BUSINESS OF INDIE: Snafu Records’ $2.9M US Move • Vinyl Alliance • Inside Oh Boy • More

This latest edition of the Business Of Indie includes Snafu Records move into the US with $2.9 million in funding, an update from the Vinyl Alliance, a look inside the reinvention. Continue reading

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How A Single Fire Is Jeopardizing Vinyl’s Resurgence

The resurgence vinyl has enjoyed was dealt a major setback with a fire at the decades-old company which produces the lacquer formula for making master discs. Guest post by James. Continue reading

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4 Legal Basics For The DIY World: Artists, Authors, Creators, & Musicians

Here, entertainment lawyer and industry veteran Wallace Collins breaks down the four legal essentials for do-it-yourself creatives navigating the choppy legal waters of copyright and publishing. Guest post by Wallace. Continue reading

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US Music Industry Loses $1B Annually From Unauthorized Account Sharing

Industry analysts MusicWatch has been tracking paid streaming account sharing and the use of family plans for some time, and the results of last year’s survey point to lost revenue. Continue reading

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How Artist Development Is Dismantling Music Stereotypes

In this piece, we delve into how the newly reorganized rock/alternative label Better Noise Music is working against industry stereotypes to develop a diverse roster of artists. Guest post by. Continue reading

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Massive Fire Impacts Vinyl Record Production Worldwide

A massive fire last week at the 15,000 square foot Apollo Master Discs manufacturing plant will effect vinyl record manufacturing worldwide. Apollo is one of only two companies worldwide that. Continue reading

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Spotify To Expand Paid Artists Services, But Can Most Musicians Afford Them?

Spotify is pleased with the early adoption of its first paid artist marketing tool Marquee and will soon add more paid services, the streamer shared in an earnings call Wednesday.. Continue reading

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Ingrooves Expands To Japan, Ryukatsu Son Named Managing Director

UMG’s indie distribution, marketing, and rights company, Ingrooves, is expanding into Japan with a new office in Tokyo. Digital licensing veteran Ryukatsu Son has been tapped to oversee the expansion. Continue reading

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Vinyl Manufacturer Rainbo Records Has Closed Its Doors

A music industry backbone since 1939, vinyl manufacturer Rainbo Records has shut down, even as the industry as a whole has as seen a major resurgence in the popularity of. Continue reading

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Bettye LaVette, Syl Johnson, Billy Branch Lead Blues Hall Of Fame Inductees 2020

The Blues Foundation announced 41st class of the Blues Hall of Fame, with the list of inductees spanning blues originators such as Victoria Spivey and Bertha “Chippie” Hill to contemporary. Continue reading

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