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February 23, 2017 – Atlantic Records’ Julie Greenwald to Keynote ‘Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out’ Session at Music Biz 2017 in Interview with NPR Music’s Ann Powers

Second annual event to be powered by Nielsen Music February 23, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of The Atlantic Records Group, will keynote the second annual Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out session, powered by Nielsen Music, on Tuesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. CT during the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The event will kick off with a presentation from Erin Crawford,... Read More

February 14, 2017 – A2IM’s Richard James Burgess to Keynote ‘Indie Music Forum powered by Hypebot’ at Music Biz 2017 in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and co-organizer Hypebot have announced the full agenda for this year’s “Indie Music Forum powered by Hypebot,” which will be held on Thursday, May 18, as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The Forum will be led by a Keynote Conversation with Richard James Burgess, Ph.D., CEO of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), a trade organization representing a diverse group of over 400 Independently owned American record labels.... Read More

February 6, 2017 – Facebook’s Fred Beteille Continues as Chairman of Music Biz Board of Directors

February 6, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announced today that Fred Beteille, who recently joined Facebook from YouTube, continues in his role as Chairman of the organization’s Board of Directors. Beteille is a Product Manager on Facebook Live, responsible for public broadcasts and publisher verticals including News, Sports, and Entertainment. Elected Music Biz Chairman in 2014, Beteille has promoted the expansion of the organization’s membership base and its role as the forum for dialog across all aspects of the music industry,... Read More

January 9, 2017 – Rising Country Singer/Songwriter Maren Morris to Receive Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2017

January 9, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present a prestigious Breakthrough Artist Award to rising Country star Maren Morris at the Music Biz 2017 convention’s Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Morris released her debut album for Columbia Nashville, HERO, on June 3, 2016, becoming the label’s first artist of the SoundScan era to top the Billboard Country chart with their first album. Fueled by the Platinum-certified single “My Church,” Morris went on to win New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards,... Read More

Association Updates

February 24, 2017 – YouTube & Google Play’s Gwen Shen Joins Music Biz Board

Music Biz is pleased to welcome YouTube and Google Play’s Head of Music Label Partnerships (Americas), Gwen Shen, to the Board of Directors. Shen was elected to fill a seat previously held by YouTube’s Fred Beteille, who has recently joined Facebook. It was announced earlier this month that Beteille will remain as Board Chairman following his move. “I have no doubt that Gwen will be as much of an asset to the Music Biz Board as she is to the team at YouTube and Google Play,” said Music Biz President James Donio.... Read More

February 23, 2017 – Atlantic Records’ Julie Greenwald to Keynote ‘Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out’ Session at Music Biz 2017 in Interview with NPR Music’s Ann Powers

Second annual event to be powered by Nielsen Music February 23, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of The Atlantic Records Group, will keynote the second annual Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out session, powered by Nielsen Music, on Tuesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. CT during the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The event will kick off with a presentation from Erin Crawford,... Read More

February 21, 2017 – New Member Profile Feature: AuDigent

Company Name: AuDigent Website: www.audigent.com Location: Philadelphia, PA Number of Employees: 20 Number of Years in Business: 1 Primary Contact: Jon Gosier, Founder, jon@audigent.com Company Description: AuDigent is an audience measurement and monetization platform for influencers in music, sports and entertainment. We help brands that collectively spend more than $30 billion dollars on media discover and partner with the right influencers to target, and connect with their audiences, giving them the programmatic buying edge needed to maximize ROI.... Read More

February 14, 2017 – A2IM’s Richard James Burgess to Keynote ‘Indie Music Forum powered by Hypebot’ at Music Biz 2017 in Nashville

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) and co-organizer Hypebot have announced the full agenda for this year’s “Indie Music Forum powered by Hypebot,” which will be held on Thursday, May 18, as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. The Forum will be led by a Keynote Conversation with Richard James Burgess, Ph.D., CEO of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), a trade organization representing a diverse group of over 400 Independently owned American record labels.... Read More

Industry Analysis

February 23, 2017 – How Music’s Biggest Night Affects Music Sales

The month of February caps off two of the biggest televised music events of the year: the Super Bowl halftime show and the Grammy Awards. This year’s events once again proved the power of television in boosting sales for featured artists. Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show pulled in a record number of viewers, and her sales increased over 1000% in the immediate wake of the performance. Last Sunday’s GRAMMY Awards telecast showcased some of the biggest artists,... Read More

February 21, 2017 – Most Millennials Have Watched Live Video Online

In the US, the majority of young people have watched live streaming video online, and even among older users, live video consumption is not that unusual.Broken down by age group, millennials are the most likely to watch and create live streaming video. A November 2016 UBS Evidence Lab study found that 63% of US internet users ages 18 to 34 watched live video. Read more here.... Read More

February 21, 2017 – How Do People Use Virtual Assistants on Their Smartphones?

Many smartphone users are regularly searching for information through voice commands with virtual assistants such as Google Now, Siri, Cortana and Alexa. New research looked at how often US smartphone users are employing smartphone virtual assistants, why and when they’re using them, which services they’re using and what they’re commonly searching for. Read more here.... Read More

February 16, 2017 – The State of Live Video Streaming

When Twitter acquired Periscope in 2015, the possibility to stream live video from and to your phone was a real innovation. At the time of the acquisition, Periscope hadn’t even launched yet and when it did, it quickly trended among early adopters and the broader tech community. Having reportedly paid slightly less than $100 million, Twitter’s decision to move in before Periscope had even publicly launched its app looked like a smart move at the time.... Read More