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Music Biz 2015

Music Biz 2015 Awards In Nashville

The Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon honorees. From left: Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille of YouTube, Scott Borchetta of the Big Machine Label Group, Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers, Martina McBride, Patrick Simmons of The Doobie Brothers, Meghan Trainor, John McFee of The Doobie Brothers, and Music Biz President James Donio.

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For photos of the Awards Luncheon featuring Meghan Trainor, Martina McBride, Scott Borchetta, and The Doobie Brothers, click here.

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Music Biz 2015 Awards In Nashville

Meghan Trainor accepts the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award from Music Biz President James Donio at the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on May 14.

Music Biz 2015 Awards In Nashville

Martina McBride (left) speaks after accepting the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award from Chapin’s wife Sandy Chapin and Music Biz President James Donio at the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on May 14.

Music Biz 2015 Awards In Nashville

Music Biz President James Donio presents Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group, with the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement at the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on May 14.

Music Biz 2015 Awards In Nashville

Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille of YouTube presents The Doobie Brothers with the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement at the Music Biz 2015 Awards Luncheon on May 14.

Songwriters Town Hall

Jacqueline Charlesworth, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights at the U.S. Copyright Office, presents “From the Copyright Act to the Songwriters Equity Act, What’s New?” at the Songwriters & Publishers Town Hall on May 14.

Ent & Tech Law Conference

Adam Ritholz (left) of Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields LLP moderates “Music’s Middle Class: An Endangered Species?” during the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference on May 14.

Band Brands

Tatiana Simonian (middle) of Nielsen Entertainment speaks at the “Brands & Streams Align” panel during the Bands, Brands & The Data Behind the Partnerships sessions on May 14.

Casey James

Casey James performs at the YouTube-sponsored “Live @ The Wildhorse” event at The Wildhorse Saloon on May 13.

Mike Posner

Mike Posner performs at the YouTube-sponsored “Live @ The Wildhorse” event at The Wildhorse Saloon on May 13.

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Jana Kramer performs at the YouTube-sponsored “Live @ The Wildhorse” event at The Wildhorse Saloon on May 13.

Jackie Greene

Jackie Greene performs at the YouTube-sponsored “Live @ The Wildhorse” event at The Wildhorse Saloon on May 13.

Jack White

Music Biz President James Donio presents Jack White with the Innovator Award at the Music Biz 2015 Business Session on May 13.

Jack White 2

Jack White accepts the Innovator Award at the Music Biz 2015 Business Session on May 13.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean

Music Biz President James Donio (left) with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean at the Music Biz 2015 Business Session on May 13.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean at the Music Biz 2015 Business Session on May 13.

John Kunz

Music Biz President James Donio presents John Kunz of Austin’s Waterloo Records & Video Inc. with the Independent Spirit Award at the Music Biz 2015 Business Session on May 13.

Charlie Brock of LaunchTN

Charlie Brock, CEO and President of LaunchTN, speaks at the Music Biz 2015 Business Session on May 13.

Civil Twilight

Rock band Civil Twilight performs at the Music Biz 2015 Business Session on May 13.

Music Biz President James Donio

Music Biz President James Donio delivers the President’s Address during the Music Biz 2015 Business Session on May 13.

Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille of YouTube

Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille of YouTube delivers the Chairman’s Message at the Music Biz 2015 Business Session on May 13.

Mulligan

Mark Mulligan of MIDiA Research presents “Where Does the Streaming Road Lead? A Case for a New Generation of Streaming Business Models” at the Streaming by the Numbers sessions on May 13.

MB15 The Who

The Who receives the Music Biz 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award. From left: Fred Beteille of YouTube, Chairman of Music Biz; Pete Townshend; Roger Daltrey; James Donio, President of Music Biz; and Steve Harkins of Baker & Taylor, Vice Chairman of Music Biz.

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The Who receives the Music Biz 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award. From left: Bruce Resnikoff of Universal Music Enterprises, Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille of YouTube, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Music Biz President James Donio, Steve Wengert of Universal Music Enterprises, and Music Biz Vice Chairman Steve Harkins of Baker & Taylor.

Ashley Monroe 2

Ashley Monroe performs live-to-acetate at Third Man Records’ Blue Room venue on May 12.

Ashley Monroe Crowd

Music Biz attendees pack Third Man Records’ Blue Room venue for a live-to-acetate performance from Ashley Monroe on May 12.

Metadata Summit Keynote

Mike Jbara of Warner Music Group delivers the Metadata Summit keynote on May 12.

Metadata Summit

Attendees pack the third annual Metadata Summit on May 12.

MSA

Packed house at the Music Startup Academy sessions on May 12

MSA Shark Tank

Shachar Oren (left) of Neurotic Media and Elizabeth Chan of Merry Bright Music at the Music Startup Academy Elevator Pitch Shark Tank on May 12.

Artists Town Hall - Empowered Artist 1

Dave Kusek of New Artist Models leads “The Empowered Artist” session at the Artists, Management & Touring Town Hall on May 12.

Artists Town Hall

Nick Lippman of Lippman Entertainment leads the “Fan Clubs/VIP Packages: Old School or Great Fan Experience?” panel at the Artists, Management & Touring Town Hall on May 12.

Metrics Town Hall

Jim Lidestri of Border City Media delivers the “Performance Analytics Using Streaming, Sales, and Airplay” presentation during the Metrics & Sales Analysis Town Hall on May 12.

Metrics Town Hall Q&A

Larry Miller of New York University’s Steinhardt Department of Music leads a Q&A session with representatives from Spotify, Nielsen Music, Border City Media, and MusicWatch at the Metrics & Sales Analysis Town Hall on May 12.