We are the only membership organization in the business that brings together content and commerce. Our inclusive Sector and Workgroup infrastructure make this is the ideal place to forge connections that drive the monetization of music for all our members.


Find yourself at the nexus of commerce and content. The Music Business Association offers multiple opportunities for members to gain visibility and connect to business partners:
Unparalleled opportunities are the norm at our flagship annual event, Music Biz. Part gathering of the industry tribes, part practical business conference, Music Biz is where the full spectrum comes together to network, gather information, and solve problems – together. Attendees include top execs from brick & mortar and online music retailers; streaming services; wholesalers; distributors; record labels; mobile service and hardware providers; game and app developers; information technology companies; artists and artist managers; music educators and students; and more. This year’s event will held in Los Angeles, May 6-8, 2014.
Access to the Music Business Association’s board members, sector and workgroup leaders, members and staff.
Targeted introductions to members, and the ability to promote your business through our Webinar Series, live events, and profiles on our website and newsletter.
Invitations to Music Business Association networking events such as local member meetups and our receptions at other industry conferences.
The Music Startup Network is our online digital platform linking content owners to startups and apps seeking fresh ideas and expanded opportunities.
Exclusive advertising and sponsorship opportunities that are micro-targeted to those you most need to reach, maximizing impact and minimizing spend.

Vital thought leadership is a click away. The Music Business Association opens up access to the important data and metrics needed to make smart decisions. We filter out the noise to deliver directly to you the actionable insights you need to succeed on a daily basis. We conduct original research and provide a platform for additional knowledge. As a member, you can also:
Provide input in commissioning new research topics and methodology .
Gain knowledge from our issue-specific whitepapers and infographics to make informed business decisions.
Receive free attendance to the monthly Webinar Series providing in-depth detail on research reports, product presentations, case studies, and other topics.
Get discounted attendance and opportunities to participate in all Music Business Association events, including our annual Music Biz convention, Music Startup Academy series held in multiple locations nationwide, and our Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series.
Enjoy discounts to industry services, publications and events.
Support our industry’s future leaders through our Scholarship Foundation which provides financial assistant for higher education to the children and spouses of employees of member companies.


The Music Business Association is an ecosystem of diverse music business companies, including labels, managers, service providers, retailers, and technology enablers. Join to:
Collaborate with other members across the entire music business to solve industry-wide problems through participation in our various workgroups.
Participate as one voice in such standards-setting bodies as DDEX, WIPO, and other efforts.
Ensure efficiencies across the physical supply chain, taking costs out and streamlining processes.
Benefit from multiple programs designed to lower the barriers to commerce, including the Product Platform database, a startup mentorship and business development program, and other partnership outreach initiatives.
Save countless staff hours by subscribing to our Award Nominees & Festival Line-up Listing, which matches physical and digital product information with nominees and performers at key industry award shows and festivals.

We are the voice of the entire music business, promoting and advocating on the important issues affecting our members. We enhance the image and drive the future of music commerce in the press, at events and face-to-face meetings. Members can:
Respond to issues affecting the music industry as a united front, and leverage our communications professionals to drive the conversation in the media.
Participate and/or present in webinars around both research and product presentations, hosted and marketed by our staff.
Maximize the benefits of social media, PR, communications channels, and our proprietary campaigns such as Give the Gift of Music and Why Music Matters.
Gain access to speaking opportunities at our events, and participate in our sessions produced for other conferences such as SXSW, SF MusicTech, MIDEM, CMJ, CBGB, and more.
Support our industry’s future leaders through our Scholarship Foundation which provides financial assistant for higher education to the children and spouses of employees of member companies.
Benefit from our relationships with other industry associations that are a part of our Affiliate Program, as well as from our engagement with government relations, including the Copyright Office.
Observe the independent spirit that continues to thrive within our business through our sponsorship support of the annual global event Record Store Day.