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 7, 2016 – Music Biz Mourns Loss of Zia Records’ Brian Faber

Music Biz President James Donio and Board Director Dilyn Radakovitz of Dimple Records released the following statement regarding the tragic death of Zia Records’ Brian Faber: Music Biz is shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Brian Faber, a pillar of the independent music retail community. During his 13 years as Vice President and General Manager of Zia Record Exchange, Brian was instrumental in growing the company to nine locations in Phoenix and Tucson,... Read More

August 29, 2016 – Music Biz Mourns The Loss of Board Treasurer John Trickett

President James Donio released the following statement on the recent passing of the Music Business Association’s Board of Directors Treasurer John Trickett: We are devastated and our hearts are extremely heavy at Music Biz today as we mourn the sudden passing on Friday of our Board Treasurer John Trickett of immergent. He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in the UK. He was a truly renaissance man in the music business — a producer,... Read More

August 18, 2016 – New Member Profile Feature: Adva Mobile

Company Name: Adva Mobile Website: Location: Westerly, RI Number of Employees: 2 Number of Years in Business: 8 Primary Contact: Jack Kelly, CEO, Company Description: Adva Mobile is technology and marketing services company dedicated to helping Artists acquire, engage, and sell to Fans on mobile phones. Primary Service/Product: We offer Artists a text marketing and email marketing platform that drives Fans to a mobile web app, where Fans can listen to music,... Read More

August 15, 2016 – Music Biz & Mondo.NYC Announce Agenda for Entertainment and Technology Law Conference September 16 in New York City

Event to feature Copyright Office’s new Associate Register of Copyrights Sarang (Sy) Damle; U.S. Representatives Doug Collins, Darrell Issa, and Jerrold Nadler; RIAA’s Cary Sherman; and Audiam’s Jeff Price August 15, 2016 – Mondo.NYC and the Music Business Association (Music Biz) are partnering to host the Entertainment and Technology Law Conference during the inaugural Mondo.NYC summit and festival. The Law Conference will be held on Friday, September 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. ET at New York University’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center in the Richard L.... Read More

August 10, 2016 – [MEMBER UPDATE] Artist Growth Launches Mobile Offline Data Access

Artist Growth Launches Mobile Offline Data Access, Becoming the Music Industry’s Most Robust Tour & Business Management Platform Marking several firsts for the music industry, Artist Growth – the leading business tool for musicians “from start to finish” (Bloomberg Businessweek) – has taken it’s tour and business management platform to a new level by bringing user-friendly, offline data access to it’s customers via brand new iOS and Android applications, and releasing a platform wide design update.... Read More

August 9, 2016 – New Member Profile Feature: QRATES

Company Name: QRATES Location: Tokyo, Japan Number of Employees: 7 Number of Years in Business: 1 Primary Contact: Taishi Fukuyama, Chief Marketing Officer, Company Description: QRATES is a music tech startup based in Tokyo, Japan.. Primary Service/Product: QRATES build online tools for artists and brands to create on demand vinyl records by crowdfunding. Most Recent Innovation/News Item: QRATES Add a Distribution Service to Their Crowdfunding Site Looking to Gain as a Member: We hope to connect with artists/labels and brands that can leverage our on-demand vinyl crowdfunding technology.... Read More

August 5, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Music Biz and DDEX Offer Metadata Guide

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and its Metadata & Digital Operations Workgroup, in association with DDEX (Digital Data Exchange, LLC), are offering labels and label aggregators a step-by-step metadata guide on how to use the DDEX standard to upload and manage their catalogs on digital retailers.... Read More

August 2, 2016 – New LOOP Study: Hip-Hop & Dance Fans More Likely to Embrace Streaming, Listen on Smartphones, Spend Money on Music

Available Now to Music Business Association Members; Free Webinar 2pm ET Today Open to All August 2, 2016 – Hip-Hop and Dance music fans are more likely to embrace next-generation digital behavior than fans of other genres, according to a new study from LOOP (Lots of Online People), and provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for its members. The complete findings are compiled in “Music Genres: How Different Fans Consume,” the second in-depth report from the member-exclusive Music Biz Consumer Insights portal.... Read More

August 2, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Millennials Love Premium Streaming Music, But Are They The Ones Paying?

The number of people turning to streaming platforms and the amount of music they are listening to are both growing rapidly, and revenues continue to climb as well. The millions of listeners paying for access to music as opposed to sticking with free ad-supported options is also getting larger, and at ever-an increasing rate.... Read More

July 28, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] The Inaugural RightsTech Summit

Dozens of technology, law and music professionals gathered at the Japan Society in New York on Tuesday for the inaugural RightsTech Summit, determined to brainstorm how partnerships between tech companies and content creators could drive smarter rights management and monetization. The resulting debates were notable as much for their innovation and optimism as for who was absent.... Read More