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August 20, 2018 – Fox Rothschild Signs On As a Presenting Sponsor of Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is excited to announce that Fox Rothschild LLP has signed on as a presenting sponsor of its Entertainment & Technology Law Conference taking place on Tuesday, September 25 in New York City. We’re excited to welcome the firm to the event and look forward to working with Monika Tashman and the team on hosting this important conference.  Plan to join us for an opportunity to learn from and interact with music industry advocates and legal influencers — all in an exclusive,... Read More

August 16, 2018 – Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Passes: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

Music Business Association President James Donio released the following statement regarding the recent passing of Aretha Franklin: “The Music Business Association and music fans around the world are extremely saddened by the news of the passing of the legendary Aretha Franklin. Simply put, there was no one like her. Her voice was one for the ages. Aretha was honored by our Association with numerous awards for her hit songs in the 1960s and 1970s. On a personal note,... Read More

August 14, 2018 – Music Biz Member Exactuals Acquired by City National Bank

City National Bank recently announced it has acquired Exactuals, a member of the Music Business Association and Los Angeles-based provider of innovative SaaS solutions for complex payments in the entertainment industry. Exactuals’ innovative payment system, PaymentHub, allows studios, unions, guilds, payroll companies, music publishers, record labels, distributors and marketplaces to provide direct deposit payments, tax document management and online reporting to rights holders, performers, managers, service providers and independent contractors across the globe.... Read More

August 7, 2018 – Music Biz Member Royalty Exchange Launches “Zillow for Royalties” App: Know Your Worth

Royalty Exchange, a member of the Music Business Association that operates the world’s largest online marketplace for music royalties, launched a new app in beta that gives rightsholders an instant catalog valuation and analysis report … free.  It’s called the Know Your Worth app. It analyzes songwriters’ public performance statements from their PRO, and automatically produces a personalized report with details that until now were unavailable from a single source. In the words of one songwriter who tried it out…... Read More

August 7, 2018 – [SAVE THE DATE] NY:LON Connect 2019 Returns to London January 22 & 23

Music Ally and the Music Business Association (Music Biz) are delighted to announce the third edition NY:LON Connect, our highly successful global business development conference. The event returns to London on the 22nd and 23rd of January and will once again be hosted by ReedSmith. NY:LON Connect is aimed at international music executives and provides an essential forum for debate between music industry innovators and influencers at the beginning of the year.... Read More

August 2, 2018 – Music Biz Member BuzzAngle Music Partners With Penske Media

Last week, Penske Media Corporation announced its investment in BuzzAngle Music, an innovative music analytics service. BuzzAngle, a Music Business Association member since its inception in 2013 and a presenting sponsor of the Music Biz conference for several years, has transformed the method of analyzing music consumption and associated trends. The service combines daily sales, streaming and airplay of albums, songs and artists. To increase awareness and usage of the BuzzAngle charts, Penske Media aspires for some of its leading brands,... Read More

July 26, 2018 – Music Biz Member Lyric Financial Funds Royalty Advances in Thirty Countries

Lyric Financial, entertainment financial services company and member of the Music Business Association, revealed in March 2018 the launch of international advances to its TuneCore and Sony/ATV clients. The announcement is a result of the partnership between Lyric Financial and Hyperwallet — a supporting sponsor of the Music Biz 2018 conference.  The partnership has allowed Lyric Financial to offer its services to more creatives around the globe, with services including royalty advances, catalog loans,... Read More

July 19, 2018 – [SAVE THE DATE] Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Returns to NYC on 9/25

Save the date for the next installment of our acclaimed Entertainment & Technology Law Conference. Plan to join us for an opportunity to learn from and interact with music industry advocates and legal influencers — all in an exclusive, limited-attendance setting on September 25.  The full-day acclaimed program will tackle legal issues and updates critical to artists, songwriters, labels, publishers, and all in the entertainment and technology industries. Program topics being considered include the Music Modernization Act,... Read More

July 18, 2018 – Music Biz Member Merch Cat Launches Direct-To-Fan App

Merch Cat, a member of the Music Business Association and all-encompassing merch management platform for musicians, is launching the new Merch Cat Fan app, the first-of-its-kind direct-to-fan app centered on the live show. Users of the Merch Cat Fan app can buy exclusive merch on their phones anytime and anywhere. At live shows, fans can skip the merch table lines, pick up their items, and then share their purchases with friends via social media,... Read More

June 28, 2018 – Music Biz Member Artist Growth & Pinnacle Financial Partners Strike Strategic Partnership

Artist Growth, a member of the Music Business Association, and Pinnacle Financial Partners, a sponsor and partner of the Association’s annual Music Biz Conference, have joined together to launch a new financing program for live entertainers. This innovative, artist-friendly addition to the live-entertainment ecosystem puts more financial power and control into the hands of artists, providing streamlined access to capital without dipping into personal savings or other costly alternatives. This tour-financing program is the first offering arising from Artist Growth’s strategic partnership with Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial Partners,... Read More