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December 13, 2018 – Music Business Association Announces Record Archive Owners Richard Storms and Alayna Alderman as Recipients of 2019 Independent Spirit Award

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its 2019 Independent Spirit Award to Richard Storms and Alayna Alderman, owners of the Rochester-based independent record store Record Archive, during the Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner set to take place on Tuesday, May 7 during the Music Biz 2019 Annual Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. With their out-of-the-box thinking and love for all things music, the pair have grown Record Archive into an iconic brick-and-mortar destination.... Read More

December 4, 2018 – Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Randy Goodman To Be Honored With Music Biz 2019 Presidential Award

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman with its Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. Goodman will join the esteemed ranks of previous Presidential Award honorees including last year’s winner, RIAA’s Cary Sherman, as well as Mike Dungan, Dick Clark, John Esposito, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun,... Read More

November 29, 2018 – Singer/Songwriter Bebe Rexha to Be Honored With Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2019

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha with a Breakthrough Artist Award at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. The Award is presented to artists who have truly emerged and made a particularly significant impact on the music scene in the past year, and who are poised to propel to stellar new heights. Rexha will join the ranks of past winners,... Read More

October 10, 2018 – Smart Speakers Driving New Music Consumption Habits, Says New AudienceNet Study

October 10, 2018 – Music subscription services are gaining traction as the dominant way consumers listen to music, with smartphones and new devices, such as smart speakers, driving adoption of these services, especially among younger audiences. This is according to “Audiomonitor 2018: The Overall Music Listening Landscape,” a new report provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) from research firm AudienceNet. The report was based on a survey of a statistically and demographically representative sample of the US population (3000 participants,... Read More

May 16, 2018 – Music Biz 2018 Business Awards Breakfast Scripted Remarks from Music Biz President James Donio, Chair of the Board Fred Beteille, and Vice Chair Steve Harkins

Music Biz President James Donio Before I go any further, let’s thank our wonderful friends at WEA for last night’s great cocktail party. This get-together has become a longstanding tradition at Music Biz, and we appreciate your support and commitment to the organization and this conference. Now, I get the chance to officially welcome all of you, on behalf of Music Biz, to our 60th Annual Conference. It’s our Diamond Anniversary. Diamonds are known to be the strongest and most durable substances on earth.  ... Read More

May 3, 2018 – Music Biz 2018 Conference Brings All Corners of the Industry to Nashville May 14-17 to Explore the Future of Music on 60th Anniversary of Music Business Association

More than 300 speakers, including keynotes from Pandora’s Roger Lynch with Sony Music Nashville’s Randy Goodman, Scooter Braun with Hilary Rosen, and Republic Records’ Wendy Goldstein with Manager Beka Tischker and Billboard’s Melinda Newman Award presentations honoring Ed Sheeran, Nile Rodgers, Julia Michaels, RIAA’s Cary Sherman with live performance from Kelsea Ballerini, Dimple Records’ Radakovitz Family, and hit song ‘Despacito’; Colin Hanks to induct Tower Records’ Russ Solomon as first member of Music Business Hall of Fame Top sessions include new programs #NEXTGEN_NOW,... Read More

May 2, 2018 – Podcasting Summit at Music Biz 2018 Conference to Feature Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett, Keynote from Edison Research’s Tom Webster

May 2 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will host the inaugural Podcasting Summit on Monday, May 14, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT at the Omni Nashville Hotel during the Association’s 60th anniversary Music Biz 2018 conference. Focused on the increasing growth and popularity of podcasts, “Podcasting: Licensing and Monetizing This New Success” will cover podcasting, webcasting, music licensing, advertising, sponsorships, and more. Co-organized by Tom Truitt of WHO KNEW and Jim Griffin of Hazen LLC/OneHouse alongside Music Biz,... Read More

May 1, 2018 – Music Modernization Act and Other Timely Legal Issues Take Center Stage at Music Biz 2018 Entertainment & Technology Law Conference

U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch to join discussion on Act, which passed unanimously in the House May 1, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will tackle some of the most important legal issues facing the music industry at its latest Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, which will be held Monday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT during the Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel.... Read More

April 25, 2018 – Pandora President & CEO Roger Lynch 
to Keynote Featured Presentation at Music Biz 2018 Conference

Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Randy Goodman to join in candid conversation about music streaming April 25, 2018 – The music industry is growing again, driven in part by digital audio streams. At the same time, explosive growth in connected and voice-activated devices means that access to audio content will soon be ubiquitous. At the Music Business Association’s Music Biz 2018 conference, Pandora CEO Roger Lynch will keynote a Featured Presentation on May 16 at 5 p.m.... Read More

April 23, 2018 – Sixth Annual Metadata Summit to Gather Who’s Who of Global Data Experts at Music Biz 2018 Conference

April 23, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will host the Sixth Annual Metadata Summit on Tuesday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT at the Omni Nashville Hotel during the Association’s 60th anniversary Music Biz 2018 conference. Aimed at data experts from throughout the music industry, the program will amplify the importance of metadata and provide a high-level forum for discussion. Sponsored by OpenPlay along with supporting sponsors DataArt,... Read More