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September 12, 2017 – AudienceNet/LOOP Study: Competing Platforms and Services 
Jockeying to Command Music Consumption

September 12, 2017 – The competition among platforms and services is impacting music consumption and changing the way people of all ages engage with their favorite artists and songs, according to fresh data from AudienceNet/LOOP provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for its members. The new report, titled “Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape 2017,” will be released on Thursday, September 14, via Music Biz Consumer Insights, the interactive, member-exclusive research portal hosted on www.musicbiz.org.... Read More

September 6, 2017 – Three New Colleges & Universities Added to Music Biz Academic Partnership Program

Popakademie, Temple University, and University of Montana bring total membership to 22 institutions September 6, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) celebrated a successful third year for its Academic Partnership Program, during which it added three new schools to bring its total enrollment to 22 institutions and 2,100 students and educators. This year’s additions include:Popakademie – Mannheim, Germany Temple University – Philadelphia, PA University of Montana – Missoula, MTThe Program grants full Music Biz membership to all students and faculty members who are involved in music business,... Read More

August 21, 2017 – Music Biz Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Returns to NYC on September 19

U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is featured speaker Plus, first-ever NYC event from Nashville professional organization WHO KNEW August 21, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is bringing its Entertainment & Technology Law Conference series back to New York City on Tuesday, September 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Metlife Building at the offices of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.  The program discussion will have ramifications for artists, managers, publishers, record labels,... Read More

May 17, 2017 – Music Biz 2017 Business Awards Breakfast Scripted Remarks from Music Biz President James Donio, Chair of the Board Fred Beteille, and Vice Chair Steve Harkins

Music Biz President James Donio When we decided to move the convention to Nashville three years ago, we had a really strong sense that bringing Music City and Music Biz together would be, as they say, a match made in heaven. Well, the results speak for themselves. I am elated to tell you that Music Biz 2017 is a milestone for us. It’s our largest convention since 2001! The biggest in 16 years.  We have over 2,000 attendees from 750 unique companies,... Read More

Association Updates

September 15, 2017 – Streaming Business Is Making Music Companies Rethink Sales Job Titles

“Music Biz President James Donio weighs in on changing job titles in a recent Variety article. ““When we rebranded, we got away from terms like ‘retail,’ ‘label’ and ‘distribution’ for ‘content,’” he explains. “We’re agnostic to the way the ‘sale’ happens. We want to represent anyone interested in the commercial transaction of music, whether it’s a physical sale, a subscription purchase or an ad-supported service — as long as it yields revenue to some part of the business.” Click here to read more.... Read More

September 15, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: Truth Vinyl

Truth Vinyl is a specialty vinyl record retailer and live music venue located in the entertainment district of Arlington, TX. Centrally located between Dallas and Ft. Worth near AT&T Stadium and Rangers Ballpark. Website: https://www.truthvinyl.com Location:  Arlington, TX Number of Years in Business: 1 Primary Contact: Ric Delzell, CEO, ric@truthrecords.net Primary Service/Product: Truth Vinyl specializes in vinyl and rare shellac recordings. With over 50,000 vinyl records plus the latest selection of new re-releases on vinyl as they become available.... Read More

September 15, 2017 – [In The News] Young Americans Not Too Keen On Radio And Albums Either

The retailer-focused Music Business Association in the US has published a new report called ‘Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape 2017’. Put together by AudienceNet, the study is basically the American version of the same research group’s previously reportedUK-based ‘Audiomonitor’ report. Click here to read more.... Read More

September 12, 2017 – AudienceNet/LOOP Study: Competing Platforms and Services 
Jockeying to Command Music Consumption

September 12, 2017 – The competition among platforms and services is impacting music consumption and changing the way people of all ages engage with their favorite artists and songs, according to fresh data from AudienceNet/LOOP provided to the Music Business Association (Music Biz) for its members. The new report, titled “Music Consumption: The Overall Landscape 2017,” will be released on Thursday, September 14, via Music Biz Consumer Insights, the interactive, member-exclusive research portal hosted on www.musicbiz.org.... Read More

Industry Analysis

September 19, 2017 – Young Millennials Have Some Big Spending Plans

More than two-thirds of younger millennials, those 18- to 26-years old, plan to make at least one “considerable” purchase before the end of this year. The data, from Bankrate.com’s August consumer survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, underscores the huge importance of catering to this group. Click here to read more.... Read More

September 18, 2017 – [Weekly Sales] Thomas Rhett earns first #1 album: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), commented on this week’s sales numbers issued by Nielsen (published in Billboard: albums, singles) and Border City Media (published in HITS Daily Double: albums, singles). “Country has returned to the top of the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts this week as Thomas Rhett landed his first-ever #1 album with Life Changes.  The set moved around 123,000 equivalent album units and is the first country album to top both charts since Jason Aldean’s They Don’t Know landed at #1 in October 2016.... Read More

September 14, 2017 – Classic Rock Rocks Again In Summer 2017

Depending on where you live in America, the transition to fall may already be in full swing. Football season, cooler nights, pops of colors in the leaves, and the return to school and working routines signal the passing of another summer. All of these factors influence radio listening and will drive the storylines in future months. But with the release of Nielsen’s portable people meter (PPM) ratings for the August survey, it’s time to put a cap on the format of the summer analysis for this year.... Read More

September 11, 2017 – [Weekly Sales] LCD Soundsystem Lands First #1 Album: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), commented on this week’s sales numbers issued by Nielsen (published in Billboard: albumssingles) and Border City Media (published in HITS Daily Double: albumssingles). “LCD Soundsystem became the third act in a row to top the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts for the first time this week. American Dream, the band’s first album in over 7 years,... Read More