Music Biz 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Portia Sabin
Courtesy of Dr. Portia Sabin

Dr. Portia Sabin

Music Biz 2020 has been postponed due to uncertainty surrounding the global health crisis.

The annual industry conference was due to take place this May in downtown Nashville, but will be pushed back to August.

“Thank you to our registered attendees, speakers, and sponsors for your patience and continued enthusiasm for our event in this extremely uncertain period,” comments Music Biz President Portia Sabin in a statement. “The music industry has survived many turbulent patches throughout its long history, and once this health crisis is controlled, we look forward to an opportunity to come together and support our industry’s collective path forward.”

All conference registrations and hotel reservations will be honored and automatically transferred to the new dates, now set for Aug. 16 through Aug. 19, 2020.

Music Biz 2020 was initially due to takes place May 11 -14 at the JW Marriott, with Merlin’s newly-appointed CEO Jeremy Sirota among the guest speakers.

The safety of “our conference attendees, the greater Nashville area, and the communities from which our attendees hail has always been our paramount concern in making decisions about the future of the event,” the statement reads.