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 27, 2016 – Meet Music Biz’s Newest Member: Entertainment Intelligence

Company Name: Entertainment Intelligence Location: London, UK Number of Employees: 10 Number of Years in Business: 3 Primary Contact: Erik Gilbert, Director, Company Description: Independent start up Entertainment Intelligence (Ei) is changing the way the music industry collects, views and utilizes data. Not a generic reporting platform; Ei has built tailor made, ever evolving solutions that help the industry truly understand their market, save time and increase efficiency. Ei is unique in its ability to seamlessly blend information including social,... Read More

June 23, 2016 – Music Business Association Opens Member-Exclusive Data Portal ‘Music Biz Consumer Insights,’ Powered by LOOP

June 23, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has officially launched Music Biz Consumer Insights, powered by LOOP (Lots of Online People). Previously announced at Music Biz 2016, the service is now available exclusively to Association members via the newly redesigned website. Music Biz Consumer Insights provides regularly updated data on U.S. music consumption, with interactive, graphic-based research summaries currently available on topics such as Consumption, Discovery, Digital Natives, Devices, and Streaming,... Read More

June 23, 2016 – Save the Date: Music Biz 2017 Returns to Nashville May 15-18

After another extremely successful convention, the Music Business Association has announced that Music Biz 2017, the music industry’s premier event, will return to Nashville for the third consecutive year from Monday, May 15, through Thursday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Registration will open in the Fall, but be sure to mark your calendar now! Music Biz 2016, the Association’s second annual event in Nashville, drew about 1,500 attendees. Attendance has actually increased more than 50% since moving the event to Music City.... Read More

June 16, 2016 – Meet Music Biz’s Newest Member: Eleven Seven Music Group

Company Name: Eleven Seven Music Group Location: New York, New York Number of Employees: 20 Number of Years in Business: 10 Primary Contact: Dan Mackta, SVP, Marketing, Company Description: Eleven Seven Music Group is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Founded in 2006 by Tenth Street Entertainment CEO Allen Kovac, the company is the global home for artists including Mötley Crüe, Papa Roach, Nothing More, Escape The Fate, Sixx:A.M., and HELLYEAH as well as Five Finger Death Punch outside of the U.S.... Read More

June 16, 2016 – Mondo.NYC and the Music Business Association Partner to Present the Entertainment and Technology Law Conference on September 16

NEW YORK (June 16, 2016) – Mondo.NYC and the Music Business Association are partnering to present the Entertainment and Technology Law Conference on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at the inaugural Mondo.NYC summit and festival. The one-day accredited Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) event will be held at New York University’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center, in the Richard L. Rosenthal Pavilion. As the music industry continues to shift due to rapidly changing technology, legislation and consumer habits,... Read More

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