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June 12, 2019 – Tune In TONIGHT at 8 PM ET — Music Biz 101 & More Radio Show, featuring Music Biz President James Donio

During our Annual Conference last month, Music Biz President James Donio was interviewed for the Music Biz 101 & More radio show by William Paterson University professor David Philp and co-host Ali Medico, a student from Full Sail University. The interview will air at 8 pm ET tonight on WP88.7 FM Brave New Radio, William Paterson’s college radio station. Tonight’s airing can be accessed by clicking here. It will also be posted in a Podcast format on the Music Biz 101 &... Read More

May 22, 2019 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] — AIMP Indie Music Publishing Summit

The AIMP Indie Music Publishing Summit, the third annual event by the Association of Independent Music Publishers, brings together the indie publishing and songwriter communities for a day of educational panels and networking. This year’s AIMP Summit takes place June 11 at the 3 West Club in New York. Keynotes speakers at this year’s edition include Diane Warren, a GRAMMY, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award winning songwriter, 10-time Oscar nominee, and member of the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame;... Read More

May 20, 2019 – [MEMBER DISCOUNT] GLAAD + Ty Herndon present The Concert for Love & Acceptance

GLAAD and Ty Herndon invite you to the 2019 Concert for Love & Acceptance, co-hosted by Ty Herndon and CMT’s Cody Alan! This year’s event, taking place Thursday, June 6 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, features a coalition of artists and celebrities appearing and performing to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people. Already announced special guests include Antigone Rising, Lee Brice, Daughtry, Harper Grae, Mickey Guyton, Tayla Lynn, Brody Ray, Tyler Rich, Brandon Stansell, Rita Wilson and Chely Wright.... Read More

Member Updates

June 25, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Show4me

Join us in welcoming Show4me to the Music Business Association! The company’s primary offering, the Show4me Music Interaction Network, allows artists to make a living doing what they love and receive genuine appreciation from fans via its Artist Clubs and crowdfunding options.     The Show4me Music Interaction Network, which launched in April of 2019, is an all-in-one music ecosystem that combines concert & music crowdfunding, direct-to-fan interaction, and music sales, among other features.... Read More

June 24, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Linkfire

Please welcome our newest member, Linkfire! A smart marketing platform established in response to the increasingly complex nature of music marketing, Linkfire indexes music across digital services, allowing users to create a single smart link for their latest release, playlist, or tour. The service routes millions of fans to the content they love in the apps they use, while empowering everyone from major labels to indie artists with comprehensive music data analytics. All the link data is accessible in an easy-to-use dashboard that offers integrations with the most popular retargeting and affiliate programs.... Read More

June 19, 2019 – NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Catalog Kings

Please welcome Catalog Kings to Music Biz’s member community! This Nashville-based company specializes in all types of printing projects including catalogs, programs, posters, flyers and postcards. And with the recent installation of a new saddle stitcher, they can now handle all kinds of bindery projects. Catalog Kings also produces promotional items such as apparel, lanyards, badges, bumper stickers, shot glasses and guitar picks. Catalog Kings chose to join the Association because of their desire to grow their footprint in the music business.... Read More

Industry Analysis

June 25, 2019 – The Music Industry Signs a Pledge Against Fake Streams

Streaming manipulation – the practice of artificially inflating stream counts to produce false listening data – is the music industry’s hot-button issue at the moment. Last Thursday, an assortment of music publishers, record labels, royalty-collection societies and other groups signed a code of conduct condemning fake streams and pledging to work together to eradicate them, marking the industry’s first collective agreement on the issue. The document was two years in the making, shepherded in part by the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP),... Read More

June 21, 2019 – Nielsen Audio Today 2019 Report: How America Listens

Radio specializes in boosting ad campaigns because it primarily reaches consumers during the day and away from home, when they’re on the go and closest to the point of purchase. This is a powerful advertising proposition, especially when you consider the impact of a captive audience in the car, where most of radio’s out-of-home listening happens. Increasing traffic and commute times aren’t likely to diminish anytime soon. This means radio will continue to reach a large segment of Americans when they’re on the move,... Read More

June 19, 2019 – Here’s How Tech Is Amping Up The Summer Music Scene

Music always plays a prominent part in most people’s lives, but its role during the summer is particularly special.  From massive festivals with top-name recording artists to road trip playlists to travel to top hotspots with legendary nightclubs, music is absolutely key during this time of the year. But music’s intersection with technology is making for some particularly hot new trends that are setting a high bar for innovation while also driving bottom-line in business. Click here to read more.... Read More