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January 29, 2019 – Music Biz Member The Clio Music Awards Announces 2019 Awards Call for Entries

Music Biz member Clio Music Awards has announced a call for entries for the 2019 Clio Music Awards, a program dedicated to work spanning artist promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations, and the use of music in advertising. This year, the Clio Music honors will be awarded as part of the 60th Annual Clio Awards ceremony in New York City. The awards highlight the top creative work globally in Branded Entertainment & Content, Design, Digital/Mobile, Experiential/Events, Film/Video,... Read More

January 10, 2019 – Artists Working With Music Biz Member CD Baby Earned More Than $100 Million in 2018

Indie distributor/publisher and Music Biz member CD Baby announced this week that its member artists earned over $100 million dollars in 2018. The nine-figure milestone represents a 25 percent increase over 2017, when CD Baby paid out $80.1 million — itself a 33 percent bump from 2016. According to the company’s statistics, it distributes 750,000 artists and more than 9 million tracks and publishes 170,000 songwriters and over 1 million individual songs, representing artists in more than 200 territories across the globe.... 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 – 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

November 20, 2018 – New Member Profile: Martin, Allbee & Associates LLC

Welcome Martin, Allbee & Associates LLC to the Music Business Association! Serving clients from the creative sector of the industry, Martin, Allbee & Assoc. manages business and financial affairs including: risk management, payroll services, accounts payable & receivable, acquisition and liquidations of assets, domestic & foreign touring, and all types of tax matters. The firm works to help new artists gain solid financial footing from which to launch successful careers, as well as maintain strong financial foundations for industry veterans to ensure their continued productivity.... Read More

November 13, 2018 – New Member Profile: The Clio Awards

Please join us in welcoming The Clio Awards, the esteemed international awards competition for the creative business, to the Music Business Association! Five years ago, The Clio Awards launched Clio Music in partnership with Billboard to provide annual awards recognition, as well as community support and connection, between marketers in the music industry, at advertising agencies, and at brands. Clio Music celebrates creativity in music marketing, advertising, and sync spanning artist self-promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations,... Read More

November 12, 2018 – New App From Music Biz Member Single Music Offers Direct-To-Fan Shopping Experience

Single Music, a Music Biz member and sponsor of our 2019 Annual Convention, has launched its new app offering an exciting new direct-to-consumer sales initiative. The app, exclusively aligned with Shopify, enables artists and labels to directly sell music via their official websites with instant reporting to Nielsen for Soundscan chart status. Each artist store can now offer a one-stop shop for both physical and digital music, streamlining the respective methods of sale under one roof.... Read More

November 8, 2018 – New Member Profile: Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc.

Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc. has just joined the Music Business Association! Momentous is known in both the entertainment and insurance industries as a trusted adviser, and the firm continues to build on this reputation by protecting their clients — touring bands, DJs, audio engineers, rental houses, talent managers, and music producers — from financial risk as they incorporate the latest technology and pyrotechnics into their live shows. Momentous’ decision to join the Association was mainly based on the number of their clients that are members of Music Biz’s robust community and attend our Annual Conference.... Read More

October 25, 2018 – Music Biz Member Facebook Launches New Wave of Music Products

Facebook, a member of Music Biz, has announced a new wave of music products launching on the social network, aiming to better integrate music into how people share photo and video. The collection of features includes the launch of Music on Facebook Stories and an expansion of Lip Sync Live, as well as a forthcoming option to add songs to a personal profile. Music on Facebook Stories, as the name suggests, will allow users to add a song to photos and videos shared to their stories.... Read More