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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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August 14, 2014 – Music Biz Unveils Updated Music Metadata Style Guide

August 14, 2014 – After taking the lead in the important conversation surrounding music metadata, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) has introduced version 2.0 of its touchstone Music Metadata Style Guide, which provides a set of common naming conventions and data entry standards for companies to use when listing, ingesting, and managing digital music. By following these standards, artists, labels, and digital services can ensure that customers will be able to easily find, stream, share,... Read More

August 6, 2014 – Music Biz Decodes Music Royalties In New Infographic

August 6, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today released its latest infographic, “Music Royalties USA Quick Start Guide,” which gives songwriters and performing musicians a simple way to understand the complex framework they must navigate to receive proper payment for their work. The document illustrates how royalties are handled for songwriters, publishers, and performers in various media, such as Physical Products and Download Sales, Radio & TV, Satellite & Cable Radio, Non-Interactive Streaming Radio,... Read More

August 4, 2014 – YouTube’s Fred Beteille Elected Chairman Of Music Biz Board of Directors

Fred Beteille, Product Manager at YouTube, has been elected Chairman of the Music Biz Board of Directors. He replaces outgoing Chairman Rachelle Friedman of J&R Music & Computer World, who retired from the Board during the Music Biz 2014 conference after serving an unprecedented seven terms. “Fred has been a tremendous asset to the Music Biz Board, and we’re thrilled to have him as our Chairman,” said James Donio, President of Music Biz. “Fred is a key player in the digital music marketplace with a keen understanding of the technological,... Read More

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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