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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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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

April 20, 2015 – How To Measure A Hit: Music Biz 2015 To Examine Future of Music Consumption Measurement With Data-Focused Town Hall, Sessions, and More

Audiomonitor, Billboard, Border City Media, Country Music Association, MIDiA Research, MusicWatch, Nielsen Music, RIAA, Shazam, Spotify, Vevo, and more set to address digital data issues April 20, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will gather some of the industry’s top data decision-makers and analysts to discuss the future of sales measurement at a variety of sessions to be held throughout the annual Music Biz 2015 conference on May 12-14 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville.... Read More

April 16, 2015 – First-Ever Artists, Management & Touring Town Hall To Highlight New Marketing Approaches at Music Biz 2015

Executives from C3 Management, CID Entertainment, Ticketmaster, Vector Management, and more to participate April 16, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its first-ever Artists, Management & Touring Town Hall on Tuesday, May 12, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville during the annual Music Biz 2015 conference. Organized by Music Biz’s Artists, Management & Touring Sector, which was launched at last year’s conference, the Town Hall will bring together members of each community to address new music commerce opportunities that have sprung up as a result of the convergence of these areas.... Read More

April 15, 2015 – Entertainment & Technology Law Conference to Tackle Touring and Partnership Agreements on May 14

April 15, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is bringing its popular Entertainment & Technology Law Conference series to Nashville during its annual Music Biz 2015 convention on Thursday, May 14, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. Law Conference attendees will receive three CLE credits for participating.  This year’s event will focus on touring and independent artists with the first panel targeting brand partnerships for live performances and the contracts and relationships that govern them.... Read More

April 15, 2015 – Songwriters & Publishers Town Hall to Feature Update from Copyright Office’s Jacqueline Charlesworth

Spotify, YouTube, more to address publishing aspects of their platforms April 15, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will tackle the serious challenges and exciting possibilities facing today’s songwriters and music publishers during the Songwriters & Publishers Town Hall on Thursday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville during the annual Music Biz 2015 convention. The event will include a presentation from Jacqueline Charlesworth, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights at the U.S.... Read More

April 13, 2015 – May 12 Startup Academy to Help Innovators Break into Music Biz

April 13, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will put the focus squarely on entrepreneurs at its Music Startup Academy event on Tuesday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel during the annual Music Biz 2015 conference. The Academy will feature a variety of sessions aimed at teaching aspiring startups, app developers, and entrepreneurs everything they need to know about creating and maintaining legal and sustainable music businesses,... Read More

April 8, 2015 – Third Annual Metadata Summit Shines Light on Often-Overlooked Digital Data Issues

April 8, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is bringing back its popular Metadata Summit for a third go-round on Tuesday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville during the Music Biz 2015 conference. The Summit provides a rare opportunity for industry heavy-hitters and newcomers alike to gather and discuss the often-overlooked topic of music metadata, which is quickly becoming one of the most important issues in the music business as digital services continue to grow and evolve.... Read More