Music Biz Conference to Hold Zoom Sessions This Week – Variety


The Music Biz convention was scheduled to happen in Nashville this week, and whereas it’s been rescheduled for August, the group will host 4 stay displays through Zoom this week that includes execs from Spotify, Warner Data, Troy Carter’s Q&A and the Mechanical Licensing Collective.

The classes will happen Monday by way of Thursday at four p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT. To join these particular classes, go to the Zoom registration web page linked right here; for extra data see the Music Biz web site. 

These displays are an extension of the Affiliation’s Music Biz LIVE program, during which Sabin interviews a group of representatives from round totally different segments to deal with how COVID-19 has affected their companies. Music Biz beforehand introduced this yr’s Conference could be postponed to August 16 – 19 on the JW Marriott Nashville due to issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With all of the uncertainty the continuing well being disaster has offered us with, it’s extra necessary now than ever for us to stay related, optimistic and productive — each as business professionals and as individuals,” commented Music Biz President Portia Sabin, who has been internet hosting on-line dialogue panels because the pandemic took maintain in March. “We’ve been thrilled with the turnout and caliber of programming on our Music Biz LIVE classes, and look ahead to bringing the business collectively for this particular sequence as we preserve our fingers crossed that we will collect in individual in Nashville this August.”

Monday, Might 11: Marian Dicus and Jeremy Erlich, International Co-Heads of Music at Spotify
Of their first keynote dialog as International Co-Heads of Music for one of the influential corporations within the trendy music enterprise, this duo will element how they’re main the cost of their new roles and collectively overseeing programming, editorial, artist & label advertising and marketing, business relations, and total music initiatives. We are going to kick off our particular presentation sequence by discussing what the corporate has labored on because the COVID-19 disaster first hit, together with listening developments over the previous two months, launching the Artist Fundraising Choose function, and instituting the Spotify Covid-19 Music Aid venture which matches dollar-for-dollar up to $10 million for a rising checklist of organizations providing monetary aid to creators around the globe.

Tuesday, Might 12: Kris Ahrend, CEO of The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC)
The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) is a brand new non-profit designated to handle the licensing, administration and funds course of for digital audio mechanicals within the U.S. and supply larger transparency to self-administered songwriters and music publishers. Beginning in January 2021, The MLC will course of and distribute mechanical royalties paid by digital audio providers within the U.S. for gratis to songwriters or music publishers. In his first public deal with since taking his new place, The MLC Chief Government Officer Kris Ahrend will replace viewers on the progress and priorities of The MLC, and lay out his imaginative and prescient for the way forward for this brand-new, globally acknowledged knowledge & expertise startup.

Wednesday, Might 13: Troy Carter, Founder & CEO of Q&A; J. Erving, Founder & CEO of Human Re-Sources & Co-Founding father of Q&A; and Suzy Ryoo, Co-Founder, President & Chief Technique Officer of Q&A
Over the previous yr, this energy trio has constructed a multifaceted music firm that seeks to empower the subsequent era of artists by way of expertise, instruments and providers. In response to the COVID-19 disaster, they instituted “The Panel” — a Zoom sequence that includes business heavy-hitters that serves as a discussion board to assist each other throughout this uncommon time. Dozens of classes later, we are going to flip the tables and interview them to get a first-hand take a look at what they’ve discovered from their visitors.

Thursday, Might 14: Aaron Bay-Schuck, Co-Chairman & CEO of Warner Data, and Tom Corson, Co-Chairman & COO of Warner Data
Within the 18 months since this energy duo collectively took the reins at Warner Data, the long-lasting label has seen a reputation change, a brand new workplace location, an funding in thrilling new expertise, and seemingly, a rebrand. These business veterans will take us inside what’s new at Warner Data (previously Warner Bros.), in addition to speak about their pivoted launch technique for one in every of their largest tasks – Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia.




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