Association News

Below, you’ll find the latest Association press releases, updates on our upcoming events, introductions to our newest member companies, links to the latest content from Music Biz and our partners, and more.

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December 12, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #220 — Supporting U.S. Indie Venues: An Interview With Live Music Society’s Cat Henry

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic opened eyes across the world to just how vital touring & live music is to the entire music business ecosystem. As venues of all sizes closed to stop the spread of COVID, a number of organizations and initiatives were founded in the first pandemic year to help local independent music houses financially stay afloat. Today, these groups now work to keep the live industry alive, providing vital grant funding and support networks to ensure these important local cultural centers remain open.... Listen

December 5, 2023 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: Fall 2023

The Music Biz member community is home to more than 400 global companies, all working to collaborate to support the financial growth of our industry at large and create a more equitable, inclusive place to work! See below for the latest companies to join our Association in the Fall of 2023: Collegiate Entertainers Group, Inc.Location: Atlanta, GAYears In Business: 7Website: The National Collegiate Entertainers Group is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to supporting the next generation of music industry professionals through the creation,... Read More

November 15, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #219 — LyricFind’s Darryl Ballantyne On New Tools To Enhance Lyric Offerings

In just a few short years, song lyrics have gone from a “nice to have” addition that music fans could seek out in liner notes or on the internet to a hot commodity on streaming platforms, graphics-heavy promotional videos, user-generated content and beyond. This month, we talk with LyricFind Founder & CEO, Darryl Ballantyne about the evolution of lyric-centric products, how his company liaises with labels & publishers to help support their needs, the renewed importance of proper song translations as music’s reach breaks cultural barriers,... Listen

November 7, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #218 — Dolby’s Christine Thomas Talks Dolby Atmos & Immersive Audio

While some say nothing quite captures the experience of listening to music performed in-person, new technologies are bringing unparalleled levels of immersion to the music listening experience. Enter Dolby Atmos, an immersive audio format which debuted for movies more than a decade ago that is now available across music services on 2.5 billion devices. In our latest podcast, Dolby’s Head of Music Industry Relations, Christine Thomas discusses the evolution of the company’s immersive audio efforts and how it gives artists the ability to deliver their music to audiences in an exciting new medium!... Listen

October 31, 2023 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — The State of Music Publishing In 2023 & Beyond: Interview with Great South Bay Music Group’s Travis McFetridge

The advent of music streaming, changes in label service offerings, and other new technologies have led to major changes to the music publishing space in the last few years. In this month’s interview, we talked with Great South Bay Music Group President & CEO, Travis McFetridge to get a sense of how publishing professionals have adapted to operations in the modern music industry, what the institution of The MLC has meant for their day-to-day, and what the future may hold for this subset of the industry!... Read More

October 18, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #217 — DAACI Talks AI Tools To Enhance The Creative Process

Bad actors have already learned how to exploit generative AI to either pose as popular artists or misappropriate copyrighted material. However companies like DAACI are working with artists, songwriters & composers to develop tools that are additive to the creative process, helping to eliminate tedious parts of their job and overcome writer’s block. In our latest podcast, we talk to DAACI CEO, Rachel Lyske about her company’s mission to support composers with a tech suite backed by three decades of research and deep collaboration with members of the creative community to address their specific needs!... Listen

October 12, 2023 – Music Business Association & Downtown Music Holdings to Co-Host Trust & Safety in Music Symposium

The Music Business Association and Downtown Music Holdings today announce the launch of their Trust & Safety in Music Symposium, set to take place Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at New York University’s Rosenthal Pavilion. The inaugural event, which will run from 9:30 AM to 5 PM ET, will host a rich cross-section of music industry and public policy stakeholders for a candid discussion on how all sectors can collaborate to build trust and safety in the music community for artists &... Read More

October 4, 2023 – The Future of What Episode #216 — KYC Compliance To Fight Music Fraud: A Discussion With Too Lost’s Gregory Hirschhorn

After running a record label and finding common issues across several different music distribution platforms, Gregory Hirschhorn decided to enter the distribution space with Too Lost, paying extra attention to technologies and methods for combating fraud. The company uses Know Your Client (KYC) protocol, which has roots in the financial industry, to add extra security for users uploading their tracks for distribution to DSPs. This added measure helps to weed out bad actors who game the system to generate undue revenue.... Listen

October 3, 2023 – Music Biz 2024 Call For Presentations Opens TODAY!

We’re excited to announce that the Call for Presentations for Music Biz 2024 is NOW OPEN! Every year, the Music Business Association welcomes all industry executives to submit their ideas for panels and presentations to be part of the educational program at our Annual Conference. With over 2,100 attendees from more that 800 companies across 30 countries set to attend, Music Biz 2024 is proven to be THE PLACE to discuss the future of our global industry,... Read More

October 2, 2023 – NEW FROM MUSIC BIZ & THE MLC: Evolution, Empowerment & Earnings

Introducing a new, three-part webinar series co-hosted with The MLC — tune in as music industry experts share how today’s artists & rightsholders can best adapt to the ever-changing industry landscape, leverage income tracking tactics to optimize their income, and implement tried-and-true best practices to improve their careers both in the short and long term! Learn more about each webinar and register for all three via the links below: Tuesday, October 17th | 2 — 3 pm ETEmbracing the Ever-Changing Landscape of the Music Industry   In an era of rapid technological advancements,... Read More