Independent artists and smaller labels grew fastest in 2020 [Mark Mulligan]

“The headline is that independents as a whole grew market share in 2020 from 29.7% to 31.1%,” writes MIDiA top analyst Mark Mulligan, and that trend is accelerating. By Mark. Continue reading

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60,000 Tracks Are Uploaded To Spotify Every Day

Spotify is now home to more than 70 million tracks with more than 60,000 uploaded to the service every day. This staggering stat was shared by Spotify’s co-Head of Music,. Continue reading

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DistroKid Artists Now Have Easy Access To Earn Money On Twitch

DistroKid has added easy access to the Twitch Affiliate monetization program. The Twitch Affiliate Program is usually only open to Twitch streamers who stream frequently and meet select qualifications. It. Continue reading

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Christina Bulbenko & Rex Broome, co-Founders of Big Stir Records [A2IM featured exec]

In this edition of A2IM’s featured exec, we meet Christina Bulbenko & Rex Broome, community organizers and co-founders of the artist first Burbank, CA-based Big Stir Records. Guest post from. Continue reading

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Branson is back with Virgin Music relaunch, UMG Caroline Rebrand

Universal Music Group has announced plans to breathe new life into the Virgin Music brand with the launch of a new record label and artist services division and the rebranding. Continue reading

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6 music royalty advance myths busted

In a industry as fast moving as the music business, it’s difficult to keep track of changes to royalty advances. Here, we look at six inaccurate myths surrounding royalty advances,. Continue reading

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Meet Daniel Kramer, founder, creative director of The Visceral Glitch [A2IM Featured Exec]

In this edition of A2IM’s Featured Executive, we get acquainted with from Daniel Kramer, the Founder & Creative Director of The Visceral Glitch, and creative director of The Control Room. Continue reading

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Equitable streaming payments and unintended consequences on artist income [Mark Mulligan]

How streaming music payments are calculated is front and center in UK Parliament hearings, but the implications are massive for artists, labels and the streaming services themselves. By Mark Mulligan. Continue reading

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User-centric royalties will not lead to a significant shift in streaming payouts [NEW STUDY]

Switching to user-centric royalties may not lead to the fairer distribution of streaming wealth that many seek, says a major new study.

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Biz Of Indie: Merlin predicts big Indie year • $30M Sun sale • A2IM mentors & more

In this edition of Business Of Indie, indie licensor Merlin predicts a big year for indies despite the pandemic, Primary Wave paid $30 million for part of the Sun Records. Continue reading

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