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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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December 4, 2018 – Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Randy Goodman To Be Honored With Music Biz 2019 Presidential Award

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman with its Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. Goodman will join the esteemed ranks of previous Presidential Award honorees including last year’s winner, RIAA’s Cary Sherman, as well as Mike Dungan, Dick Clark, John Esposito, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun,... Read More

December 3, 2018 – [WEBINAR] – Your Questions Answered: Diversity of Consumption & Impact of International Music

Following up on a September webinar which explored the consumption habits of U.S. music fans, Robert Delmonte, Music & Entertainment Insight Lead for AudienceNet, will dive deeper into the following burning questions that Music Biz members were left with from the presentation: How Has Diversity In Music Tastes Affected Marketing Strategies? As tastes among music fans continue to diversify, it is becoming increasingly difficult to group consumers by their favorite genres. How can marketers analyze such diverse audiences to create actionable insights to inform tailored marketing messages?... Read More

November 30, 2018 – Announcing the NY:LON Connect Startup Award!

Over the past two years, NY:LON Connect has highlighted the latest and greatest startups that are shaping the future of the music business. This year will be no different, as event partners Music Ally and Music Biz invite startups to apply for the new NY:LON Connect Startup Award! This award will honor a new or unknown startup that offers an innovative product or service that will help advance the monetization of music. Applications for the award must be received by Friday,... Read More

November 29, 2018 – Singer/Songwriter Bebe Rexha to Be Honored With Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2019

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha with a Breakthrough Artist Award at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. The Award is presented to artists who have truly emerged and made a particularly significant impact on the music scene in the past year, and who are poised to propel to stellar new heights. Rexha will join the ranks of past winners,... Read More

November 27, 2018 – Music Biz Class of 2019 Scholarship Applications Are Now Open!

Since its inception in 1966, the Music Business Association Scholarship Foundation has provided over $9 million in financial assistance to members and their families thanks to the generous help of our industry donors. The Foundation is proud to continue offering this valuable member benefit, as we announce that applications for the Music Biz Class of 2019 are now open! To take advantage of this opportunity, the applicant or the applicant’s parent or spouse must be employed by a Music Biz member company.... Read More

November 26, 2018 – DEADLINE TODAY: Music Biz 2019 Call For Presentations!

Today is YOUR last chance to submit suggestions for topics and speakers that will inform the over 2,500 attendees expected at our Annual Conference, returning to Nashville in 2019 from Sunday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 8! The Music Biz Conference has become the industry’s most prominent business-focused event, and attendees return year after year because of the unparalleled quality of our educational programming. The Music Biz Conference truly benefits from the expert input of those Association members who tackle today’s challenges head-on and innovate for the future — it wouldn’t be possible without you!... Read More

November 22, 2018 – Happy Thanksgiving From Music Biz!

Happy Thanksgiving from the entire Music Biz team! We want to thank YOU, as we’re so grateful to have you as a part of our community! We value all that our members contribute to make our Association so vibrant, and are thrilled to offer you the robust slate of resources that will help not only enhance your daily life as a music industry professional, but also drive future success throughout the industry as a whole. May you and your family have a happy and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend!... Read More

November 20, 2018 – New Member Profile: Martin, Allbee & Associates LLC

Welcome Martin, Allbee & Associates LLC to the Music Business Association! Serving clients from the creative sector of the industry, Martin, Allbee & Assoc. manages business and financial affairs including: risk management, payroll services, accounts payable & receivable, acquisition and liquidations of assets, domestic & foreign touring, and all types of tax matters. The firm works to help new artists gain solid financial footing from which to launch successful careers, as well as maintain strong financial foundations for industry veterans to ensure their continued productivity.... Read More

November 15, 2018 – Music Industry Attorneys Call For Shift “From #MeToo to #WeTogether” in Guest Billboard Op-Ed

A new op-ed penned for Billboard by prominent music industry attorneys  — Monika Tashman, partner at Fox Rothschild LLP; Dina LaPolt, owner of LaPolt Law PC; Debbie White, deputy chair, music industry at Loeb & Loeb LLP; and Jessie Winkler, attorney at LaPolt Law PC — demands unified action to reinforce the foundation set in place by the #MeToo movement, ensuring that the culture of sexual harassment and gender bias in the music industry becomes a thing of the past.... Read More

November 13, 2018 – New Member Profile: The Clio Awards

Please join us in welcoming The Clio Awards, the esteemed international awards competition for the creative business, to the Music Business Association! Five years ago, The Clio Awards launched Clio Music in partnership with Billboard to provide annual awards recognition, as well as community support and connection, between marketers in the music industry, at advertising agencies, and at brands. Clio Music celebrates creativity in music marketing, advertising, and sync spanning artist self-promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations,... Read More