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May 23, 2017 – [IN THE NEWS] Spotify’s Troy Carter calls for the industry to fix ‘broken’ value chain

Asked by Music Week during his keynote Q&A at the Music Biz Convention in Nashville, Tennessee on May 17, if he thought that the current split of royalties between the various rights owners whose songs were streamed was fair, the former manager of Lady Gaga offered a resounding, No! But, without being specific, he also immediately added: “The value chain is broken and we need to reconfigure it.” Click here to read more in Music Week.... Read More

May 23, 2017 – [IN THE NEWS] Inside the Music Biz 2017 Conference

Metadata, supply chains, keywords, aggregate, brand and networking are all words that seem to be the antithesis of creating music. In today’s social and DIY world, however, they are all important elements every budding songwriter and artist must understand. The Music Biz 2017 conference, organized by the Music Business Association and held in Nashville this week, brought together the industry’s smartest eggheads, marketers and educators to share their knowledge and wisdom with indie artists, publishers, retailers,... Read More

May 23, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 Recap Updated Daily

The Music Business Association hosted its largest convention in more than 16 years last week in Nashville. 2,000 industry professionals descended on Music City to learn, network, and meet to advance the industry — together. 250+ speakers also participated in more than 100 events during Music Biz 2017 offering unparalleled thought leadership and expert insight into industry trends impacting all facets of today’s business. The Music Biz 2017 recap is constantly being updated so check back here often for presentation slides,... Read More

May 23, 2017 – Music Biz & ‘Rock Against Terrorism’ Band Stand with Manchester

Music Business Association President James Donio released the following statement in the wake of the recent events in Manchester, UK: The Music Business Association is extremely saddened and sickened by the bombing following the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK. This is yet another cowardly and horrific act of senseless violence. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy, especially the innocent victims who lost their lives, their families and friends. We just completed our Music Biz conference in Nashville,... Read More

May 17, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 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 When we decided to move the convention to Nashville three years ago, we had a really strong sense that bringing Music City and Music Biz together would be, as they say, a match made in heaven. Well, the results speak for themselves. I am elated to tell you that Music Biz 2017 is a milestone for us. It’s our largest convention since 2001! The biggest in 16 years.  We have over 2,000 attendees from 750 unique companies,... Read More

May 14, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 Speaker Spotlight: Marcus Cobb, Jammber

The Music Business Association is excited to welcome Marcus Cobb, CEO at Jammber for ‘Metadata is Money: Understanding How Revenue Flows‘ on Wednesday, May 17 at 2 PM during the Music Biz 2017 convention in Nashville! Check out the fun Speaker Spotlight below to get to know Marcus little more before his Music Biz panel! Have you ever been to the Music Biz Convention? If so, what’s your favorite memory from the event?... Read More

May 14, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 Speaker Spotlight: Tomás Uribe, Stereotheque

The Music Business Association is excited to welcome Tomás Uribe, Co-Founder & CEO at Stereotheque for ‘The Untapped Market: The Hispanic Music Consumer‘ on Tuesday, May 16 at 3:10 PM during the Music Biz 2017 convention in Nashville! Check out the fun Speaker Spotlight below to get to know Tomás little more before his Music Biz panel! What’s the first concert you ever attended OR what’s the best concert you’ve ever attended?... Read More

May 13, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 Speaker Spotlight: Matt Yazge, Nielsen Music

The Music Business Association is excited to welcome Matt Yazge, Head of Brand Partnerships at Nielsen Music for ‘LIVE — Experience, Engagement & Economy,’  ‘LGBTQ in the Music Business: Where is the Representation?‘ and ‘Brand Partnerships That Sing: A Road Map to Creating Authentic Music Experiences‘ during the Music Biz 2017 convention in Nashville! Check out the fun Speaker Spotlight below to get to know Matt little more before his Music Biz panel!... Read More

May 13, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 Speaker Spotlight: Megan West, Soundcloud

The Music Business Association is excited to welcome Megan West, Director of Client Relations for SoundCloud for ‘The Startup Deal: What Happens After You Sign?‘ on Thursday, May 18 at 10 AM during the Music Biz 2017 convention in Nashville! Check out the fun Speaker Spotlight below to get to know Megan little more before her Music Biz panel! What’s the first concert you ever attended OR what’s the best concert you’ve ever attended?... Read More

May 12, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 Speaker Spotlight: Bram Bessoff, Indiehitmaker

The Music Business Association is excited to welcome Bram Bessoff, Founder & President of Indiehitmaker for ‘Using the Power of Direct-to-Fan Engagement to Build Artist Momentum & Fuel Success‘ on Tuesday, May 16 at 2 PM during the Music Biz 2017 convention in Nashville! Check out the fun Speaker Spotlight below to get to know Bram little more before his Music Biz panel! Have you ever struck an important business deal at Music Biz?... Read More