how indie artists can make money from vinyl, best practices for the vinyl industry taken from other business segments, and many more. In partnership with Music Biz, Making Vinyl is offering a $50 discount on registration rates for Music Biz members!... Read More

July 10, 2019 – Save the Date — NY:LON Connect Returns to the Big Apple January 16 – 17, 2020!

NY:LON Connect 2020, the first global music business summit of the calendar year, is set to return Thursday, January 16 — Friday, January 17 at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City!  The event, powered by Music Biz and Music Ally, is strategically planned at the beginning of the year to unite the global music business community and set a common agenda for the new year. As in years past, the NY:LON Connect summit will feature a slate of marquee speakers delivering presentations on the topics that matter most,... Read More


Each year, AMERICANAFEST® brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, and industry professionals for six days of music and education. The 20th annual event will take place September 10-15, 2019, gathering thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. Music Biz is proud to partner with AMERICANAFEST to offer our members tickets at the current registration rate if they register before August 18th. Members can log into the Member Discounts section of our website to access the discount code and for instructions on how to use it.... Read More

June 12, 2019 – Tune In TONIGHT at 8 PM ET — Music Biz 101 & More Radio Show, featuring Music Biz President James Donio

During our Annual Conference last month, Music Biz President James Donio was interviewed for the Music Biz 101 & More radio show by William Paterson University professor David Philp and co-host Ali Medico, a student from Full Sail University. The interview will air at 8 pm ET tonight on WP88.7 FM Brave New Radio, William Paterson’s college radio station. Tonight’s airing can be accessed by clicking here. It will also be posted in a Podcast format on the Music Biz 101 &... Read More

May 22, 2019 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] — AIMP Indie Music Publishing Summit

The AIMP Indie Music Publishing Summit, the third annual event by the Association of Independent Music Publishers, brings together the indie publishing and songwriter communities for a day of educational panels and networking. This year’s AIMP Summit takes place June 11 at the 3 West Club in New York. Keynotes speakers at this year’s edition include Diane Warren, a GRAMMY, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award winning songwriter, 10-time Oscar nominee, and member of the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame;... Read More

May 20, 2019 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] GLAAD + Ty Herndon present The Concert for Love & Acceptance

GLAAD and Ty Herndon invite you to the 2019 Concert for Love & Acceptance, co-hosted by Ty Herndon and CMT’s Cody Alan! This year’s event, taking place Thursday, June 6 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, features a coalition of artists and celebrities appearing and performing to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people. Already announced special guests include Antigone Rising, Lee Brice, Daughtry, Harper Grae, Mickey Guyton, Tayla Lynn, Brody Ray, Tyler Rich, Brandon Stansell, Rita Wilson and Chely Wright.... Read More

May 13, 2019 – Music Biz 2019 Media Coverage

This year’s Annual Music Biz Conference, hosted May 5 through May 8 at the luxurious JW Marriott, received a great deal of press coverage! See below for a compilation of all the press links for this event. June 23, 2019 — The Four Ingredients of a Great Music Business Conference Panel — Medium June 11, 2019 — Country Superstar Darius Rucker Raises Over $2 Million for St. Jude — Showbiz CheatSheet June 8,... Read More

May 8, 2019 – 2019 Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner Recap

Music Biz’s annual celebration of artistic and executive achievement, the Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner, was held Tuesday, May 7, as part of the Music Biz 2019 Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. This year’s ceremony was sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, City National Bank, Cracker Barrel, Jammber, and TiVo. The slate of 2019 Music Biz Award winners included: Peter Frampton — Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement Bebe Rexha and Kane Brown — Breakthrough Artist Awards Darius Rucker — Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman — Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement The Orchard Co-Founder Richard Gottehrer — Outstanding Achievement Award Record Archive owners Richard Storms and Alayna Alderman — Independent Spirit Award To celebrate Randy Goodman’s Presidential Award,... Read More