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June 14, 2012 – New ‘Metamillions’ Whitepaper Examines Metadata Collection, Curation, Contextualization

We announce the latest iteration in our whitepaper series, “MetaMillions: Turning Bits Into Bucks for the Music Industry Through the Standardization of Archival and Contextual Metadata.” The whitepaper examines the current state of metadata collection, curation and contextualization as it relates to industry-specific processes and how this data is being shared (or not) with third-party services/retailers. The purpose was to present a business rationale for establishing a new system for metadata by showcasing the sales, marketing and other monetization benefits of a more standardized framework,... Read More

May 18, 2012 – NARM, Billboard, and TAG Target TV Music Discovery In New Whitepaper

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. May 18, 2012 – digitalmusic.org, the virtual home of music business association NARM’s digital initiatives, has teamed up with Billboard and TAG Strategic to produce the new white paper “What’s That Song?: Improving Music Discovery on Television.” Written by Billboard Senior Editorial Analyst Glenn Peoples and based on the “Music &... Read More

March 12, 2012 – First-Ever Subscription Services “On-Demand Songs” Chart Launched

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. Charts Reflect the Rapid Increase in Audio Streaming Activity that Reached an All-Time Weekly High of 494 Million Since Start of the Year as Tracked by Nielsen New York, NY – March 14, 2012 – Billboard, Nielsen and NARM’s digitalmusic.org announced today the launch of the first-ever subscription services “On-Demand Songs” chart,... Read More

September 12, 2011 – NARM Announces Launch of digitalmusic.org

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. Virtual Home for the Digital Music Business San Francisco, CA and Marlton, NJ (September 12, 2011) – Today at SFMusicTech, music business association NARM announced the launch of digitalmusic.org, the virtual home of NARM’s digital initiatives (formerly known as the Digital Think Tank). For more than fifty years,... Read More

April 6, 2011 – NARM and General Assemble Present “Music Startup Academy”

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. Series of Six Classes Starting April 14 Give Music/Tech Entrepreneurs the Tools to Succeed New York– April 6, 2011 – Develop Apps? Build Games? Have the next big idea in entertainment up your sleeve? The Music Start Up Academy is a series of six sessions designed to reduce barriers to entry into the music business for entrepreneurs.... Read More

June 8, 2010 – NARM, RIAA Refresh ‘Give The Gift Of Music’ Promotional Campaign

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. June 08, 2010: NARM, the music business association, and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) are pleased to announce the refresh of the “Give The Gift Of Music” logo, a design used within the industry for the past 30 years to communicate to consumers that music is a particular means of personal expression,... Read More