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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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March 2, 2017 – Music Biz Mourns the Loss of Long-Time Association Supporter Bob Higgins

Music Biz Presient James Donio released the following statement regarding the recent passing of Bob Higgins: Music Biz is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of former Trans World Entertainment CEO Bob Higgins. Bob was a long-time and very supportive Association member and a legendary music and entertainment retail pioneer. Bob received our Presidential Award for Sustained Executive Achievement in 2009. The Award underscored his four decades as a visionary entrepreneur who truly made a positive impact on music retailing.... Read More

March 2, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 Entertainment & Technology Law Conference to Be Held May 15 in Nashville

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn, industry experts, and top attorneys to discuss Trump-era policies, DMCA, and other key legal issues March 2, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will bring its popular Entertainment & Technology Law Conference series back to Nashville on Monday, May 15, during the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The event will feature speakers including U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn; industry experts from BMI, DiMA, NSAI, SESAC,... Read More

March 1, 2017 – Students, Educators: Join Us For The ‘Music Biz Meetup’ At William Paterson University

Along with William Paterson University’s Music & Entertainment Organization, Music Biz is excited to bring NY and NJ area students and educators together for a ‘How To Network’ Workshop and Meetup. Meet fellow students from the area – many of which are planning to attend Music Biz 2017 in Nashville — and get some tips that will not only help you network with industry professionals at upcoming Music Biz event, but also will prepare you for summer internships,... Read More

March 1, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: Source3

Company Name: Source3 Website: Location: New York, NY Number of Employees: 15 Number of Years in Business: 2 Primary Contact: Patrick Sullivan, CEO, Company Description: Source3 identifies the trademark and copyright in any product available online, including properties associated with film and tv, corporations, automotive, gaming, toys, music, sports, fashion and celebrities. We have compiled a comprehensive database of high-value intellectual property underlying the $260B global licensing industry. Looking to Gain as a Member: We’d like to gain networking with other members,... Read More

February 28, 2017 – Paula Abdul to Receive Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at Music Biz 2017 in Nashville

February 27, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is proud to present its prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award to award-winning choreographer and performer, multi-Platinum recording artist, and beloved television personality Paula Abdul. She will accept the Award from Sandy Chapin, Harry’s widow, on May 18 at 12:30 p.m. CT during the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Luncheon at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Abdul is active as a spokesperson and advocate for national charity organizations.... Read More

February 24, 2017 – YouTube & Google Play’s Gwen Shen Joins Music Biz Board

Music Biz is pleased to welcome YouTube and Google Play’s Head of Music Label Partnerships (Americas), Gwen Shen, to the Board of Directors. Shen was elected to fill a seat previously held by YouTube’s Fred Beteille, who has recently joined Facebook. It was announced earlier this month that Beteille will remain as Board Chairman following his move. “I have no doubt that Gwen will be as much of an asset to the Music Biz Board as she is to the team at YouTube and Google Play,” said Music Biz President James Donio.... Read More

February 23, 2017 – Atlantic Records’ Julie Greenwald to Keynote ‘Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out’ Session at Music Biz 2017 in Interview with NPR Music’s Ann Powers

Second annual event to be powered by Nielsen Music February 23, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of The Atlantic Records Group, will keynote the second annual Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out session, powered by Nielsen Music, on Tuesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. CT during the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The event will kick off with a presentation from Erin Crawford,... Read More

February 21, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: AuDigent

Company Name: AuDigent Website: Location: Philadelphia, PA Number of Employees: 20 Number of Years in Business: 1 Primary Contact: Jon Gosier, Founder, Company Description: AuDigent is an audience measurement and monetization platform for influencers in music, sports and entertainment. We help brands that collectively spend more than $30 billion dollars on media discover and partner with the right influencers to target, and connect with their audiences, giving them the programmatic buying edge needed to maximize ROI.... Read More

February 14, 2017 – A2IM’s Richard James Burgess to Keynote ‘Indie Music Forum powered by Hypebot’ at Music Biz 2017 in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and co-organizer Hypebot have announced the full agenda for this year’s “Indie Music Forum powered by Hypebot,” which will be held on Thursday, May 18, as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The Forum will be led by a Keynote Conversation with Richard James Burgess, Ph.D., CEO of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), a trade organization representing a diverse group of over 400 Independently owned American record labels.... Read More

February 8, 2017 – [IN THE NEWS] 30 Music Startups Worth Watching in 2017

The state of the current music startups scene was a big theme at the recent NY:LON Connect conference that Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organized. Six British startups pitched their technologies at the event, and Music Ally has since published their opinion on why they feel optimistic about the music/tech landscape in 2017. If that’s not enough startup talk for you, try this: Music Ally has compiled a mini-report about 30 of the music and music-related startups that we think are worth watching in 2017 (and hopefully beyond).... Read More