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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 8, 2014 – New Music Biz Infographic Simplifies Global Music Licensing With Country-Specific Guide

May 8, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, is giving artists, publishers, record labels, and anyone else interested in music licensing a powerful new resource with its “Global Music Licensing Quick Start Guide” infographic, released today during the Music Biz 2014 convention. Produced by Music Biz’s Business Development Workgroup, the document provides an overview of how licensing agencies in 12 different countries handle Master, Mechanical Rights, and Public Performance/Communication Rights for the six most frequently requested types of music uses: download,... Read More

May 7, 2014 – Music Biz Board of Directors Announced; Rachelle Friedman Steps Down as Chairman

May 7, 2014 – After an unprecedented seven terms as Chairman of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly known as NARM and digitalmusic.org, Rachelle Friedman, Co-Founder and President of J&R Music & Computer World, has stepped down from the association’s Board of Directors.  “I’m sad to leave the Music Biz Board but happy to see the organization in such a good place as I retire,” said Friedman. “Each and every year, we were able to nurture the next generation of music industry movers and shakers with our Scholarship Foundation,... Read More

May 7, 2014 – Music Biz 2015 To Be Held in Nashville May 12-14

May 7, 2014 – After four years in Los Angeles, the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) annual convention is moving to Nashville – the first time in the organization’s 50+ year history that “Music City USA” has hosted this event. Music Biz 2015, the music industry’s premier conference, will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Nashville from May 12-14. Music Biz President James Donio made the announcement in his speech today at the Opening Breakfast of Music Biz 2014 event. ... Read More

May 7, 2014 – Updated Infographic From Music Biz Highlights Current SEO ‘Tip & Tricks’ For Musician Websites

May 7, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, released the second version of its “SEO for Music Websites” infographic during the Music Biz 2014 convention. The document builds on last year’s release to provide even more valuable tips and tricks that bands, record labels, physical and digital retail outlets, and other music companies can use to ensure that their websites are easily searchable via Google, Bing, and other search engines.... Read More

May 1, 2014 – Music Biz 2014 Convention Gathers Industry Leaders May 6-8 In Los Angeles

100 speakers set to address attendees at second annual Metadata Summit, Music Biz Academy, Entertainment and Technology Conference, and more Ariana Grande, Frozen soundtrack, Dee Snider, Paul Rodgers, Jonathan Poneman, and Sylvia Rhone to receive awards  May 1, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, will return to Los Angeles for Music Biz 2014, the music industry’s premier conference, on May 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. The event will bring together representatives from all facets of the music industry – including retailers,... Read More

April 30, 2014 – Country Music Association to Host Meetup at Music Biz 2014 on May 8

April 30, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, has partnered with the Country Music Association (CMA) to program this year’s Country Music Meetup, which will be held May 8 during the Music Biz 2014 conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The event is the latest in Music Biz’s series of genre-specific meetups and the first to be organized by the CMA. It will feature experts from Rdio,... Read More

April 29, 2014 – Ariana Grande, ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack, Dee Snider, Paul Rodgers to Be Honored at YouTube Sponsored Awards Luncheon

April 29, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly known as NARM and digitalmusic.org, will celebrate chart-topping pop star and actress Ariana Grande, the record-breaking soundtrack to Oscar-winning animated film Frozen, the philanthropic work of Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, and the lifetime of creative contributions of artist Paul Rodgers at the Music Biz 2014 Awards Luncheon on May 8 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Sponsored by YouTube, the event will feature the presentation of the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award to Grande,... Read More

April 25, 2014 – Critically-Acclaimed Artist Paul Rodgers to Receive Chairman’s Award at Music Biz 2015

April 25, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, will present its Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to Paul Rodgers – frontman and founder of classic Rock bands Bad Company, Free and The Firm and a Grammy-nominated solo artist – at the Music Biz 2014 Awards Luncheon on May 8 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.  Rodgers has released four multi-Platinum albums and nine Top 40 singles,... Read More

April 23, 2014 – Record-Breaking Film Soundtrack ‘Frozen’ to Be Honored with Music Biz Outstanding Achievement Award

April 23, 2014 – The Frozen soundtrack, the record-breaking Double Platinum-and-counting album spawned from the Oscar-winning hit animated film, will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) Outstanding Achievement Award at the Music Biz 2014 Awards Luncheon on May 8 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The soundtrack has spent 11 nonconsecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard charts, breaking The Lion King’s record for most weeks at #1 for an animated film soundtrack.... Read More

April 14, 2014 – Ariana Grande to Receive Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at Music Biz 2014

April 14, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, will present its Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award to Ariana Grande, a chart-topping pop musician and actress, at the Music Biz 2014 Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 8, at 12:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The Award recognizes Grande’s spectacular achievements over the past year, including a #1 debut on the Billboard charts with her first album,... Read More