NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- VNUE, Inc. (OTC: VNUE) announced today that its has signed an exclusive agreement with the Music Business Association (Music Biz – www.musicbiz.org), the only membership organization that unites players from the content, commerce, and creative segments of the industry into a collective voice to promote overall growth throughout the music business, to record and produce "instant" digital audio recordings of a selection of educational panels at Music Biz 2019, held in Nashville, TN, May 5th through the 8th, 2019.
VNUE will provide complimentary recordings for attendees immediately after each day's events conclude, via its exclusive set.fm digital and mobile platform and free custom laminates delivered to attendees (www.set.fm).
"We are very excited to be partnering with Music Biz for the very first time," said Zach Bair, CEO of VNUE. "We look forward to giving attendees the opportunity to listen and engage in these valuable conferences while we take care of all the note-taking."
VNUE, with set.fm, and with its exclusive licensee DiscLive (www.disclive.net) for collectible physical products such as limited edition CDs and USBs, is the pioneer and the leader in the business of recording events and distributing the content immediately afterwards. The company has spent over a dozen years honing its craft, led by Bair as DiscLive's CEO, and is expanding its business rapidly as the "immediate content" phenomena continues to grow.
VNUE's team has completed tours all across the US and Canada, as well as the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and more, with its state-of-the-art mobile recording and production facilities that can produce 1,000 high quality CD sets in less than 20 minutes, and/or digital content delivered to set.fm within just a few minutes from the last note. Through these products, VNUE creates found revenue for artists, labels, writers and publishers, with no up-front costs, and the creators retain all their rights.
Recently, VNUE worked with superstar Rob Thomas and achieved a 44% sell-through rate at three small shows, raising over $21,000 through instant live content sales for the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, an organization founded by Rob's wife Marisol, focused on helping no-kill animal shelters.
About Music Biz
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) 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, Music Biz brings together the full breadth of the industry for unparalleled access to networking, resources and thought leadership.
Music Biz 2019 will return to Nashville May 5-8 at the JW Marriott Nashville. Announced thus far, Bebe Rexha and Kane Brown will receive Breakthrough Artist Awards, Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman will receive the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement, Record Archive owners Richard Storms and Alayna Alderman will accept the Independent Spirit Award, Darius Rucker will be bestowed the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award, and The Orchard Co-Founder Richard Gottehrer will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award. The Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner event is sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, City National Bank, Cracker Barrel, Jammber, and TiVo. Attendees can also look forward to keynote presentations from influential industry trailblazers including Apple Music's Zane Lowe, RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier, and CEO of Def Jam Recordings Paul Rosenberg. More program and awards announcements will be made in the coming weeks. For the most up-to-date conference information, visit musicbiz2019.com. To register for the 2019 event, go to musicbiz2019.eventbrite.com. Early bird rates are available through March 22, 2019.
About VNUE, Inc. (www.vnue.com)
VNUE, Inc., (OTC: VNUE) is dedicated to further monetizing the live music experience for artists, labels, writers, and publishers, by bringing together technology such as its set.fm (www.set.fm) platform, exclusive license partner and "instant live" pioneer DiscLive (www.disclive.net), and music recognition technology (MRT) Soundstr (www.soundstr.com), which helps businesses pay fairer music license fees based on actual music usage. The veteran entrepreneurs, artists and songwriters behind VNUE are passionate about the future of their industry and ensuring that rights holders' value is not lost amid always-changing technology. VNUE's team led by CEO Zach Bair, known as the pioneer in "instant live" recording, has produced live content and created experiential products for over 15 years for artists and companies including Slash, Seether, Peter Frampton, Foreigner, The Pixies, Blondie, EMI, Capitol Records, Rob Thomas, Bad Company, REO Speedwagon, Devo, and many more. In addition to Bair, the company's leadership team also includes Lou Mann, former GM of Capitol Records and former president of House of Blues Media Properties; Jock Weaver, former president of Hard Rock International, founder and former president of TBA Entertainment, and chairman of Heritage Trust, a private equity firm; Tony "Montana" Cardenas, founder of DiskFaktory and a platinum-selling Capitol Records recording artist and writer formerly with the band Great White; Jeff Zakim, former head of Digital for Blue Note Records, and Global Digital Strategy for EMI Music; and advisors Nick Lippman, of famed artist management firm Lippman Entertainment; and Nan and Bob Kingsley, of Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40.