First announced and held in 2022, the Bizzy Awards is an industry-focused revamp of Music Biz’s past awards presentations, celebrating Association member companies & executives who are advancing commerce in our industry and working tirelessly to make it a better place to work!
To honor the B2B nature of our organization, we asked our member community to nominate themselves, their companies, their clients or their peers to recognize the important work they do. Award categories and nomination criteria & forms for the Bizzy Awards are shared in the lead-up to our Music Biz Conference, and winners are crowned during the Annual Bizzy Awards Dinner.
The Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement is one of the Association’s highest and longest-standing honors, presented to individuals or organizations who have contributed greatly to the overall success of the music industry.
2023 Winner: Gina Miller, MNRK Music Group
The Impact Award for Technological Excellence recognizes a company or individual that is at the forefront of innovation in the music business, by providing solutions to meet the needs of the modern industry or pioneering the ways it will operate in the future.
2023 Winner: SoundExchange
The Leading Light Award is presented to a company or executive that has supported their staff via internal initiatives aimed at improving mental health, wellbeing and work/life balance.
2023 Winner: Sara Robertson, A to Z Media
The Agent of Change Award is presented to a company that exemplifies a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their hiring practices, executive development, and promotion structure.
2023 Winner: Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD)
The #NEXTGEN_NOW One To Watch Award is presented to an executive under 40 whose work (professional and/or volunteer) has been exceptional, innovative, and stands out as a contribution to the industry.
2023 Winner: Emilio Morales, Rimas Publishing
The Master of Metadata Award is presented to a company or executive who has made a significant impact in the area of data processing, credit clarification, streamlining or otherwise promoting clean data and best practices.
2023 Winner: Jaxsta
The Frontline Innovator Award is given to a retail store who has shown exceptional inventiveness and ingenuity in their practices during the past year in their interactions with consumers.
2023 Winner: D. Tobago Benito, DBS Sounds / F.A.M.S. Coalition
The Marketing Superstar Award honors a marketing campaign that was innovative and thought-provoking. Candidates can be from any sector of the industry and campaigns can be physical or virtual.
2023 Winner: Encanto IRL Meta Reels Activation | Disney Music Group and Meta
The Music Business Educator of the Year award celebrates a music business educator who inspires students to enter the music business. The winner will lead by example and teach across the breadth and depth of the industry to open students’ awareness to the possibilities available in the music industry today. The winning candidate should expose students to the importance of connection and relationships in this industry while continuing to learn and be a part of the industry themselves.
2023 Winner: Serona Elton, Frost School of Music – Univ. of Miami