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September 21, 2022 – WE’RE BACK — MUSIC BIZ 2023 Happens May 15 – 18 At The JW Marriott Nashville!

For more than six decades, the Music Biz Conference has been the point of origin for inspiration and collaboration in the music business, as attendees share the insights learned at our event with their peers and extend a ripple effect of change across the global industry. We can’t wait to yet again open the floor to these impactful discussions and partnerships at the JW Marriott Nashville during Music Biz 2023! Click here to access everything you need to know — registration,... Read More

September 20, 2022 – The Future of What Episode #199 — The Impact of the CRB Royalty Rate Increase

The recent ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) to increase royalty payout rates for songwriters and publishers is a great step forward in fairly compensating creatives for their work. However given the complex nature of the industry, other segments of the business, particularly those involved in selling and distributing music both physically and digitally. In this episode, we discuss the industry-wide implications of the rate increase with Colin Rushing of Duck Road Advisory LLC and Danielle Aguirre of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA).... Listen

September 7, 2022 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: August 2022

The Music Biz member community is home to more than 400 global companies, all working to collaborate to support the financial growth of our industry at large and create a more equitable, inclusive place to work! See below for the latest companies to join our Association in the last month: Copycats MediaLocation: Plymouth, MN Years In Business: 33 Website: www.copycatsmedia.com Welcome Copycats Media to Music Biz’s membership! The company is the largest replicator of CDs and DVDs in the country,... Read More

Member Updates

October 4, 2022 – Music Biz Member Rimas Publishing Named Publisher of the Year At Second Consecutive Billboard Latin Music Awards

Rimas Publishing, which is affiliated with the Rimas Entertainment label, was named “Publisher of the Year” for the second year in a row at the recent 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The award was given to RSM Publishing, which represents the company’s ASCAP authors including international superstar, Bad Bunny. Rimas Music also took home the following six awards: “Hot Latin Songs” Record Label of the Year; “Hot Latin Songs” Record House of the Year; “Top Latin Albums”... Read More

October 3, 2022 – Music Biz Member The MLC Debuts “DURP” Portal For Independent Music Distributors

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has unveiled its newest tool to help artists leverage their publicly available data set to maximize their royalty payments: the Distributor Unmatched Recordings Portal (DURP). The platform allows users to search the MLC’s data for their unmatched sound recordings, so they can more easily track the works they can register with the MLC to claim any outstanding royalty payments. Through the debut of the DURP portal, the MLC hopes to encourage more and more rightsholders to ensure their works are properly registered so they can receive royalties owed to them on time.... Read More

October 3, 2022 – Music Biz Member Infinite Catalog Announces New Bandcamp Integration

All-in-one music royalty accounting platform, Infinite Catalog has revealed a new integration with Bandcamp, allowing users with music & merch catalogs on that storefront to have their transactions automatically logged in their Infinite Catalog accounts. The company states this partnership will help catalog owners more easily track royalties and pay creators properly for their works. “Almost every catalog we work with uses Bandcamp,” said the company in a statement. “When we explained what IC does for our mutual customers,... Read More

Industry Analysis

January 6, 2022 – In The Realm Of Podcasting, The US Is The Global Leader In All Respects

The US is the undisputed front-runner within the global podcasting ecosystem, in terms of both content production and listener adoption. In 2021, 40.0% of US internet users will listen to a podcast at least once per month. No other country comes close to matching this figure (Sweden, home of Spotify, will be in second place with 34.6%). The US will also have the most monthly podcast listeners, at 117.8 million—over 40 million more than our aggregate figure for Europe.... Read More

November 10, 2021 – Six Reasons Why Regionality Still Matters For The Global Music Streaming Business

You’d be forgiven for thinking that music streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music have rendered local listening habits and cultures less relevant. After all, music streaming is now available in most parts of the world and allows users to listen to artists from across the globe. In many ways, music has never been more accessible. Yet the importance of regionality persists, even with increased global connectivity. From local scenes to national laws,... Read More

October 13, 2021 – RIAA Releases 2021 Mid-Year Latin Music Revenues Report

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has published its latest mid-year Latin music revenues report, showcasing a 37% growth for U.S. revenues to $407 million during the first half of 2021 (1H 2021). Streaming format revenues for Latin music also grew 37% year over year. Overall, Latin music’s growth in the U.S. outpaced that of overall U.S. revenues, growing in share to 5.8%. Click here to read more and access the report in full.... Read More