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June 11, 2018 – SAVE THE DATES: Music Biz 2019 & 2020

The Music Biz conference has grown steadily over the four years we have hosted it in Nashville, topping 2,200 attendees in 2018 for the first time since 2003. The music business sensibility of Nashville and its Music City Music Council aligns so well with our efforts on behalf of music services, stores, labels, artists, songwriters, managers, publishers, entrepreneurs, startups, educators, students, and everyone else in or looking to break into the industry. We’re thrilled to make it our flagship conference’s home base for at least another two years,... Read More

June 5, 2018 – [IN THE NEWS] GLAAD’s ‘Power of Queer Storytelling in Song’ Discussion Inspires Tears, Standing Ovation

For the past three years, the Music Biz conference has hosted an LGBTQ-themed discussion panel in association with GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Association Against Defamation), and there’s little question that this year’s — “The Power of Queer Storytelling in Song” — was the most ambitious and resonant to date. It brought together four successful singer/songwriters, each of whom shared deeply personal stories about the challenges they faced in their respective lives and careers. Click here to read the article in Variety.... Read More

May 31, 2018 – Music Biz 2018 Media Coverage

Following Music Biz 2018, we’ve received an impressive amount of media coverage! Take a read below and for the full video and photo recap, click here. May 31, 2018 — The Theory of Everything: Grab A Z And Hold On! — All Access May 25, 2018 — Music Biz Conference 2018 Download: How Artists Can Avoid Getting (Financially) Screwed (And Data Can Help) — Pollstar May 23, 2018 — The Orchard Ventures To Nashville For The 2018 Music Biz Conference —  The Orchard May 23,... Read More

May 16, 2018 – Music Biz 2018 Business Awards Breakfast Scripted Remarks from Music Biz President James Donio, Chair of the Board Fred Beteille, and Vice Chair Steve Harkins

Music Biz President James Donio Before I go any further, let’s thank our wonderful friends at WEA for last night’s great cocktail party. This get-together has become a longstanding tradition at Music Biz, and we appreciate your support and commitment to the organization and this conference. Now, I get the chance to officially welcome all of you, on behalf of Music Biz, to our 60th Annual Conference. It’s our Diamond Anniversary. Diamonds are known to be the strongest and most durable substances on earth.  ... Read More

May 11, 2018 – Dolly Parton and Linda Perry to Headline Grand Finale Segment of ‘Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out’ Program at Music Biz 2018 Conference in Nashville

Powered by Nielsen Music, program will also feature Keynote Interview with Republic Records’ Wendy Goldstein and Julia Michaels artist manager Beka Tischker conducted by Billboard’s Melinda Newman; presentation from Nielsen Music’s Erin Crawford; and panel featuring MAC Presents’ Marcie Allen, CAA’s Marlene Tsuchii, SESAC’s Kelli Turner, and Maren Morris artist manager Janet Weir May 10, 2018 – Renowned actress, author, producer, and Country music icon Dolly Parton will join artist, producer, label head, and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Linda Perry for the grand finale of the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out program.... Read More

May 11, 2018 – Get Social @MusicBizAssoc

Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter at @MusicBizAssoc to stay up to date on all things Music Biz.... Read More

May 8, 2018 – IN THE NEWS: Ed Sheeran, Nile Rodgers, Julia Michaels Among Honorees at Music Biz 2018

Dilyn and John Radakovitz of Sacramento, Calif., will soon share a notable bill with Ed Sheeran. The couple and business partners (who run Dimple Records, a seven-store music retail chain), along with the “Shape of You” singer, are among the featured honorees and speakers at the Music Business Association Conference in Nashville May 14-17. Click here to read more.... Read More

May 8, 2018 – IN THE NEWS: Music Biz Marks 60th Anniversary Amid Great Change

When the Music Business Association (also known as Music Biz) stages its 60th anniversary conference in Nashville May 14-17, the industry organization will honor Ed SheeranNile RodgersJulia Michaels and the late Russ Solomon, the legendary founder of Tower Records. Solomon, who died March 4 at the age of 92, was once the most celebrated music retailer in the world. He will be posthumously honored by the association on May 17 as the first inductee into its newly launched Music Business Hall of Fame.... Read More

May 3, 2018 – Music Biz 2018 Conference Brings All Corners of the Industry to Nashville May 14-17 to Explore the Future of Music on 60th Anniversary of Music Business Association

More than 300 speakers, including keynotes from Pandora’s Roger Lynch with Sony Music Nashville’s Randy Goodman, Scooter Braun with Hilary Rosen, and Republic Records’ Wendy Goldstein with Manager Beka Tischker and Billboard’s Melinda Newman Award presentations honoring Ed Sheeran, Nile Rodgers, Julia Michaels, RIAA’s Cary Sherman with live performance from Kelsea Ballerini, Dimple Records’ Radakovitz Family, and hit song ‘Despacito’; Colin Hanks to induct Tower Records’ Russ Solomon as first member of Music Business Hall of Fame Top sessions include new programs #NEXTGEN_NOW,... Read More

May 2, 2018 – Podcasting Summit at Music Biz 2018 Conference to Feature Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett, Keynote from Edison Research’s Tom Webster

May 2 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will host the inaugural Podcasting Summit on Monday, May 14, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT at the Omni Nashville Hotel during the Association’s 60th anniversary Music Biz 2018 conference. Focused on the increasing growth and popularity of podcasts, “Podcasting: Licensing and Monetizing This New Success” will cover podcasting, webcasting, music licensing, advertising, sponsorships, and more. Co-organized by Tom Truitt of WHO KNEW and Jim Griffin of Hazen LLC/OneHouse alongside Music Biz,... Read More