Association Updates

Music Biz is an essential online destination for members to stay up to date on Association happenings and gather the latest industry statistics. Below you can view our New Member Profiles, link to articles where Music Biz execs have been quoted, get updates on Music Biz events, and more.

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September 15, 2017 – Streaming Business Is Making Music Companies Rethink Sales Job Titles

“Music Biz President James Donio weighs in on changing job titles in a recent Variety article. ““When we rebranded, we got away from terms like ‘retail,’ ‘label’ and ‘distribution’ for ‘content,’” he explains. “We’re agnostic to the way the ‘sale’ happens. We want to represent anyone interested in the commercial transaction of music, whether it’s a physical sale, a subscription purchase or an ad-supported service — as long as it yields revenue to some part of the business.” Click here to read more.... Read More

September 15, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: Truth Vinyl

Truth Vinyl is a specialty vinyl record retailer and live music venue located in the entertainment district of Arlington, TX. Centrally located between Dallas and Ft. Worth near AT&T Stadium and Rangers Ballpark. Website: https://www.truthvinyl.com Location:  Arlington, TX Number of Years in Business: 1 Primary Contact: Ric Delzell, CEO, ric@truthrecords.net Primary Service/Product: Truth Vinyl specializes in vinyl and rare shellac recordings. With over 50,000 vinyl records plus the latest selection of new re-releases on vinyl as they become available.... Read More

September 15, 2017 – [In The News] Young Americans Not Too Keen On Radio And Albums Either

The retailer-focused Music Business Association in the US has published a new report called ‘Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape 2017’. Put together by AudienceNet, the study is basically the American version of the same research group’s previously reportedUK-based ‘Audiomonitor’ report. Click here to read more.... Read More

September 12, 2017 – AudienceNet/LOOP Study: Competing Platforms and Services 
Jockeying to Command Music Consumption

September 12, 2017 – The competition among platforms and services is impacting music consumption and changing the way people of all ages engage with their favorite artists and songs, according to fresh data from AudienceNet/LOOP provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for its members. The new report, titled “Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape 2017,” will be released on Thursday, September 14, via Music Biz Consumer Insights, the interactive, member-exclusive research portal hosted on www.musicbiz.org.... Read More

September 6, 2017 – [WEBINAR] Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape 2017

Whether working in music management, publishing, broadcasting or retail, staying up to date on consumer audio consumption trends can help you make knowledgeable and informed business decisions. The report, ‘Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape 2017’ by Music Biz research partner AudienceNet/LOOP, now in its 2nd year, encapsulates a democratic measure of audio consumption in the US, and sees a statistically and demographically representative sample of the 16+ population answer a set of questions about their listening and music consumption habits. ... Read More

September 6, 2017 – 5 Reasons Why You Need To Attend Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference

On Tuesday, September 19 at the offices of Greenberg Traurig in New York City, Music Biz will make its triumphant return with the latest installment of its Entertainment & Technology Law Conference. In just two weeks, be there as various sectors of the music business converge and discuss the future of legal issues surrounding the industry.  Here’s why you should be there… #1 — Full-Day Cutting-Edge Program No matter your role in the music biz,... Read More

September 6, 2017 – Three New Colleges & Universities Added to Music Biz Academic Partnership Program

Popakademie, Temple University, and University of Montana bring total membership to 22 institutions September 6, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) celebrated a successful third year for its Academic Partnership Program, during which it added three new schools to bring its total enrollment to 22 institutions and 2,100 students and educators. This year’s additions include:Popakademie – Mannheim, Germany Temple University – Philadelphia, PA University of Montana – Missoula, MTThe Program grants full Music Biz membership to all students and faculty members who are involved in music business,... Read More

August 31, 2017 – A Labor Day Thanks

Labor Day is not just for BBQs and pool parties! It’s a time to send a well-deserved tribute for those who work so hard. No matter what kind of work you do, Labor Day is for you. Enjoy your holiday and thanks for the contribution you make to our Association.... Read More

August 21, 2017 – First-Ever WHO KNEW Event Coming to New York City

After producing 17 successful events in Nashville, our friends at WHO KNEW are set to host their first-ever event in New York City as the closing portion of Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference on Tuesday, September 19. Join them for a night of music industry networking and an esteemed group of speakers each delivering 10 minute “TED Talk” style presentations. Like all WHO KNEW events, the audience will span the entire industry — 30 year veterans sitting amongst students,... Read More

August 21, 2017 – Music Biz Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Returns to NYC on September 19

U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is featured speaker Plus, first-ever NYC event from Nashville professional organization WHO KNEW August 21, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is bringing its Entertainment & Technology Law Conference series back to New York City on Tuesday, September 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Metlife Building at the offices of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.  The program discussion will have ramifications for artists, managers, publishers, record labels,... Read More