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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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January 22, 2014 – Sylvia Rhone to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2014

Makes History as First Female Honoree January 22, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly known as NARM and, will present its prestigious Presidential Award for Sustained Executive Achievement to Sylvia Rhone, founder and CEO of Vested in Culture, distributed by Epic Records, on Wednesday, May 7, at the Opening Session of the Music Biz 2014 annual convention at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Rhone will be the first female executive to receive the Award,... Read More

January 14, 2014 – In Time for Valentine’s Day, Music Business Association Showcases “The Most Romantic Albums of All Time”

January 14, 2014 – With Valentine’s Day a month away, the Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and, has compiled “The Most Romantic Albums of All Time,” giving music fans some great ideas for music to purchase as gifts for their loved ones this Valentine’s Day, or even for themselves. There are 100 albums included on the list, which will be supplemented with 50 “Love Hurts” songs for those not in a romantic mood this year.... Read More

December 16, 2013 – Ed Sheeran Helps Launch ‘Give the Gift of the GRAMMY®s’ Contest

‘Best New Artist’ GRAMMY® Nominee Ed Sheeran Joins Give The Gift Of Music Campaign, Launching 2nd Annual ‘Give the Gift of the GRAMMY®s’ Contest Winner Will Receive Two Tickets to the 56th GRAMMY® Awards and $1,000 MARLTON, N.J./WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 16, 2013: Kicking off the second annual “Give the Gift of the GRAMMY®s” 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),... Read More

December 9, 2013 – Redeye and INgrooves Join Music Biz Board of Directors

December 9, 2013 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and, has added Glenn Dicker, Co-Owner of Redeye Incorporated, and Dave Zierler, President of INgrooves Music Group, to its Board of Directors. These two independent distribution representatives expand the Music Biz Board to 18 members representing different parts of the spectrum of music commerce, including physical and digital as well as content companies.  “Both Glenn and Dave have played a huge part in the music industry’s growth,... Read More

December 4, 2013 – Music Business Association Helps Emerging Companies Connect and Thrive with Music Startup Network

December 4, 2013 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly known as NARM and, has introduced the Music Startup Network in an effort to provide music entrepreneurs and content providers with all the resources they need to create and power profitable, legal music companies. It is the first product that Music Biz has introduced since its rebranding and reorganization in early October.  Following in the footsteps of previous initiatives such as the Music Startup Academy educational series and the Music API Directory,... Read More

October 7, 2013 – NARM and Become The Music Business Association

Six Sectors Established to Reflect Larger Agenda; Board Representation Expanded October 7, 2013 – Starting today, NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) and its digital industry hub will collectively be known as the Music Business Association (, to fully encompass everyone involved in music commerce in the United States. Six sectors have been established to drive specific areas of interest, and six new director positions have been added to the Board of the trade organization to represent this broader membership.... Read More

May 6, 2013 – Infographic: Search Engine Optimization for Music Websites

This press release was issued by NARM and before the two entities became collectively known as the Music Business Association on October 7, 2013. Shows Bands, Labels, Music Retail Outlets, and More How to Top Search Engine Results Pages in New Infographic May 6, 2013 – Released today during the Music Biz 2013 event, a new infographic from, the home of music business association NARM’s digital initiatives, is giving bands, record labels, physical and digital music retail outlets,... Read More

March 12, 2012 – First-Ever Subscription Services “On-Demand Songs” Chart Launched

This press release was issued by NARM and before the two entities became collectively known as the Music Business Association on October 7, 2013. Charts Reflect the Rapid Increase in Audio Streaming Activity that Reached an All-Time Weekly High of 494 Million Since Start of the Year as Tracked by Nielsen New York, NY – March 14, 2012 – Billboard, Nielsen and NARM’s announced today the launch of the first-ever subscription services “On-Demand Songs” chart,... Read More