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February 21, 2023 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Music NFTs: Separating Fact From Fiction with Revelator’s Founder & CEO, Bruno Guez
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic nearly three years ago, much conversation was had around how an industry like ours, with highly important revenue streams based on in-person events, might adapt to meet the needs of a world in lockdown. One such area that was explored was that of digital goods and NFTs, a way for fans to support the artists they love by owning a unique digital keepsake. Now that the technology is beginning to mature,... Read More
January 12, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #202 — Continued Support For Inclusion & Mental Health in the Music Business
While major strides have already been made to improve the work culture of companies across the music business, it’s a never-ending task to ensure that EVERYONE who works in our industry is welcome, supported and truly happy in their day-to-day roles. To kick off the new year, we sat down with BMI’s SVP, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Sandye Taylor in a conversation about sustaining the important work of supporting both greater inclusivity across the global music business and work-life balance with consideration for mental health needs.... Listen
January 5, 2023 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — The Value of TV For Music Video In 2023: Interview with Jordan Glickson of Vevo
Music videos, both as an art form and as a promotional tool, have seen significant evolution in the ways they are created and consumed since the early days of MTV. And while the trending rise in user-generated content and short-form video platforms might seem like a blow to the format’s popularity, the adoption of smart TVs and availability of videos in different formats across connected devices has actually lended to increased music video consumption. To sort through all this and discuss what’s next for the music video,... Read More
November 29, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #201 — The Lazuli Collective & Mental Health In Entertainment Industries
Born from the renewed calls for focus on mental health & wellness during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lazuli Collective works to establish “a new cultural paradigm” that puts the human needs of both artists and music industry executives front and center. In this month’s interview, we sat down with the organization’s founder, Brandon Holman, to discuss how the Lazuli Collective is making a difference for entertainment professionals, as well as the cultural shift taking place to support mental health and well-being.... Listen
November 1, 2022 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] – Finding A Fanbase: Training Algorithms For Music Discovery, Op-Ed by Chelsea Hallman from Targoz Market Research
In 2022, 46 percent of insights buyers from Coca-Cola to McKinsey revealed their spending on research projects increased over the past twelve months. Has yours? What’s driving your strategy? Previous release stats, or tailored marketing research that explores precisely what your listeners want? Training algorithms or recommendation engines to feed your release to an audience that matches your target market’s desired lyrical content, song features and past listening habits is paramount, particularly with emerging artists. Promotion teams must have the most effective listener profile at launch so they can coordinate early likes,... Read More
October 26, 2022 – THE BIZZYS ARE BACK — 2023 Bizzy Awards Nominations Now Open!
First held during last year’s Annual Music Biz Conference, the Bizzy Awards allows our members to recognize those Association member companies & executives who deserve recognition for the ways they’re working to advance music commerce and improve working conditions for EVERYONE who works in our industry! We’re thrilled today to announce the return of the Bizzy Awards in 2023, and open nominations. The 2023 Bizzys will include the following categories: Leading Light Award, Agent of Change Award,... Read More
October 13, 2022 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — UGC ID, PLZ: An Interview with Song Sleuth CTO, Ibrahim Maali
In an industry that is often black-and-white when it comes to AI/Machine Learning applications versus human input, Song Sleuth offers what might be considered a novel solution: a platform that marries proprietary AI with manual human review. Their two-step approach helps to more granularly analyze pieces of live music user-generated content (UGC) — be it a live concert recording, a song remix or a short-form video clip with live audio — and help link it to the proper content license so the original songwriters and/or artists can be fairly compensated.... Read More
October 11, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #200 — Capturing Creator Credits While In-Studio
It is of utmost importance for creators, especially in the age of digital music consumption, to log EVERY detail of who participates in the preparation of a song to ensure that all collaborators are properly paid. With his background as a songwriter and producer, Niclas Molinder set out to create a creator-friendly toolset to help not only fairly track credits directly in-studio, but also facilitate deeper collaboration. At Session, he’s done just that with the help of some high-profile partners — listen to this month’s episode to find out how!... Listen
September 21, 2022 – WE’RE BACK — MUSIC BIZ 2023 Happens May 15 – 18 At The JW Marriott Nashville!
For more than six decades, the Music Biz Conference has been the point of origin for inspiration and collaboration in the music business, as attendees share the insights learned at our event with their peers and extend a ripple effect of change across the global industry. We can’t wait to yet again open the floor to these impactful discussions and partnerships at the JW Marriott Nashville during Music Biz 2023! Click here to access everything you need to know — registration,... Read More
September 20, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #199 — The Impact of the CRB Royalty Rate Increase
The recent ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) to increase royalty payout rates for songwriters and publishers is a great step forward in fairly compensating creatives for their work. However given the complex nature of the industry, other segments of the business, particularly those involved in selling and distributing music both physically and digitally. In this episode, we discuss the industry-wide implications of the rate increase with Colin Rushing of Duck Road Advisory LLC and Danielle Aguirre of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA).... Listen