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It was a fantastic first day at the Music Biz 2019 conference at the JW Marriott in Nashville.

Hayley Williams of Paramore, James Donio, President of Music Business Association and Zane Lowe of Apple MusicMusic Biz 2019, NashvillePhoto by Katti Mayberry
We turned the tables on Zane Lowe of Apple Music – he’s the one who always does the interviews but today we had one of his favorite artists, Hayley Williams of Paramore, interview him!
Also in attendance were Amber Grimes, SVP of Global Creative at Capitol Music Group, Mitch Glazier of RIAA and Bart Herbison of NSAI, who all posed for pictures with Music Business Association President, James Donio.
The Music Biz 2019 Conference will continue through May 8th at the JW Marriott in Nashville.
Amber Grimes of Capitol Music Group and James Donio, President of Music Business Association
Music Biz 2019, Nashville
Photo by Katti Mayberry


Mitch Glazier of RIAA, James Donio, President of Music Business Association and Bart Herbison of NSAI
Music Biz 2019, Nashville
Photo by Katti Mayberry
About the Music Business Association:
The Music Business Association 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, the Association brings together the full breadth of the industry for unparalleled access to networking, resources and thought leadership. www.
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