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October 17, 2017 – Rising Singer/Songwriter Julia Michaels to Receive Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will recognize multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter Julia Michaels with a Breakthrough Artist Award during the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Luncheon on May 17, 2018, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Known as a highly successful songwriter with co-writing credits on 17 Billboard Hot 100 hits, Michaels emerged as a solo star throughout 2017. In January, she released her debut single, “Issues,” which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100,... Read More

October 4, 2017 – RIAA’s Cary Sherman to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), at the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Breakfast on May 16, 2018, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. “As the head of RIAA, Cary has worked tirelessly on behalf of the recording industry, and he has done so during some of the most challenging times in the history of the music business,” said James Donio,... Read More

September 20, 2017 – Music Biz & Music Ally to Bring High-Level ‘NY:LON Connect’ Conference to New York City from January 23-24, 2018

Event to include featured discussion with Spotify’s Stefan Blom with more to be announced September 20, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally will host the second annual NY:LON Connect conference from January 23-24, 2018, at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City. The global music industry summit, which alternates between London and New York each year, will bring together top executives and influencers from the international music industry to engage in high-level discussions on critical topics,... Read More

September 12, 2017 – AudienceNet/LOOP Study: Competing Platforms and Services 
Jockeying to Command Music Consumption

September 12, 2017 – The competition among platforms and services is impacting music consumption and changing the way people of all ages engage with their favorite artists and songs, according to fresh data from AudienceNet/LOOP provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for its members. The new report, titled “Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape 2017,” will be released on Thursday, September 14, via Music Biz Consumer Insights, the interactive, member-exclusive research portal hosted on www.musicbiz.org.... Read More

September 6, 2017 – Three New Colleges & Universities Added to Music Biz Academic Partnership Program

Popakademie, Temple University, and University of Montana bring total membership to 22 institutions September 6, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) celebrated a successful third year for its Academic Partnership Program, during which it added three new schools to bring its total enrollment to 22 institutions and 2,100 students and educators. This year’s additions include:Popakademie – Mannheim, Germany Temple University – Philadelphia, PA University of Montana – Missoula, MTThe Program grants full Music Biz membership to all students and faculty members who are involved in music business,... Read More

August 21, 2017 – Music Biz Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Returns to NYC on September 19

U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is featured speaker Plus, first-ever NYC event from Nashville professional organization WHO KNEW August 21, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is bringing its Entertainment & Technology Law Conference series back to New York City on Tuesday, September 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Metlife Building at the offices of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.  The program discussion will have ramifications for artists, managers, publishers, record labels,... Read More

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