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March 5, 2018 – Nile Rodgers to Be Honored with Chairman’s Award at 60th Anniversary Music Biz 2018 Conference

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to multiple GRAMMY Award-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist Nile Rodgers during the 60th anniversary Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Luncheon on May 17 at 12:15 p.m. CT at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Over the last four decades, Rodgers has sold over 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide as both a member of CHIC and the producer of iconic albums from David Bowie,... Read More

March 1, 2018 – Hilary Rosen to Conduct Keynote Interview With Humanitarian Award Recipient Scooter Braun at Annual Music Biz Conference in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that noted Washington, DC Strategist and women’s rights advocate Hilary Rosen will conduct a Keynote Interview with this year’s Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award recipient Scooter Braun at the Music Biz 2018 Conference’s Awards Luncheon on May 17th at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Rosen, an on-air CNN Political Analyst, currently serves as Co-Chair of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and Managing Partner of SKDKnickerbocker, the 2017 Holmes Report Public Affairs Agency of the Year.... Read More

February 13, 2018 – Music Business Association to Honor Record-Breaking Hit ‘Despacito’ with Outstanding Achievement Award at Music Biz 2018

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its Outstanding Achievement Award to record-breaking hit “Despacito” — by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee along with Justin Bieber on its remix — at the Music Biz 2018 Awards Luncheon during its 60th annual conference on May 17 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.   Released on January 13, 2017, “Despacito” — which is primarily sung in Spanish — quickly became a dominant Latin smash, debuting at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and reaching #1 a month later,... Read More

January 31, 2018 – Music Business Association Announces Preliminary Program for 60th Anniversary Conference in Nashville

Music Biz 2018 to feature keynotes from Lyor Cohen, Scooter Braun, and Wendy Goldstein Schedule balances popular sessions such as Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out and Digital Music Workshops with fresh new events including Fund Your Future Summit, Podcasting Summit, NEXT GEN NOW, and Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum January 31, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announced the preliminary agenda for Music Biz 2018, the music industry’s premier conference,... Read More

December 6, 2017 – Republic Records EVP of A&R Wendy Goldstein to Keynote ‘Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out’ Program Powered by Nielsen Music at Music Biz 2018

Billboard’s Gail Mitchell to conduct keynote interview at third annual event Wendy Goldstein, Executive Vice President of A&R at Republic Records, will keynote the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) third annual Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out program, powered by Nielsen Music, on May 15, 2018, during the Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Goldstein will discuss her journey through the music industry, her work experiences and achievements, her thoughts on work/life balance,... Read More

November 15, 2017 – Audiencenet/LOOP to Reveal In-Depth Data About Voice-Controlled Speaker Users and Live Music Attendees on November 16

Audiencenet/LOOP will be providing new data from in-depth research on live music attendees and voice-controlled speaker users via a live Music Business Association (Music Biz) webinar on Thursday, November 16. Insights will also be added to Music Biz Consumer Insights, the interactive, member-exclusive research portal hosted on The “Voice-Controlled Speaker Users” infographic and “Who Are Live Music Attendees?” top-line report will both be available to Music Biz members following the webinar.... Read More

November 13, 2017 – Lyor Cohen to Keynote Featured Presentation at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

Music industry veteran Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube/Google and Founder of music content company 300, will Keynote at a Featured Presentation on Wednesday afternoon, May 16 during the Music Business Association’s Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Cohen will discuss his career journey, his current role at YouTube/Google, and his thoughts on the future of the music business. “Lyor’s tremendous impact on the music industry cannot be understated,... Read More

November 6, 2017 – Scooter Braun to Receive Humanitarian Award and Give Keynote Interview on His Philanthropic Mission at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

Scooter Braun will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at the Music Biz 2018 conference on May 17, 2018 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Braun will be honored at the conference’s Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, for his outstanding charitable efforts, and will participate in a keynote interview focusing on his philanthropic mission. Braun has instilled philanthropy as a cornerstone of the SB Projects philosophy,... Read More

October 31, 2017 – Music Biz 2018 Independent Spirit Award Goes to Radakovitz Family and Their Iconic Sacramento Chain Dimple Records

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Independent Spirit Award to the Radakovitz Family, owners of the iconic Sacramento, CA-based record store chain Dimple Records, during the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Breakfast — sponsored by the Country Music Association — on Wednesday, May 16, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. “Over the last three-plus decades, the Radakovitz Family and Dimple Records have shown tremendous dedication to the independent music community,... Read More

October 26, 2017 – Programming Announced for Second Annual NY:LON Connect Global Music Industry Summit in New York City

Keynotes and Featured Discussions with Kobalt’s Willard Ahdritz, Spotify’s Stefan Blom; as well as Experts from UMG, WMG, ASCAP, SOCAN, Amazon, Pandora, and More Set for January 23 & 24 The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally have announced the programming for their joint NY:LON Connect conference, which will be held January 23-24, 2018, at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City, coinciding with 2018 GRAMMY® Week. The discussions at this global music industry summit will center on Streaming,... Read More