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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 https://kb.ddex.net/display/HBK/Implementing+Release+Deliveries) 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 www.musicbiz.org 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

May 17, 2016 – Music Biz Consumer Insights’ to Provide Exclusive Data for Music Biz Members

Redesigned www.musicbiz.org website launches today with improved mobile responsiveness, spotlight on member benefits May 17, 2016 – During this morning’s Music Biz 2016 President’s Address, Music Business Association (Music Biz) President James Donio announced Music Biz Consumer Insights, a new member benefit featured exclusively at www.musicbiz.org and powered by data partner LOOP (Lots of Online People). The portal provides Music Biz members with regularly updated, solid insights into an ever-changing market,... Read More

May 4, 2016 – Music Biz 2016 Convention Brings Industry Leaders Back to Nashville May 16-18

More than 200 speakers to present at Music’s Leading Ladies event, Metadata Summit, Music Startup Academy, Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, specialized Town Halls and Summits, plus much more Special session to address importance of LGBT community with data from GLAAD and Nielsen Music Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, Halsey, Cheap Trick, The Monkees, T.J. Martell Foundation, John Esposito of Warner Music Nashville, and Redeye to receive awards Live performances from Brett Eldredge, KONGOS, The Strumbellas,... Read More

April 26, 2016 – KONGOS and The Strumbellas to Co-Headline “Pandora Presents” Concert Event at Music Biz 2016 in Nashville

April 26, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that Platinum-selling Alternative Rock band KONGOS and JUNO Award-winning Alternative Country band The Strumbellas will co-headline “Pandora Presents,” a night of live music at The Cannery Ballroom on Monday, May 16. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. CT, with The Strumbellas taking the stage at 9 p.m. and KONGOS following at 10 p.m. The event will be open to all Music Biz 2016 convention attendees.... Read More

April 14, 2016 – Music Biz President James Donio Releases Statement on Pending Discriminatory Tennessee Legislation

“When we decided to bring Music Biz back to Nashville in 2016, the troubling bills now before the governor were not in discussion. If these bills become law in Tennessee, they will allow discrimination against people for what they believe, how they live, or who they are — and especially penalize transgender youth at a time when they should be getting support. We urge Governor Haslam to use his veto power to put a stop to this harmful legislation.... Read More