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Music Biz is an essential online resource that keeps members up-to-date on the latest Association announcements. Below, you can view the latest Music Biz press releases, profiles of our newest members, links to articles where Music Biz execs have been quoted, updates on Music Biz events, and more.

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September 15, 2015 – 12 Colleges and Universities, 1,000+ Students Join Music Biz Academic Partnership Program in First Year

September 15, 2015 – Twelve colleges and universities along with more than 1,000 students have already signed up for the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) Academic Partnership Program, which provides support and exclusive opportunities for schools, students, and faculty members who are fostering the future of the music industry through music business, technology, and entertainment law education. The program has been in effect for the past year.  The colleges and universities that have joined the program are: Belmont University,... Read More

September 9, 2015 – Music Business Association to Hold First-Ever Denver-Based Music Startup Academy

Local startups can apply by September 25 to pitch 
industry experts at Shark Tank session September 9, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) – in collaboration with partners and sponsors Colorado Innovation Network; Colorado Technology Association; FaderPro; The Underground Music Showcase; University of Colorado Denver; Vinyl Me, Please; and WESTAF (IMTour) – will bring its popular Music Startup Academy traveling educational series to Denver for the first time on October 8th from 12 p.m.... Read More

July 16, 2015 – Music Biz Adds Schoolkids Records and The Sound Garden To Board Of Directors

July 16, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has added two music industry veterans to its Board of Directors. Stephen Judge (Owner of independent record store Schoolkids Records, record label and management services company Second Motion Records, and influential music publication Blurt Magazine) and Bryan Burkert (Owner of independent record store The Sound Garden, dance club The Get Down, and music venue The Rockwell) will bring nearly four decades of combined experience to the Board,... Read More

July 14, 2015 – Music Biz 2016 Returning to Nashville Next May 16-18

Inaugural Music City convention was biggest in eight years WEA is first confirmed sponsor July 14, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) annual convention will return to Nashville for Music Biz 2016 from Monday, May 16, to Wednesday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, a larger venue that will allow for further expansion of the event, while also putting attendees closer to Broadway and its various attractions and live music clubs.  “Our first year in Nashville exceeded all of our expectations,... Read More

June 11, 2015 – ‘New Music Fridays’ Are Coming: Global Release Day Launches July 10

Released by IFPI at 10 AM BST, June 11: An aligned single global release day for music takes effect on July 10 Tracks and albums to be released at 00.01 on Fridays each week in more than 45 countries Music fans will no longer have to wait for days to enjoy new releases Industry FAQ  |  Branding Guidelines For music fans across the world, Fridays are set to become the day for newly-released music.... Read More

May 13, 2015 – Music Analytics Service BuzzAngle Music Launches Weekly Direct-To-Fan Charts At Music Biz 2015

Charts on Music Business Association website will track weekly top D2F album sales along with monthly top D2F artists and D2F vinyl sales NEW YORK, New York— May 13, 2015 — BuzzAngle Music, Border City Media’s comprehensive service that provides deep analytics of music consumption as it relates to the music industry through web and mobile access, along with the Music Business Association (Music Biz) today launched the most comprehensive direct-to-fan (D2F) charts available,... Read More

May 12, 2015 – Jill Chapman to Co-Chair Music Business Association Digital Supply Chain Workgroup

May 12, 2015 – Jill Chapman, Digital Media Operations Manager at Amazon, will serve as the new Co-Chair of the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) Digital Supply Chain Workgroup. In this role, she will be responsible for shaping the workgroup’s overall vision; leading discussions on workgroup initiatives; providing feedback on infographics, white papers, and other products created by the workgroup; and expanding the workgroup’s membership.  “Jill has had an impressive career in the music industry, including at Amazon where she has been part of the music team for more than eight years,... Read More

May 6, 2015 – Jack White to Receive Special Innovator Award at Music Biz 2015 for Record-Breaking Lazaretto Ultra LP Vinyl

May 6, 2015 – Jack White will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) inaugural Innovator Award for his achievement with his latest album Lazaretto and the vinyl ULTRA LP, an exceptional work that uniquely marries classic art and current technology. The Award will be presented during the Music Biz 2015 Business Session on May 13th at 8:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville. Released on June 10, 2014, Lazaretto debuted at #1 on the US albums chart,... Read More

May 1, 2015 – Third Man Records to Host ‘Live-to-Acetate’ Performance by Ashley Monroe During Music Biz 2015

May 1, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is teaming up with its new member company Third Man Records for a special live-to-acetate performance from critically-acclaimed Country music singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe on May 12th at 8 p.m. during the annual Music Biz 2015 conference. The concert, held at Third Man’s Blue Room venue, will be recorded live, mixed in real-time, and instantly cut to acetate for distribution.  “Third Man’s ‘live-to-acetate’ concert series is truly one of a kind,... Read More

April 22, 2015 – Music Biz 2015 Business Session to Feature Nashville Mayor, LaunchTN, Live Performance From Civil Twilight & More

April 22, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will host a jam-packed Breakfast & Business Session on May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. during its annual Music Biz 2015 confab at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville. The event will feature a welcome message from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, a speech from Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) CEO and President Charlie Brock, and live music from Rock band Civil Twilight. Music Biz President James Donio will also address the audience,... Read More