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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 9, 2016 – Music Biz 2017 Preliminary Program Announced

Before you start booking your private meetings for Music Biz 2017, check out the preliminary program schedule just announced today! The four-day conference is packed with professional development opportunities, arenas for networking and celebrations of the people who make this industry great … all of which you’ll want to make sure to include in your Music Biz 2017 schedule. We’ve extended the Convention by one day, adding focused interactive workshops on Monday, May 15 presented by Apple Music,... Read More

December 6, 2016 – 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees Revealed; Music Biz Congratulates Members

The Music Business Association would like to congratulate its members, friends, affiliates, and past award recipients for being nominated for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Click here for the full list of nominees.... Read More

December 5, 2016 – Music Biz Congratulates Members & Friends Featured In Billboard’s ‘Women In Music’

The Music Business Association would like to congratulate its following members, friends, and affiliates for being featured in Billboard’s ‘Women In Music 2016’ list: Candace Berry, EVP/GM Sales, Universal Music Group Music Biz Board Member Sylvia Rhone, President, Epic Records Music Biz 2014 Presidential Award Recipient Sarah Trahern, CEO, Country Music Association Music Biz 2016/2017 Partner & Sponsor Ethiopia Habtemariam, President of Urban Music, Universal Music Publishing Group & President, Motown Records Music Biz 2012 Keynote Speaker Christine Lepera,... Read More

December 1, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] How We Listen To Music In Our Cars

Once upon a time the only way to hear music while driving was through the radio. Of course you were at the mercy of the station of what you were listening to, but thanks to the 8 track tape, cassette tape, and then the CD player, you could personalize your listening experience. Today there are many more choices for music listening available in the car, and a new study by Music Biz Consumer Insights and LOOP gives us more details into not only the technology choices,... Read More

December 1, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Troy To Invade Nashville

Manager turned Spotify needle-mover Troy Carter has been tapped as keynote speaker at Music Biz 2017. The annual confab (formerly known as NARM) will take place 5/15-18 in Nashville. Music biz prexy Jim Donio listed Carter’s accomplishments in an extremely long sentence. “Throughout his two decades in the entertainment industry,” he began… Read more here: Read More

December 1, 2016 – Spotify’s Troy Carter First Keynote Speaker Announced for Music Biz 2017 From May 15-18 in Nashville

Mike Dungan of Universal Music Group Nashville, Terry Currier of Music Millennium to receive awards Metadata Summit, Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit, Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out sessions to be held December 1, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced the preliminary agenda for its Music Biz 2017 convention May 15-18, 2017, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The event will be headlined by a keynote presentation from Troy Carter,... Read More

November 30, 2016 – Scholarship Foundation Now Taking 2017 Applications

The Music Business Association is very pleased to continue to offer an important member benefit by announcing that 2017 applications are now available through its Scholarship Foundation.    To take advantage of this opportunity, the applicant or the applicant’s parent or spouse must be employed by a member company. Students who are members of Music Biz through an Academic Partnership* are also eligible to apply. The competition is open to incoming college freshman as well as undergraduates who will attend college full-time for the 2017 –... Read More

November 28, 2016 – Music Biz Mourns The Loss of Industry Leader Tony Martell

Music Biz President James Donio released the following statement on the recent passing of Tony Martell: The Music Business Association is extremely saddened by the passing of Tony Martell, one of the industry’s most esteemed and beloved leaders and philanthropists. Tony had a very successful label career working with many outstanding artists, and was a longtime friend and supporter of Music Biz and NARM. But it is what came of his delivering on a commitment he made in 1975 to his dying 19-year-old son TJ that he would raise money so no one else would have to suffer as he was suffering that will forever be his legacy.... Read More

November 22, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Millennials opt for digital audio, phone connections in cars

RAIN News covered the early results from Music Biz Consumer Insights and LOOP’s latest study of in-car listening, but the final report offers some more detail into the breakdown of technology choices and listener ages. For in-car listening, 75% of respondents said they listen to AM/FM radio. CD listening came in a distant second with 38%, while digital music files had 18% and streaming Internet radio had 15%. Podcasts secured just 6%. Read more here: Read More

November 21, 2016 – New Member Profile Feature: Jammber

Company Name: Jammber Website: Location: Chicago, IL Number of Employees: 12 Number of Years in Business: 3 Primary Contact: Ryan Shand, General Manager, Company Description: Jammber wins the hearts, minds & revenues of the majority of our market because we enrich the lives of people in the entertainment industry, all over the world, by giving them amazing tools that empower and enhance the creative process. Ultimately giving them brag-worthy superpowers & allowing them to do more of what they love.... Read More