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May 21, 2020 – Music Business Association and Record Store Day to Host Virtual Couch Camp Event June 2-5

May 21, 2020 — As part of their efforts to bring educational content to the industry at large as it practices social distancing, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) and Record Store Day today announce that they will co-host the Couch Camp educational conference, set for Tuesday, June 2 through Friday, June 5 via Zoom. This virtual event will take the place of Record Store Day’s annual Summer Camp program. Each day will consist of three hours of programming starting at 3 pm ET,... Read More

May 20, 2020 – Music Business Association Cancels Music Biz 2020 Conference, Announces Strategic Plans for Rest of 2020

May 20, 2020 — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) today announced that it has cancelled its Music Biz 2020 Conference, which was set to take place August 16-19, 2020 at the JW Marriott Nashville.  “The COVID-19 crisis has created conditions that we feel will not safely allow us to offer the in-person experience Music Biz Conference attendees are used to, thus we sadly announce the cancelation of our 2020 physical event,” commented Music Biz President Portia Sabin.... Read More

May 18, 2020 – NY:LON Connect 2020 Startup Showcase Award Winner TRASH Launches AI Video Creation for Artists

AI-generated video app TRASH officially launched today along with a new slate of featured including TRASH for Artists, a tool suite designed allowing independent musicians to add their songs to the TRASH catalog and easily create original video content ranging from promo clips to full-length music videos with just one tap. The app was the audience favorite at this year’s NY:LON Connect Startup Showcase and Awards program. “Video is a critical component of dropping a track,... Read More

Member Updates

May 15, 2020 – Music Biz Member AGD Entertainment Celebrates 6th Anniversary

Congratulations to artist services company AGD Entertainment, who are celebrating their sixth anniversary in 2020! “I’m proud to say that in our first six years of operation, we’ve stayed true to our mission to educate and inspire clients with our knowledgeable team of industry professionals,” says AGD Founder Nathan Dohse. “Through community collaboration, our company cultivates a fun environment with an emphasis on respect, creativity, and relationships. We strive to be at the forefront of innovation in the ever-changing entertainment industry.”... Read More

May 14, 2020 – Music Tectonics to host Two Day Zoom “Isolate or Innovate” Forum May 19-20, 2020

Music Tectonics — the conference and podcast hosted by Music Biz member Rock Paper Scissors — will host the “Isolate or Innovate” via Zoom on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20. This two-day virtual forum and networking platform will feature discussions for how the music and music tech industries are responding to the worldwide crisis through isolation and remote work, and what trends and tactics will drive growth for these companies while stay at home orders remain in place.... Read More

May 10, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Cosynd

Give a round of applause for the newest member of the Music Biz community: Cosynd, who offers a fast and affordable toolkit to assist creators in protecting their copyrights. The company works to turn the long and expensive copyright process into one that works for creators in various media, primarily through copyright restrictions and agreements. Recently, Cosynd was the first company to acquire an investment from the City of New York’s $30 million venture fund for diverse entrepreneurs. ... Read More

Industry Analysis

May 21, 2020 – Nashville Industry Slowly Emerges From Pandemic Mode With Drive-In Shows and Studio Sessions

Studio bookings, concert postponements, drive-in concerts and a rogue political show: As the nation attempts to reopen following a pandemic-related lockdown, the country industry is struggling to keep the music playing in a marketplace with a hazy immediate future. Nashville’s recording studios, which shut down in March, appear ready to open again. Producer Jon Randall (Parker McCollum, Dierks Bentley) has his first session in months on the books for the second week of June, a sign that studio owners and managers believe they have the ability to prevent the virus’... Read More

May 19, 2020 – How Musicians Are Fighting Coronavirus by Turning Merch Into Masks

Like seemingly every other musician on the planet, the members of the New Jersey post-hardcore institution Thursday recently found themselves wondering how to spend their time. The coronavirus pandemic forced them to cancel all of their 2020 shows, and one member was about to be a father. They got together remotely to make plans for the immediate future. “It was a conversation that started from our own needs and self-interests,” frontman Geoff Rickly said.... Read More

May 15, 2020 – Our Coronavirus Security Blanket: Nostalgia For Old Music, Movies And Much More

According to a new study this month by Nielsen/MRC, over half of music listeners are vying for older tunes. Streams of Bob Dylan and Dixie Chicks spiked along with Bob Marley, whose catalog alone surged +23% within the last month. Even today’s top artists like Post Malone are springing for the old, who live-streamed a fundraiser concert solely covering Nirvana. New music just doesn’t bring the same relief as the oldies or “perceived oldies” do.... Read More