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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 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

March 31, 2016 – Music Biz 2016 ‘Songwriters & Publishers Town Hall’ to Address Evolving Role of Publishing in the Digital Age

Event to feature keynote from Steve Bogard and presentations from top execs at Big Yellow Dog Music, BMG Rights Management, BMI, ole, Wrensong, and more March 31, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will address the needs of the songwriting and publishing community in Nashville and beyond at this year’s Songwriters & Publishers Town Hall, which will be held on Wednesday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. during the Music Biz 2016 Convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.... Read More

March 23, 2016 – ‘Pandora Presents’ Concert Event in Nashville at The Cannery Ballroom May 16

March 23, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announces that the concert event “Pandora Presents” will cap off the first night of the Music Biz 2016 convention in Nashville on Monday, May 16. Beginning at 9 p.m. CT at The Cannery Ballroom, the event will be open to all convention attendees and will feature one of the top up-and-coming artists, with the specific performer to be announced shortly.  “Pandora is one of our newest members,... Read More

March 23, 2016 – Global Metadata Challenges Confronted at 4th Annual Summit Music Biz 2016 Convention in Nashville

Michael McCarty and Jeff King of SOCAN to deliver keynote presentation March 23, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will bring its popular Metadata Summit back to Nashville this year on Monday, May 16, during the Music Biz 2016 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The fourth annual Summit will feature a keynote presentation from SOCAN’s Michael McCarty, Chief Membership & Business Development Officer, and Jeff King, Chief Operating Officer, who will discuss global revenue,... Read More

March 21, 2016 – Music Biz 2016 Welcomes Top Female Execs and Artists for First-Ever ‘Music’s Leading Ladies’ Event May 16 in Nashville

Mary Wilson of The Supremes, GRAMMY-winning songwriters the Love Junkies, Vivien Lewit of YouTube & Google Play, and more to address attendees March 21, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is proud to host the first-ever “Finding Your Voice: Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out” event on Monday, May 16, from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the Music Biz 2016 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The session will feature some of the music industry’s most influential female executives as well as legendary Supremes co-founder and vocalist Mary Wilson and songwriting trio the Love Junkies (Hillary Lindsey,... Read More