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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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April 24, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Jacob Pace, Create Music Group/Flighthouse

Music Biz is excited to welcome Jacob Pace, VP of Business Development & A&R for Create Music Group and CEO of Flighthouse, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! As part of this year’s Career Development Workshops, he will be speaking on the panel “First Impressions Count: How a Teenager Became Create Music Group’s Secret Weapon,” set for Sunday, May 5 at 4 pm. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Jacob before his panel in May!... Read More

April 22, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Naomi Fabricant, Face The Music Foundation

Music Biz is excited to welcome Naomi Fabricant, Executive Director of the Face The Music Foundation, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! She will be moderating the panel “Music Business and Addiction: How Music Hurts the Artist and How It Heals,” set for Monday, May 6 at 3 pm. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Naomi before her panel in May! You can also keep tabs on the latest featured speakers on our Speaker Spotlight Portal.... Read More

April 18, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Nathan Dohse, AGD Entertainment

Music Biz is excited to welcome Nathan Dohse, Founder and COO of AGD Entertainment, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! As part of this year’s Career Development Workshops, he will moderate the panel “Who Even Am I? Entrepreneur, Corporate, Freelancer?,” set for Sunday, May 5 at 10:30 am. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Nathan before his panel in May! You can also keep tabs on the latest featured speakers on our Speaker Spotlight Portal.... Read More

April 18, 2019 – Music Biz Member Schoolkids Records Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Music Biz member Schoolkids Records will celebrate its 45th anniversary this Saturday, April 20th. The Raleigh, NC independent record shop first opened its doors in 1974, right across the street from NC State University. Since then, the store has expanded with new locations in Durham and Chapel Hill, built a robust online marketplace. In 2014, they opened a full bar and a stage for in-store performances at the Raleigh location. Congratulations to Schoolkids on 45 years of success!... Read More

April 17, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Shelita Burke, Blockchain Music Artist

Music Biz is excited to welcome Blockchain Music Artist Shelita Burke to the Music Biz 2019 Program! As part of this year’s Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum powered by Songtrust, she will be interviewed in a session called, “Music Inside a Blockchain World: Why Artists Will lead the Blockchain Revolution” set for Monday, May 6 at 3:30 pm. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Shelita before her panel in May!... Read More

April 16, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Derrick Aroh, RCA Records

Music Biz is excited to welcome Derrick Aroh, VP of A&R for RCA Records, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! He will be speaking on the panel “#NEXTGEN_NOW 2.0: Young Voices, High Industry Impact,” set for Monday, May 6 at 11:30 am. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Derrick before his panel in May! You can also keep tabs on the latest featured speakers on our Speaker Spotlight Portal.... Read More

April 15, 2019 – [LEADERSHIP WEBINAR SERIES] Session 4 — Emotional Intelligence: Your Ultimate Leadership Differentiator

People look for “Emotional Intelligence” in their leaders, but how can you actually embrace and model it? Join us for the final session in our Leadership Webinar Series on Monday, May 6 from 2-3 PM CT (3-4 PM ET) as Executive Leadership Coaches Adam Mirabella and Ilana Zivkovich explain why this leadership quality has a greater impact than anything else and how you can master it to benefit both you and those you partner with! This webinar will simultaneously take place online via GoToWebinar and in-person at our Annual Music Biz Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville.... Read More

April 11, 2019 – Music Biz 2019 Main Stage Performances To Feature Country Star Luke Combs

CMA Breakfast will showcase rising stars Kassi Ashton, Danielle Bradbery and Cassadee Pope The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is thrilled to announce CMA and ACM Award-winning Country Music artist Luke Combs as the featured performer for its 2019 Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7. Also taking the stage will be rising Country artists Kassi Ashton, Danielle Bradbery and Cassadee Pope during the CMA Breakfast on Monday, May 6. Music Biz 2019 takes place May 5-8 at the luxurious JW Marriott Nashville.... Read More

April 10, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Jennifer “T Bird” Gabriel

Music Biz is excited to welcome Jennifer “T Bird” Gabriel, Founder of the Zamily (the fan club for Zac Brown Band), to the Music Biz 2019 Program! She will be speaking on the panel “Finding Your Fanbase: Starting, Managing and Growing a Fan Club in the Digital Age,” set for Monday, May 6 at 4 pm. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about T Bird before her panel in May!... Read More

April 8, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Jocelynn Pryor, AMPED Distribution

Music Biz is excited to welcome Jocelynn Pryor, Director of Marketing for AMPED Distribution, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! She will be speaking on the panel “Creating a Go-To-Market Strategy that Leaves NO Money on the Table,” set for Wednesday, May 8 at 2 pm. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Jocelynn before her panel in May! You can also keep tabs on the latest featured speakers on our Speaker Spotlight Portal.... Read More