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April 25, 2022 – Music Biz Confirms 2022 Metadata Summit Agenda, Keynotes From Kim Beauchamp (UMG/DDEX) and ADA

11th annual program presented by OpenPlay; Supported by DDEX, Exactuals and Verifi Media April 25, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today confirms the makeup of its 11th annual Metadata Summit taking place 10 am – 3 pm CT on Wednesday, May 11 at the JW Marriott Nashville during the Music Biz 2022 Conference. The Metadata Summit will be available to attend live in-person during the Association’s Annual Conference, as well as with a virtual ticket via the Socio online events platform. ... Read More

April 14, 2022 – Music Biz Announces Brunch Program And Interview with O.N.E the Duo, Sponsored by CMA

April 14, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today confirms the program for its Music Biz Brunch, taking place Tuesday, May 10 at 11 am CT during the Music Biz 2022 Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. The ceremony will feature a conversation with and performance by mother-daughter singer-songwriter team, O.N.E the Duo, courtesy of brunch sponsor Country Music Association (CMA). Tennessean Nashville Country Music Reporter, Marcus K. Dowling will moderate the conversation. O.N.E the Duo comprises Nashville-based mother Tekitha and daughter Prana Supreme,... Read More

April 11, 2022 – Major Label Chief Diversity Officers, Jonathan Azu, Noelle Scaggs & EMPIRE’s Ghazi to Speak at Music Biz 2022 Keynote

April 7, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will host a special Music Biz LIVE keynote conversation titled, “A Roadmap for Change,” taking place Monday, May 9 at 5 pm CT, as part of the organization’s Music Biz 2022 Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. Participants in this important keynote discussion include: Jonathan Azu, CEO and Founder, Culture Collective; Founder, Diversity in MusicGhazi, Founder & CEO, EMPIRELiliahn Majeed, SVP & Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer,... Read More

March 31, 2022 – Music Biz Announces 2022 Bizzy Awards Finalists

Winners will be announced during the Association’s awards dinner on Wednesday, May 11; Song Suffragettes set to perform courtesy of The LSS Group of RBC Wealth Management March 31, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announces the finalists for the organization’s first-ever Bizzy Awards program, hosted by Country star Jimmie Allen on Wednesday, May 11 at the JW Marriott Nashville and sponsored by The LSS Group of RBC Wealth Management  – U.S., City National Bank,... Read More

February 16, 2022 – Jimmie Allen To Host Music Biz 2022 Awards Dinner Program

February 16, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announces that GRAMMY, ACM & NAACP Image Award nominated, multi-platinum Country recording artist and songwriter, Jimmie Allen will host the organization’s first-ever Bizzy Awards program, taking place Wednesday, May 11 at the JW Marriott Nashville as part of the Music Biz 2022 Conference. Hailed by GRAMMY.com as one of “5 Black Artists Rewriting Country Music,” Allen has carved an impressive path to stardom in just a few years time.... Read More

February 7, 2022 – Music Business Association To Present Sony Music Entertainment’s Julie Swidler With 2022 Presidential Award

February 7, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announces that it will present its 2022 Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to Julie Swidler, Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Sony Music Entertainment, in recognition of her accomplished industry leadership and many contributions to the success of the music business over the course of her career. Swidler will receive her award during the first-ever Bizzy Awards program, taking place Wednesday,... Read More

January 20, 2022 – Music Business Association Announces “The Bizzy Awards” for Music Biz 2022

New awards will honor music industryinnovators & advocates for change on Wednesday, May 11 January 20, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announces that it has reimagined its annual awards presentation to honor the B2B nature of the organization and its membership. The Bizzy Awards (The Bizzys) will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, during the association’s upcoming Music Biz 2022 conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. An industry-focused revamp of past awards presentations,... Read More

January 18, 2022 – SoundExchange and Music Business Association Present A Four-Part Event Series On The Future Of Monetization In The Music Industry

**Updated 5-18-22: Session #2 in the series, “Monetizing Music Streaming in Apps & Emerging Tech,” has been announced for Wednesday, June 8 — click here to learn more + register.** WASHINGTON – January 18, 2022 – SoundExchange, in partnership with the Music Business Association (Music Biz), announces a four-part virtual event series centered on the evolving impact of technology on the music industry. Over the course of the year, these events will gather subject matter experts,... Read More

January 6, 2022 – Sony Music Publishing Chairman & CEO Jon Platt To Keynote Music Biz 2022

Conversation will cover the music publishing space, and how Platt has influenced its evolution throughout his career January 6, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has confirmed that Sony Music Publishing (SMP) Chairman & CEO, Jon Platt will participate in a keynote conversation during the organization’s upcoming Music Biz 2022 conference, to be held May 9 – 12, 2022 at the JW Marriott Nashville. All of Music Biz 2022’s keynotes will appear under the Music Biz LIVE banner,... Read More

June 16, 2021 – Music Business Association Welcomes Fisk University As First HBCU Academic Partner

Fisk to receive educational resources as part of partnership,as Music Biz builds on its commitment to diversify the music industry June 16, 2021 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is proud to announce the addition of Nashville, TN-based Fisk University to its Academic Partnership program — the first Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to join the Association. First opened in 1866, Fisk is the oldest higher education institution in Nashville, and is ranked #6 among historically Black universities according to U.S.... Read More