Association News

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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February 8, 2017 – CAA’s Jeff Krones and Hunter Williams to Keynote Touring & Ticketing Program at Music Biz 2017

Score the best seats in the house and join us at Music Biz 2017 for a special keynote conversation with Creative Artists Agency (CAA)’s Jeff Krones and Hunter Williams — two of the top music agents behind developing the hottest touring acts such as Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers, Tori Kelly, GRiZ, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Pretty Lights, among many others. Booking above and beyond the country genre, these Nashville-based execs are set to reveal stories,... Read More

February 7, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: Label Logic

Company Name: Label Logic Website: Location: Los Angeles, CA Number of Employees: 2 Number of Years in Business: 2 Primary Contact: Jay Gilbert, Co-Founder of Digital Strategy, Company Description: Label Logic provides a full suite of record label services- digital strategy, product management, marketing, campaign management, and executive label functions-on a fee only basis. Primary Service/Product: Label Logic will supplement your team to build and execute plans for the new music business. ... Read More

February 6, 2017 – Facebook’s Fred Beteille Continues as Chairman of Music Biz Board of Directors

February 6, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announced today that Fred Beteille, who recently joined Facebook from YouTube, continues in his role as Chairman of the organization’s Board of Directors. Beteille is a Product Manager on Facebook Live, responsible for public broadcasts and publisher verticals including News, Sports, and Entertainment. Elected Music Biz Chairman in 2014, Beteille has promoted the expansion of the organization’s membership base and its role as the forum for dialog across all aspects of the music industry,... Read More

February 1, 2017 – [EXCLUSIVE MEMBER DISCOUNT] XLIVE Data & Analytics Summit

Interested in learning how to engage, retain and monetize your fans and corporate partners/sponsors more effectively through data-driven marketing? Join the best and brightest C-Level executives in music, sports and entertainment for the XLIVE Data & Analytics Summit on April 4-5 in Los Angeles. Featuring speakers from Country Music Association, Golden State Warriors, AC Entertainment, Linkin Park, New York City Wine & Food Festival, San Francisco 49ers, Warner Brothers Records, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto International Film Festival,... Read More

February 1, 2017 – NY:LON Connect Talking Points

Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organized the first NY:LON Connect conference, which was held in London on 24-25 January 2017. The event brought together executives from the music and technology industries to talk about the current digital-music ecosystem, and how it could be improved. Here are some of the key talking points from Music Ally’s coverage of the event.... Read More

January 31, 2017 – Jillian Kelleher Joins Music Biz Team

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has appointed Jillian Marie Kelleher to assist with Nashville community relations and marketing for the organization and its Music Biz 2017 convention. Jillian Marie Kelleher is the Founder/President of Connector Entertainment Group, a full-service marketing and branding agency engaged in the development, ownership and commercial utilization of music & lifestyle content. Clients the company has worked with include: Viacom, Columbia Records, Bonnaroo, Warner Music, Live Nation, Rolling Stone, KLOVE, Lightning 100 and more. ... Read More

January 27, 2017 – Inaugural NY:LON Connect Conference Recap

On January 24-25, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally, in association with Armonia, hosted the first-ever NY:LON Connect conference in London. The event featured keynote presentations from Jonathan Dworkin of Universal Music Group and Ed Peto of Outdustry as well as a one-on-one interview with Will Page of Spotify and a variety of panels, presentations, and more featuring top executives from all three major labels, Merlin, Pandora, SOCAN, Downtown Music Publishing, SpinMedia, The Orchard,... Read More

January 27, 2017 – Digital Service Workshops Scheduled for Monday, May 15

As you begin to make your travel plans for Music Biz 2017, don’t forget that the event has been expanded by one day for our specialized digital service workshops from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play/YouTube Music, Pandora, and Spotify. A preliminary schedule has been published. More details to come as they are confirmed.... Read More

January 26, 2017 – [IN THE NEWS] Music Industry is Moving Towards an ‘Attention Economy’, Says Sony Exec

Dorothy Hui, Sony Music Entertainment UK’s vice president of digital, tells the music industry ‘we are moving towards an attention economy’. Hui, whose experience spans partnership marketing, digital retail, direct-to-consumer and social media, said that artists and labels are competing for consumers’ limited attention spans as time is split between audio, visual and social media platforms. Addressing delegates at the NY:LON Connect conference in London, she added: ‘The focus is on building audiences and engaging them.... Read More

January 24, 2017 – [IN THE NEWS] The Future for Labels? ‘The Enemy That We Have Is Kittens!’

Recorded-music revenues may be on the up again, but how do labels need to evolve to ensure that translates into a rosy future? It was one of the main topics on the agenda at our NY:LON Connect conference this morning in London. Our track on the future for rightsholders began with Bill Wilson, VP of digital strategy and business development at the Music Business Association, setting the scene with his thoughts on labels, publishers and managers.... Read More