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February 14, 2017 – A2IM’s Richard James Burgess to Keynote ‘Indie Music Forum powered by Hypebot’ at Music Biz 2017 in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and co-organizer Hypebot have announced the full agenda for this year’s “Indie Music Forum powered by Hypebot,” which will be held on Thursday, May 18, as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The Forum will be led by a Keynote Conversation with Richard James Burgess, Ph.D., CEO of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), a trade organization representing a diverse group of over 400 Independently owned American record labels.... Read More

February 6, 2017 – Facebook’s Fred Beteille Continues as Chairman of Music Biz Board of Directors

February 6, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announced today that Fred Beteille, who recently joined Facebook from YouTube, continues in his role as Chairman of the organization’s Board of Directors. Beteille is a Product Manager on Facebook Live, responsible for public broadcasts and publisher verticals including News, Sports, and Entertainment. Elected Music Biz Chairman in 2014, Beteille has promoted the expansion of the organization’s membership base and its role as the forum for dialog across all aspects of the music industry,... Read More

January 9, 2017 – Rising Country Singer/Songwriter Maren Morris to Receive Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2017

January 9, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present a prestigious Breakthrough Artist Award to rising Country star Maren Morris at the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Morris released her debut album for Columbia Nashville, HERO, on June 3, 2016, becoming the label’s first artist of the SoundScan era to top the Billboard Country chart with their first album. Fueled by the Platinum-certified single “My Church,” Morris went on to win New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards,... Read More

December 13, 2016 – Lukas Graham to Receive Music Biz 2017 Breakthrough Artist Award

December 13, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present a Breakthrough Artist Award to Lukas Graham during the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Lukas Graham have solidified their status as the biggest breakout act of 2016, earning three Grammy nominations of their smash single “7 Years,” including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.... Read More

Association Updates

February 21, 2017 – New Member Profile: AuDigent

Company Name: AuDigent Website: www.audigent.com Location: Philadelphia, PA Number of Employees: 20 Number of Years in Business: 1 Primary Contact: Jon Gosier, Founder, jon@audigent.com Company Description: AuDigent is an audience measurement and monetization platform for influencers in music, sports and entertainment. We help brands that collectively spend more than $30 billion dollars on media discover and partner with the right influencers to target, and connect with their audiences, giving them the programmatic buying edge needed to maximize ROI.... Read More

February 14, 2017 – A2IM’s Richard James Burgess to Keynote ‘Indie Music Forum powered by Hypebot’ at Music Biz 2017 in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and co-organizer Hypebot have announced the full agenda for this year’s “Indie Music Forum powered by Hypebot,” which will be held on Thursday, May 18, as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The Forum will be led by a Keynote Conversation with Richard James Burgess, Ph.D., CEO of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), a trade organization representing a diverse group of over 400 Independently owned American record labels.... Read More

February 8, 2017 – [IN THE NEWS] 30 Music Startups Worth Watching in 2017

The state of the current music startups scene was a big theme at the recent NY:LON Connect conference that Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organized. Six British startups pitched their technologies at the event, and Music Ally has since published their opinion on why they feel optimistic about the music/tech landscape in 2017. If that’s not enough startup talk for you, try this: Music Ally has compiled a mini-report about 30 of the music and music-related startups that we think are worth watching in 2017 (and hopefully beyond).... Read More

February 8, 2017 – CAA’s Jeff Krones and Hunter Williams to Keynote Touring & Ticketing Program at Music Biz 2017

Score the best seats in the house and join us at Music Biz 2017 for a special keynote conversation with Creative Artists Agency (CAA)’s Jeff Krones and Hunter Williams — two of the top music agents behind developing the hottest touring acts such as Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers, Tori Kelly, GRiZ, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Pretty Lights, among many others. Booking above and beyond the country genre, these Nashville-based execs are set to reveal stories,... Read More

Industry Analysis

February 21, 2017 – Most Millennials Have Watched Live Video Online

In the US, the majority of young people have watched live streaming video online, and even among older users, live video consumption is not that unusual.Broken down by age group, millennials are the most likely to watch and create live streaming video. A November 2016 UBS Evidence Lab study found that 63% of US internet users ages 18 to 34 watched live video. Read more here.... Read More

February 21, 2017 – How Do People Use Virtual Assistants on Their Smartphones?

Many smartphone users are regularly searching for information through voice commands with virtual assistants such as Google Now, Siri, Cortana and Alexa. New research looked at how often US smartphone users are employing smartphone virtual assistants, why and when they’re using them, which services they’re using and what they’re commonly searching for. Read more here.... Read More

February 16, 2017 – The State of Live Video Streaming

When Twitter acquired Periscope in 2015, the possibility to stream live video from and to your phone was a real innovation. At the time of the acquisition, Periscope hadn’t even launched yet and when it did, it quickly trended among early adopters and the broader tech community. Having reportedly paid slightly less than $100 million, Twitter’s decision to move in before Periscope had even publicly launched its app looked like a smart move at the time.... Read More

February 16, 2017 – BuzzAngle Music’s 2017 GRAMMYs Impact Report

The 2017 GRAMMY Awards had plenty of intrigue with regard to the top awards and as usual provided the nominated and performing artists with a boost to their album and song sales. Read the highlights here…... Read More