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March 26, 2015 – Music Biz Explains ISRC Code in New Infographic

March 26, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has released a new infographic titled “Proper Care and Feeding of the ISRC Code” to teach readers about the prominent music ID standard and educate them about its importance. The infographic explains that an ISRC code is a unique identifier for music tracks, spoken word recordings, and music videos that enables labels, digital services, and publishers to easily collect royalties and attach key metadata to each song.... Read More

March 25, 2015 – Neil Young’s PonoMusic Joins Music Business Association

March 25, 2015 – PonoMusic, a new high resolution music store and player founded by legendary musician Neil Young, has joined the Music Business Association (Music Biz) as its newest member. Built on the belief that music should be heard in the highest resolution possible, PonoMusic offers high-quality, uncompressed FLAC files for purchase at its PonoMusic.com store, which recently opened in the U.S. Customers can play these files on the specially-designed PonoPlayer, a portable device that is now in the hands of those who contributed to the company’s mega-successful $6-million-plus Kickstarter campaign. ... Read More

March 10, 2015 – Meghan Trainor To Receive Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award At Music Biz 2015

March 10, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor newly-minted Pop star Meghan Trainor with the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on May 14 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville. Prior to achieving massive success with her album, Title, and its smash singles “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin,” Trainor was a high school prodigy who came to Nashville after scoring a publishing deal at the age of 17.... Read More

January 22, 2015 – The Doobie Brothers to Receive Music Biz 2015 Chairman’s Award

January 22, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to top-selling Rock band The Doobie Brothers at the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 14, at 12 p.m. at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville. The Award recognizes artists who have maintained a strong creative spirit and achieved significant commercial success throughout their career, continuing to release vital new music deep into their musical lifespan.... Read More

January 15, 2015 – Martina McBride to Receive Humanitarian Award at Music Biz 2015

Acclaimed Country Icon honored for tireless advocacy to end domestic violence January 15, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present Country superstar Martina McBride with its prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award during the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville. The Award recognizes McBride’s outstanding philanthropic efforts through her work on behalf of domestic violence, which includes being the spokesperson for the National Domestic Violence Hotline,... Read More

January 7, 2015 – Big Machine President/CEO Scott Borchetta to Receive 2015 Presidential Award

January 7, 2015 – Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement during the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on May 14 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville. Borchetta will join the ranks of past honorees who have been recognized for their outstanding vision, leadership, and commitment, including Sylvia Rhone, Ted Cohen, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA),... Read More

January 6, 2015 – High Resolution Audio Initiative Gets Major Boost with New “Hi-Res MUSIC” Logo and Branding Materials for Digital Retailers

January 6, 2015 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) High Resolution Audio initiative have released a new infographic that breaks down the definition of High Resolution Audio, providing a simple visual representation of a highly complex term. The infographic clarifies that High Resolution Audio refers to lossless files that have been encoded from better-than-CD-quality audio sources, meaning that a CD rip would not be considered High Resolution Audio even if it is encoded in a lossless format,... Read More

December 1, 2014 – Tony-Winning Frozen Star Idina Menzel Lends Voice to Give the Gift of Music, Launching 2014 Holiday Campaign & Contest

Grand prize winner will receive tickets to Menzel’s upcoming World Tour, a signed copy of her Holiday Wishes album and more December 1, 2014 — Kicking off its 2014 Holiday Campaign & Contest, Give the Gift of Music (GTGOM), a joint industry initiative between the Music Business Association (Music Biz) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), today debuted a brand new video from Tony Award-winning singer/actress Idina Menzel, whose seasonal album Holiday Wishes was released on October 14 through Warner Bros.... Read More

November 13, 2014 – Waterloo’s John Kunz to Receive Independent Spirit Award at Music Biz 2015

November 13, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Independent Spirit Award to John T. Kunz, Owner and President of Austin’s iconic independent record store Waterloo Records & Video Inc. and an over 40-year music industry veteran, on May 13 at the main Business Session of Music Biz 2015, which will be held at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville. The Independent Spirit Award was established in 2009 to recognize significant contributions to the independent music community that embody the spirit of new thinking,... Read More

September 10, 2014 – Florida Georgia Line Lends Voice to Give the Gift of Music

Reigning CMA ‘Vocal Duo of the Year’ Florida Georgia Line Lends Its Voice to the Give the Gift of Music Campaign, Launching 4th Annual ‘Countdown to the CMA Awards’ Contest Winner Will Receive Two Tickets to “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” and $1,000 MARLTON, N.J./WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 10, 2014: Kicking off the fourth annual “Countdown to the CMA Awards” contest as part of their industry-wide Give the Gift of Music (GTGOM) campaign, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today debuted a brand new video from 2014 CMA ‘Vocal Duo of the Year’ nominee Florida Georgia Line.... Read More