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January 20, 2022 – Music Business Association Announces “The Bizzy Awards” for Music Biz 2022

New awards will honor music industryinnovators & advocates for change on Wednesday, May 11 January 20, 2022 — The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announces that it has reimagined its annual awards presentation to honor the B2B nature of the organization and its membership. The Bizzy Awards (The Bizzys) will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, during the association’s upcoming Music Biz 2022 conference at the JW Marriott Nashville. An industry-focused revamp of past awards presentations,... Read More

January 18, 2022 – SoundExchange and Music Business Association Present A Four-Part Event Series On The Future Of Monetization In The Music Industry

Series Kickoff on February 16 to Feature a Conversation with Roblox andPerformance by Singer-Songwriter Tai Verdes WASHINGTON – January 18, 2022 – SoundExchange, in partnership with the Music Business Association (Music Biz), announces a four-part virtual event series centered on the evolving impact of technology on the music industry. Over the course of the year, these events will gather subject matter experts, tech visionaries, and buzzworthy performing artists to address the most critical issues facing the music tech industry.... Read More

January 12, 2022 – [Keeping Tempo With Music Biz] — A Preview of NY:LON Connect 2022 with Music Biz’s Portia Sabin and Music Ally’s Paul Brindley

In a typical year, planning a forward-looking industry event like the NY:LON Connect global music business summit can prove challenging. How do you determine what the most prescient topics will be at the start of the year for an industry that changes as rapidly as ours does? Going into 2022, the music business saw the rapid maturation of new technologies like NFTs and high-tech in-car audio systems that are poised to open new sources of income for artists,... Read More

Member Updates

January 26, 2022 – Music Biz Member Utopia Music Names Rosa Asciolla VP, Global Artist & Creator Community

Music-minded financial tech company, Utopia Music has announced the appointment of Rosa Asciolla as the company’s VP, Global Artist and Creator Community. Based in Los Angeles, her appointment expands the company’s footprint on the U.S. west coast. Asciolla joins Utopia after serving nearly 10 years with Spotify, most recently as Head of North America, Artist & Label Partnerships. In this role, she led a team that worked directly with senior label & distribution executives, artists and managers to support their use of,... Read More

January 25, 2022 – Music Biz Member Adva Mobile Introduces Auto-Reply Message Option

Creator-focused mobil marketing platform, Adva Mobile has announced the addition of a new custom autoresponder message option to their popular marketing platform. Each artist can use their own unique text number, and the auto-response is triggered when fans send an artist-defined keyword to said number. This new option will serve as the center of artists’ mobile marketing efforts to gain new fans, engage with them on their mobile devices, and offer merch and other items for sale.... Read More

January 20, 2022 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Venture Music

Today we welcome Venture Music as our newest Music Biz member company! Venture is a marketing collective created for the modern music industry, specializing in custom-built marketing plans to help clients reach and engage their fans across the digital landscape. The company combines innovative direct-to-fan marketing strategies, implementation of digital advertising spends, social media management, creative design work, and streaming promotion to provide a dynamic set of marketing tools all under one roof.  Understanding the power in building meaningful connections online,... 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