Association News

Below, you’ll find the latest Association press releases, updates on our upcoming events, introductions to our newest member companies, links to the latest content from Music Biz and our partners, and more.

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September 26, 2016 – Submit Your Presentation Ideas for Music Biz 2017

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) invites all industry professionals to submit program ideas for Music Biz 2017 to be held Monday, May 15, through Thursday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville. Music Biz’s programming aims to include informative sessions that apply to everyone engaged in the business of music, and also provide deep-dive panels and discussions for the following industry players: commercial businesses (stores, streaming services, etc.); major and independent labels and distributors; internet radio services;... Read More

September 23, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Playlists ‘more popular than albums

Pop stars Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers have questioned the future of the album – and a new study suggests they could have a point. Playlists are now a more popular way to listen to music than albums, according to the Music Business Association.  ... Read More

September 23, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Americans Listening to Playlists Over Albums, Study Finds

More people in the U.S. listen to playlists than albums, according to a new study. The results of the survey by consumer insight group LOOP (Lots of Online People), published by the Music Business Association, showed that playlists accounted for 31% of the total listening time across all demographics, whereas albums only constituted 22%.... Read More

September 22, 2016 – Playlists Overtake Albums in Listenership, Says LOOP Study

September 22, 2016 – Playlists have now surpassed albums as a format for music listening, according to a new study conducted by LOOP (Lots of Online People) and provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for its members. The insight comes from “Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape,” the third in-depth report to be issued via Music Biz Consumer Insights, the interactive, member-exclusive research portal hosted on Based on a May 2016 survey of 3,014 U.S.... Read More

September 21, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Record Companies’ U.S. Revenue Up 8.1% in First Half of 2016

New subscription music services also could help sustain growth, said James Donio,president of the Music Business Association. Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc.launched a new version of its $5-a-month ad-free service last week and plans to launch a $10-a-month on-demand service later this year, while Inc. is also planning a new subscription offering. “We are even more optimistic that the second half of 2016 will continue these positive trends,” Mr. Donio said.... Read More

September 21, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Paid streaming boosts US music market with revenues up 8.1% in H1 2016

The importance of the shift in revenue sources was not lost on James Donio, the President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), which regroups physical and online music vendors. “The accelerating momentum of streaming services in the first half of this year has helped yield the largest uptick for the US music industry in nearly two decades,” noted Donio, who highlighted “the impressive performance of competitive high-profile services such as Apple Music and TIDAL.” Donio added,... Read More

September 20, 2016 – New Member Profile Feature: Jaxsta

Company Name: Jaxsta Website: Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia Number of Employees: 12 Number of Years in Business: 1 Primary Contact: Jacqui Louez Schoorl, Co-Founder and CEO, Company Description: Jaxsta is a Massive Music Database. So much information on the music that we love is lost or misplaced. Jaxsta’s on a mission to track it all down, verify it, and share it with the world. It is about credit where credit is due.... Read More

September 13, 2016 – Music Biz Partners with HotelStorm to Offer Hotel Discounts To Members

The Music Business Association is excited to announce a new partnership with HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts to our members. When you use HotelStorm, you’ll find savings of 10-55% over other online travel agencies. HotelStorm offers thousands of hotels worldwide, 24/7 concierge, and the best hotel prices. HotelStorm is great for: Fall vacations Upcoming conferences and events Any other hotel needs you may have! Members can click here to access the password for the HotelStorm site.... Read More

September 12, 2016 – [UPDATE] Music Biz Mourns The Loss of Board Treasurer John Trickett

Earlier today, Music Biz Board Treasurer John Trickett was remembered during services held near his North Yorkshire home in the United Kingdom. Trickett passed on August 26 at the age of 53. Additional services will be held in Los Angeles in the coming weeks. Music Biz will pass along that information as soon as it is available. For those wanting to pay tribute to John, the family is requesting that donations be made to the neuropathy charities — and Read More

September 12, 2016 – Music Business Association Adds 9 Colleges and Universities to Academic Partnership Program

21 institutions now enrolled, including first international member September 12, 2016 – Following a successful second year, the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) Academic Partnership Program has added nine colleges and universities to its roster, including its first international member, Australia-based Collarts. This brings the full enrollment to 21 schools and about 1,500 students. The Program provides support and exclusive opportunities – including full Music Biz membership – to schools, faculty members, and students affiliated with music business,... Read More