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May 20, 2019 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] GLAAD + Ty Herndon present The Concert for Love & Acceptance

GLAAD and Ty Herndon invite you to the 2019 Concert for Love & Acceptance, co-hosted by Ty Herndon and CMT’s Cody Alan! This year’s event, taking place Thursday, June 6 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, features a coalition of artists and celebrities appearing and performing to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people. Already announced special guests include Antigone Rising, Lee Brice, Daughtry, Harper Grae, Mickey Guyton, Tayla Lynn, Brody Ray, Tyler Rich, Brandon Stansell, Rita Wilson and Chely Wright.... Read More

May 8, 2019 – 2019 Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner Recap

Music Biz’s annual celebration of artistic and executive achievement, the Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner, was held Tuesday, May 7, as part of the Music Biz 2019 Conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. This year’s ceremony was sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, City National Bank, Cracker Barrel, Jammber, and TiVo. The slate of 2019 Music Biz Award winners included: Peter Frampton — Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement Bebe Rexha and Kane Brown — Breakthrough Artist Awards Darius Rucker — Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman — Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement The Orchard Co-Founder Richard Gottehrer — Outstanding Achievement Award Record Archive owners Richard Storms and Alayna Alderman — Independent Spirit Award To celebrate Randy Goodman’s Presidential Award,... Read More

May 7, 2019 – Music Biz 2019 CMA Breakfast and Music Biz Presentations: Scripted Remarks from Music Biz President James Donio

Music Biz President James Donio Thank you, Sarah (Trahern, CEO of the Country Music Association). Let’s have another round of applause for Kassi, Cassadee and Danielle. Weren’t they terrific? CMA has graciously and generously sponsored our Opening Breakfast for the fourth year in a row! Please join me again in showing them how much we value their support. Before I go any further, let’s also thank our wonderful friends at WEA for another fantastic opening night cocktail party.... Read More

Member Updates

May 14, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Rock Paper Scissors, Inc.

We welcome new member Rock Paper Scissors, Inc. to the Music Business Association! Since its founding in 1999, this PR firm has represented over 2,000 projects from six continents, including work on music industry conferences, workshops, and other events. The firm’s diverse team of communicators, creatives, and business minds handles a growing roster which includes international and domestic clients in technology, music, holistic health, events, publishing, design thinking, and social innovation. Because Rock Paper Scissors has a strong focus in both music and technology,... Read More

May 14, 2019 – Second Deadline for the 2019 Clio Music Awards: Friday, May 17!

This Friday, May 17, marks the second deadline for the 2019 Clio Music Awards! Entry fees increase per deadline, so be sure to apply by Friday to save some money. This year’s award winners will be announced during the 60th annual Clio Awards on September 25 at The Manhattan Center in New York. The awards highlight the top creative work globally in Branded Entertainment & Content, Design, Digital/Mobile, Experiential/Events, Film/Video, Innovation, Integrated Campaigns, Partnerships & Collaborations,... Read More

April 22, 2019 – Music Biz Members VNUE and Pro Music Rights Team Up for New Licensing Model

Music technology company VNUE and upstart performing rights organization (PRO) Pro Music Rights have joined forces to “create a new paradigm in music licensing.” Together, the two Music Biz members hope to reshape the licensing model from the typical “blanket license” scenario to a more “utility-based” model, where licensees pay for what is actually played and specific stakeholders are compensated for those plays. The duo intends to begin rollout to businesses that do not have live music within three to four months,... Read More

Industry Analysis

May 20, 2019 – How Record Labels Are Selling Old Music for (Lots of) New Money

Ask someone in the music industry how to sell a new single, and you’ll get rambling answers that go on for days — but ask them how to sell a single that was released 25 years ago, from an artist who’s only ever put out one five-track LP and since faded deep into obscurity, and you’ll get far fewer ideas. Thanks to the discovery-led nature of music streaming, however, older music is, for the first time,... Read More

May 17, 2019 – How Music Discovery Works Today, and What Artists Can Do To Stand Out

There are a million ways to be heard, and for a new artist, that sounds promising. The combination of streaming and social media turned the music industry upside down, and one thing is for certain: there’s no right way to do things. A thousand other acts could try to replicate Lil Nas X’s come-up or follow Dominic Fike’s path, and it almost certainly wouldn’t work. At the end of the day, every artist has to figure out their own path,... Read More

May 4, 2019 – Why Streaming Is Reviving the Music Industry

After nearly two decades of disruption, the music industry is undergoing a massive revival. Artists, labels and publishers are cashing in on the growing popularity of streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music — and consumers are signing up for subscriptions like never before.  Vulture forecasts music revenue to more than double to about $131 billion by 2030. Millennials and Generation Z are spending more of their annual budgets on music than other age groups. The proportion of people who stream music on their smartphones is growing in both developed and emerging markets.... Read More