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October 24, 2016 – Music Millennium’s Terry Currier to Receive Independent Spirit Award at Music Biz 2017 Convention in Nashville

October 24, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Independent Spirit Award to longtime member Terry Currier, Owner of the iconic Portland, OR-based record store Music Millennium. The presentation will take place on the morning of Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during the Awards Breakfast of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. “Terry exemplifies the best qualities of independent music retail and has played a massive role in advocating for its health and vitality,” said James Donio,... Read More

October 18, 2016 – Over Half of Americans Gave the Gift of Music in Past Year, Says LOOP Study

October 18, 2016 – Music remains one of the most popular gifts in the United States, with more than half of Americans saying they purchased a music product as a gift over the previous year, according to research conducted by LOOP (a product of AudienceNet) and provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for its members. The data comes from a new “Gifting Topliner” that will be released on Thursday, October 20, via Music Biz Consumer Insights,... Read More

October 11, 2016 – Music Business Association Adds Pandora, Spotify Reps to Board of Directors & Names New Treasurer

October 11, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has elected two new representatives to fill vacancies on its Board of Directors and promoted an existing member to fill the Executive Committee seat of former Music Biz Treasurer John Trickett, who passed away in August 2016. Elizabeth Moody (Vice President, Global Content Licensing at Pandora) and Rob Harvey (Head of Label Relations, North America at Spotify) will join the Board, with Moody becoming Pandora’s first Music Biz representative.... Read More

September 12, 2016 – Music Business Association Adds 9 Colleges and Universities to Academic Partnership Program

21 institutions now enrolled, including first international member September 12, 2016 – Following a successful second year, the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) Academic Partnership Program has added nine colleges and universities to its roster, including its first international member, Australia-based Collarts. This brings the full enrollment to 21 schools and about 1,500 students. The Program provides support and exclusive opportunities – including full Music Biz membership – to schools, faculty members, and students affiliated with music business,... Read More

August 15, 2016 – Music Biz & Mondo.NYC Announce Agenda for Entertainment and Technology Law Conference September 16 in New York City

Event to feature Copyright Office’s new Associate Register of Copyrights Sarang (Sy) Damle; U.S. Representatives Doug Collins, Darrell Issa, and Jerrold Nadler; RIAA’s Cary Sherman; and Audiam’s Jeff Price August 15, 2016 – Mondo.NYC and the Music Business Association (Music Biz) are partnering to host the Entertainment and Technology Law Conference during the inaugural Mondo.NYC summit and festival. The Law Conference will be held on Friday, September 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. ET at New York University’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center in the Richard L.... Read More

July 26, 2016 – Music Business Association Addresses Fundamental Metadata Standards Issue

July 26, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and its Metadata & Digital Operations Workgroup, in association with DDEX (Digital Data Exchange, LLC), are offering labels and label aggregators a step-by-step guide on how to use the DDEX standard to upload and manage their catalogs on digital retailers. All global music services – including Amazon, Apple, Pandora, Spotify, and more – use a version of the DDEX Release Notification Standard (see for the receipt of data,... Read More

July 12, 2016 – Music Biz/LOOP Study: Millennials Turn from Radio to Embrace Streaming

July 12, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and data partner LOOP (Lots of Online People) will unveil “Music & Millennials,” the first in-depth report from the member-exclusive Music Biz Consumer Insights portal, today at 2 p.m. ET during the “Music Biz Consumer Insights Powered by LOOP” webinar. Based on a study conducted by LOOP in May 2016 with 3,014 U.S. respondents, the report breaks down a variety of music consumption patterns by age,... Read More

June 23, 2016 – Music Business Association Opens Member-Exclusive Data Portal ‘Music Biz Consumer Insights,’ Powered by LOOP

June 23, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has officially launched Music Biz Consumer Insights, powered by LOOP (Lots of Online People). Previously announced at Music Biz 2016, the service is now available exclusively to Association members via the newly redesigned website. Music Biz Consumer Insights provides regularly updated data on U.S. music consumption, with interactive, graphic-based research summaries currently available on topics such as Consumption, Discovery, Digital Natives, Devices, and Streaming,... Read More

June 16, 2016 – Mondo.NYC and the Music Business Association Partner to Present the Entertainment and Technology Law Conference on September 16

NEW YORK (June 16, 2016) – Mondo.NYC and the Music Business Association are partnering to present the Entertainment and Technology Law Conference on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at the inaugural Mondo.NYC summit and festival. The one-day accredited Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) event will be held at New York University’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center, in the Richard L. Rosenthal Pavilion. As the music industry continues to shift due to rapidly changing technology, legislation and consumer habits,... Read More

May 18, 2016 – President James Donio Advocates for LGBT Equality in Music Biz 2016 President’s Address

GLAAD and Nielsen presentations examine post-marriage-equality landscape and reveal data on how music can fight for LGBT rights May 17, 2016 – LGBT issues took center stage today at the Music Biz 2016 convention in Nashville, hosted by the Music Business Association (Music Biz). Music Biz President James Donio concluded his President’s Address at this morning’s Awards Breakfast & Presentations with a personal plea. “As a gay man, I cannot help but think that I might not be delivering this speech today if new state laws that allow various kinds of discrimination against people for who they are,... Read More