Association News

Below, you’ll find the latest Association press releases, updates on upcoming Music Biz events, links to articles with contributions from the Music Biz team, and more.

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September 23, 2020 – Announcing Music Biz LIVE: Onward & Upward!

2020 has presented us with a number of intense challenges, both as industry professionals and as a global community. To help us all build on the successful pivots we’ve made this year and determine how best to address our pressing business & social issues going forward, we’re excited to present Music Biz LIVE: Onward & Upward! This four-day event will bring several of the best-loved elements of our face-to-face Annual Conference to the virtual stage, as we focus on how the global music industry is working to overcome the disruptions and challenges of 2020.... Read More

September 23, 2020 – Music Biz’s Brand Summit Returns This October!

On subsequent Thursdays in October, Music Biz — along with presenters CLIO Music and G7 Entertainment Marketing — will host our Brand Summit 2020: Music For Good, as top brand, agency and industry executives discuss how innovation and fast action led to partnerships between artists, music companies, and brands during 2020. Topics will include how advertising & sync has evolved over the past six months, how the music industry can develop meaningful partnerships with the burgeoning cannabis industry,... Read More

September 17, 2020 – Final 2020 Law Conference Panels and Speakers Confirmed; Register Today!

Music Biz is proud to present our first-ever virtual Law Conference event, taking place Thursday, Sept. 24 — Friday, Sept. 25 and supported by Mandell Menkes LLC. In this installment of our yearly review of all legal matters pressing in the music industry, our expert panelists will discuss the legalities of performing licensed music on livestreams, establishing publishing deals for songwriters and producers, the efficacy of the CASE Act and its small claims court, the future of a divested TikTok U.S.... Read More

September 2, 2020 – WEBINAR: Producing, Performing, and Potential Big Pay Days in a Changed World

2020 has screamed in our ear to adapt, overcome, evolve, and to not look back. In our first Fall 2020 webinar — hosted by Guiding Star Global — will showcase innovative, powerful new tools for worldwide music collaboration, creation, performance and distribution that have evolved in the midst of chaos. The session will present details of a revolutionary, industry-changing leap forward in the realm of performance production and presentation with the potential to not only save the year for those willing to make bold moves,... Read More

August 25, 2020 – Music Biz To Close Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Observance of Election Day

The Music Biz team will be out of the office on Tuesday, November 3 in observance of Election Day, and we applaud our industry peers who have also made the day a paid holiday. We encourage others to do the same, as the push to recognize Election Day as a U.S. federal holiday gains traction so that all Americans can exercise their right to vote without restrictions. In addition, Music Biz will incorporate HeadCount registration into our Eventbrite pages for future online events to make it easier for members of our community to register to vote.... Read More

August 20, 2020 – Music Biz Members: YOU’RE INVITED — Music Biz Meets Reeperbahn Festival Next Week

Music Biz members: We invite you to participate in an exclusive event next week co-hosted by Music Biz and our friends at Reeperbahn Festival International. This year, Reeperbahn Festival International is launching into a new era of transcultural cooperation between artists and the music industry, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it! This live hybrid event — set for August 27 and 28 — will include innovative versions of familiar Reeperbahn Festival International formats and topics (panels,... Read More

August 4, 2020 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Approaching Product Development From a Creator Lens with Jacob Fowler of The Orchard

The music industry has seen a number of dramatic shifts in the past two decades, with each year seemingly introducing a handful of new ways to share songs, track who is listening to them, and interact with music fans. Despite these rapid changes, The Orchard has never wavered from their initial promise posed more than 20 years ago: allow members of the creative community to release music on their own terms, all the while innovating their core product offerings so they may best serve their partners.... Read More

July 28, 2020 – Music Business Association Signs On to Support the “Save Our Stages Act”

The Music Business Association has signed on to support the passage of the “Save Our Stages Act,” which if passed would provide Small Business Administration grants for independent venues, promoters, and festivals affected by COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. These grants offer at least six months of financial support to keep venues afloat, pay employees, and preserve a critical economic sector and our ecosystem for communities across America. “Our members told us months ago that if the shutdown lasted six months or longer and there wasn’t federal relief to hold them over,... Read More

July 2, 2020 – Music Biz President Portia Sabin Featured on UCLA Innovating Music Podcast

On this week’s Innovating Music podcast,  Music Business Association President Portia Sabin talks about the ways the music business is connected as a community, as well her journey through the music industry from performing as an artist to running a record label. The episode also looks at other aspects of the music business and how they have been affected in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by Dr. Gigi Johnson from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music,... Read More

June 16, 2020 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — Managing Content Discovery During the Podcast Explosion with Gracenote

The Podcast renaissance is in full swing, with many fan favorite celebrities and hosts taking the helm of their own shows and even some interesting projects debuting from within the music industry as a way to cross-promote new music. The result of the format’s increased popularity is a boom in content that is daunting to sort through, to say the least. In our latest Keeping Tempo interview, we sat down with Greg Gentschev, Gracenote’s SVP of Product Management for Music &... Read More