Press Releases

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April 25, 2014 – Critically-Acclaimed Artist Paul Rodgers to Receive Chairman’s Award at Music Biz 2015

April 25, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, will present its Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to Paul Rodgers – frontman and founder of classic Rock bands Bad Company, Free and The Firm and a Grammy-nominated solo artist – at the Music Biz 2014 Awards Luncheon on May 8 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.  Rodgers has released four multi-Platinum albums and nine Top 40 singles,... Read More

April 23, 2014 – Record-Breaking Film Soundtrack ‘Frozen’ to Be Honored with Music Biz Outstanding Achievement Award

April 23, 2014 – The Frozen soundtrack, the record-breaking Double Platinum-and-counting album spawned from the Oscar-winning hit animated film, will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) Outstanding Achievement Award at the Music Biz 2014 Awards Luncheon on May 8 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The soundtrack has spent 11 nonconsecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard charts, breaking The Lion King’s record for most weeks at #1 for an animated film soundtrack.... Read More

April 14, 2014 – Ariana Grande to Receive Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at Music Biz 2014

April 14, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, will present its Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award to Ariana Grande, a chart-topping pop musician and actress, at the Music Biz 2014 Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 8, at 12:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The Award recognizes Grande’s spectacular achievements over the past year, including a #1 debut on the Billboard charts with her first album,... Read More

April 9, 2014 – Music Biz Academy Unites Startups and Entrepreneurs with Indie Labels, Artists, Managers, and More

April 9, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly known as NARM and digitalmusic.org, is giving startup founders and entrepreneurs a chance to learn all the tips and tricks they need to launch successful, sustainable, and legal music services at this year’s Music Biz Academy, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, during the annual Music Biz 2014 conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.... Read More

April 7, 2014 – Twisted Sister Frontman Dee Snider to Receive Humanitarian Award at Music Biz 2014

Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award to honor entertainer for charity work with Long Island Cares Inc., Jam for Autism, March of Dimes, Gibson Girl Foundation, and Station Family Fund April 7, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, will present Dee Snider, frontman of classic heavy metal band Twisted Sister, with its prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award during the Music Biz 2014 Awards Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8,... Read More

March 24, 2014 – Sylvia Rhone and Jonathan Poneman Award Presentations Headline Music Biz 2014’s Opening Session

March 24, 2014 – Music Biz 2014, the premier music industry conference hosted annually by the Music Business Association (formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org), will kick into high gear at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, with an Opening Breakfast & Business Session featuring award presentations to two industry luminaries, speeches from top Music Biz executives, and the announcement of this year’s Scholarship Foundation Class of 2014. The session will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. ... Read More

March 24, 2014 – Metadata Summit Continues Important Conversation on Digital Data Issues for Second Year

March 26, 2014 – The Music Business Association (formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org) is bringing its highly successful Metadata Summit back for a second go-round on Tuesday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles during the Music Biz 2014 conference. Last year’s inaugural summit drew more than 200 music industry executives, creating a rare forum for the discussion of digital data issues that are typically over-looked.... Read More

March 20, 2014 – Artists Get Cheat Sheet on Website Development Tools in New Infographic

March 20, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, is helping artists find the tools they need to create better websites with its new infographic, “Artist Website Ecosystem.” Created by the association’s Digital Marketing Workgroup, led by Lee Hammond of the Universal Music Group and Chuck Fishman of Acquia, the document lists a variety of web services that musicians can use to add specialized functionality to their sites. The infographic is broken down into seven main categories: Content Management,... Read More

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