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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

April 9, 2014 – Music Biz Academy Unites Startups and Entrepreneurs with Indie Labels, Artists, Managers, and More

April 9, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly known as NARM and digitalmusic.org, is giving startup founders and entrepreneurs a chance to learn all the tips and tricks they need to launch successful, sustainable, and legal music services at this year’s Music Biz Academy, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, during the annual Music Biz 2014 conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.... Read More

April 7, 2014 – Twisted Sister Frontman Dee Snider to Receive Humanitarian Award at Music Biz 2014

Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award to honor entertainer for charity work with Long Island Cares Inc., Jam for Autism, March of Dimes, Gibson Girl Foundation, and Station Family Fund April 7, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, will present Dee Snider, frontman of classic heavy metal band Twisted Sister, with its prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award during the Music Biz 2014 Awards Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8,... Read More

March 24, 2014 – Sylvia Rhone and Jonathan Poneman Award Presentations Headline Music Biz 2014’s Opening Session

March 24, 2014 – Music Biz 2014, the premier music industry conference hosted annually by the Music Business Association (formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org), will kick into high gear at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, with an Opening Breakfast & Business Session featuring award presentations to two industry luminaries, speeches from top Music Biz executives, and the announcement of this year’s Scholarship Foundation Class of 2014. The session will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. ... Read More

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