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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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March 24, 2014 – Metadata Summit Continues Important Conversation on Digital Data Issues for Second Year

March 26, 2014 – The Music Business Association (formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org) is bringing its highly successful Metadata Summit back for a second go-round on Tuesday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles during the Music Biz 2014 conference. Last year’s inaugural summit drew more than 200 music industry executives, creating a rare forum for the discussion of digital data issues that are typically over-looked.... Read More

March 20, 2014 – Artists Get Cheat Sheet on Website Development Tools in New Infographic

March 20, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, is helping artists find the tools they need to create better websites with its new infographic, “Artist Website Ecosystem.” Created by the association’s Digital Marketing Workgroup, led by Lee Hammond of the Universal Music Group and Chuck Fishman of Acquia, the document lists a variety of web services that musicians can use to add specialized functionality to their sites. The infographic is broken down into seven main categories: Content Management,... Read More

February 5, 2014 – YouTube’s Fred Beteille Joins Music Biz Board of Directors

February 5, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, has added Fred Beteille, Product Manager at YouTube, to its Board of Directors. This addition expands the Music Biz Board to 19 members representing different parts of the spectrum of music commerce, including physical and digital as well as content companies. “In his role at YouTube, Fred is at the forefront of digital music and the increasingly complex business models that are continuing to shape it,” said James Donio,... Read More

January 29, 2014 – Music Biz to Honor Sub Pop Records Co-Founder Jonathan Poneman With Independent Spirit Award

January 29, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, will present its prestigious Independent Spirit Award to Jonathan Poneman, Co-Founder of Sub Pop Records, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013. The Award will be presented on Wednesday, May 7, at the Opening Session of Music Biz 2014, the annual convention of Music Biz, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.  “Jonathan Poneman is responsible for one of the industry’s most important success stories in the last several decades,... Read More

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 digitalmusic.org, 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 digitalmusic.org, 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 digitalmusic.org, 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 digitalmusic.org, 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 digitalmusic.org 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 digitalmusic.org will collectively be known as the Music Business Association (MusicBiz.org), 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