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August 8, 2019 – Music Business Association Announces Leadership Transition With Dr. Portia Sabin To Lead Trade Group

Current President James Donio To Remain in Advisory Role The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that longtime President James Donio will be succeeded in this role by Dr. Portia Sabin, who will assume day-to-day operations of the Association beginning September 3. Donio will remain in an advisory role. “We are extremely grateful to Jim for his more than three decades of commitment, leadership and vision,” said Music Biz Board Chairman Matt Signore. “He has passionately guided the organization through any number of seismic industry changes and challenges during his tenure: the shift from a singular focus on the physical business to a broader identity embracing all forms of music consumption;... Read More

August 7, 2019 – [Register Today] — Music Biz’s Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Returns to NYC Sept. 26!

Join Music Biz at the NY offices of Greenberg Traurig for our Fall Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, taking place Thursday, September 26! This exclusive, limited-seating forum helps attendees navigate today’s most pressing issues through top-in-class presentations delivered by industry influencers and advocates from the entertainment law community. Preliminary Sessions at this Fall’s event will include: Charting The Future For the Stem Marketplace (Pod)Cast Away Navigating the Dimensions of Metadata Plus, a panel organized by AIMP and a conversation on cybersecurity/data privacy led by Barry Perlman of Ritholz Levy Fields.... Read More

August 1, 2019 – Music Biz Announces Fall 2019 Common Ground Webinar Schedule

Music Biz is excited to announce the Fall 2019 schedule for our Common Ground Webinar Series! The only constant in today’s music business is change — that is why it is our mission to keep our members up-to-date on the latest developments across all facets of the industry. With sessions covering a cross-section of industry hot topics including new standards for music metadata, live music fan engagement, songwriting trend analysis, new digital marketing tools, and more,... Read More

Member Updates

August 13, 2019 – Music Biz Member Single Music Launches New Marketing Tool BoostLinks

Music Biz member Single Music has announced the debut of their new marketing tool, BoostLinks, touting it as “Bundling For The Streaming Age.” The tool allows artists to create a customizable landing page that combines their physical merch with pre-adds, saves and streaming links to increase fan engagement, follows and subscribes. With every purchase, the fan receives an email that further ‘boosts’ whichever various channels the artist choose to promote.   BoostLinks will help Single Music build upon its mission of empowering artists and labels to directly sell their merch and music with ease while making the most revenue.... Read More

July 23, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Fan Powered Music

Join us in welcoming Fan Powered Music to the Music Business Association! The company’s two-fold mission allows fans to promote their favorite artists’ music, and gives artists a configurable platform to actively reach out to fans and grow their fan base. Artists receive points based on the number of plays they receive, and after achieving a certain number of points, their music is played in an ad spot for a new listener.  The platform drives revenue through ad-supported streaming,... Read More

July 16, 2019 – [IN THE NEWS] — Colleen Theis, COO of Music Biz Member The Orchard, Interviewed by Music Business Worldwide

Colleen Theis, COO of Music Biz member The Orchard, was featured in an extensive interview this week by Music Business Worldwide. The interview covers her professional journey and path to success in the industry, how the landscape of music distribution is changing, and what The Orchard brings to the table in the modern music business. Over the last five years, Theis has seen The Orchard grow from 25 to 43 offices worldwide, and a slew of partnerships which led to successful releases from artists including Ozuna,... Read More

Industry Analysis

August 19, 2019 – Four Music Industry Trends and Predictions

The music industry is evolving faster than ever. Each year new platforms and mediums skyrocket to prominence, minting household names and reshaping the way audiences connect with artists (see: Tik Tok and Lil Nas X). Simultaneously, new technologies put creative tools into the hands of people who previously couldn’t access them. This article offers a series of viewpoints and perspectives to give you a collective (though not definitive) outlook of the future of the music industry.... Read More

August 16, 2019 – Marketers in Canada Turn to Podcasts for Brand Awareness

In Canada, podcasts are increasingly becoming part of advertisers’ content marketing menu, and many brands are investing in podcasts to deliver branded or sponsored content. And there’s good reason for them to do so: According to the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, about a third (29%) of internet users in Canada listen to podcasts. A May 2019 study from Edison Research and Triton Digital found that 36% of consumers in Canada listened to podcasts monthly in 2019,... Read More

August 15, 2019 – Money-Inspired Music And Why Hip-Hop Tops The Charts

It used to be all about the Benjamins, all about the cold hard cash – in this case, U.S. $100 bills, as expressed in a Puff Daddy track from 1997. But rap music and hip-hop culture – arguably the greatest global culture force of this and the last generation – is moving on from cash, reflecting trends in the worldwide digital economy. These days, it’s becoming more about the digital payments instead of paper currency. The August pages of The Wall Street Journal have taken notice.... Read More