Music Biz forms action committees to effectively address major issues affecting
our industry as a whole, both professionally and personally
Past Music Biz committees were formed to address issues surrounding: Business Development, Digital Marketing, Metric & Sales Analysis, Artist Management & Touring, Legal & Business Affairs, Information Technology, Digital Operations & Metadata, and Subscription Services. Current active committees are as follows:
The Music Business Association’s Education Committee seeks to promote awareness of and access to the professional paths available in the music industry for today’s students via education, events, and financial support. We will grow the Music Business Association Scholarship Fund through fundraising efforts, expanding diversification of our target student population, increasing and diversifying our academic partner schools, and creating educational and career-building events.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
The Music Business Association’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee works to enact meaningful, measurable change in the music industry by collaborating with other individuals and groups making strides in the space. To this end, we prioritize racial and gender diversity on our board, in our membership and at our events, to ensure that ALL industry professionals have a seat at the table.
Physical Business Action Committee
The Music Business Association’s Physical Business Action Committee gives a voice to physical product retailers in response to the rising prominence of digital music commerce. The committee works to level the playing field across physical, digital and streaming formats by promoting the value of physical music retailers of all sizes to their local communities, music makers and the industry as a whole.
Spin Fraud Task Force
Spin fraud encompasses the many aspects of fraud within the music industry. Artificially inflating streams, “click fraud” for advertising, using deceptive metadata to trick others regarding ownership, diverting money to fake accounts, are just some of the many threats we’ve seen in the music industry to date. These sorts of activities create problems for the entire music industry and for the fans who engage with us. While criminal organizations can collaborate and work together on their various schemes, we in the industry have largely siloed our conversations on how to combat them.
The Music Biz Spin Fraud Task Force was created so that we can begin assessing and dealing with these issues in a collaborative fashion. We intend to focus on the business aspects of the problem rather than the technical/engineering aspects, which are being addressed in other groups. We believe that open discussion of this issue with multiple stakeholders has a better chance of resulting in both a deeper understanding of the issues for all parties involved, as well as in the creation of potential solutions.