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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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November 21, 2016 – Early-Bird Tickets for NY:LON Connect 2017 Now Available

We’re delighted to announce the release of our Early Bird tickets for the inaugural NY:LON Connect conference taking place at Reed Smith, London on January 24 – 25, 2017. NY:LON Connect is a new event organized by Music Ally and the Music Business Association. The event is a ground-breaking and refreshing industry summit that will take place at our host sponsor Reed Smith’s stunning venue with its glorious views over the London skyline. NY:LON Connect was born out of the desire to create a new event at the beginning of the year that could provide a forum to bring together leading executives from the international music industry together with the most innovative startups to discuss and debate key industry issues.... Read More

November 17, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] UMG Nashville CEO Mike Dungan to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2017

Universal Music Group Nashville chairman and CEO Mike Dungan will receive the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement at the Music Biz 2017 awards breakfast, set for May 17 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Read more in Billboard: Read More

November 16, 2016 – UMG Nashville’s Mike Dungan to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2017 Convention in Nashville

Country Music Association (CMA) to sponsor convention’s Awards Breakfast for second straight year November 16, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to Mike Dungan, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Nashville. The presentation will take place on the morning of Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Breakfast at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The Breakfast will be sponsored for the second straight year by the Country Music Association (CMA),... Read More

November 14, 2016 – In-Car Digital and Mobile Audio Is on the Rise but AM/FM Radio Remains on Top, Says LOOP Study

November 14, 2016 – While the younger generation is pushing in-car music listening in increasingly digital directions, traditional AM/FM radio still rules the roost, according to research conducted by LOOP (a product of AudienceNet) and provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for its members. The data comes from the new “In-Car Music: Listening on the Road” Topliner, which will be released on Thursday, November 17, via Music Biz Consumer Insights, the interactive, member-exclusive research portal hosted on Read More

November 2, 2016 – Music Biz Mourns The Loss of Former Chairman David Schlang

Music Biz President James Donio released the following statement regarding the recent passing of former Music Biz Chairman David Schlang: We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former Music Biz Chairman of the Board David Schlang. David was one of the Association’s longest and strongest supportive members. As a wholesaler with One Way Records, David was brought into the business and our organization by his father. He often regaled us with stories of the memorable experiences he had attending the annual convention as a very young man.... Read More

November 2, 2016 – NY:LON Connect Conference Set for January in London

Music Ally and the Music Business Association are pleased to announce a new annual event for the international music industry. NY:LON Connect is a music industry summit providing a forum for leading international executives to discuss the key issues of the day. The first summit will take place on January 24 and 25, 2017 at the offices of event host sponsor Reed Smith in central London, covering the following core tracks: the maturing streaming economy; the evolution of recorded music labels into media and entertainment companies;... Read More

November 1, 2016 – New Member Profile Feature: Exactuals

Company Name: Exactuals Website: Location: Los Angeles, CA Number of Employees: 25 Number of Years in Business: 8 Primary Contact: Bryan Walley, COO, Company Description: Exactuals works with all facets of the music industry to provide secure, transparent, and rapid payments. Our PaymentHub platform can integrate with your existing calculation systems or Exactuals can perform the royalties calculations on your behalf. Primary Service/Product: Our Software as a Service platform helps PROs, labels, licensing groups,... Read More

October 27, 2016 – [WEBINAR] Streamline Your Catalog Management & Creative Workflows in Songspace

Join us for a special webinar presentation from Music Biz member, Songspace, on Tuesday, November 1 from 2 – 3 PM EST.  Songspace business clients include some of the biggest music companies in the world, such as Downtown Music Publishing, Big Deal, Round Hill Music, Notting Hill, Words & Music, Razor & Tie, Sony Records, Big Yellow Dog, Red Bull, Sub Pop, Dualtone Records, Secret Road and many more. Songspace is a reliable,... Read More

October 24, 2016 – Music Millennium’s Terry Currier to Receive Independent Spirit Award at Music Biz 2017 Convention in Nashville

October 24, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Independent Spirit Award to longtime member Terry Currier, Owner of the iconic Portland, OR-based record store Music Millennium. The presentation will take place on the morning of Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during the Awards Breakfast of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. “Terry exemplifies the best qualities of independent music retail and has played a massive role in advocating for its health and vitality,” said James Donio,... Read More

October 21, 2016 – Michael Kauffman Joins Music Biz Team

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has appointed Michael Kauffman to spearhead Partnership sales and marketing for the organization and its Music Biz 2017 convention. Kauffman has worked previously at YouTube, Google, RightsFlow, Verve / Universal Music Group, and with the Bertelsmann Music Group. He also serves as Co-chair of the Temple University Alumni Association’s New York chapter and on Temple’s School of Media and Communication’s Board. He can be reached at Read More