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April 18, 2018 – Music Biz Teams With GLAAD for ‘Power of Queer Storytelling in Song’ Panel at 2018 Annual Conference in Nashville

Artists, songwriters, and activists Justin Tranter, Shane McAnally, and Shea Diamond to discuss importance of inclusion with GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis April 18, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is teaming with GLAAD, the nation’s leading LGBTQ media advocacy group, to present the “Trendspotting: The Power of Queer Storytelling in Song“ panel, which will be held May 17 at 9 a.m. CT during the Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville.... Read More

April 17, 2018 – GRAMMY-Nominated, Platinum-Selling Country Star Kelsea Ballerini Will Headline Music Biz 2018 Awards Breakfast

April 17, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will welcome GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-selling Country star Kelsea Ballerini for a performance at the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Breakfast & Presentations, sponsored by the Country Music Association (CMA). Ballerini’s performance will cap off the event’s concluding segment honoring RIAA CEO Cary Sherman with the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement. The Breakfast, to be held on Wednesday morning, May 16 at the Omni Nashville Hotel,... Read More

April 10, 2018 – Music Business Hall of Fame to Launch at Music Biz 2018 Conference With Tower Records’ Russ Solomon as First Inductee

Colin Hanks, Acclaimed Actor and Tower Records Documentary Director, Will Induct Solomon April 10, 2018 – As part of its 60th Anniversary conference, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that the Music Business Hall of Fame — which was previewed at last year’s conference and will celebrate the achievements of industry executives, companies, media, venues, institutions, and others who have significantly contributed to the growth and continued success of the music business — will have as its first inductee the late Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon,... Read More

April 5, 2018 – Ed Sheeran to Be Honored with Artist of the Year Award at Music Biz 2018 Conference

Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter smashed chart and streaming records in 2017 The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor Atlantic Records’ multi-Platinum, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran with its Artist of the Year Award at the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 17 at 12 noon CT at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Sheeran has established himself as one of the world’s biggest musical artists with over 38 million albums sold and more than 16 billion streams.... Read More

March 26, 2018 – Young Music Executives Take the Reins at Music Biz 2018 Conference’s First-Ever ‘#NEXTGEN_NOW’ Panel

SB Projects’ Jackie Augustus, Spotify’s Amber Grimes, CAA’s Phil Quist, and THiS Music/Warner Chappell’s Anna Weisband to share stories of success with moderator Cherie Hu of Billboard/Forbes March 26, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will host the first-ever “#NEXTGEN_NOW: Young Voices Rewriting the Rules“ panel on Tuesday, May 15 at 9 a.m. CT during the Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The event will shine a light on the stories of a group of music executives — all under 30 years old — who are making waves in the industry and have come to represent the next generation’s already growing influence.... Read More

March 5, 2018 – Nile Rodgers to Be Honored with Chairman’s Award at 60th Anniversary Music Biz 2018 Conference

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to multiple GRAMMY Award-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist Nile Rodgers during the 60th anniversary Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Luncheon on May 17 at 12:15 p.m. CT at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Over the last four decades, Rodgers has sold over 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide as both a member of CHIC and the producer of iconic albums from David Bowie,... Read More

March 1, 2018 – Hilary Rosen to Conduct Keynote Interview With Humanitarian Award Recipient Scooter Braun at Annual Music Biz Conference in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that noted Washington, DC Strategist and women’s rights advocate Hilary Rosen will conduct a Keynote Interview with this year’s Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award recipient Scooter Braun at the Music Biz 2018 Conference’s Awards Luncheon on May 17th at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Rosen, an on-air CNN Political Analyst, currently serves as Co-Chair of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and Managing Partner of SKDKnickerbocker, the 2017 Holmes Report Public Affairs Agency of the Year.... Read More

February 13, 2018 – Music Business Association to Honor Record-Breaking Hit ‘Despacito’ with Outstanding Achievement Award at Music Biz 2018

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its Outstanding Achievement Award to record-breaking hit “Despacito” — by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee along with Justin Bieber on its remix — at the Music Biz 2018 Awards Luncheon during its 60th annual conference on May 17 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.   Released on January 13, 2017, “Despacito” — which is primarily sung in Spanish — quickly became a dominant Latin smash, debuting at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and reaching #1 a month later,... Read More

January 31, 2018 – Music Business Association Announces Preliminary Program for 60th Anniversary Conference in Nashville

Music Biz 2018 to feature keynotes from Lyor Cohen, Scooter Braun, and Wendy Goldstein Schedule balances popular sessions such as Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out and Digital Music Workshops with fresh new events including Fund Your Future Summit, Podcasting Summit, NEXT GEN NOW, and Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum January 31, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announced the preliminary agenda for Music Biz 2018, the music industry’s premier conference,... Read More

December 6, 2017 – Republic Records EVP of A&R Wendy Goldstein to Keynote ‘Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out’ Program Powered by Nielsen Music at Music Biz 2018

Billboard’s Gail Mitchell to conduct keynote interview at third annual event Wendy Goldstein, Executive Vice President of A&R at Republic Records, will keynote the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) third annual Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out program, powered by Nielsen Music, on May 15, 2018, during the Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Goldstein will discuss her journey through the music industry, her work experiences and achievements, her thoughts on work/life balance,... Read More