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June 18, 2024 – The Future of What Episode #231 — DiMA President & CEO, Graham Davies

The Digital Media Association (DiMA) represents the world’s leading audio streaming companies and streaming innovators, providing community, resources and advocacy for its member companies. This month, we spoke with newly appointed DiMA President and CEO, Graham Davies  about DiMA’s mission, his first few months at the helm of the organization, and what the Association is working towards through the rest of 2024!... Listen

May 21, 2024 – The Future of What Episode #230 — Diversifying Music Industry Writing Rooms

The music industry has proven time and time again that inclusive practices lead to better productivity and a higher quality of work in all business segments. That’s why Ralph Torrefranca of Angry Mob Music has sought for more diversity in high-level songwriting rooms by starting the New Normal Writing Camp in 2023, which featured 70% female artists & writers and 50% women producers from more than 12 cultural backgrounds in its inaugural edition. In our latest podcast,... Listen

May 16, 2024 – Music Business Association Names 2024 Bizzy Award Winners

Winners in all nine categories were crowned during the 2024 Bizzy Awards Dinner on May 15 May 16, 2024 — The Music Business Association announced the winners of this year’s Bizzy Awards during this evening’s third annual Bizzy Awards Dinner, hosted by Gina Miller, SVP & GM of MNRK Music Group, at the JW Marriott Nashville during the Music Biz 2024 conference. Full-size photos of all award winners are available here, with all photo credits going to Jason Mallory,... Read More

Member Updates

April 24, 2024 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: Feb./Mar. 2024

The Music Biz member community is home to a growing community of 400+ global companies, all working to collaborate to support the financial growth of our industry at large and create a more equitable, inclusive place to work! See below for the latest companies to join our Association in February and March of 2024:  615 JJ EntertainmentLocation: Hendersonville, TNYears In Business: 1Website: https://www.615jjentertainment.com/ 615 JJ Entertainment is a full-service, cross-genre entertainment company located in Hendersonville,... Read More

February 21, 2024 – NEW MEMBER ROUNDUP: Dec. 2023/Jan. 2024

New Year, New Members — the Music Biz member community is home to a growing community of 400+ global companies, all working to collaborate to support the financial growth of our industry at large and create a more equitable, inclusive place to work! See below for the latest list of companies who have joined our Association in the last two months: Bittersweet MediaLocation: New York, NYYears In Business: 7Website: https://www.bittersweet.media/ Bittersweet Media is a strategic marketing company that provides artists,... Read More

December 15, 2023 – Music Biz Member Warner’s ADA Worldwide Inks Global Distribution Deal With Boomy

Warner Music Group’s independent distributor and label services arm, ADA Worldwide has struck a “first-of-its-kind” global distribution deal with generative AI music startup, Boomy. Per the new agreement, ADA will distribute & market music from Boomy artists — including Jelie, Katirha, Lightfoot and more — across Apple Music, Deezer, Meta/Instagram, Pandora, Snap, Spotify, TIDAL and TikTok.  “We’re living in an incredibly exciting moment at the nexus of music and technology. We’re learning, we’re experimenting, and we’re responsibly exploring ways to meet this moment,” said ADA President,... Read More

Industry Analysis

January 6, 2022 – In The Realm Of Podcasting, The US Is The Global Leader In All Respects

The US is the undisputed front-runner within the global podcasting ecosystem, in terms of both content production and listener adoption. In 2021, 40.0% of US internet users will listen to a podcast at least once per month. No other country comes close to matching this figure (Sweden, home of Spotify, will be in second place with 34.6%). The US will also have the most monthly podcast listeners, at 117.8 million—over 40 million more than our aggregate figure for Europe.... Read More

November 10, 2021 – Six Reasons Why Regionality Still Matters For The Global Music Streaming Business

You’d be forgiven for thinking that music streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music have rendered local listening habits and cultures less relevant. After all, music streaming is now available in most parts of the world and allows users to listen to artists from across the globe. In many ways, music has never been more accessible. Yet the importance of regionality persists, even with increased global connectivity. From local scenes to national laws,... Read More

October 13, 2021 – RIAA Releases 2021 Mid-Year Latin Music Revenues Report

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has published its latest mid-year Latin music revenues report, showcasing a 37% growth for U.S. revenues to $407 million during the first half of 2021 (1H 2021). Streaming format revenues for Latin music also grew 37% year over year. Overall, Latin music’s growth in the U.S. outpaced that of overall U.S. revenues, growing in share to 5.8%. Click here to read more and access the report in full.... Read More