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March 4, 2019 – Annual Music Biz Conference Makes Nashville its Home Through 2021

Following its largest event in the past 17 years with over 2,200 in attendance, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) announced today that its Annual Music Biz Conference will remain in Music City through 2021 at the recently opened JW Marriott Nashville. Music Biz 2019 will take place May 5-8, with Music Biz 2020 and 2021 following May 11-14, 2020 and May 10-13, 2021, respectively. The Music Biz Conference first came to Nashville in 2015,... Read More

February 19, 2019 – Darius Rucker to Receive Humanitarian Award at Music Biz 2019

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present three-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Darius Rucker with its Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award during the Music Biz 2019 Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville Hotel at 7:30 PM. Rucker is being celebrated for his lifelong philanthropic efforts that include exemplary and heartfelt work on behalf of children. “Through his tireless efforts to support the youth community of Charleston, not to mention the millions of dollars he has helped raise for St.... Read More

January 30, 2019 – Music Business Association Releases Music Biz 2019 Conference Schedule With Apple Music’s Zane Lowe As Sunday Keynote

January 30, 2019 – Today, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced the addition of Zane Lowe to the 2019 Music Biz Conference program. The GRAMMY-nominated producer, DJ, and Global Head of Artist Relations and Host for Apple Music will give a keynote interview on Sunday, May 5 at 5 PM. Music Biz 2019, the music industry’s premier business Conference, will take place May 5-8 at the JW Marriott in the heart of downtown Nashville.... Read More

January 22, 2019 – Music Industry Visionary and The Orchard Co-Founder Richard Gottehrer to Receive 2019 Music Biz Outstanding Achievement Award

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced Richard Gottehrer, co-founder of independent distributor The Orchard, as the recipient of its 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award. Gottehrer will receive the Award at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. He will also present a keynote address during the Independent Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust. Gottehrer is an industry innovator who has left his mark on virtually all areas of the music world as an esteemed songwriter,... Read More

January 15, 2019 – Kane Brown to Be Honored With Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2019

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present platinum-selling, progressive Country artist Kane Brown 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. Brown, who will be honored alongside fellow 2019 Breakthrough Artist Bebe Rexha,... Read More

January 7, 2019 – Paul Rosenberg To Keynote Featured Presentation at Music Biz 2019 in Nashville

Music industry trailblazer Paul Rosenberg, CEO of Def Jam Recordings and veteran artist manager, will keynote at a featured presentation on Monday, May 6 at 5 pm during the Music Business Association’s Music Biz 2019 Conference. Rosenberg will discuss his professional journey, experience in both the management and label arenas and his vision for the future of the industry at large. “Paul Rosenberg’s countless contributions to the music industry are undeniable,” commented James Donio, President of Music Biz “With a savvy ear for talent and innovative approach to marketing and promotion,... Read More

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