The Music Business Association (Music Biz) just revealed this year’s inductees for its Music Business Hall of Fame. The Music Business Hall of Fame is reserved for the individuals, organizations places that have impacted the industry and served as examples for those who hope to carry the industry into the future. Inductees are selected every year by the Music Biz Board of Directors.
This year’s inductees include the late Sir George Martin, the famed Beatles producer. Giles Martin, his son, will induct him. In addition to Sir George Martin, this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony will recognize major record labels Atlantic Records and Capitol Records; independent record label Sub Pop; industry executives Ahmet Ertegun, Herb Abramson and Miriam Abramson; music industry landmarks the Apollo Theatre, CBGB, Hitsville U.S.A., Sun Studio, and the Troubadour; and Rolling Stone magazine.
“With the introduction of the Hall of Fame at last year’s Music Biz Conference, we sought to recognize the inspiration of those industry stalwarts who came before us and laid the groundwork for the vibrant industry we are now a part of,” Music Biz President James Donio said. “We believe the slate of inductees who will be honored at this year’s ceremony the gamut of some of the most influential names in our industry’s history. And, we are especially thrilled to welcome Giles to this year’s celebration as we honor his father’s legacy.”
This year, the honorees will be recognized during the Music Biz 2019 Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner. That happens during Music Biz’s Annual Conference on May 7 at 7 PM.
Music Biz 2019 happens May 5 through May 8 at the JW Marriott Nashville. This year, there will be keynote presentations from influential trailblazers like Apple Music’s Zane Low, Capitol Records’ Amber Grimes, RIAA Chairman CEO Mitch Glazier and Def James Recordings’ CEO Paul Rosenberg. Kane Brown, Bebe Rexha, Darius Rucker and more will receive awards this year.
Register for the 2019 event here and check out the preliminary schedule here.