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May 17, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 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 When we decided to move the convention to Nashville three years ago, we had a really strong sense that bringing Music City and Music Biz together would be, as they say, a match made in heaven. Well, the results speak for themselves. I am elated to tell you that Music Biz 2017 is a milestone for us. It’s our largest convention since 2001! The biggest in 16 years.  We have over 2,000 attendees from 750 unique companies,... Read More

May 9, 2017 – Music Industry’s Top Female Execs to Discuss Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders at Music Biz 2017

Kelly Clarkson, Atlantic Records’ Julie Greenwald, NPR Music’s Ann Powers, and Nielsen Music’s Erin Crawford also scheduled for ‘Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out’ event May 9, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will round out its Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out event, powered by Nielsen Music, with a panel designed to empower the next generation of female executives in the music business, and discuss ideas to overcome and eliminate inequality. Moderated by Leslie Fram of CMT,... Read More

May 1, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 Gathers Who’s Who of Industry Thought Leaders and Buzzworthy Up-and-Comers May 15-18 in Nashville to Explore the Current and Future Music Business

More than 250 speakers, with keynotes from Spotify’s Troy Carter, Atlantic Records’ Julie Greenwald with Kelly Clarkson, CAA’s Jeff Krones and Hunter Williams, Cracker Barrel’s Don Hoffman, Universal’s Barak Moffitt, A2IM’s Richard Burgess, and more Awards presentations to honor Adele, Maren Morris, Lukas Graham, Reba McEntire, Paula Abdul, ‘Hamilton’ Original Cast Recording and ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ albums, UMG Nashville’s Mike Dungan, and Music Millennium’s Terry Currier Top sessions include Digital Service Workshops, Fifth Annual Metadata Summit, Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out,... Read More

April 27, 2017 – Music Business Association Brings ‘Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit’ Back to Music Biz 2017 in Nashville

Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild to discuss ‘Fair Child’ clothing line; Cracker Barrel’s Don Hoffman to deliver keynote presentationPanels to feature execs from Atlantic Records, Chevrolet, Country Music Association (CMA), Crossfade Partners, Mastercard, Maverick Management, MelodyVR, Nielsen Music, Roc Nation, TuneIn, Warner Music Group, Vevo, YETI Coolers, and ZinePak April 27, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will bring its popular Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit back to Nashville on May 17 from 11 a.m.... Read More

April 24, 2017 – ‘Country Music’s Gone Global’ Sessions to Highlight Genre’s International Initiatives and Expansion at Music Biz 2017

Case studies to examine CMA’s Forever Country campaign, marketing campaign for Tim McGraw’s ‘Humble & Kind,’ and international success of Thomas Rhett April 24, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present Country Music’s Gone Global on Wednesday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Emceed by the Country Music Association (CMA), the event will feature invaluable data and research on the global spread of Country music.... Read More

April 20, 2017 – ‘Industry Jam’ Live Concert Event Returns for Music Biz 2017 in Nashville with Performances from Industry Execs, Top Musicians

Rare reunion performance from the original Alice Cooper band, featuring Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce, and Neal Smith Tributes to Emerson Lake & Palmer, the Summer of Love, The Doors, Leon Russell and Joe Cocker, Chicago, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane Alice Cooper Band, Glen Campbell, and artist manager Toby Mamis to be honored with special awards April 20, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will bring back its popular Industry Jam live concert event for an encore on Monday,... Read More

April 18, 2017 – Award-Winning Country Chart-Toppers Little Big Town to Perform at Music Biz 2017 Awards Breakfast

April 18, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that Grammy Award-Winning vocal group Little Big Town will perform live at the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Breakfast & Presentations, beginning at 8:30 a.m. CT on May 17 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Sponsored by the Country Music Association (CMA), the Breakfast will also feature awards presentations to Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan, who will receive the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement,... Read More

April 10, 2017 – Superstar Kelly Clarkson to Join Atlantic Records’ Julie Greenwald for ‘Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out’ Session at Music Biz 2017

NPR Music’s Ann Powers to guide discussion on ‘Creative Partnerships’ theme April 10, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson will join Julie Greenwald, Chairman and CEO of the Atlantic Records Group, and moderator Ann Powers, a critic and correspondent at NPR Music, for the Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out featured presentation at the Music Biz 2017 convention. Powered by Nielsen Music, the session will be held on Tuesday,... Read More

April 6, 2017 – Iconic Entertainer Reba McEntire to Receive Chairman’s Award at Music Biz 2017 Convention in Nashville

April 6, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor award-winning Country superstar and multimedia entertainment mogul Reba McEntire with the prestigious Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement. The Award will be presented during the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, on May 18 at 12:30 p.m. CT at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The Luncheon will also feature awards presentations honoring Adele (Artist of the Year), Maren Morris (Breakthrough Artist),... Read More

April 4, 2017 – Music Business Association to Honor ‘Hamilton Original Cast Recording’ and ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ with Outstanding Achievement Award at Music Biz 2017

April 4, 2017 – The Music Business Association will celebrate the massive success of the Hamilton Original Cast Recording and the Hamilton Mixtape albums with an Outstanding Achievement Award on May 18 at 12:30 p.m. CT during the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Luncheon at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The Hamilton Original Cast Recording, which has been certified 3x-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), scored the highest Billboard 200 debut week for a cast recording in over half a century at #12,... Read More