Press Releases

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February 5, 2014 – YouTube’s Fred Beteille Joins Music Biz Board of Directors

February 5, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, has added Fred Beteille, Product Manager at YouTube, to its Board of Directors. This addition expands the Music Biz Board to 19 members representing different parts of the spectrum of music commerce, including physical and digital as well as content companies. “In his role at YouTube, Fred is at the forefront of digital music and the increasingly complex business models that are continuing to shape it,” said James Donio,... Read More

January 29, 2014 – Music Biz to Honor Sub Pop Records Co-Founder Jonathan Poneman With Independent Spirit Award

January 29, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, will present its prestigious Independent Spirit Award to Jonathan Poneman, Co-Founder of Sub Pop Records, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013. The Award will be presented on Wednesday, May 7, at the Opening Session of Music Biz 2014, the annual convention of Music Biz, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.  “Jonathan Poneman is responsible for one of the industry’s most important success stories in the last several decades,... Read More

January 22, 2014 – Sylvia Rhone to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2014

Makes History as First Female Honoree January 22, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly known as NARM and digitalmusic.org, will present its prestigious Presidential Award for Sustained Executive Achievement to Sylvia Rhone, founder and CEO of Vested in Culture, distributed by Epic Records, on Wednesday, May 7, at the Opening Session of the Music Biz 2014 annual convention at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Rhone will be the first female executive to receive the Award,... Read More

January 14, 2014 – In Time for Valentine’s Day, Music Business Association Showcases “The Most Romantic Albums of All Time”

January 14, 2014 – With Valentine’s Day a month away, the Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, has compiled “The Most Romantic Albums of All Time,” giving music fans some great ideas for music to purchase as gifts for their loved ones this Valentine’s Day, or even for themselves. There are 100 albums included on the list, which will be supplemented with 50 “Love Hurts” songs for those not in a romantic mood this year.... Read More

December 16, 2013 – Ed Sheeran Helps Launch ‘Give the Gift of the GRAMMY®s’ Contest

‘Best New Artist’ GRAMMY® Nominee Ed Sheeran Joins Give The Gift Of Music Campaign, Launching 2nd Annual ‘Give the Gift of the GRAMMY®s’ ContestWinner Will Receive Two Tickets to the 56th GRAMMY® Awards and $1,000 MARLTON, N.J./WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 16, 2013: Kicking off the second annual “Give the Gift of the GRAMMY®s” contest as part of its industry-wide Give The Gift Of Music (GTGOM) campaign, the Music Business Association (Music Biz), and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA),... Read More

December 9, 2013 – Redeye and INgrooves Join Music Biz Board of Directors

December 9, 2013 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, has added Glenn Dicker, Co-Owner of Redeye Incorporated, and Dave Zierler, President of INgrooves Music Group, to its Board of Directors. These two independent distribution representatives expand the Music Biz Board to 18 members representing different parts of the spectrum of music commerce, including physical and digital as well as content companies.  “Both Glenn and Dave have played a huge part in the music industry’s growth,... Read More

December 4, 2013 – Music Business Association Helps Emerging Companies Connect and Thrive with Music Startup Network

December 4, 2013 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly known as NARM and digitalmusic.org, has introduced the Music Startup Network in an effort to provide music entrepreneurs and content providers with all the resources they need to create and power profitable, legal music companies. It is the first product that Music Biz has introduced since its rebranding and reorganization in early October.  Following in the footsteps of previous initiatives such as the Music Startup Academy educational series and the Music API Directory,... Read More

October 7, 2013 – NARM and digitalmusic.org Become The Music Business Association

Six Sectors Established to Reflect Larger Agenda; Board Representation Expanded October 7, 2013 – Starting today, NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) and its digital industry hub digitalmusic.org will collectively be known as the Music Business Association (MusicBiz.org), to fully encompass everyone involved in music commerce in the United States. Six sectors have been established to drive specific areas of interest, and six new director positions have been added to the Board of the trade organization to represent this broader membership.... Read More

May 6, 2013 – Infographic: Search Engine Optimization for Music Websites

This press release was issued by NARM and digitalmusic.org before the two entities became collectively known as the Music Business Association on October 7, 2013. digitalmusic.org Shows Bands, Labels, Music Retail Outlets, and More How to Top Search Engine Results Pages in New Infographic May 6, 2013 – Released today during the Music Biz 2013 event, a new infographic from digitalmusic.org, the home of music business association NARM’s digital initiatives, is giving bands, record labels, physical and digital music retail outlets,... Read More

March 25, 2013 – NARM and digitalmusic.org Tackle Metadata Issues at Music Biz 2013

This press release was issued by NARM and digitalmusic.org before the two entities became collectively known as the Music Business Association on October 7, 2013. March 25, 2013 – Music business association NARM and digitalmusic.org, the home of NARM’s digital initiatives, are delving deep into the nuts and bolts that make digital music run with their first-ever Music Industry Metadata Summit, which will be held during Music Biz 2013 on May 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.... Read More