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April 18, 2018 – Music Biz Teams With GLAAD for ‘Power of Queer Storytelling in Song’ Panel at 2018 Annual Conference in Nashville

Artists, songwriters, and activists Justin Tranter, Shane McAnally, and Shea Diamond to discuss importance of inclusion with GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis April 18, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is teaming with GLAAD, the nation’s leading LGBTQ media advocacy group, to present the “Trendspotting: The Power of Queer Storytelling in Song“ panel, which will be held May 17 at 9 a.m. CT during the Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville.... Read More

April 17, 2018 – GRAMMY-Nominated, Platinum-Selling Country Star Kelsea Ballerini Will Headline Music Biz 2018 Awards Breakfast

April 17, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will welcome GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-selling Country star Kelsea Ballerini for a performance at the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Breakfast & Presentations, sponsored by the Country Music Association (CMA). Ballerini’s performance will cap off the event’s concluding segment honoring RIAA CEO Cary Sherman with the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement. The Breakfast, to be held on Wednesday morning, May 16 at the Omni Nashville Hotel,... Read More

April 10, 2018 – Music Business Hall of Fame to Launch at Music Biz 2018 Conference With Tower Records’ Russ Solomon as First Inductee

Colin Hanks, Acclaimed Actor and Tower Records Documentary Director, Will Induct Solomon April 10, 2018 – As part of its 60th Anniversary conference, the Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that the Music Business Hall of Fame — which was previewed at last year’s conference and will celebrate the achievements of industry executives, companies, media, venues, institutions, and others who have significantly contributed to the growth and continued success of the music business — will have as its first inductee the late Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon,... Read More

April 5, 2018 – Ed Sheeran to Be Honored with Artist of the Year Award at Music Biz 2018 Conference

Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter smashed chart and streaming records in 2017 The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor Atlantic Records’ multi-Platinum, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran with its Artist of the Year Award at the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 17 at 12 noon CT at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Sheeran has established himself as one of the world’s biggest musical artists with over 38 million albums sold and more than 16 billion streams.... Read More

Association Updates

April 19, 2018 – [Music Biz 2018 Speaker Spotlight] Joe Belliotti, NOISEGATE

The Music Business Association is excited to welcome Joe Belliotti, Founder of NOISGATE for ‘The Future of Brand-Artist Partnerships‘ on Wednesday, May 16 at 2:10 PM during the Music Biz 2018 conference in Nashville! Check out the fun Speaker Spotlight below to get to know Joe a little more before his Music Biz panel. Music Biz is celebrating its 60th year in 2018. How many Association conferences have you been to and what was your greatest memory?... Read More

April 18, 2018 – Music Biz Teams With GLAAD for ‘Power of Queer Storytelling in Song’ Panel at 2018 Annual Conference in Nashville

Artists, songwriters, and activists Justin Tranter, Shane McAnally, and Shea Diamond to discuss importance of inclusion with GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis April 18, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is teaming with GLAAD, the nation’s leading LGBTQ media advocacy group, to present the “Trendspotting: The Power of Queer Storytelling in Song“ panel, which will be held May 17 at 9 a.m. CT during the Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville.... Read More

April 17, 2018 – GRAMMY-Nominated, Platinum-Selling Country Star Kelsea Ballerini Will Headline Music Biz 2018 Awards Breakfast

April 17, 2018 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will welcome GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-selling Country star Kelsea Ballerini for a performance at the Music Biz 2018 conference’s Awards Breakfast & Presentations, sponsored by the Country Music Association (CMA). Ballerini’s performance will cap off the event’s concluding segment honoring RIAA CEO Cary Sherman with the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement. The Breakfast, to be held on Wednesday morning, May 16 at the Omni Nashville Hotel,... Read More

April 16, 2018 – [Music Biz 2018 Speaker Spotlight] Cindy da Silva, The Rocks Management

The Music Business Association is excited to welcome Cindy da Silva, Owner & Partner at The Rocks Management  for ‘The Business of Merch: Fundamentals & Strategies to Make Music Merchandise Work for You‘ on Wednesday, May 16 at 2 PM during the Music Biz 2018 conference in Nashville! Check out the fun Speaker Spotlight below to get to know Cindy a little more before her Music Biz panel.... Read More

Industry Analysis

April 16, 2018 – Cardi B Claims #1 album, Drake Overtakes Himself w/ New Single: 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 by Billboard – albumssingles) and BuzzAngle Music (published by HITS Daily Double – albumssingles). “It was a historic week on the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts this week, with Cardi B tallying the biggest streaming week ever for a woman with her debut studio album Invasion of Privacy.... Read More

April 9, 2018 – The Weeknd scores third straight #1: 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 by Billboard – albumssingles) and BuzzAngle Music (published by HITS Daily Double – albumssingles). “The Weeknd rushed straight to the top of the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts this week with his surprise project, My Dear Melancholy, which moved over 167,000 album equivalent units to give him his third #1 record in a row.... Read More

April 2, 2018 – Jack White Takes #1, Notches Big Week for Vinyl: 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 by Billboard – albumssingles) and BuzzAngle Music (published by HITS Daily Double – albumssingles). “Jack White — who we honored with a special Innovator Award at Music Biz 2015 — reclaimed the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts for Rock this week, moving over 124,000 equivalent album units of Boarding House Reach to take #1.... Read More

March 22, 2018 – 2017 RIAA Shipment & Revenue Statistics: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), commented on the 2017 RIAA Shipment & Revenue Statistics report, released today. “U.S. recorded music revenues continued their streaming-fueled growth in 2017, rising 16.5% to $8.7 billion, according to the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) newly released figures. It’s the first time in nearly two decades that revenue substantially increased two years in a row, and was driven by the continuing explosion of streaming services.... Read More