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December 6, 2017 – Republic Records EVP of A&R Wendy Goldstein to Keynote ‘Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out’ Program Powered by Nielsen Music at Music Biz 2018

Billboard’s Gail Mitchell to conduct keynote interview at third annual event Wendy Goldstein, Executive Vice President of A&R at Republic Records, will keynote the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) third annual Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out program, powered by Nielsen Music, on May 15, 2018, during the Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Goldstein will discuss her journey through the music industry, her work experiences and achievements, her thoughts on work/life balance,... Read More

November 15, 2017 – Audiencenet/LOOP to Reveal In-Depth Data About Voice-Controlled Speaker Users and Live Music Attendees on November 16

Audiencenet/LOOP will be providing new data from in-depth research on live music attendees and voice-controlled speaker users via a live Music Business Association (Music Biz) webinar on Thursday, November 16. Insights will also be added to Music Biz Consumer Insights, the interactive, member-exclusive research portal hosted on www.musicbiz.org. The “Voice-Controlled Speaker Users” infographic and “Who Are Live Music Attendees?” top-line report will both be available to Music Biz members following the webinar.... Read More

November 13, 2017 – Lyor Cohen to Keynote Featured Presentation at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

Music industry veteran Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube/Google and Founder of music content company 300, will Keynote at a Featured Presentation on Wednesday afternoon, May 16 during the Music Business Association’s Music Biz 2018 conference at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Cohen will discuss his career journey, his current role at YouTube/Google, and his thoughts on the future of the music business. “Lyor’s tremendous impact on the music industry cannot be understated,... Read More

November 6, 2017 – Scooter Braun to Receive Humanitarian Award and Give Keynote Interview on His Philanthropic Mission at Music Biz 2018 in Nashville

Scooter Braun will receive the Music Business Association’s (Music Biz) prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at the Music Biz 2018 conference on May 17, 2018 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Braun will be honored at the conference’s Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, for his outstanding charitable efforts, and will participate in a keynote interview focusing on his philanthropic mission. Braun has instilled philanthropy as a cornerstone of the SB Projects philosophy,... Read More

Association Updates

January 11, 2018 – Exclusive Pollstar Live! Discount for Music Biz Members

Pollstar Live! will take place February 6-8, 2018. The event will bring thousands of music business executives to Los Angeles for three days of deal making, discussions, education, networking, music and fun at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown! Pollstar Live! is a tremendous networking asset for those who want to meet their current and future business contacts face-to-face. Pollstar Live! is preceded by the one-day Production Live! conference, a day of panels and networking for the road-hardened production executives.... Read More

January 5, 2018 – Say Hello To indie.ninja

Music Biz would like to introduce you to one of our newest members, indie.ninja. Read further for detailed information and instructions for students, educators, and alumni to gain private beta access to the platform. What Is indie.ninja? indie.ninja is a recently launched online marketplace where labels, managers, and artists can find and hire students and alumni in various areas such as promotion, marketing, street teams, video editing, social media, live crew and more.  ... Read More

December 27, 2017 – [NY:LON Connect Blog] Speaker Q&A: Ryan Star Kulchinsky, Co-Founder, Stationhead

Dubbed “the alt-rock Frank Ocean” by Paper Magazine, Ryan Star is an alternative rock artist from Brooklyn, New York. His decorated career in music is the inspiration for his other job- the co-founder of Stationhead, a music tech startup that he created with his childhood friend. Stationhead turns playlists into personal radio stations powered by collective listening and has been proclaimed “the future of the streaming industry” by Billboard magazine. Ryan will be taking part in the ‘International Startup Showcases’ ... Read More

December 22, 2017 – [NY:LON Connect Blog] Speaker Profile Q&A: Gregor Pryor, Partner, ReedSmith

Gregor Pryor is the leading digital music lawyer in Europe and serves as co-chair of Reed Smith’s global Entertainment and Media Industry Group. For more than 15 years, Pryor has been involved in advising many of the world’s leading companies in the music industry. He regularly works with companies that are involved in the distribution and sale of digital content, as well as major and independent record labels, music publishers, world famous recording artists and talent management.... Read More

Industry Analysis

January 8, 2018 – ‘The Greatest Showman’ soundtrack reaches #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) and BuzzAngle Music (published by HITS Daily Double). “Film audiences can’t get enough of Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron’s new musical The Greatest Showman, and the movie’s success is translating into music sales for its soundtrack album, according to the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts. The record moved over 105,000 album equivalent units this week to climb to the #1 spot on both charts and become only the 10th soundtrack to reach the summit in the last five years.... Read More

January 5, 2018 – BuzzAngle Music 2017 Year-End U.S. and Canada Reports

Welcome to BuzzAngle Music’s 2017 reports on U.S. and Canada music consumption.In the U.S., there was a significant increase in overall consumption, an outstanding 12.8% over 2016 that marks the third year in a row with increasing growth. Audio stream consumption continued its explosive expansion with a 50.3% increase to 377B streams, an amazing 127B more streams than in 2016. Subscription streams are now at an impressive 80% of total audio streams, up from 76% in 2016.... Read More

January 4, 2018 – Music Consumption Jumps In Big Year For Streaming, Hip-Hop/R&B & vinyl: Comment from Music Biz President James Donio

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), commented on 2017 year-end music consumption data issued by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music (published in HITS Daily Double). “Stellar streaming-driven growth, an unprecedented performance by R&B/Hip-Hop music, and historic vinyl sales delivered a more than 12% rise in total consumption to the U.S. music industry in 2017, according to Nielsen (12.5% increase to 636.65 million album equivalent units) and BuzzAngle Music (12.8% increase to 603.2 million units).... Read More

January 4, 2018 – Taylor Swift Has Year’s Top-Selling Album; Streaming Hits Record High in 2017

According to BuzzAngle Music record streaming numbers led to a 12.8% rise in music consumption, the third consecutive year of growth for the music industry. Audio stream consumption was the major reason for the promising results, with a 50.3% increase to a record 377 billion streams, 127 billion more than in 2016. Subscription streams are now at 80% of total audio streams, up from 76% in 2016. Click here to read more.... Read More