Spotify Shows ‘Profound Disrespect’ With Promo For Lower Royalty Offer Say Songwriters

Spotify’s recent offer of targeted algorithmic song placement in exchange for a lower royalty rate continues to draw fire. “Spotify’s suggestion to promise more exposure in exchange of lower royalty. Continue reading

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Tower Records Returns with 500,000+ Vinyl, CDs, Cassettes & More Online

Much loved music retailer Tower Records, which closed all of its U.S. physical locations 14 years ago, has returned as an online store. The stores may be gone but Tower. Continue reading

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Talks Bob Marley, Dub, Reggae, Production [INTERVIEW]

Berklee Online’s Pat Healy talks with 84-year old Lee “Scratch” Perry about his truly monumental legacy and career breaking new ground in now-familiar genres like Dub and Reggae, as well. Continue reading

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Russ Earns $100K Weekly As TuneCore Artist, Offers Advice To Others

U.S. based rapper Russ has shared impressive screenshots of his weekly statements from TuneCore and added some advice for all artists. “Some weekly checks on tunecore… inspo purposes only,” tweeted. Continue reading

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Records Store Day Fuels 2 Million Album Sales

While much of the industry has been impacted by the current pandemic, Record Store Days remains a hit among vinyl buyers. This year broken up into three separate weekends, RSD. Continue reading

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Indie Week Canada Goes Virtual This Week

Indie Week Canada goes online this week with a 5 day conference from Tues Nov 10 to Sat Nov 14.  It’s a rare chance for international attendees to experience one. Continue reading

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Biz Of Indie: Downtown Ups Maddux • Indies Pubs: 27% Of Market • AMPED Inks eOne • More

Our latest Business Of Indie , includes CD Baby’s Tracy Maddux promotion at Downtown Music, AMPED signing eOne for distribution, a global 27% marketshare for independent music publisjers and more.. Continue reading

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Bandcamp Waives All Fees Again This Friday To Help Indies

Tomorrow, Friday, November 6th, BanSTAY SAFE. STAY STRONG. STAY KIND.dcamp will again waive all fees to aid indie artists and labels during the COVID-19 crisis. Bandcamp’s first Friday of every. Continue reading

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Tencent Signs With peermusic, Extends Merlin Deal

Chinese e-commerce giant Tencent Music Entertainment Group has secured a licensing deal with indie music publisher peermusic. The deal will allow Tencent Music to distribute peermusic’s catalog in China through. Continue reading

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IMPALA, CMU Insights Partner To Keep Indies ‘One Step Ahead’

IMPALA, the trade association for European indie labels, has partnered with music business consultancy CMU Insights to launch One Step Ahead, a new digital business intelligence service aimed at the. Continue reading

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