Bandcamp Sales Top $20M In Last 30 Days

Bandcamp has sold more than $20 million in good for independent artists and labels in the 30 days prior to July 10th. The news comes in a new Financial Times. Continue reading

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Lady A says Lady Antebellum are “yet again using their privilege’ to erase her name

Lady A has sung the blues for more than two decades, but the country stars formerly know as Lady Antebellum have given new meaning to the pain her music portrays.. Continue reading

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Level the Playing Field: How Merlin Changed The Game For Indie Reach Records

Despite being co-owned by two-time Grammy winner and multi-platinum artist Lecrae, Reach Records had the same problems that most indies face – too many middlemen and too little clout to. Continue reading

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Kanye, Eagles, Pearl Jam Among Artists, Labels Who Got Millions In PPP Funds [SEE THE LIST]

Kanye West, The Eagles, Guns ‘n Roses, Pearl Jam, Green Day and Nickleback are among the major artists and independent labels who received millions from the U.S. Payroll Protection Program. Continue reading

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It’s Time For The Music Business To Stop Playing The Velocity Game [MARK MULLIGAN]

Streaming and “the accelerating turnover of content” have elevated the song at the expense of the artist, according to leading music industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA. “Playing streaming’s velocity. Continue reading

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LIT’s Ajay and Jeremy Popoff On Being A Musician During The Shutdown

Ajay and Jeremy Popoff from the rock band LIT join Music Biz Weekly podcast co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert to discuss how they are dealing with the COVID shutdown.. Continue reading

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QUICK HITS: Strictly Confidential •Royalty Network • Concord • Ingrooves

 Brussels-based independent music publisher Strictly Confidential has announced some key renewal deals. Balthazar, Soap&Skin and Nada Surf have extended their long-term music publishing deals, while Sohnarr, the new project from former. Continue reading

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Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes Top Juno Award Winners [FULL LIST]

Canadian Alessia Cara took top honors at the Juno Awards this week with her 2019 release “The Pains of Growing” winning the award for album of the year. The multi-platinum. Continue reading

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Spotify says Fans 2.2x More Likely To Save, Playlist After Paid ‘Marquee’ Release Marketing

Spotify has opened its Marquee paid new release marketing program to all artists and labels in beta and offered stats as to how the streamer says it is working. How. Continue reading

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Today’s Top Independent Spotify Playlist Curators: A List

Much is made of official Spotify curated playlists and the importance of getting your music on them, but there are also a number of independent playlists with broad reach and. Continue reading

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