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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 9, 2016 – New Member Profile Feature: QRATES

Company Name: QRATES Location: Tokyo, Japan Number of Employees: 7 Number of Years in Business: 1 Primary Contact: Taishi Fukuyama, Chief Marketing Officer, Company Description: QRATES is a music tech startup based in Tokyo, Japan.. Primary Service/Product: QRATES build online tools for artists and brands to create on demand vinyl records by crowdfunding. Most Recent Innovation/News Item: QRATES Add a Distribution Service to Their Crowdfunding Site Looking to Gain as a Member: We hope to connect with artists/labels and brands that can leverage our on-demand vinyl crowdfunding technology.... Read More

August 5, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Music Biz and DDEX Offer Metadata Guide

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and its Metadata & Digital Operations Workgroup, in association with DDEX (Digital Data Exchange, LLC), are offering labels and label aggregators a step-by-step metadata guide on how to use the DDEX standard to upload and manage their catalogs on digital retailers.... Read More

August 2, 2016 – New LOOP Study: Hip-Hop & Dance Fans More Likely to Embrace Streaming, Listen on Smartphones, Spend Money on Music

Available Now to Music Business Association Members; Free Webinar 2pm ET Today Open to All August 2, 2016 – Hip-Hop and Dance music fans are more likely to embrace next-generation digital behavior than fans of other genres, according to a new study from LOOP (Lots of Online People), and provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for its members. The complete findings are compiled in “Music Genres: How Different Fans Consume,” the second in-depth report from the member-exclusive Music Biz Consumer Insights portal.... Read More

August 2, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Millennials Love Premium Streaming Music, But Are They The Ones Paying?

The number of people turning to streaming platforms and the amount of music they are listening to are both growing rapidly, and revenues continue to climb as well. The millions of listeners paying for access to music as opposed to sticking with free ad-supported options is also getting larger, and at ever-an increasing rate.... Read More

July 28, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] The Inaugural RightsTech Summit

Dozens of technology, law and music professionals gathered at the Japan Society in New York on Tuesday for the inaugural RightsTech Summit, determined to brainstorm how partnerships between tech companies and content creators could drive smarter rights management and monetization. The resulting debates were notable as much for their innovation and optimism as for who was absent.... Read More

July 26, 2016 – Music Business Association Addresses Fundamental Metadata Standards Issue

July 26, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and its Metadata & Digital Operations Workgroup, in association with DDEX (Digital Data Exchange, LLC), are offering labels and label aggregators a step-by-step guide on how to use the DDEX standard to upload and manage their catalogs on digital retailers. All global music services – including Amazon, Apple, Pandora, Spotify, and more – use a version of the DDEX Release Notification Standard (see for the receipt of data,... Read More

July 25, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Music Startup Resource? Insights into Music Consumers

Music Biz (the Music Business Association) announced during its recent annual conference in Nashville a new data resource of potential value to Music-sector startups and other innovators. New Jersey-based Music Biz collaborated with Washington, D.C.-based Lots of Online People LLC (LOOP) to create the offering, which is initially being offered only to Music Biz members. This resource is to be available for purchase by non-Members after an undisclosed period of exclusive discounted sales to Music Biz Members,... Read More

July 14, 2016 – New Member Profile Feature: Dropbox

Company Name: Dropbox Location: San Francisco, CA Number of Employees: 1400 Number of Years in Business: 9 Primary Contact: Liz Armistead, Brand Marketing Lead, Company Description: Dropbox is a technology company that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. Dropbox lets you bring all your docs, photos, and videos anywhere, and share them easily. Any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your phone or tablet, and the Dropbox website.... Read More

July 14, 2016 – IN THE NEWS: Millennials Aren’t Very Interested In Traditional Radio Any More

A study released today by the Music Business Association and data analysis firm LOOP (Lots of Online People) confirms that millennials aren’t listening to radio nearly as much as older generations, and the drop off in usage and change in behavior is impressive. The study contains the answers from over 3,000 respondents, and the results focus on younger millennials, which in this case are defined as those between the ages of 15 and 19 (as of May 2016).... Read More

July 14, 2016 – IN THE NEWS: Has Radio Lost Music Discovery Too?

How many recent reports have we read that stated radio was the tried-and-true blue way to discover new music? Is that a positive stat that can no longer be proudly touted by radio executives at radio conferences? Well, that would depend on whether you want to believe the Music Biz study just released this week. Let’s dig into the numbers.... Read More