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September 17, 2020 – Final 2020 Law Conference Panels and Speakers Confirmed; Register Today!

Music Biz is proud to present our first-ever virtual Law Conference event, taking place Thursday, Sept. 24 — Friday, Sept. 25 and supported by Mandell Menkes LLC. In this installment of our yearly review of all legal matters pressing in the music industry, our expert panelists will discuss the legalities of performing licensed music on livestreams, establishing publishing deals for songwriters and producers, the efficacy of the CASE Act and its small claims court, the future of a divested TikTok U.S.... Read More

September 2, 2020 – WEBINAR: Producing, Performing, and Potential Big Pay Days in a Changed World

2020 has screamed in our ear to adapt, overcome, evolve, and to not look back. In our first Fall 2020 webinar — hosted by Guiding Star Global — will showcase innovative, powerful new tools for worldwide music collaboration, creation, performance and distribution that have evolved in the midst of chaos. The session will present details of a revolutionary, industry-changing leap forward in the realm of performance production and presentation with the potential to not only save the year for those willing to make bold moves,... Read More

August 25, 2020 – Music Biz To Close Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Observance of Election Day

The Music Biz team will be out of the office on Tuesday, November 3 in observance of Election Day, and we applaud our industry peers who have also made the day a paid holiday. We encourage others to do the same, as the push to recognize Election Day as a U.S. federal holiday gains traction so that all Americans can exercise their right to vote without restrictions. In addition, Music Biz will incorporate HeadCount registration into our Eventbrite pages for future online events to make it easier for members of our community to register to vote.... Read More

Member Updates

September 14, 2020 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Harmony Helper

Please give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Music Biz community: Harmony Helper. Utilizing patented technologies to provide singers at all levels a digital rehearsal room anytime, anywhere in the convenience of an app, Harmony Helper touts itself as, “A Singer’s Best Friend.” The app was developed by a passionate team of expert technologists, seasoned entrepreneurs, well-respected Broadway performers, and performance experts. It also helps improve singing accuracy and build user confidence, helping individual singers and groups deliver their best performances.... Read More

September 10, 2020 – Music Biz Member The Orchard To Host Three-Day Student Summit

From September 15-17, The Orchard is hosting a three-day educational Virtual Student Series to give students 18 and older an inside look at the operations of the music business. Each day of programming will kick off at 12 pm ET, and dive into the operations of a global music distribution and artist & label services company. Over the course of 12 sessions, summit programming will feature conversations with executives across a number of The Orchard’s business segments — including design,... Read More

September 8, 2020 – Music Biz Member Synchtank Bolsters IRIS Royalty Platform With New Appointments

Synchtank has announced the onboarding of Janet Landrum as Royalties Specialist, and Dr. Nick Beitner & Carlos da Costa as Lead Architect and Senior Developer respectively, building up the team behind their IRIS royalty accounting platform. Landrum will apply her extensive film and TV catalog experience with 20th Century Fox to innovate Synchtank’s royalty accounting and unlock more value for rightsholders & rights administrators. Dr. Beitner and da Costa will oversee the expansion and infrastructure of the IRIS platform,... Read More

Industry Analysis

September 17, 2020 – How USPS Pandemonium Threatens Indie Musicians and Labels

Mississippi indie label Fat Possum Records was deep into shipping copies of veteran punk band X’s first album in 27 years, Alphabetland, when they were faced with an unprecedented problem: How do you fit 1,000 vinyl records into a postal worker’s Jeep Cherokee? Read more from Rolling Stone.... Read More

September 17, 2020 – Podcasting Is a Bright Spot amid Declining Digital Radio Spending

Digital radio spending has declined during the pandemic, which is in line with reduced advertiser demand. But podcast advertising remains a bright spot of growth within digital radio. Spending on all types of podcast ads, including host-read sponsorships, will rise by 10.4% this year to more than $780 million. Next year, podcast ad spending will surpass $1 billion in the US for the first time as growth rebounds to 44.9%. That will boost podcast advertising to almost one-quarter of the digital radio ad market.... Read More

September 16, 2020 – How Working From Home Is Shaping Consumers’ Power of Choice

According to the Nielsen Remote Workers Consumer Survey, work-from-home consumers are largely enjoying this change in daily routine, as it’s allowed them to strike a better balance between working and living their best lives. And to no surprise, the new normal includes a heavy dose of media consumption. To learn more, we spoke with Peter Katsingris, SVP of Audience Insights, who provides additional insight into how consumers are settling into a reality where the lines between work and home life are blurring.... Read More