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November 15, 2017 – Audiencenet/LOOP to Reveal In-Depth Data About Voice-Controlled Speaker Users and Live Music Attendees on November 16

Audiencenet/LOOP will be providing new data from in-depth research on live music attendees and voice-controlled speaker users via a live Music Business Association (Music Biz) webinar on Thursday, November 16. Insights will also be added to Music Biz Consumer Insights, the interactive, member-exclusive research portal hosted on The “Voice-Controlled Speaker Users” infographic and “Who Are Live Music Attendees?” top-line report will both be available to Music Biz members following the webinar.... Read More

November 13, 2017 – Lyor Cohen to Keynote Featured Presentation at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

Music industry veteran Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube/Google and Founder of music content company 300, will Keynote at a Featured Presentation on Wednesday afternoon, May 16 during the Music Business Association’s Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Cohen will discuss his career journey, his current role at YouTube/Google, and his thoughts on the future of the music business. “Lyor’s tremendous impact on the music industry cannot be understated,... Read More

November 9, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: GigSalad

GigSalad is an online marketplace for artists and event service providers to promote their talent, connect with event and party planners, and get booked for private and public gigs ranging from weddings and parties to corporate events and festivals. As the largest entertainment booking platform in the U.S. and Canada, GigSalad can help you do what you love. Website: Location: Springfield, MO Number of Employees: 28 Number of Years in Business: 10 Primary Contact: Mark Steiner,... Read More

November 6, 2017 – Scooter Braun to Receive Humanitarian Award and Give Keynote Interview on His Philanthropic Mission at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

Scooter Braun will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at the Music Biz 2018 conference on May 17, 2018 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Braun will be honored at the conference’s Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, for his outstanding charitable efforts, and will participate in a keynote interview focusing on his philanthropic mission. Braun has instilled philanthropy as a cornerstone of the SB Projects philosophy,... Read More

October 31, 2017 – Music Biz 2018 Independent Spirit Award Goes to Radakovitz Family and Their Iconic Sacramento Chain Dimple Records

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Independent Spirit Award to the Radakovitz Family, owners of the iconic Sacramento, CA-based record store chain Dimple Records, during the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Breakfast — sponsored by the Country Music Association — on Wednesday, May 16, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. “Over the last three-plus decades, the Radakovitz Family and Dimple Records have shown tremendous dedication to the independent music community,... Read More

October 30, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: Primephonic

Primephonic is a 100% classical music digital streaming platform and high-definition download store, which was founded in 2014 as a direct response to the urgent challenges and opportunities following the digital revolution within the classical music industry. Primephonic seeks to reinvent the digital classical music experience and reignite a global passion for the genre. Our ambition is to reach the underserved classical music listener with the most extensive classical music catalog, high-quality audio, and industry-leading search technology while at the same time reversing the declining revenue trend for artists and labels.... Read More

October 26, 2017 – Programming Announced for Second Annual NY:LON Connect Global Music Industry Summit in New York City

Keynotes and Featured Discussions with Kobalt’s Willard Ahdritz, Spotify’s Stefan Blom; as well as Experts from UMG, WMG, ASCAP, SOCAN, Amazon, Pandora, and More Set for January 23 & 24 The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally have announced the programming for their joint NY:LON Connect conference, which will be held January 23-24, 2018, at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City, coinciding with 2018 GRAMMY® Week. The discussions at this global music industry summit will center on Streaming,... Read More

October 25, 2017 – Music Biz Mourns the Loss of Rock And Roll Pioneer Fats Domino

Music Business Association President James Donio issued the following statement​ upon the death of Fats Domino: “Music Biz is saddened by the passing of Fats Domino, a true pioneer of rock and roll. Domino’s hits, including ‘Blueberry Hill’ and ‘Ain’t It a Shame,’ helped form the foundation of the modern music business, selling over 110 million records in the early days of rock and roll. In fact, his contributions to music were so valuable that the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry has preserved ‘Blueberry Hill’ as a historic recording,... Read More

October 24, 2017 – Annual ‘Music Biz’ Conference to Remain in Nashville Through 2020

Mayor Megan Barry and Music City Music Council Applaud Announcement After drawing its largest audience in more than 15 years in 2017, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) is “tripling down” on Nashville, booking conference dates through 2020. The already announced Music Biz 2018 will be held from May 14-17, 2018, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Music Biz 2019 and 2020 will follow from May 5-8, 2019, and May 11-14, 2020, at the new JW Marriott Nashville,... Read More

October 19, 2017 – Music Biz Seeking Marketing & Communications Spring 2018 Interns

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is seeking two undergraduate or graduate student interns to assist with marketing and communications tasks related to its Music Biz 2018 conference, taking place May 14 – 17, 2018 in Nashville. These paid positions will require 15 hours per week from January 8 through May 11 in our Marlton, NJ office. Please see below for details:Marketing InternResponsibilities & Learning Opportunities:Assist with campaigns related to digital, partnership, social,... Read More