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October 28, 2020 – WEBINAR — Actionable Insights: Turn Music Data into Effective Marketing

Songstats is a comprehensive music data analytics app for artists, labels and industry professionals, that provides actionable insights across the most important streaming services and download stores. Solutions like this are key in tracking new industry metrics for success — such as playlist adds, chart positions and social milestones — based on the latest forms of digital music consumption. In Songstats’ debut seminar, learn how artists and their teams can use their music data to improve new release strategies and marketing campaigns.... Read More

October 25, 2020 – MusiCares Issues Health & Wellness Survey for Music Industry Professionals

MusiCares has issued a new survey to gauge the most pressing issues at hand for the music community, to understand new and emerging health and mental health issues and allow them to better serve the music industry. We highly encourage you to take the survey before it closes on Monday, November 9 — the only requirement is that you are a music professional with 5+ years of experience in the music industry. Your contributions and thoughts are greatly appreciated for this survey and will ultimately support music industry professionals for years to come.... Read More

October 5, 2020 – Watch Music Biz President Portia Sabin’s 2020 Presidential Address

As we kick off this week’s Music Biz LIVE: Onward & Upward program, we’re excited to share with you our annual President’s Address! Below, you’ll be able to listen in as Music Biz President Portia Sabin delivers an overview on Music Biz’s endeavors to support our membership over the past year, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and her commentary on the state of the music industry in 2020 and beyond. She also announces Music Biz’s new mission statement to guide how the Association will support our membership and the global music industry in the years to come.... Read More

Member Updates

October 22, 2020 – Music Biz Member 1001Tracklists to Celebrate Annual Top Producers List with Minecraft Livestream

1001Tracklists will debut this year’s edition of its annual data-driven ranking of the Top 101 Producers on Wednesday, October 28, and celebrate the launch of the list two days later in a unique Minecraft livestream event. Any Electronic music track released in the past two years can qualify for the list, with ranking determined by data points compiled from DJ set plays across live performances, radio shows, mixes, and podcasts. Last year’s 101 Producers celebration took place during the Amsterdam Dance Event conference,... Read More

October 19, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: 1001Tracklists

We’re excited to welcome 1001Tracklists, the world’s leading DJ tracklist database, to the Music Biz member community! The 1001Tracklists website is touted as “essentially the Wikipedia of dance music,” hosting over 250,000 official tracklists to date for major festivals, radio shows, DJ sets, podcasts, and promo mixes. It also serves as an extensive database of artists, labels, and tracks that provides discerning charts that reflect the music most played by DJs around the world. Because of the transparency of its data and unique genre insights,... Read More

October 12, 2020 – Music Biz Members The Orchard and Sony/ATV Partner for Publishing Endeavor

The Orchard and Sony/ATV have announced a new partnership that will provide Orchard-distributed artists and labels an integrated publishing solution, widening the scope of The Orchard’s comprehensive suite of services for recorded music. Through its global network, Sony/ATV will handle all aspects of global song representation and royalty collection, allowing The Orchard’s clients to benefit from the scale, infrastructure and premium royalty rates of the publishing industry leader. “We are happy to share our extensive music publishing network and expertise with The Orchard in this new venture,”... Read More

Industry Analysis

October 28, 2020 – Three Key Trends Shaping the Media Landscape This Year

As the coronavirus spread in H1 2020, we might have expected radical changes in the media behavior of consumers around the world. But for the most part, they didn’t happen. That’s just one insight to emerge from eMarketer’s newly released Global Media Intelligence Report for 2020, a detailed look at internet users’ engagement with digital and traditional media in 42 major markets, produced in collaboration with Starcom and GlobalWebIndex. Many significant shifts are taking place, though—in device ownership,... Read More

October 27, 2020 – Fandom 2.0: Reinventing And Re-Energizing The Fan Experience On The Live-Stream Stage

Tim McGraw’s recent live stream connected fans via a giant virtual hometown map. J Balvin will stage a Halloween show in the game Fortnite using extended reality technology. Melissa Etheridge is watching home movies with fans on Friday nights. No one asked for the enduring live music pause. But six months into our virtual reality, there’s a growing tally of fan experiences that are more immersive and engaged than the seating packages and fan club merch that typify in-person shows.... Read More

October 21, 2020 – Pandemic Causes Media and Entertainment Digital Ad Spending to Decline Despite Uptick in Streaming and Gaming

The media and entertainment industries have traditionally made up a small fraction of the US digital ad market, and we expect their shares to remain flat or diminish through 2021. This partly has to do with traditional media conglomerates tightening their belts; their own ad revenues will continue to decline as ad dollars shift away from print and TV and toward the digital duopolies. Media and entertainment conglomerates are also keen on advertising through their own channels and platforms.... Read More