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March 8, 2016 – Music Biz 2016 Tackles Fair Use and Festival & Touring Issues at Entertainment & Technology Law Conference

March 8, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will bring its popular Entertainment & Technology Law Conference series back to Nashville on Wednesday, May 18, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the Music Biz 2016 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Fresh off its biggest installment yet in New York City, the law conference in Nashville will tackle hot-button issues facing today’s entertainment attorneys, including copyrights and fair use in 2016 and the legal implications and agreement clauses behind touring and music festivals.... Read More

March 3, 2016 – Music Biz Startup Academy Comes to Nashville: Jumpstart Your Music Tech Startup With Full Day of Sessions on May 16

March 3, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is bringing its popular Music Startup Academy series back to Nashville on Monday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the Music Biz 2016 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Aimed at startups, entrepreneurs, students, and anyone looking to break into the music industry, the Academy will teach attendees all they need to know about important topics such as labels, publishing, business development, and content acquisition as well as provide venture capitalist,... Read More

February 23, 2016 – T.J. Martell Foundation to Receive Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at Music Biz 2016 Convention in Nashville

February 23, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is proud to present its prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award to the T.J. Martell Foundation in recognition of its four decades of peerless charitable and philanthropic contributions to leukemia, cancer, and AIDS research, among many other accomplishments. The award presentation will take place during the Music Biz 2016 Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville. It will be accepted by T.J.... Read More

February 18, 2016 – Cheap Trick To Receive Chairman’s Award at Music Biz 2016 Convention in Nashville

February 18, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to pioneering powerpop band and 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick. The ceremony will be held at the Music Biz 2016 Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and will also feature the presentation of the Artist of the Year Award to chart-topping Country singing group Little Big Town and Breakthrough Artist Awards to rising Country star Sam Hunt and up-and-coming Alternative singer/songwriter Halsey,... Read More

February 9, 2016 – Music Biz to Celebrate 50 Year of The Monkees With Outstanding Achievement Award at Nashville Convention

February 9, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will be honoring The Monkees with an Outstanding Achievement Award celebrating their 50th anniversary. The Award will be presented to band members Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork at the Music Biz 2016 Welcome Reception, sponsored by WEA, on Monday, May 16 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. It’s the beginning of a jam-packed year for the group, which will mark the anniversary with a world tour, kicking off May 18 in Fort Myers,... Read More

February 3, 2016 – GRAMMY-Winning Country Group Little Big Town to Receive Artist of the Year Award at Music Biz 2016

February 3, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Artist of the Year Award to chart-topping Country singing group Little Big Town at the Music Biz 2016 Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The event will also feature the presentation of Breakthrough Artist Awards to Sam Hunt and Halsey, as well as the soon-to-be-announced Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement and Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award.... Read More

January 25, 2016 – Award-Winning Country Star Brett Eldredge to Perform at Music Biz 2016 in Nashville

January 25, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that chart-topping Country star Brett Eldredge will perform live at the Music Biz 2016 Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, May 17, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Sponsored by the Country Music Association (CMA) to spotlight the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards, the Breakfast will also feature the presentation of the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to John Esposito, President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville and Chairman of the CMA Board of Directors,... Read More

January 13, 2016 – Halsey to Receive Music Biz Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2016 in Nashville

January 13, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that up-and-coming Alternative singer/songwriter Halsey will receive one of the Association’s prestigious Breakthrough Artist Awards at the annual Music Biz 2016 convention. She joins rising Country hitmaker Sam Hunt as this year’s Breakthrough honorees, with both presentations set to take place during the Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. “Halsey was one of the past year’s most-buzzed-about acts,... Read More

January 5, 2016 – ‘Best New Artist’ GRAMMY® Nominee Meghan Trainor Joins ‘Give the Gift of Music’ Campaign, Launching 4th Annual ‘Give the Gift of the GRAMMYs®’ Contest

Winner Will Receive Two Tickets to the 58th GRAMMY Awards® and $1,000 MARLTON, N.J./WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 5, 2016: Kicking off the fourth annual “Give the Gift of the GRAMMYs” contest as part of its industry-wide Give the Gift of Music (GTGOM) campaign, the Music Business Association (Music Biz), and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today debuted a brand new video featuring Epic Records Multi-Platinum recording artist Meghan Trainor, who is currently nominated for Best New Artist at the 58th GRAMMY Awards and last year was honored with the Music Biz 2015 Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award.... Read More

December 2, 2015 – Country Star Sam Hunt to Receive Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2016

December 2, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor rising Country star Sam Hunt with its Breakthrough Artist Award at the annual Music Biz Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. In October 2014, Hunt topped the Billboard Country Albums chart with his Gold-certified debut record, Montevallo, the best-selling debut for a Country artist since 2011. He went on to score three consecutive chart-topping, Platinum-selling singles with “Leave the Night On,” “House Party,” and the double-Platinum “Take Your Time,” and has also written #1 singles for some of Country’s biggest stars,... Read More