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October 21, 2016 – Michael Kauffman Joins Music Biz Team

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has appointed Michael Kauffman to spearhead Partnership sales and marketing for the organization and its Music Biz 2017 convention. Kauffman has worked previously at YouTube, Google, RightsFlow, Verve / Universal Music Group, and with the Bertelsmann Music Group. He also serves as Co-chair of the Temple University Alumni Association’s New York chapter and on Temple’s School of Media and Communication’s Board. He can be reached at Read More

October 20, 2016 – Gifting Topliner Reveals Timely Data for Music Marketers

Gifting has always been an important driver of sales, particularly in the run up to the busiest sales season of all, Christmas. But the transition to digital has presented the industry with a challenge in how to migrate the gifting of physical products into the digital equivalents. The Gifting Topliner presents a detailed overview of the music gift market, broken down by consumer demographics, format, and other music related products, quantifying and comparing the relative size of each gifting product and detailed profiles of gifters and recipients for each.... Read More

October 20, 2016 – Music Biz Celebrates #SpiritDay & Takes A Stand Against LGBTQ Bullying

Music Biz is proud to take a stand against LGBTQ bullying and celebrate #SpiritDay with GLAAD! We encourage all members and friends to do the same by turning your socials and/or website purple. Click here for more info on how to take the pledge.... Read More

October 18, 2016 – Over Half of Americans Gave the Gift of Music in Past Year, Says LOOP Study

October 18, 2016 – Music remains one of the most popular gifts in the United States, with more than half of Americans saying they purchased a music product as a gift over the previous year, according to research conducted by LOOP (a product of AudienceNet) and provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for its members. The data comes from a new “Gifting Topliner” that will be released on Thursday, October 20, via Music Biz Consumer Insights,... Read More

October 18, 2016 – Registration for Music Biz 2017 is Now Open

Since moving the annual Music Biz convention to Nashville two years ago, attendance has grown by 50% … to 1,500. It’s the only music business event in North America that brings together the influential decision-makers from the commerce, content and creative communities under one roof for four productive days of meetings, education and networking. Plus, we attract the young people who will be tomorrow’s industry leaders and the academic professionals who are preparing them. Don’t just take our word for it.... Read More

October 13, 2016 – Music Biz Congratulates Bob Dylan For Nobel Prize in Literature

Music Biz is proud to congratulate legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan on being named the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. Since his first album in 1962, Dylan carved out a unique place at the juncture of poetry, music, and protest that has continued to strike a chord for more than 50 years. We applaud The Nobel Foundation for recognizing Dylan as a key contributor not only to the music world but also the world in general.... Read More

October 11, 2016 – Music Business Association Adds Pandora, Spotify Reps to Board of Directors & Names New Treasurer

October 11, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has elected two new representatives to fill vacancies on its Board of Directors and promoted an existing member to fill the Executive Committee seat of former Music Biz Treasurer John Trickett, who passed away in August 2016. Elizabeth Moody (Vice President, Global Content Licensing at Pandora) and Rob Harvey (Head of Label Relations, North America at Spotify) will join the Board, with Moody becoming Pandora’s first Music Biz representative.... Read More

October 10, 2016 – DDEX Celebrates 10th Anniversary & Announces Launch of New Identifiers

Music Biz congratulates DDEX on celebrating its 10 year anniversary. As a partner of Music Biz’s Metadata Style Guides and multi-year sponsor of Metadata Summit in Los Angeles and Nashville, we thank you for your support over the years and look forward to a continued partnership. Berlin (Germany), 10th October 2016 – Digital Data Exchange, LLC (DDEX)), celebrated today in Berlin its 10th anniversary with the launch of its latest standards and a decade of successful achievements in data exchange standards for the digital music industry.... Read More

October 3, 2016 – [IN THE NEWS] How James Donio is leading the Music Business Association into the age of streaming

James Donio has been with the Music Business Association (Music Biz) since 1988, when he impressed its then-leader so much during an interview that she created a job for him. In 2003, Donio became the association’s president, and he has helped it remain nimble as the music business has changed from a primarily retail-centric model to one that encompasses an ever-growing number of streaming options. Here, Donio talks about the changing nature of music, and his love of The Monkees.... Read More

September 27, 2016 – [UPDATE] John Trickett’s Los Angeles Memorial

Music Biz Board Treasurer John Trickett passed away on August 26. Please see below for information regarding a memorial being held in his honor: When: October 8, 6PM Where: 142 Timber Rd., Newbury Park, California Come join with us to celebrate the short but full life of John Andrew Trickett. We will share stories, enjoy music, eat lots of barbecued meat and raise a pint or two, or three, to John. Please bring a dish or spirit that reminds you of John. ... Read More