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Awards - Little Big Town & James Donio

Music Biz President James Donio (center) presents the Artist of the Year Award to Little Big Town at the Awards Luncheon on May 18.

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Awards - Cheap Trick, James Donio, Fred Beteille

Music Biz President James Donio (center) and Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille of YouTube (right) present Cheap Trick with the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement at the Awards Luncheon on May 18.

Awards - Halsey & James Donio

Music Biz President James Donio (right) presents Halsey with a Breakthrough Artist Award at the Awards Luncheon on May 18.

Awards - Sandy Chapin, James Donio, Laura Heatherly

From left: Harry Chapin’s widow, Sandy Chapin, and Music Biz President James Donio present the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award to Laura Heatherly of the T.J. Martell Foundation at the Awards Luncheon on May 18.

Awards - Brad Belanger (Sam Hunt's Manager) & James Donio

Sam Hunt’s manager Brad Belanger (left) accepts Hunt’s Breakthrough Artist Award from Music Biz President James Donio at the Awards Luncheon on May 18. Hunt fell ill and was unable to attend.

Cheap Trick, Halsey, James Donio

Music Biz President James Donio (right) with Halsey (center) and members of Cheap Trick at the Awards Luncheon Red Carpet on May 18.

Little Big Town & Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick and Little Big Town on the Awards Luncheon Red Carpet on May 18.

Little Big Town

Little Big Town on the Awards Luncheon Red Carpet on May 18.

Halsey & James Donio

Halsey (left) and Music Biz President James Donio on the Awards Luncheon Red Carpet on May 18.

Halsey

Halsey on the Awards Luncheon Red Carpet on May 18.

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick on the Awards Luncheon Red Carpet on May 18.

Laura Heatherly & Sandy Chapin

Laura Heatherly of the T.J. Martell Foundation (left) with Sandy Chapin on the Awards Luncheon Red Carpet on May 18.

Indie Publishing 2016 - Kos Weaver

Kos Weaver of BMG Rights Management speaks at the Songwriters & Publishers Town Hall on May 18.

CLE

From left: Adam Ritholz (Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields LLP), Lane Wilson (WME), and AJ Niland (Huka Entertainment) at the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference on May 18.

Direct-to-Fan Forum

From left: Elizabeth Chan (Merry Bright Music Enterprises), Stella Psaroudakis (Artist Arena / WEA), Vanessa Ferrer (Merch Cat), and Bram Bessof (indiehitmaker) at the Direct-to-Fan Forum on May 18.

Educators Meetup

Andrew Kautz of the Big Machine Label Group speaks at the Music Business Educators’ Meetup on May 18.

Awards Breakfast - Donio

Music Biz President James Donio delivers the President’s Address during the Awards Breakfast & Presentations on May 17.

Jim and Espo with Award

Music Biz President James Donio (right) presents the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to John Esposito of Warner Music Nashville at the Awards Breakfast & Presentations on May 17.

Awards Breakfast - Glenn Dicker, James Donio, Tor Hansen

Music Biz President James Donio (center) presents the Independent Spirit Award to Glenn Dicker (left) and Tor Hansen (right) of Redeye at the Awards Breakfast & Presentations on May 17.

Awards Breakfast - Nashville Mayor Megan Barry & James Donio

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry (left) with Music Biz President James Donio at the Awards Breakfast & Presentations on May 17.

Brett Eldredge

Brett Eldredge performs during the Awards Breakfast & Presentations on May 17.

Music Biz 2016 - LGBT Panel 1

From left: Zeke Stokes (Vice President of Programs at GLAAD), James Donio (President of Music Biz), and Matt Yazge (Director of Branded Partnerships for Music and Film at Nielsen) at “Accelerating Acceptance: Music and the Importance of LGBT Fans” on May 17.

Music Biz 2016 - LGBT Panel 2

From left: Zeke Stokes (Vice President of Programs at GLAAD) and Matt Yazge (Director of Branded Partnerships for Music and Film at Nielsen) speak at “Accelerating Acceptance: Music and the Importance of LGBT Fans” on May 17.

Brand Partnership Summit

From left: Wayne Leeloy (G7 Entertainment Marketing), Brad Turcotte (Universal Music Group Nashville), Eric Scheirer (Bose), Megan Sykes (CAA), Jim Stabile (Vector Management), and Barry O’Connell (Marketing Professional) speak during the Brand & Strategic Partnerships Summit on May 17.

Redeye Anniversary

Eli Paperboy Reed performs at the Redeye 20th Anniversary Celebration on May 17.

KONGOS

KONGOS performs at “Pandora Presents.”

Monkees

Music Biz President James Donio (center) presents Peter Tork (left) and Micky Dolenz (right) of The Monkees with an Outstanding Achievement Award.

Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson of The Supremes speaks at “Finding Your Voice: Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out.”

Metadata - Bill Wilson + Crowd

Bill Wilson (Music Biz Vice President of Digital Strategy and Business Development) addresses the Metadata Summit audience on May 16.

Metadata - King-McCarty Keynote

SOCAN’s Jeff King (left) and Michael McCarty deliver the keynote address at this year’s Metadata Summit on May 16.

MSA Crowd

Packed house at the Music Startup Academy on May 16.

MSA - Dick Wingate

Dick Wingate of Crowdmix (right) speaks during the Music Startup Academy on May 16.

Artists Management Touring

From left: Jon Romero of Vector Management, Shane Tobin of Spotify, and Jason Feinberg of Pandora discuss streaming data at the Artists, Management & Touring Town Hall on May 16.

Student Sessions

Gloria Green of Middle Tennessee State University moderates “Bridging the Gap to Success: What the 21st Century Music Business Executive Is Looking for in College Graduates” during the Music Business Student Meetup on May 16.

Donio and Mary Wilson

Music Biz President James Donio (left) with Mary Wilson of The Supremes at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Industry Jam - Danny Tedesco Award

Danny Tedesco (left), son of Tommy Tedesco of The Wrecking Crew, accepts his father’s Outstanding Achievement Award from Music Biz President James Donio at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Industry Jam - Award 2 (Mike Deasy)

Music Biz President James Donio (left) presents Mike Deasy of The Wrecking Crew with an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Industry Jam - Award 3 (Jim Horn)

Jim Horn of The Wrecking Crew (left) accepts an Outstanding Achievement Award from Music Biz President James Donio at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Industry Jam - Award 4 (Don Randi)

Don Randi of The Wrecking Crew (left) accepts an Outstanding Achievement Award from Music Biz President James Donio at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Industry Jam - Award 5 (James Burton)

James Burton of The Wrecking Crew (left) accepts an Outstanding Achievement Award from Music Biz President James Donio at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Industry Jam - Harkins

Steve Harkins of Baker & Taylor, Vice Chairman of the Music Biz Board of Directors, performs at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Industry Jam - Espo

John Esposito of Warner Music Nashville, winner of the Music Biz 2016 Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement, performs at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Industry Jam - RATS

House band The R.A.T.S (Rock Against Terrorism) perform at the Industry Jam on May 15.