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March 28, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 Speaker Spotlight: Jamie Starling, Entertainment One

The Music Business Association is excited to welcome Jamie Starling, Director of Business & Legal Affairs at Entertainment One for ‘What’s Your Deal? Understanding Recording Agreements in 2017‘ on Thursday, May 18 at 5:15PM during the Music Biz 2017 convention in Nashville! Check out the fun Speaker Spotlight below to get to know Jamie a little more before his Music Biz panel! What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?... Read More

March 27, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 Speaker Spotlight: Zeke Stokes, GLAAD

The Music Business Association is excited to welcome Zeke Stokes, VP of Programs at GLAAD for ‘LGBTQ in the Music Business: Where is the Representation?‘ on Wednesday, May 17 at 11AM during the Music Biz 2017 convention in Nashville! Check out the fun Speaker Spotlight below to get to know Zeke a little more before his Music Biz panel! Have you ever been to the Music Biz Convention?... Read More

March 27, 2017 – Music Biz Mourns The Loss of Gary Arnold

Music Biz Presient James Donio released the following statement regarding the recent passing of Gary Arnold: The Music Business Association is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Gary Arnold, following his long and heroic battle with cancer. Gary was a former Board member of the Association, representing Best Buy. He also accepted numerous Association awards on behalf of Best Buy during his long tenure with the company. Music Biz extends its very deepest condolences to Gary’s family,... Read More

March 27, 2017 – 6 Top Digital Services to Come Together for 1 Full Day of Workshops on Monday, May 15

Music Biz 2017 is set to mark an unprecedented first for the music industry — bringing Amazon, Apple, Google/YouTube, Pandora, SoundCloud, and Spotify together in one place for one full-day of digital service workshops. These companies are sending their top team members to Music City for this one-of-a-kind program — packed with information about how to leverage the tools and products that these companies offer to maximize value for artists, labels, managers, creators and the industry at large.... Read More

March 23, 2017 – NSAI Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Songwriters Round at Music Biz 2017 Featuring Rhett Akins and Rivers Rutherford

March 23, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has teamed with the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) to host the NSAI Songwriters in the Round live performance event on May 18 at 2:30 p.m. CT as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The event, which will celebrate the NSAI’s 50th anniversary, will feature Country singer/songwriters Rhett Akins and Rivers Rutherford, who have written 34 chart-topping songs between them,... Read More

March 20, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 Career Development Programming Helps Students, Entrepreneurs Break into the Industry

March 20, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will nurture the next generation of music business executives and entrepreneurs through its Career Development programming at the Music Biz 2017 convention, which will be held May 15-18 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Consisting of a series of Career Development Workshops on May 16 and Career Day on May 18, the offerings will teach students, aspiring startup founders, and others looking to break into the industry about how the music business works,... Read More

March 14, 2017 – 6 Reasons Why Students Must Attend the Music Biz Convention

Edrian Woods currently works as an assistant to agent Lindsey Myers in the Music Touring department of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Nashville. Her primary role is serving as support in the fast-paced world of festival booking for various artists on the CAA roster. While completing her Master’s degree in Music Business and Entertainment at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, Woods attended the Music Biz Convention in Nashville — which she credits for kickstarting her professional music industry career and ultimately leading to her position at CAA.... Read More

March 6, 2017 – Adele Is Music Biz Artist of the Year

March 6, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that Adele is its Artist of the Year. The record-breaking Pop superstar will be honored on Thursday, May 18, during the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Luncheon at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Her latest album, 25, was the first ever to sell more than 3 million copies in a single week (3.38 million total in traditional sales), blowing past the 15-year record previously held by NSYNC’s No Strings Attached.... Read More

March 3, 2017 – [IN THE NEWS] U.S. retailers predict Ed Sheeran’s ÷ to be “massive”

U.S. retailers are preparing for what will likely be the biggest music sales week of the year so far thanks to the release of Ed Sheeran’s new album ÷ (Divide) on March 3. With the song Shape Of You riding atop Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart, retailers expect the new album to be No.1 in the Top 200 Albums chart by the end of next week. Click here to read more.... Read More

March 2, 2017 – Music Biz Mourns the Loss of Long-Time Association Supporter Bob Higgins

Music Biz Presient James Donio released the following statement regarding the recent passing of Bob Higgins: Music Biz is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of former Trans World Entertainment CEO Bob Higgins. Bob was a long-time and very supportive Association member and a legendary music and entertainment retail pioneer. Bob received our Presidential Award for Sustained Executive Achievement in 2009. The Award underscored his four decades as a visionary entrepreneur who truly made a positive impact on music retailing.... Read More