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November 15, 2017 – Audiencenet/LOOP to Reveal In-Depth Data About Voice-Controlled Speaker Users and Live Music Attendees on November 16

Audiencenet/LOOP will be providing new data from in-depth research on live music attendees and voice-controlled speaker users via a live Music Business Association (Music Biz) webinar on Thursday, November 16. Insights will also be added to Music Biz Consumer Insights, the interactive, member-exclusive research portal hosted on www.musicbiz.org. The “Voice-Controlled Speaker Users” infographic and “Who Are Live Music Attendees?” top-line report will both be available to Music Biz members following the webinar.... Read More

November 13, 2017 – Lyor Cohen to Keynote Featured Presentation at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

Music industry veteran Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube/Google and Founder of music content company 300, will Keynote at a Featured Presentation on Wednesday afternoon, May 16 during the Music Business Association’s Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Cohen will discuss his career journey, his current role at YouTube/Google, and his thoughts on the future of the music business. “Lyor’s tremendous impact on the music industry cannot be understated,... Read More

November 6, 2017 – Scooter Braun to Receive Humanitarian Award and Give Keynote Interview on His Philanthropic Mission at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

Scooter Braun will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at the Music Biz 2018 conference on May 17, 2018 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Braun will be honored at the conference’s Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, for his outstanding charitable efforts, and will participate in a keynote interview focusing on his philanthropic mission. Braun has instilled philanthropy as a cornerstone of the SB Projects philosophy,... Read More

October 31, 2017 – Music Biz 2018 Independent Spirit Award Goes to Radakovitz Family and Their Iconic Sacramento Chain Dimple Records

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Independent Spirit Award to the Radakovitz Family, owners of the iconic Sacramento, CA-based record store chain Dimple Records, during the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Breakfast — sponsored by the Country Music Association — on Wednesday, May 16, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. “Over the last three-plus decades, the Radakovitz Family and Dimple Records have shown tremendous dedication to the independent music community,... Read More

October 26, 2017 – Programming Announced for Second Annual NY:LON Connect Global Music Industry Summit in New York City

Keynotes and Featured Discussions with Kobalt’s Willard Ahdritz, Spotify’s Stefan Blom; as well as Experts from UMG, WMG, ASCAP, SOCAN, Amazon, Pandora, and More Set for January 23 & 24 The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally have announced the programming for their joint NY:LON Connect conference, which will be held January 23-24, 2018, at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City, coinciding with 2018 GRAMMY® Week. The discussions at this global music industry summit will center on Streaming,... Read More

October 24, 2017 – Annual ‘Music Biz’ Conference to Remain in Nashville Through 2020

Mayor Megan Barry and Music City Music Council Applaud Announcement After drawing its largest audience in more than 15 years in 2017, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) is “tripling down” on Nashville, booking conference dates through 2020. The already announced Music Biz 2018 will be held from May 14-17, 2018, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Music Biz 2019 and 2020 will follow from May 5-8, 2019, and May 11-14, 2020, at the new JW Marriott Nashville,... Read More

October 17, 2017 – Rising Singer/Songwriter Julia Michaels to Receive Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will recognize multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter Julia Michaels with a Breakthrough Artist Award during the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Luncheon on May 17, 2018, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Known as a highly successful songwriter with co-writing credits on 17 Billboard Hot 100 hits, Michaels emerged as a solo star throughout 2017. In January, she released her debut single, “Issues,” which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100,... Read More

October 4, 2017 – RIAA’s Cary Sherman to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), at the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Breakfast on May 16, 2018, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. “As the head of RIAA, Cary has worked tirelessly on behalf of the recording industry, and he has done so during some of the most challenging times in the history of the music business,” said James Donio,... Read More

September 20, 2017 – Music Biz & Music Ally to Bring High-Level ‘NY:LON Connect’ Conference to New York City from January 23-24, 2018

Event to include featured discussion with Spotify’s Stefan Blom with more to be announced September 20, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Music Ally will host the second annual NY:LON Connect conference from January 23-24, 2018, at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City. The global music industry summit, which alternates between London and New York each year, will bring together top executives and influencers from the international music industry to engage in high-level discussions on critical topics,... Read More

September 12, 2017 – AudienceNet/LOOP Study: Competing Platforms and Services 
Jockeying to Command Music Consumption

September 12, 2017 – The competition among platforms and services is impacting music consumption and changing the way people of all ages engage with their favorite artists and songs, according to fresh data from AudienceNet/LOOP provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for its members. The new report, titled “Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape 2017,” will be released on Thursday, September 14, via Music Biz Consumer Insights, the interactive, member-exclusive research portal hosted on www.musicbiz.org.... Read More