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March 20, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Erin Anderson, Olivia Management

Music Biz is excited to welcome Erin Anderson, Founder and CEO of Olivia Management, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! As part of the Conference’s Career Development Workshops, she will be speaking on the panel “Why In-Person Relationships Are More Important Than Your Follower Count,” set for Sunday, May 5 at 11:30 am. Check out the Speaker Spotlight profile below to learn more about Erin before her panel in May!... Read More

March 18, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ ATTENDEE ALL-ACCESS — Music Biz 2019 and the Latin & Miami Markets

In this installment of our Attendee All-Access Series, Dennis Murcia, Global Business and A&R for Codiscos/Tropisounds, discusses the growing global influence of genres including Latin and K-Pop, and what international music professionals can benefit from specifically by attending Music Biz 2019! What are your thoughts on the rise of Latin music in the mainstream? What does this mean longterm for the U.S. market, as well as global territories? I’m not sure it is a rise. Latin music has always been part of the US and Global Market.  ... Read More

March 14, 2019 – MUSIC BIZ 2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT — Britnee Foreman, Songtrust

Music Biz is excited to welcome Britnee Foreman, Head of Data Strategy for Songtrust, to the Music Biz 2019 Program! As part of the Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum, powered by Songtrust, she will be interviewing Blockchain Music Artist Shelita Burke in a session called “Music Inside a Blockchain World: Why Artists Will Lead the Blockchain Revolution,” set for Monday, May 6 at 3:30 pm.... Read More

Member Updates

March 21, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: WorldStrings Promotion

We welcome WorldStrings Promotion as the newest member of the Music Business Association! The company specializes in organizing unique events that use music as a connecting language to bring people together and to promote mutual and peaceful understanding of diverse cultures. The company was founded in 2003 by German-born Bernd Haber. He works as a promoter and presenter of traditional and international music and as a connector and agent collaborating with music artists from different continents.... Read More

March 19, 2019 – Music Biz Member Clio Music Announces 2019 Clio Music Awards Jury

Music Biz member Clio Music today announced the industry leaders that will comprise its Use of Music and Music Marketing juries. These juries will decide which submissions will receive awards during the 60th annual Clio Awards on September 25 at The Manhattan Center in New York. “As the music industry continues to evolve, we find that each year our entries embody a remarkable variety of new and innovative approaches to reaching consumers,” said Clio President Nicole Purcell.... Read More

March 15, 2019 – Music Biz Member Music Millennium Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Congratulations Music Biz member Music Millennium, who celebrates their 50th anniversary today (at exactly 3 pm PT)! Since opening on March 15, 1969, this independent record store has featured a number of in-store signings and performances including the likes of Richard Thompson, Maureen McCormick (aka “Marcia Brady”), Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow, Randy Newman, Jewel, and Cheap Trick. A staple in the Portland, OR community, the store is now the oldest brick-and-mortar record shop in the Pacific Northwest.... Read More

Industry Analysis

March 20, 2019 – The Nielsen Total Audience Report: Q3 2018

In this edition of their Total Audience Report, Nielsen shares year-over-year comparisons of media use to show how consumer behaviors have shifted across comparable measurement intervals. Overall total media use among US adults remains unchanged year-over-year at 10-and-a-half hours per day. But there are shifts in where that time being spent is dedicated to, as increases in internet connected devices and app/web smartphone usage are gradually replacing time spent on other sources. These shifts are not surprising,... Read More

March 17, 2019 – 30 Ways the Internet Changed Music Forever

Thirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee – then a fellow at the physics research center CERN – put forward his plan for sharing and sending information between different computers. Though the vague concept of the internet had been talked about before, Berners-Lee’s basic framework for the World Wide Web is what really changed the game. By the time 2002 rolled around, 42 percent of UK households had internet access, and being able to readily access endless information from home revolutionized almost every aspect of living.... Read More

March 14, 2019 – Why Vinyl Records Survive in the Digital Age

Ask a record-collecting audiophile why vinyl is back and you may hear a common refrain: “Of course vinyl’s back! It’s a more accurate reproduction of the original! It just sounds better than digital!” Records, in all their fragility and physicality, pay proper respect to the music, proper respect to the past. They must be handled carefully, for the past deserves our preservation. They are easily scratched, and their quality is diminished as a result of those scratches.... Read More