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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

March 27, 2019 – Billboard Releases its 2019 Top Music Business Schools List

This week, Billboard has released its 2019 list of the top music business schools, recognizing those who have created educational experiences that transcend the classroom to truly prepare the next generation of leaders in all areas of the music business. Congratulations to all the schools featured on this year’s list, especially those members of Music Biz’s Academic Partnership Program: Belmont University, Berklee College of Music, Drexel University, Middle Tennessee State University, NYU, UCLA, University of Miami,... Read More

March 25, 2019 – Music Biz Member FindMyFans Accepted into 2019 Project Music Portfolio program

Congratulations to Music Biz member FindMyFans on being accepted into the 2019 Project Music Portfolio program! FindMyFans has developed an app designed to use fan data generated from streaming services and artists’ social media accounts to enhance artists’ revenue streams. Based out of Music City, Project Music is the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s leading action to foster innovation within the music industry, a core business vertical in Nashville’s economy. Through this program, the EC provides a year-round music entrepreneurship focus that brings music,... Read More

March 21, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: WorldStrings Promotion

We welcome WorldStrings Promotion as the newest member of the Music Business Association! The company specializes in organizing unique events that use music as a connecting language to bring people together and to promote mutual and peaceful understanding of diverse cultures. The company was founded in 2003 by German-born Bernd Haber. He works as a promoter and presenter of traditional and international music and as a connector and agent collaborating with music artists from different continents.... Read More