MUSIC BIZ 2019, NASHVILLE

It was a fantastic first day at the Music Biz 2019 conference at the JW Marriott in Nashville. 

We turned the tables on Zane Lowe of Apple Music – he’s the one who always does the interviews but today we had one of his favorite artists, Hayley Williams of Paramore, interview him! 

Also in attendance were Amber Grimes, SVP of Global Creative at Capitol Music Group, Mitch Glazier of RIAA and Bart Herbison of NSAI, who all posed for pictures with Music Business Association President, James Donio.

For images, interview requests and any questions, please e-mailkiva@thepresshouse.com.

The Music Biz 2019 Conference will continue through May 8th at the JW Marriott in Nashville.

Hayley Williams of Paramore, James Donio, President of Music Business Association and Zane Lowe of Apple Music

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

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Amber Grimes of Capitol Music Group and James Donio, President of Music Business Association

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

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Mitch Glazier of RIAA, James Donio, President of Music Business Association and Bart Herbison of NSAI

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

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Zane Lowe and Hayley Williams converse during their Featured Presentation: Turning the Tides with Zane Lowe/Apple Music Beats

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

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Zane Lowe and Hayley Williams converse during their Featured Presentation: Turning the Tides with Zane Lowe/Apple Music Beats

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

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HowRelationships: The panel discusses who has helped them get to where they are in Why In-Person Relationships Are More Important Than Your Follower Count.

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

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Howtojobsearch:  The panel shares with conference goers how to create the best possible resume and how to stand out from the competition.

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

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Zane Lowe smiles as Hayley Williams tells us what an amazing artist he is.

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Innovative Careers In the Music Industry talks to us about protecting our brand, hustling for what we want and bringing our absolute best to the table.

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

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Hayley Williams of Paramore chats with Zane Lowe about the way streaming has changed our music listening experience.

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

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Carly Pearce performing at the Women Who Rock Presented by Women in Music and Amazon Music.

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

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Carly Pearce performing at the Women Who Rock Presented by Women in Music and Amazon Music.

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

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Day 1 of the Music Biz Conference started off with a great look into how an individual’s own skill sets can help you in any career that you put yourself into. During “Who Even Am I? Entrepreneur, Corporate, Freelance?” attendees learned to nurture and be careful how you use your relationships after you’ve built them as well as to “Be a unicorn in a balloon factory” as Allison Shaw pointed out. Essentially you want to stand out when using your skill sets to succeed in the workplace.

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Attendees who then stayed to listen to the “Why In-Person Relationships Are More Important Than Your Follower Count” seminar were told to know the team you work with and how to use each individual’s skill set to collectively be successful. To make so much noise that people can’t help but notice you.  Later in the day during the “Innovative Careers in the Music Industry,” attendees were warned about not watermarking your work along with hiring an attorney and an accountant before going with brand managers, labels, and more to protect their entities. Not to be afraid to write their own contracts and to always bring your A-game even when you don’t feel like it.

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The highlight of the day for many people was the featured presentation where Zane Lowe and Hayley Williams talked during “Turning The Tides With Zane Lowe, Apple Music/Beats1.” Attendees got a chance to look into what is changing in the world of music specifically with Apple Music, Beats 1, and online streaming as a whole. “Context within music has been blown wide open by streaming” Zane Lowe pointed out at one point to the audience.

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

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Attendees got a chance to look into what is changing in the world of music specifically with Apple Music, Beats 1, and online streaming as a whole. “Context within music has been blown wide open by streaming” Zane Lowe pointed out at one point to the audience. Everyone is looking at how to creatively distribute music and online streaming has been a big part of the new wave of that. There rarely is any pre-promotion anymore for albums and/or singles unless the artist does it themselves so the industry is changing.

Music Biz 2019, Nashville

Photo by Catrina Engleby

About the Music Business Association:

The Music Business Association is a not-for-profit membership organization that advances, promotes and invests in the future of the music business by providing a trusted forum where ideas and cooperation flourish. Through events, education and engagement, the Association brings together the full breadth of the industry for unparalleled access to networking, resources and thought leadership. www.

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The Press House

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About Sherryl Craig 367 Articles
Sherryl is a Senior Writer and Assistant Editor with Nashville Music Guide and her blog, Lyrics N Legends has been featured since 2012. Her articles has graced the cover and have appeared as feature stories in the NMG print edition. She is also a member of WMMW, Women of Music Music of Women, a non-profit organization in support of women in the music industry. WMMW also appears here in Nashville Music Guide.