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June 19, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Catalog Kings

Please welcome Catalog Kings to Music Biz’s member community! This Nashville-based company specializes in all types of printing projects including catalogs, programs, posters, flyers and postcards. And with the recent installation of a new saddle stitcher, they can now handle all kinds of bindery projects. Catalog Kings also produces promotional items such as apparel, lanyards, badges, bumper stickers, shot glasses and guitar picks. Catalog Kings chose to join the Association because of their desire to grow their footprint in the music business.... Read More

June 18, 2019 – Billboard Releases its 2019 Indie Power Players List Featuring Music Biz Board Members and 2019 Conference Speakers

Coinciding with A2IM’s Indie Week Conference in New York, Billboard has just released their annual Indie Power Players list, celebrating those whose dedication to advancing the interests of indie artists has led to global growth in the indie music segment. Music Biz extends our congratulations to the entire Power Players list, with special recognition for Music Biz Board members Glenn Dicker of Redeye and Amy Dietz of Ingrooves Music Group. The list also features a number of speakers who were part of our 2019 Annual Conference program,... Read More

June 17, 2019 – [MEMBER NEWS] — Final Clio Music Awards Submission Deadline Approaches; Synchtank Interviews Clio Music Director Michael Kauffman

Music Biz Member Clio Music has announced that the final deadline to submit for the 2019 Clio Music Awards. Entrants will have until next Friday, June 28, to submit their campaigns that connect consumers with brands through the power of music for consideration in this year’s awards. Award winners will be announced during the 60th annual Clio Awards on September 25 at The Manhattan Center in New York. For more on entry information, visit the Clio Music Website.... Read More

June 11, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Vinyl Me, Please

Join us in welcoming new member Vinyl Me, Please to the Music Biz Community! Vinyl Me, Please is a music company and record of the month club whose mission is to deepen the listening experience for music fans by offering one-of-a-kind vinyl pressings and diverse music-centric events. Since its founding in 2013, the company has grown its monthly subscriptions to 30,000, serving over 100,000 music fans from more than 40 countries worldwide. Click here to read from Billboard how Vinyl Me,... Read More

June 5, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: CmdShft

We’d like to welcome new member CmdShft to the Music Biz Community! The mission of this boutique label services outfit is to educate and empower artists on their journey to building a successful career, without sacrificing their art or rights of ownership. CmdShift offers artists access to both an extensive range of services and a network of industry veterans to assist in maximizing their efforts. With the recent passage of the Music Modernization Act and the changes it is slated to bring,... Read More

May 14, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Rock Paper Scissors, Inc.

We welcome new member Rock Paper Scissors, Inc. to the Music Business Association! Since its founding in 1999, this PR firm has represented over 2,000 projects from six continents, including work on music industry conferences, workshops, and other events. The firm’s diverse team of communicators, creatives, and business minds handles a growing roster which includes international and domestic clients in technology, music, holistic health, events, publishing, design thinking, and social innovation. Because Rock Paper Scissors has a strong focus in both music and technology,... Read More

May 14, 2019 – Second Deadline for the 2019 Clio Music Awards: Friday, May 17!

This Friday, May 17, marks the second deadline for the 2019 Clio Music Awards! Entry fees increase per deadline, so be sure to apply by Friday to save some money. This year’s award winners will be announced during the 60th annual Clio Awards on September 25 at The Manhattan Center in New York. The awards highlight the top creative work globally in Branded Entertainment & Content, Design, Digital/Mobile, Experiential/Events, Film/Video, Innovation, Integrated Campaigns, Partnerships & Collaborations,... Read More

April 22, 2019 – Music Biz Members VNUE and Pro Music Rights Team Up for New Licensing Model

Music technology company VNUE and upstart performing rights organization (PRO) Pro Music Rights have joined forces to “create a new paradigm in music licensing.” Together, the two Music Biz members hope to reshape the licensing model from the typical “blanket license” scenario to a more “utility-based” model, where licensees pay for what is actually played and specific stakeholders are compensated for those plays. The duo intends to begin rollout to businesses that do not have live music within three to four months,... Read More

April 8, 2019 – First Deadline for 2019 Clio Music Awards: Friday, April 19, 2019!

The first deadline for the 2019 Clio Music Awards is in TWO WEEKS! Entry fees increase per deadline, so be sure to apply to be considered by Friday, April 19 to save some money!   The awards highlight the top creative work globally in Branded Entertainment & Content, Design, Digital/Mobile, Experiential/Events, Film/Video, Innovation, Integrated Campaigns, Partnerships & Collaborations, Social Good, Social Media, and the Use of Music (Licensed, Original, Adapted). This year marks the addition of a Film and Video Technique medium as well as an option to submit physical entries within the Design medium (Event,... Read More

March 28, 2019 – Music Biz Member 7digital Appoints New CEO

This week, Music Biz member and B2B digital music platform, 7digital has announced the appointment of John Aalbers as the company’s new CEO, set to take the helm April 1. Aalbers has extensive experience in building early and mid-stage technology companies. “We now welcome John Aalbers to the role of CEO,” said 7digital Chair Don Cruickshank. “His career is distinguished with success in a number of not-dissimilar challenges to those facing 7digital, all based on sector focussed software and platform services.” Aalbers will succeed outgoing CEO Simon Cole,... Read More