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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
March 19, 2019 – Music Biz Member Clio Music Announces 2019 Clio Music Awards Jury
Music Biz member Clio Music today announced the industry leaders that will comprise its Use of Music and Music Marketing juries. These juries will decide which submissions will receive awards during the 60th annual Clio Awards on September 25 at The Manhattan Center in New York. “As the music industry continues to evolve, we find that each year our entries embody a remarkable variety of new and innovative approaches to reaching consumers,” said Clio President Nicole Purcell.... Read More
March 15, 2019 – Music Biz Member Music Millennium Celebrates its 50th Anniversary
Congratulations Music Biz member Music Millennium, who celebrates their 50th anniversary today (at exactly 3 pm PT)! Since opening on March 15, 1969, this independent record store has featured a number of in-store signings and performances including the likes of Richard Thompson, Maureen McCormick (aka “Marcia Brady”), Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow, Randy Newman, Jewel, and Cheap Trick. A staple in the Portland, OR community, the store is now the oldest brick-and-mortar record shop in the Pacific Northwest.... Read More