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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

Association Updates

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 9, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: GigSalad

GigSalad is an online marketplace for artists and event service providers to promote their talent, connect with event and party planners, and get booked for private and public gigs ranging from weddings and parties to corporate events and festivals. As the largest entertainment booking platform in the U.S. and Canada, GigSalad can help you do what you love. Website: www.gigsalad.com Location: Springfield, MO Number of Employees: 28 Number of Years in Business: 10 Primary Contact: Mark Steiner,... 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

Industry Analysis

November 20, 2017 – Latinas’ Cultural Identity Manifests Through Music

According to reports from Nielsen, today’s Latina is ambicultural, seamlessly identifying as American while also retaining strong connections to her native culture. One of the ways she stays connected to her roots is through music. Whether it’s on radio or streaming services, Latinas’ consumption behavior and preferences reflect how their lives revolve around music. Click here to read more.... Read More

November 15, 2017 – Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Passes One Million in Sales

With performances on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday night, “Reputation” has gone over a million in sales in just its fourth day on the market, with 1.5 million in its sights, according to reports from BuzzAngle, with about 2/3 of retailers reporting today. Click here to read more.... Read More

November 13, 2017 – [WEEKLY SALES] Sam Smith Scores First #1 as Taylor Swift Looms: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), commented on this week’s sales numbers issued by Nielsen (published by Billboard — albumssingles) and BuzzAngle Music (published by HITS Daily Double — albumssingles). “It was a big week for new albums, with five debuting records reaching the Top 10 of the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts. They are led by Sam Smith’s The Thrill of It All,... Read More

November 8, 2017 – What Don’t You Know About Holiday Music?

‘Twas the night before holiday music hits the airwaves; telltale signs are everywhere, seasons are changing, and before you know it, we’ll all be jamming to Jingle Bell Rock. And when you stop and think about it, what’s one sure way to dive right into the holiday mood within a blink of an eye? Holiday music, naturally. Holiday music grows in popularity each year, and it’s rooted in what many consider to be the classic era of the genre,... Read More