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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 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

September 16, 2015 – CMA ‘New Artist of the Year’ Nominee Thomas Rhett Premieres Exclusive Video For ‘Give The Gift Of Music’ Campaign’s 5th Annual ‘Countdown to the CMA Awards’ Contest

Winner Will Receive Two Tickets to “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” and $1,000 MARLTON, N.J./WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 16, 2015: Kicking off the fifth annual “Countdown to the CMA Awards”contest as part of their 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 an exclusive video from RIAA Platinum certified country artist Thomas Rhett. The video, which spotlights the significance of giving and receiving music as a gift,... Read More

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