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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

December 1, 2016 – Spotify’s Troy Carter First Keynote Speaker Announced for Music Biz 2017 From May 15-18 in Nashville

Mike Dungan of Universal Music Group Nashville, Terry Currier of Music Millennium to receive awards Metadata Summit, Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit, Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out sessions to be held December 1, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced the preliminary agenda for its Music Biz 2017 convention May 15-18, 2017, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The event will be headlined by a keynote presentation from Troy Carter,... Read More

November 16, 2016 – UMG Nashville’s Mike Dungan to Receive Presidential Award at Music Biz 2017 Convention in Nashville

Country Music Association (CMA) to sponsor convention’s Awards Breakfast for second straight year November 16, 2016 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to Mike Dungan, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Nashville. The presentation will take place on the morning of Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Breakfast at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The Breakfast will be sponsored for the second straight year by the Country Music Association (CMA),... Read More

Association Updates

January 9, 2017 – Music Watch’s Russ Crupnick Shares Jazz Connect ‘Music Industry Reboot: A Fresh Look at the Way Music is Bought, Sold and Consumed’ Data Presentation

On January 5, Music Biz President James Donio led a panel at the Jazz Connect conference in New York City, “Music Industry Reboot: A Fresh Look at the Way Music is Bought, Sold and Consumed.” Joining Jim were Russ Crupnick of Music Watch, Jim Lidestri of Border City Media, Larry Miller of NYU Steinhardt and Musonomics, and Silvio Petroluongo of Billboard. Lidestri discussed the findings of his BuzzAngle Music 2016 U.S. Report, digging in particularly on the statistics on streaming and the higher percentage of “long tail” tracks that are getting streamed,... 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

January 6, 2017 – Record Store Day Set for Saturday, April 22; Music Biz Proud To Sponsor

The Music Business Association has been a proud sponsor of Record Store Day since its inception in 2008. We could not be more excited to celebrate this important milestone for the music industry holiday. Read more about Record Store Day 2017 in the press release below: RECORD STORE DAY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017   ANNUAL WORLDWIDE EVENT IN SUPPORT OF ARTISTS, FANS AND RECORD STORES SET TO CELEBRATE ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY! Las Vegas, NV: On April 22,... Read More

January 4, 2017 – [WEBINAR] The Evolution of the Music Industry: Pulling Back the Veil to Reveal Transparency

Jammber enriches the lives of all types of people in the entertainment industry by giving them amazing tools that empower and enhance the creative process. With Jammber, you can easily manage your creative projects, keep track of everybody’s credits, and effectively organize every detail you need for your projects, all in record time. Jammber’s online management tool and mobile app simplifies the paperwork and processes by removing pen and paper; streamlines team communication; and automates financial transactions.... Read More

Industry Analysis

January 17, 2017 – BuzzAngle Music 2016 Canada Report

Music Biz member BuzzAngle Music is proud to release our first-ever yearly report, on 2016 Canada music consumption. 2016 was another successful year in music, with overall consumption rising 8.5% over 2015, marking the second year in a row with solid growth.The continued explosion of audio stream consumption, which increased 218.7% to 22.3B streams, fueled this increase. Both album sales and song sales continued to decline but the transition to these new access methods has shown to provide overall growth and a sustainable business model for the future.... Read More

January 17, 2017 – [UPDATED] BuzzAngle Music 2016 U.S. Report

Music Biz member BuzzAngle Music is proud to release its first-ever yearly report, on 2016 U.S. music consumption. 2016 was another successful year in music, with overall consumption rising 4.2% over 2015, marking the second year in a row with solid growth. The continued explosion of audio stream consumption, which increased 82.6% to 250B streams, fueled this increase. Both album sales and song sales continued to decline but the transition to these new access methods has shown to provide overall growth and a sustainable business model for the future…... Read More

January 13, 2017 – Sam Hunt, FGL Loom Large in Country Music’s Embrace of Streaming in 2016

When executives look back on shifts in country music in future years, they might well point to 2016 as the moment when the transition was most evident. Country streaming grew by 57 percent while country track downloads shrunk 23 percent, according to Nielsen Music, indicating that the genre’s customers are increasingly comfortable with the music industry’s new paradigm of accessing music instead of owning it. Read more here.... Read More

January 12, 2017 – In Just 7 Years, Vinyl Records Have Gone from ‘Fad’ to ‘Billion Dollar Industry’

Looks like those beard-growing, wine-sipping hipsters were on to something. That is, a billion dollars worth of something. According to a game-smashing prediction released this morning, sales of vinyl records are set to become a billion dollar industry. That is, in 2017 after just seven years. Specifically, sales of records themselves will reach the $800-900 million-mark, with turntables and other accessories likely throwing things into 9-figures. Click here to read more.... Read More