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December 13, 2018 – Music Business Association Announces Record Archive Owners Richard Storms and Alayna Alderman as Recipients of 2019 Independent Spirit Award

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its 2019 Independent Spirit Award to Richard Storms and Alayna Alderman, owners of the Rochester-based independent record store Record Archive, during the Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner set to take place on Tuesday, May 7 during the Music Biz 2019 Annual Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. With their out-of-the-box thinking and love for all things music, the pair have grown Record Archive into an iconic brick-and-mortar destination.... Read More

December 12, 2018 – Music Biz Member Royalty Exchange Profiled In Forbes Magazine

Royalty Exchange, a member of the Music Business Association, was profiled this week by Forbes Magazine. Royalty Exchange gives songwriters the opportunity to create a new, immediate revenue stream by selling their catalogs to investors. This offers a highly beneficial solution for both parties, as songwriters receive an up-front payment for their performances while investors receive a stream of predictable, fixed-rate royalty payments. The earnings potential of catalogs is based on past payments to artists, calculated through Royalty Exchange’s “Know Your Worth” online app.... Read More

December 11, 2018 – Music Biz Member Capitol Music Group Hosts Inaugural ‘Capitol Royale’ Creativity and Innovation Marathon In Los Angeles

In the wake of technology changing the landscape of the music industry, companies are shifting their energy towards more cutting-edge and forward-thinking methods of doing business. Enter Capitol Royale: Capitol Music Group’s two-day creativity and innovation marathon (Dec 1-2) at its headquarters in Hollywood, CA. In the company’s continued investment in the music and tech space, its Capitol360 hub helped conceive and nurture an idea for Capitol to be one of the first major record labels to host a hackathon and center the challenge around a bevy of panels,... Read More

December 7, 2018 – 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Announced: Comment From Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association, issued the following statement on the 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees, announced this morning: “The Music Business Association congratulates all of the nominees for the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Clearly the increase in the number of nominees in the top four categories has given way for a wider range of artist and genres to be represented and recognized. “It is particularly exciting to see that today’s nominations are honoring the talent of artists who have received Music Biz Breakthrough Artist Awards or that have graced the stage at our Annual Conference.... Read More

December 7, 2018 – Music Biz Congratulates Members & Friends Featured In Billboard’s 2018 ‘Women In Music’

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) would like to congratulate its members, friends, and affiliates for being featured on Billboard’s ‘Women In Music 2018’ list. We’d like to send a special congratulations to the four Executives of the Year: Danielle Aguirre, Executive VP/General Counsel for the National Music Publishers Association; Dina LaPolt, Founder/Owner of LaPolt Law, and Legal Counsel to the Songwriters of North America; Jacqueline Charlesworth, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling; and Susan Genco, Co-President,... Read More

December 4, 2018 – Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Randy Goodman To Be Honored With Music Biz 2019 Presidential Award

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman with its Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. Goodman will join the esteemed ranks of previous Presidential Award honorees including last year’s winner, RIAA’s Cary Sherman, as well as Mike Dungan, Dick Clark, John Esposito, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun,... Read More

December 3, 2018 – [WEBINAR] – Your Questions Answered: Diversity of Consumption & Impact of International Music

Following up on a September webinar which explored the consumption habits of U.S. music fans, Robert Delmonte, Music & Entertainment Insight Lead for AudienceNet, will dive deeper into the following burning questions that Music Biz members were left with from the presentation: How Has Diversity In Music Tastes Affected Marketing Strategies? As tastes among music fans continue to diversify, it is becoming increasingly difficult to group consumers by their favorite genres. How can marketers analyze such diverse audiences to create actionable insights to inform tailored marketing messages?... Read More

November 30, 2018 – Announcing the NY:LON Connect Startup Award!

Over the past two years, NY:LON Connect has highlighted the latest and greatest startups that are shaping the future of the music business. This year will be no different, as event partners Music Ally and Music Biz invite startups to apply for the new NY:LON Connect Startup Award! This award will honor a new or unknown startup that offers an innovative product or service that will help advance the monetization of music. Applications for the award must be received by Friday,... Read More

November 29, 2018 – Singer/Songwriter Bebe Rexha to Be Honored With Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2019

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha with a Breakthrough Artist Award at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. The Award is presented to artists who have truly emerged and made a particularly significant impact on the music scene in the past year, and who are poised to propel to stellar new heights. Rexha will join the ranks of past winners,... Read More

November 27, 2018 – Music Biz Class of 2019 Scholarship Applications Are Now Open!

Since its inception in 1966, the Music Business Association Scholarship Foundation has provided over $9 million in financial assistance to members and their families thanks to the generous help of our industry donors. The Foundation is proud to continue offering this valuable member benefit, as we announce that applications for the Music Biz Class of 2019 are now open! To take advantage of this opportunity, the applicant or the applicant’s parent or spouse must be employed by a Music Biz member company.... Read More