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April 25, 2023 – The Future Of What Episode #207 — 2023 Leading Light Award Nominees, Pt. 1 (TuneCore)

2022 marked the first edition of Music Biz’s Bizzy Awards program, a crowd-nominated series of honors recognizing music industry individuals and companies who strive to advance commerce in our industry and make it a better place to work. This ceremony marked the debut of the Leading Light Award, which is given to a company or executive that has supported their staff via internal initiatives aimed at improving mental health, wellbeing and work/life balance. In our first of two episodes interviewing nominees for the 2023 Leading Light Award,... Listen

April 13, 2023 – Music Biz 2023: SoundExchange To Receive First Impact Award for Technological Excellence At 2023 Bizzy Awards

SoundExchange’s Michael Huppe will accept honor duringMay 17th Awards Dinner, sponsored by The LSS Group at RBC Wealth Management April 13, 2023 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces that it will present the first edition of a new Bizzy Award, the Impact Award for Technological Excellence, to SoundExchange at the second annual Bizzy Awards dinner on Wednesday, May 17 at the JW Marriott Nashville during the Music Biz 2023 conference. The new Impact Award recognizes a company or individual that is at the forefront of innovation in the music business,... Read More

April 12, 2023 – The Future Of What Episode #206 — Black Lives in Music CEO, Charisse Beaumont

Black Lives in Music (BLiM) began as after Blackout Tuesday in 2020 to combat issues of systemic racism in the UK music industry. After learning there was no available data on the topic, the organization commissioned a survey of 2,000+ artists & industry professionals about issues & perception of racism in the region. In our latest podcast, we speak with BLiM CEO, Charisse Beaumont on what’s changed since the first report was released, and what hurdles the UK industry still has to overcome.... Listen

April 6, 2023 – LU KALA, TikTok and Prescription Songs Confirmed For Music Biz LIVE Keynote

President Portia Sabin to host conversation on Thursday, May 18 during Music Biz 2023 Conference April 5, 2023 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces that indie artist, LU KALA; Jillian Rutstein, Director, Digital & Creative Synch for Prescription Songs and Amigo Records; and Tracy Gardner, Head of Label Licensing & Partnerships for TikTok will participate in the final Music BIz LIVE keynote interview during the Music Biz 2023 conference on Thursday, May 18 at the JW Marriott Nashville.Full details for the interview — which will be led by Music Biz President,... Read More

May 17, 2023 – Music Business Association Announces 2023 Bizzy Awards Finalists

Winners will be announced during the Association’s Awards Dinner — sponsored by The LSS Group at RBC Wealth Management — on Wednesday, May 17 March 30, 2023 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces the finalists for the organization’s second annual Bizzy Awards program, hosted by Noelle Scaggs (Fitz and the Tantrums, Elektra solo recording artist, Diversify the Stage) on Wednesday, May 17 at the JW Marriott Nashville during the Music Biz 2023 conference and sponsored by The LSS Group at RBC Wealth Management.... Read More

March 28, 2023 – The Future Of What Episode #205 — BE THE CHANGE Gender Equality Study, Pt. 2

Released on International Women’s Day 2023, the 3rd iteration of the BE THE CHANGE study showcases the perspectives of more than 1,500 music industry professionals across 100+ countries on how gender discrimination is both experienced and perceived across the music industry. We continue our coverage of the BE THE CHANGE study by talking with TuneCore CEO, Andreea Gleeson about her perspectives on gender parity in the music industry and how it compares to other businesses, the ways that intra-industry partnerships are leading to better data on and action to correct discrimination &... Listen

March 21, 2023 – Kobalt Music Founder and Chairman Willard Ahdritz To Keynote Music Biz 2023

PLUS: Music Biz confirms first 100+ speakers across 4-day educational program March 21, 2023 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces that Kobalt Founder & Chairman, Willard Ahdritz will participate in a keynote conversation on Tuesday, May 16th during the organization’s upcoming Music Biz 2023 conference, to be held May 15 – 18, 2023 at the JW Marriott Nashville. This and all keynotes at Music Biz 2023 will be held under the Music Biz LIVE banner,... Read More

March 15, 2023 – The Future Of What Episode #204 — BE THE CHANGE Gender Equality Study, Pt. 1

Released on International Women’s Day 2023, the 3rd iteration of the BE THE CHANGE study showcases the perspectives of more than 1,500 music industry professionals across 100+ countries on how gender discrimination is both experienced and perceived across the music industry. In the first of two episodes focused on this year’s report, Matthew Yazge of Luminate breaks down findings from this year’s survey and their impacts on industry professionals, and discusses possible solutions to issues of systemic discrimination.... Listen

March 9, 2023 – Statement from the Music Business Association Regarding the State of Tennessee’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

The Music Business Association condemns the decision by Tennessee state lawmakers to pass recent discriminatory bills removing the rights of transgender youth to receive gender-affirming healthcare and effectively making the performance of drag shows in public places illegal. These bigoted actions are especially concerning as we believe the intentional use of vague, inflammatory language will act as a gateway to encouraging acts of violence against the LGBTQ+ community. Our Annual Music Biz Conference has brought more than 2,500 attendees from 30 countries and all walks of life to Nashville since 2015.... Read More

March 8, 2023 – MNRK Music Group’s Gina Miller To Receive Music Business Association’s 2023 Presidential Award

March 8, 2023 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces that Gina Miller, SVP and General Manager, Nashville for MNRK Music Group, will receive the organization’s Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement, in recognition of her career-spanning leadership and commitment to bolstering diversity and inclusion across the music industry. Miller will receive this honor during the 2nd Annual Bizzy Awards dinner, taking place Wednesday, May 17th as part of the Association’s Music Biz 2023 Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville.... Read More