PAUL ROSENBERG TO GIVE KEYNOTE AT MUSIC BIZ 2019 IN NASHVILLE

Music industry trailblazer Paul Rosenberg, CEO of Def Jam Recordings and veteran artist manager, will keynote at a featured presentation on May 6 at 5 pm during the Music Business Association’s Music Biz 2019 conference. Rosenberg will discuss his professional journey, experience in both the management and label arenas and his vision for the future of the industry at large. Learn more here.


JAM PRODUCTIONS CO-FOUNDER ARNY GRANAT EXITS COMPANY

Jam Productions co-founder Arny Granat announced in a statement Tuesday that he is leaving the company he helped established in 1972 Jerry Mickelson, who will stay on and continue to manage the daily operations. Granat says he will now focus on Grand Slam Productions while he continues to explore new opportunities. ““Over the past four decades, I have enjoyed a career that has allowed me to work with some of the biggest stars on the most memorable concerts, including the Rolling Stones, Adele, Prince and Frank Sinatra, as well as awe inspiring theater productions, and other unforgettable events. I am looking forward to producing and promoting shows throughout the country in association with other partners and collaborators,” Granat said in a release.


SHE ROCKS AWARDS TO FEATURE MACY GRAY, ORIANTHI AND LISA LOEB

The Women’s International Music Network has dropped the lineup for the upcoming 2019 She Rocks Awards, Jan. 25 at House of Blues Anaheim during the NAMM Show. Honorees Macy Gray, Lisa Loeb, Erika Ender, REWS and Nita Strauss will perform throughout the evening an a lifetime achievement award will honor Janis Joplin with a retrospective and performances by world-renowned guitarist Orianthi, singer/songwriter Vanessa Amorosi, and vocalist Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara. Awards are being given to AEG’s Dana DuFine, “Despacito” co-writer Erika Ender, Lynette Sage with Reverb, an many more. The evening will be hosted by Yahoo and SiriusXM’s Lyndsey Parker and Emmy-winning Fox 11 news anchor Christine Devine.  Learn more here.