Caroline Joins Simply Red’s “Virtual Label”

Indie distributor Caroline has snagged Simply Red’s next album “Stay” in the US in both physical and digital formats.  The album is slated for release on April 24th.  In an. Continue reading

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A MUSIC LOVER’S BILL OF RIGHTS

"We are sorry and embarrassed. But most of all, we are deeply sorry." So began an email that I received last week. (full letter after the jump) It wasn’t from. Continue reading

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Mecora & PopMatters Partner To Promote Indie Play

UPDATED: PopMatters, a web based cultural criticism magazine and social radio network Mercora have launched of Listen Up! to offer labels increased promotion and publicity for their artists on both. Continue reading

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The A&R Merry-Go-Round Spins Faster

According to The A&R Registry, the recent reorganization at Sony has resulted in two of their divisions  closing (Sony Urban and Sony Classical) and over eleven A&R staffers in Los. Continue reading

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NY Indie Retailer OTHER Adds MP3 Download Store

Revered New York indie retailer Other Music is launching a download site late next month.  "The basic strategy will be the same as at the shop. We sort through everything. Continue reading

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Indie Labels Join Forces With Merlin To End “Copyright Apartheid”

UPDATED: In a major announcement at MIDEM, some of the world’s leading indie labels and trade groups have joined forces to create Merlin, a non-profit worldwide one stop shop for. Continue reading

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Soundscan Releases 2006 International Download Report

  675 Million Tracks sold worldwide    81Million Pan-European digital downloads     Gnarls Barkley/Crazy, Shakira/Hips Don’t Lie Scissor Sisters/I Don’t Feel Like Dancing topped the Sales Chart        Full. Continue reading

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In Ticketing Adds Event Ticket Insurance

Innovative ticketing service In Ticketing has begun offering Event Ticket Protector insurance which provides a full refund if the ticket holder cannot go to an event personal, medical or travel. Continue reading

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Music Industry Quote Of The Week

"Hey Sorry man…..my kids have to eat….if you’re never going to advertise with us I can’t justify the cost of covering your releases." – Part of an email exchange between. Continue reading

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Canadian Music Industry Year End Report

Overall music purchases were up nearly 10% from 2005 .        Nearly 15 million digital tracks were purchased; an increase of 122% over 2005  The top 200 tracks. Continue reading

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