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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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March 4, 2019 – Annual Music Biz Conference Makes Nashville its Home Through 2021

Following its largest event in the past 17 years with over 2,200 in attendance, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) announced today that its Annual Music Biz Conference will remain in Music City through 2021 at the recently opened JW Marriott Nashville. Music Biz 2019 will take place May 5-8, with Music Biz 2020 and 2021 following May 11-14, 2020 and May 10-13, 2021, respectively. The Music Biz Conference first came to Nashville in 2015,... Read More

March 4, 2019 – [LEADERSHIP WEBINAR SERIES] — Session 2: Creating Your Personal Brand

As a leader in the entertainment space, it’s just as important to build your personal brand as it is to building brands for your artists. Join us Thursday, March 7 from 2-3 pm ET as Certified Executive Coach Adam Mirabella will explore ways you can define and refine your brand to make an impression inside and outside of your organization. This is the second session in our four-part Leadership Webinar Series*. Future sessions of the series will teach you how to engage and mobilize your team and truly demonstrate emotional intelligence for your team,... Read More

February 28, 2019 – RIAA Issues 2018 Year End Music Industry Revenue Report: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), has issued the following statement regarding today’s release of the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) 2018 Year End Music Industry Revenue Report: “The Music Business Association applauds the efforts of our industry partners in 2018, which have resulted in a third consecutive year of double-digit growth as shown in today’s RIAA Year End Report. The number of paid subscribers to on-demand streaming services topped 50 million for the first time in 2018,... Read More

February 27, 2019 – Early Bird Rates for Music Biz 2019 Available Until Friday, March 22 — Register Today!

Year after year, the Annual Music Biz Conference unites leaders in the commerce, content and creative communities across the globe to discuss the future of the music business and to build relationships that will steer the industry for years to come. And with more value than ever, including keynotes from Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and Def Jam Recordings CEO Paul Rosenberg, it pays to book your trip early! Music Biz 2019 takes place Sunday,... Read More

February 26, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ ATTENDEE ALL-ACCESS — The World Comes to Nashville: How Music Biz Serves the Industry on a Global Level

Each year, the Annual Music Biz Conference offers a wealth of knowledge and perspective from the industry at large, united under one roof for four days of insightful conversations and presentations. Our Attendee All-Access Series checks in with previous Music Biz Conference attendees to discuss their past Conference experiences and give first-timers a taste of what they can expect at Music Biz 2019. In the first installment of our series, IMMF advisor Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt offers an overview of why the global breadth of the industry attends the Music Biz Conference.... Read More

February 21, 2019 – Peter Tork of the Monkees Passes at 77: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

Music Business Association President James Donio released the following statement regarding the passing of Peter Tork: “I am deeply saddened, as is the music community at large, to hear of the passing of Monkees bassist Peter Tork. The band left a major impact on the music world through both their records and TV show, and Peter’s charm and charisma was no doubt instrumental in cementing their lasting success. On a personal note, The Monkees was the first record I ever received.... Read More

February 20, 2019 – [LEADERSHIP WEBINAR SERIES] — Session 3: Engage and Mobilize Your Team

The entertainment space continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace — as executives, it’s important to evolve along with it! In the third session of our four-part leadership series*, Certified Executive Coaches Adam Mirabella and Ilana Zivkovich will teach you the best strategies for engaging and mobilizing your team. Session 3: Engage and Mobilize Your Team — April 4  •  2-3 PM ET Once you have a firm command of your leadership presence, explore powerful ideas to motivate and engage the people you interact with every day.... Read More

February 19, 2019 – Darius Rucker to Receive Humanitarian Award at Music Biz 2019

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present three-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Darius Rucker with its Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award during the Music Biz 2019 Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville Hotel at 7:30 PM. Rucker is being celebrated for his lifelong philanthropic efforts that include exemplary and heartfelt work on behalf of children. “Through his tireless efforts to support the youth community of Charleston, not to mention the millions of dollars he has helped raise for St.... Read More

February 11, 2019 – [WEBINAR] – Grow Through the Power of Pandora

Led by Next Big Sound’s Brittany Holloway (Manager, Artist & Industry Insights) and Heather Ellis (Manager, Artist Marketing Platform), this presentation will explore the data available to artists, managers, and labels with content on Pandora, equipping you to make smarter decisions and engage with Pandora’s suite of marketing tools. Join us Thursday, February 28 from 2-3 PM ET for a walkthrough of Pandora’s tools, including Next Big Sound and AMP, with anecdotal best practices and examples of how these tools can be used effectively.... Read More

February 11, 2019 – [LEADERSHIP WEBINAR SERIES] — Session 1: Leadership Foundations

The entertainment space continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace — as executives, it’s important to evolve along with it! In the first session of our new four-part leadership series*, Certified Executive Coaches Adam Mirabella and Ilana Zivkovich will explore what fundamental characteristics make for strong leaders in our industry. Session 1: Leadership Foundations — Every leader is different, but all great leaders know where they want to take their team. Create the environment that allows your people to succeed.... Read More