This year’s Music Biz conference is coming up fast! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect and share with some of the brightest minds in the biz. ✨ These are the events we’ll be taking part in this year…
Let’s Connect At Music Biz 2022!
Navigating New Strategies: How A&R, Artist Marketing, & Distribution Come Together in the Age of Streaming
Date: Monday, May 9
Time: 2:30 – 3:20 PM CT
Over the last few years, a seemingly endless list of success routes have been paved for getting great new music out to a global streaming audience. Niche playlists, easy access to distribution, and a world where streaming services are now ubiquitous have made it simple for listeners to experiment with a ton of new music.
Are we finally at the “even playing field” the independent world has dreamed we’d achieve? Whether it be TikTok break-outs totally blowing up, low-fi hip-hop made by unknown beatmakers streaming to a massive yet passive audience of people studying, or a young talent like Bad Bunny blowing past the boundaries of a once ghettoized genre like Reggaeton into the farthest reaches of pop, wherein all of this is an A&R strategy one can actually “plan?”
Further, in this now very boundary-less world, where music from Puerto Rico, Colombia, South Africa, Brazil or South Korea has just as much of a chance as music from London, Miami, or New York in finding a huge audience, how do artist and businesses with no financial backing actually take advantage of all of this opportunity?
Independence and Equity: The New Business of Music
Date: Tuesday, May 10
Time: 9:30 – 10:20 AM
The last decade has seen an upending of the institutions and gatekeepers that have long dictated which musicians and songwriters are able to access promotion, distribution, and other creative and financial resources. More recently, the music industry has faced a reckoning around equity and inclusion. While white men continue to dominate the halls of power, the country’s focus on racial and gender justice has brought new and real change to the industry – both in terms of more diverse leadership and A&R and programmers recognizing the value of diverse rosters.
Our panel of leaders from multiple sectors will discuss what the music business could look like in the coming years, informed by this much-needed focus on equity, coupled with the past few years’ rise of creator-oriented music services.
Music Biz Awards Official Afterparty
Date: May 11th
Where: 6TH & PEABODY, NASHVILLE, TN
In addition, we’ll be hosting the official Afterparty for the Music Biz Awards!
Join us for an evening of networking with the best in the music business to close out the Official Bizzy Awards. Enjoy drinks, snacks, and fun vibes on us. 🥂
Open to all Music Biz Conference badge holders. Music Biz badge needed for first-come entry.
See you there!