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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June 13, 2016 – Grimmie — Gone Too Soon

From Music Biz President James Donio: “This is such a terrible shock, a sweet and talented young life cut short. I so enjoyed her performance at the 2014 NMPA annual meeting. We talked about her being from Marlton, NJ and I invited her to visit our headquarters there someday. Unfortunately, now that day will never come. Our deepest condolences go out to Christina Grimme’s family and friends.”... Read More

June 6, 2016 – Meet Music Biz’s Newest Member: SongSplits

Company Name: SongSplits Location: New York, New York Number of Employees: 10 Number of Years in Business: 4 Primary Contact: Suzanne Burge-Taylor, Head of Marketing, Company Description: Based in New York City and Atlanta, GA, SongSplits Solutions, LLC (SongSplits) is an information technology company that improves the accuracy and speed of compensation to rightsholders by efficiently collecting, confirming, documenting and distributing real-time songwriter ownership data for more than 80,000 writer representatives in over 40 countries.... Read More

May 19, 2016 – Music Biz Partners With Loop To Provide Music Biz Consumer Insights

During his Music Biz 2016 President’s Address, James Donio announced Music Biz Consumer Insights, a new member benefit featured exclusively at and powered by data partner LOOP (Lots of Online People). The portal provides Music Biz members with regularly updated, solid insights into an ever-changing market, providing full consumer profiling with pinpoint accuracy, from music consumption patterns, to favorite genres and devices, to brand advocacy. Music Biz Consumer Insights users will be able to browse through rich consumer data or download customized reports with exclusive insights,... Read More

May 18, 2016 – President James Donio Advocates for LGBT Equality in Music Biz 2016 President’s Address

GLAAD and Nielsen presentations examine post-marriage-equality landscape and reveal data on how music can fight for LGBT rights May 17, 2016 – LGBT issues took center stage today at the Music Biz 2016 convention in Nashville, hosted by the Music Business Association (Music Biz). Music Biz President James Donio concluded his President’s Address at this morning’s Awards Breakfast & Presentations with a personal plea. “As a gay man, I cannot help but think that I might not be delivering this speech today if new state laws that allow various kinds of discrimination against people for who they are,... Read More

May 17, 2016 – Music Biz 2016 Explores Artist Management In Modern Era

MUSIC ROW/May 17, 2016 — Music Biz 2016 launched Monday, May 16, in Nashville with a solid lineup of speakers from the segments of publishing, artist management, touring, and more. During a panel titled Artist Management Now: Today’s New Structures and Services, Borman Entertainment’s Cameo Carlson, Blades Entertainment’s James Blades, Mtheory’s Zack Gershen and Marbaloo Marketing’s Faithe Parker discussed the current state of artist management. Like most sectors of the music industry, artist management is in a state of rapid change.... Read More

May 17, 2016 – Scripted Remarks from Music Biz President James Donio & Chair of the Board Fred Beteille From 5/17 Awards Breakfast

Scripted Remarks from Music Biz President James Donio & Chair of the Board Fred Beteille When we decided to bring Music Biz to Music City for the first time in 2015, as [Nashville Mayor] Megan [Barry] said, it was with high hopes and great expectations for a new era for our convention… we were not disappointed. Nashville was ready and waiting with open arms. Our attendance grew significantly as Megan said, and we experienced a resurgent energy and heightened enthusiasm.... Read More

May 17, 2016 – Music Biz Consumer Insights’ to Provide Exclusive Data for Music Biz Members

Redesigned website launches today with improved mobile responsiveness, spotlight on member benefits May 17, 2016 – During this morning’s Music Biz 2016 President’s Address, Music Business Association (Music Biz) President James Donio announced Music Biz Consumer Insights, a new member benefit featured exclusively at and powered by data partner LOOP (Lots of Online People). The portal provides Music Biz members with regularly updated, solid insights into an ever-changing market,... Read More

May 4, 2016 – Music Biz 2016 Convention Brings Industry Leaders Back to Nashville May 16-18

More than 200 speakers to present at Music’s Leading Ladies event, Metadata Summit, Music Startup Academy, Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, specialized Town Halls and Summits, plus much more Special session to address importance of LGBT community with data from GLAAD and Nielsen Music Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, Halsey, Cheap Trick, The Monkees, T.J. Martell Foundation, John Esposito of Warner Music Nashville, and Redeye to receive awards Live performances from Brett Eldredge, KONGOS, The Strumbellas,... Read More

April 26, 2016 – KONGOS and The Strumbellas to Co-Headline “Pandora Presents” Concert Event at Music Biz 2016 in Nashville

April 26, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that Platinum-selling Alternative Rock band KONGOS and JUNO Award-winning Alternative Country band The Strumbellas will co-headline “Pandora Presents,” a night of live music at The Cannery Ballroom on Monday, May 16. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. CT, with The Strumbellas taking the stage at 9 p.m. and KONGOS following at 10 p.m. The event will be open to all Music Biz 2016 convention attendees.... Read More

April 21, 2016 – Music Biz Mourns the Loss of Industry Icon Prince

Music Biz President James Donio released the following statement on the recent passing of Prince: “In a year that has already brought the devastating losses of music luminaries such as David Bowie, George Martin, Merle Haggard, Natalie Cole, Glenn Frey, Maurice White, and Keith Emerson, Music Biz is once again deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Prince. He was a totally unique, iconic artist and brilliant innovator. Over the course of his four-decade career,... Read More