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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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May 17, 2016 – Scripted Remarks from Music Biz President James Donio & Chair of the Board Fred Beteille From 5/17 Awards Breakfast

Scripted Remarks from Music Biz President James Donio & Chair of the Board Fred Beteille When we decided to bring Music Biz to Music City for the first time in 2015, as [Nashville Mayor] Megan [Barry] said, it was with high hopes and great expectations for a new era for our convention… we were not disappointed. Nashville was ready and waiting with open arms. Our attendance grew significantly as Megan said, and we experienced a resurgent energy and heightened enthusiasm.... Read More

May 17, 2016 – Music Biz Consumer Insights’ to Provide Exclusive Data for Music Biz Members

Redesigned website launches today with improved mobile responsiveness, spotlight on member benefits May 17, 2016 – During this morning’s Music Biz 2016 President’s Address, Music Business Association (Music Biz) President James Donio announced Music Biz Consumer Insights, a new member benefit featured exclusively at and powered by data partner LOOP (Lots of Online People). The portal provides Music Biz members with regularly updated, solid insights into an ever-changing market,... Read More

May 4, 2016 – Music Biz 2016 Convention Brings Industry Leaders Back to Nashville May 16-18

More than 200 speakers to present at Music’s Leading Ladies event, Metadata Summit, Music Startup Academy, Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, specialized Town Halls and Summits, plus much more Special session to address importance of LGBT community with data from GLAAD and Nielsen Music Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, Halsey, Cheap Trick, The Monkees, T.J. Martell Foundation, John Esposito of Warner Music Nashville, and Redeye to receive awards Live performances from Brett Eldredge, KONGOS, The Strumbellas,... Read More

April 26, 2016 – KONGOS and The Strumbellas to Co-Headline “Pandora Presents” Concert Event at Music Biz 2016 in Nashville

April 26, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that Platinum-selling Alternative Rock band KONGOS and JUNO Award-winning Alternative Country band The Strumbellas will co-headline “Pandora Presents,” a night of live music at The Cannery Ballroom on Monday, May 16. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. CT, with The Strumbellas taking the stage at 9 p.m. and KONGOS following at 10 p.m. The event will be open to all Music Biz 2016 convention attendees.... Read More

April 21, 2016 – Music Biz Mourns the Loss of Industry Icon Prince

Music Biz President James Donio released the following statement on the recent passing of Prince: “In a year that has already brought the devastating losses of music luminaries such as David Bowie, George Martin, Merle Haggard, Natalie Cole, Glenn Frey, Maurice White, and Keith Emerson, Music Biz is once again deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Prince. He was a totally unique, iconic artist and brilliant innovator. Over the course of his four-decade career,... Read More

April 14, 2016 – Music Biz President James Donio Releases Statement on Pending Discriminatory Tennessee Legislation

“When we decided to bring Music Biz back to Nashville in 2016, the troubling bills now before the governor were not in discussion. If these bills become law in Tennessee, they will allow discrimination against people for what they believe, how they live, or who they are — and especially penalize transgender youth at a time when they should be getting support. We urge Governor Haslam to use his veto power to put a stop to this harmful legislation.... Read More

April 13, 2016 – Music Biz Association ‘Industry Jam’ Gather Big-Name Musicians and Industry Execs For Blow-out Concert Event in Nashville

April 13, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will kick off Music Biz 2016 week in Nashville with a special pre-convention event: the first-ever Industry Jam. Co-sponsored by Baker & Taylor, the event will kick off at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, and all proceeds will benefit Music Biz’s Scholarship Foundation. The centerpiece of the event will be a live performance from house band The R.A.T.S (Rock Against Terrorism),... Read More

April 11, 2016 – Music Biz 2016 to Bring its First-Ever Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit to Nashville

Major brands Absolut, Bose and Coca-Cola to offer expert guidance on what companies look for in a partnership April 11, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will host its inaugural Brand & Strategic Partnerships Summit on Tuesday, May 17, from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the Music Biz 2016 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Co-organized by Jon Vanhala of Crossfade Partners, the Summit will walk labels, managers, agents, artists, and other industry marketers through the process of connecting with brands and negotiating deals that are favorable to both sides.... Read More

April 8, 2016 – Music Biz Announces Fall Webinar Series Lineup

The Music Business Association is back with its Common Ground Webinar Series to showcase new products and services, give members important Association updates, and present the newest market and consumer intelligence from our trusted research partners. Registration is FREE for members and just $29 for non-members. September 17, 2-3 PM EST Really Listening: Using Social Behavior In Market Research presented by Feedback How much do you truly understand the population you’re trying to engage? And how much of social media do you leave up to dashboards to interpret?... Read More

April 4, 2016 – Collaboration Platform Dropbox to Sponsor Music Biz 2016 Awards Luncheon

April 4, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that Dropbox, a leader in modern collaboration solutions for people and businesses, will sponsor the Music Biz 2016 Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The event will serve as the venue for key Music Biz award presentations, including the Artist of the Year Award to chart-topping Country singing group Little Big Town, the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to pioneering Powerpop band Cheap Trick,... Read More