Association Updates

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January 9, 2017 – Music Watch’s Russ Crupnick Shares Jazz Connect ‘Music Industry Reboot: A Fresh Look at the Way Music is Bought, Sold and Consumed’ Data Presentation

On January 5, Music Biz President James Donio led a panel at the Jazz Connect conference in New York City, “Music Industry Reboot: A Fresh Look at the Way Music is Bought, Sold and Consumed.” Joining Jim were Russ Crupnick of Music Watch, Jim Lidestri of Border City Media, Larry Miller of NYU Steinhardt and Musonomics, and Silvio Petroluongo of Billboard. Lidestri discussed the findings of his BuzzAngle Music 2016 U.S. Report, digging in particularly on the statistics on streaming and the higher percentage of “long tail” tracks that are getting streamed,... Read More

January 9, 2017 – Rising Country Singer/Songwriter Maren Morris to Receive Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2017

January 9, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present a prestigious Breakthrough Artist Award to rising Country star Maren Morris at the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Morris released her debut album for Columbia Nashville, HERO, on June 3, 2016, becoming the label’s first artist of the SoundScan era to top the Billboard Country chart with their first album. Fueled by the Platinum-certified single “My Church,” Morris went on to win New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards,... Read More

January 6, 2017 – Record Store Day Set for Saturday, April 22; Music Biz Proud To Sponsor

The Music Business Association has been a proud sponsor of Record Store Day since its inception in 2008. We could not be more excited to celebrate this important milestone for the music industry holiday. Read more about Record Store Day 2017 in the press release below: RECORD STORE DAY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017   ANNUAL WORLDWIDE EVENT IN SUPPORT OF ARTISTS, FANS AND RECORD STORES SET TO CELEBRATE ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY! Las Vegas, NV: On April 22,... Read More

January 4, 2017 – [WEBINAR] The Evolution of the Music Industry: Pulling Back the Veil to Reveal Transparency

Jammber enriches the lives of all types of people in the entertainment industry by giving them amazing tools that empower and enhance the creative process. With Jammber, you can easily manage your creative projects, keep track of everybody’s credits, and effectively organize every detail you need for your projects, all in record time. Jammber’s online management tool and mobile app simplifies the paperwork and processes by removing pen and paper; streamlines team communication; and automates financial transactions.... Read More

December 22, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] Leading executives reveal their favorite tracks and albums of 2016

What’s your favorite album of the year? And who was responsible for the best single? Every year, these two questions spark debate, ire and excitement across the music business. It’s unlikely you’ll agree with every choice here, you may not even have time for a single one, but read on to find out which records the industry have been digging this year, and look out for part two very soon. Read click to find out Music Biz President James Donio’s picks.... Read More

December 20, 2016 – New Member Profile Feature: Brooklyn Basement Records

Company Name: Brooklyn Basement Records Website: www.brooklynbasementrecords.com Location: Nashville, TN Number of Employees: 4 Number of Years in Business: 1 Primary Contact: Blair Clark, CEO/Founder, blair@brooklynbasementrecords.com Company Description: Brooklyn Basement Records was founded with a DIY mentality and strives to work swiftly and intelligently in an ever-changing industry. The label works overtime developing their artists and seeking out new and creative opportunities to showcase their growing roster of talent. Primary Service/Product: We are an independent label responsible for the release and promotion of both up and coming &... Read More

December 13, 2016 – Lukas Graham to Receive Music Biz 2017 Breakthrough Artist Award

December 13, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present a Breakthrough Artist Award to Lukas Graham during the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Lukas Graham have solidified their status as the biggest breakout act of 2016, earning three Grammy nominations of their smash single “7 Years,” including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.... Read More

December 12, 2016 – NY:LON Connect Conference to Include Discussions on Streaming, Rights, Innovation, Global Music & More

NY:LON Connect, a new event organized by Music Ally and the Music Business Association, is a groundbreaking and refreshing industry summit that will take place at the office of Reed Smith in London. This idea was born out of the desire to create a new event at the beginning of the year that could provide a forum to bring together leading executives from the international music industry together with the most innovative startups to discuss and debate key industry issues.... Read More

December 9, 2016 – Music Biz 2017 Preliminary Program Announced

Before you start booking your private meetings for Music Biz 2017, check out the preliminary program schedule just announced today! The four-day conference is packed with professional development opportunities, arenas for networking and celebrations of the people who make this industry great … all of which you’ll want to make sure to include in your Music Biz 2017 schedule. We’ve extended the Convention by one day, adding focused interactive workshops on Monday, May 15 presented by Apple Music,... Read More

December 6, 2016 – 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees Revealed; Music Biz Congratulates Members

The Music Business Association would like to congratulate its members, friends, affiliates, and past award recipients for being nominated for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Click here for the full list of nominees.... Read More