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YOUR HANDY-DANDY MUSIC BIZ PLANNER

Check out a schedule below of the panels, keynotes and performances you don't want to miss at the 2019 Music Biz Conference, taking place next week at the JW Marriott Nashville. 

Sunday, 5/5
The four day conference kicks off with an inspiring conversation with Capitol's Amber Grimes, about her journey in the music business. 

The Digital Service Provider workshop returns, hosted by Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud and YouTube.

RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier will give his first public address at the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference

Concluding Sunday's program will be an interview of Apple Music's Zane Lowe, conducted by Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams

 

Monday, 5/6
The day will begin with the CMA Breakfast, featuring live performances from Kassi Ashton, Danielle Bradbury and Cassadee Pope

President Jim Donio will give his annual address following the breakfast, as well as the Music Biz Board boss Steve Harkins' Chairman's Remarks

The #NEXTGEN_NOW panel returns, featuring discussions from dynamic young execs in the biz (RCA's Derrick Aroh, Spotify's Rosa Asciolla). 

Co-Founder of The Orchard and indie artist champion Richard Gottehrer will keynote the Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum.

Monday's program concludes with Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg discussing his storied career as a manager and label exec. 

 

Tuesday, 5/7
The day begins with a Breakfast & Presentation by Rolling Stone, followed by a Brand & Strategic Partnerships Summit, where brand execs and artists—including Lauren Alaina—will discuss the power of branding.

Back for its second years, the Financial Literary Summit will educate attendees on maitaining financial stability in the music biz. 

The summit will conclude with an in-depth interview with hip-hop legend Slick Rick

Other breakout programs happening Tuesday will include topics such as music integration with ad campaigns, how the MMA will affect creator income and how music educators can best respond to their students' needs inside and outside of the classroom. 

The Music Biz Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner will take place Tuesday night, sponsored by BuzzAngle, City National Bank, Cracker Barrel, Jammber and TiVo. Peter Frampton will receive the Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievement; Bebe Rexha and Kane Brown will receive Breakthrough Artist Awards; Darius Rucker will accept the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award; Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman will receive the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement; and the dinner will feature a live performance from Luke Combs

The late Sir George Martin will be inducted into the 2019 Hall of Fame class by his son Giles Martin. Other inductees include labels Atlantic Records, Capitol Records and Sub Pop; industry executives, the late Ahmet Ertegun, Herb Abramson and Miriam Abramson (later Bienstock); music industry landmarks the Apollo Theatre, CBGB, Hitsville U.S.A. - The Birthplace of Motown, Sun Studio, and the Troubadour; and Rolling Stone magazine.

 

Wednesday, 5/8
The conference's last day will include a conversation with Motown's Ethiopia Habtemariam and Caroline's Jacqueline Saturn, moderated by Gail Mitchell. The session will dive into how this industry power duo has lent their voice to ensure a bright and prosperous future for women across the business on their way to the top of the corporate ladder, both individually and through collaboration on major industry deals. 

Held throughout the day, the Career Day Interviews will give students a chance to interview with today's top companies for internship and entry-level positions.

 

Find the entire 2019 Music Biz schedule here

 

 

REVENUE CHART:
RAINING CATS & DOGS
Starring Doja Cat, Nipper and Ms. Larry David (5/13a)
RECORDING ACADEMY LOCKS IN HARVEY MASON JR. AS CEO
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. (5/14a)
TIME TRAVELING
WITH CLIVE (UPDATE)
Beam us up, Uncle Clive. (5/13a)
ROCK HALL INDUCTEES:
NEW & OVERDUE
Todd gets in. Finally. (5/13a)
KG's HOT ALT SUMMER
She also reviews the best outdoor Bluetooth speakers. (5/13a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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