Association Updates

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February 24, 2017 – YouTube & Google Play’s Gwen Shen Joins Music Biz Board

Music Biz is pleased to welcome YouTube and Google Play’s Head of Music Label Partnerships (Americas), Gwen Shen, to the Board of Directors. Shen was elected to fill a seat previously held by YouTube’s Fred Beteille, who has recently joined Facebook. It was announced earlier this month that Beteille will remain as Board Chairman following his move. “I have no doubt that Gwen will be as much of an asset to the Music Biz Board as she is to the team at YouTube and Google Play,” said Music Biz President James Donio.... Read More

February 23, 2017 – Atlantic Records’ Julie Greenwald to Keynote ‘Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out’ Session at Music Biz 2017 in Interview with NPR Music’s Ann Powers

Second annual event to be powered by Nielsen Music February 23, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of The Atlantic Records Group, will keynote the second annual Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out session, powered by Nielsen Music, on Tuesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. CT during the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The event will kick off with a presentation from Erin Crawford,... Read More

February 21, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: AuDigent

Company Name: AuDigent Website: Location: Philadelphia, PA Number of Employees: 20 Number of Years in Business: 1 Primary Contact: Jon Gosier, Founder, Company Description: AuDigent is an audience measurement and monetization platform for influencers in music, sports and entertainment. We help brands that collectively spend more than $30 billion dollars on media discover and partner with the right influencers to target, and connect with their audiences, giving them the programmatic buying edge needed to maximize ROI.... Read More

February 14, 2017 – A2IM’s Richard James Burgess to Keynote ‘Indie Music Forum powered by Hypebot’ at Music Biz 2017 in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and co-organizer Hypebot have announced the full agenda for this year’s “Indie Music Forum powered by Hypebot,” which will be held on Thursday, May 18, as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The Forum will be led by a Keynote Conversation with Richard James Burgess, Ph.D., CEO of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), a trade organization representing a diverse group of over 400 Independently owned American record labels.... Read More

February 8, 2017 – [IN THE NEWS] 30 Music Startups Worth Watching in 2017

The state of the current music startups scene was a big theme at the recent NY:LON Connect conference that Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organized. Six British startups pitched their technologies at the event, and Music Ally has since published their opinion on why they feel optimistic about the music/tech landscape in 2017. If that’s not enough startup talk for you, try this: Music Ally has compiled a mini-report about 30 of the music and music-related startups that we think are worth watching in 2017 (and hopefully beyond).... Read More

February 8, 2017 – CAA’s Jeff Krones and Hunter Williams to Keynote Touring & Ticketing Program at Music Biz 2017

Score the best seats in the house and join us at Music Biz 2017 for a special keynote conversation with Creative Artists Agency (CAA)’s Jeff Krones and Hunter Williams — two of the top music agents behind developing the hottest touring acts such as Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers, Tori Kelly, GRiZ, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Pretty Lights, among many others. Booking above and beyond the country genre, these Nashville-based execs are set to reveal stories,... Read More

February 7, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: Label Logic

Company Name: Label Logic Website: Location: Los Angeles, CA Number of Employees: 2 Number of Years in Business: 2 Primary Contact: Jay Gilbert, Co-Founder of Digital Strategy, Company Description: Label Logic provides a full suite of record label services- digital strategy, product management, marketing, campaign management, and executive label functions-on a fee only basis. Primary Service/Product: Label Logic will supplement your team to build and execute plans for the new music business. ... Read More

February 6, 2017 – Facebook’s Fred Beteille Continues as Chairman of Music Biz Board of Directors

February 6, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announced today that Fred Beteille, who recently joined Facebook from YouTube, continues in his role as Chairman of the organization’s Board of Directors. Beteille is a Product Manager on Facebook Live, responsible for public broadcasts and publisher verticals including News, Sports, and Entertainment. Elected Music Biz Chairman in 2014, Beteille has promoted the expansion of the organization’s membership base and its role as the forum for dialog across all aspects of the music industry,... Read More

February 1, 2017 – [EXCLUSIVE MEMBER DISCOUNT] XLIVE Data & Analytics Summit

Interested in learning how to engage, retain and monetize your fans and corporate partners/sponsors more effectively through data-driven marketing? Join the best and brightest C-Level executives in music, sports and entertainment for the XLIVE Data & Analytics Summit on April 4-5 in Los Angeles. Featuring speakers from Country Music Association, Golden State Warriors, AC Entertainment, Linkin Park, New York City Wine & Food Festival, San Francisco 49ers, Warner Brothers Records, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto International Film Festival,... Read More

February 1, 2017 – NY:LON Connect Talking Points

Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organized the first NY:LON Connect conference, which was held in London on 24-25 January 2017. The event brought together executives from the music and technology industries to talk about the current digital-music ecosystem, and how it could be improved. Here are some of the key talking points from Music Ally’s coverage of the event.... Read More