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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

November 16, 2015 – Country Music Association Will Celebrate 50 Years of the CMA Awards by Sponsoring Awards Breakfast at Music Biz 2016

November 16, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that the Country Music Association (CMA) will sponsor the Music Biz 2016 Awards Breakfast on May 17, 2016, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. CMA will use the opportunity to highlight “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” which will take place in November 2016. The CMA Awards got its start in October 1967 as an untelevised event hosted by Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry.... Read More

November 3, 2015 – Music Business Association Launches Global Partnership with Association for Electronic Music

November 3, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has partnered with the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) to launch the Electronic Music Workgroup. Organized under Music Biz’s Information Technology Sector, the Workgroup will give representatives from throughout the electronic music sphere a place to gather and discuss ways to streamline commerce for DJs, producers, and rights-holders for DJ mixes, remixes, mashups, and original tracks for both live and online content. The workgroup will also examine the use of digital tools and platforms and,... Read More

October 22, 2015 – John Esposito of Warner Music Nashville to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2016

October 22, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to John Esposito, President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville (WMN). The presentation will take place on Tuesday morning, May 17, during the Music Biz 2016 convention’s Awards Breakfast at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Esposito will join the ranks of past individual honorees who have been recognized for their exceptional vision, leadership, and commitment,... Read More

October 13, 2015 – Music Biz Partners with AudienceNet for In-Depth Industry Research, Infographics, and More

October 13, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has partnered with research and data-visualization company AudienceNet to provide Music Biz members with deep and easily understandable insight into the industry. As one of Music Biz’s design and research partners, AudienceNet will survey the Music Biz membership and their own consumer communities about important issues facing the music industry and use the results to design whitepapers, one-sheets, infographics, and more that will be distributed by Music Biz.... Read More

October 6, 2015 – Music Business Association to Honor Redeye with Independent Spirit Award at Music Biz 2016 in Nashville

October 6, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Independent Spirit Award to Redeye, a leading physical and digital distributor and label services provider for some of the biggest independent artists and labels in the world. The presentation will take place on Tuesday morning, May 17, during the Awards Breakfast of the Music Biz 2016 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. “Redeye has played such an instrumental role in the growth and development of the Southeast U.S.... Read More

September 30, 2015 – Music Biz Releases Third Update to ‘Music Metadata Style Guide,’ Including First-Ever Style Guide for Classical Music

September 30, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has released the third iteration of its touchstone Music Metadata Style Guide, which provides a set of common naming conventions and data entry standards for companies to use when listing, ingesting, and managing digital music. In addition to a fresh new design courtesy of research and design firm AudienceNet, the updated guide adds several new sections and introduces the Classical Metadata Style Guide,... Read More

September 24, 2015 – First Philadelphia-Based Music Startup Academy to be Held October 28 by Music Business Association

September 24, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will bring its popular Music Startup Academy educational series to Philadelphia (just a stone’s throw from the organization’s Marlton, NJ, headquarters) for the first time on Wednesday, October 28th, from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Drexel University’s URBN Annex at 3401 Filbert Street.  The event will kick off with a keynote presentation from Michael Fiebach, CEO of Philadelphia-based digital marketing agency Fame House, before delving into complex issues faced by every startup attempting to break into the music industry,... Read More

September 24, 2015 – Music Startup Academy Targets NY Startups and Entrepreneurs on November 3

Presentations include keynote from SynchTank/Soundgizmo Founder and CEO Startup Spotlight on local business Zype September 24, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will give New York-based startups and entrepreneurs all the info they need to break into the music industry at its latest Music Startup Academy event, which will be held on Tuesday, November 3, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at General Assembly West (10 E. 21st St., 3rd floor) in New York City.... Read More

September 22, 2015 – Music Biz Announces Three New Board Members from Major and Indie Record Companies

September 22, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has elected three new representatives from one major label and two of the biggest independent music companies in the U.S. to fill current vacancies on its Board of Directors. Bob Garbarini, Senior Vice President of National Sales at Sony Music Entertainment; Michael Healy, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Entertainment One US; and Kelly Rich, Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Interactive at the Big Machine Label Group,... Read More