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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

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