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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

April 18, 2018 – Music Biz Teams With GLAAD for ‘Power of Queer Storytelling in Song’ Panel at 2018 Annual Conference in Nashville

Artists, songwriters, and activists Justin Tranter, Shane McAnally, and Shea Diamond to discuss importance of inclusion with GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis April 18, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is teaming with GLAAD, the nation’s leading LGBTQ media advocacy group, to present the “Trendspotting: The Power of Queer Storytelling in Song“ panel, which will be held May 17 at 9 a.m. CT during the Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville.... Read More

April 17, 2018 – GRAMMY-Nominated, Platinum-Selling Country Star Kelsea Ballerini Will Headline Music Biz 2018 Awards Breakfast

April 17, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will welcome GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-selling Country star Kelsea Ballerini for a performance at the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Breakfast & Presentations, sponsored by the Country Music Association (CMA). Ballerini’s performance will cap off the event’s concluding segment honoring RIAA CEO Cary Sherman with the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement. The Breakfast, to be held on Wednesday morning, May 16 at the Omni Nashville Hotel,... Read More

April 10, 2018 – Music Business Hall of Fame to Launch at Music Biz 2018 Conference With Tower Records’ Russ Solomon as First Inductee

Colin Hanks, Acclaimed Actor and Tower Records Documentary Director, Will Induct Solomon April 10, 2018 – As part of its 60th Anniversary conference, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that the Music Business Hall of Fame — which was previewed at last year’s conference and will celebrate the achievements of industry executives, companies, media, venues, institutions, and others who have significantly contributed to the growth and continued success of the music business — will have as its first inductee the late Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon,... Read More

April 5, 2018 – Ed Sheeran to Be Honored with Artist of the Year Award at Music Biz 2018 Conference

Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter smashed chart and streaming records in 2017 The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor Atlantic Records’ multi-Platinum, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran with its Artist of the Year Award at the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 17 at 12 noon CT at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Sheeran has established himself as one of the world’s biggest musical artists with over 38 million albums sold and more than 16 billion streams.... Read More