Amsterdam Dance Event Reveals This Week’s Virtual Lineup

ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) the annual EDM fest and trade show has announced the full program for its online edition this year. To be held October 21st – 25th, 2020,. Continue reading

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Music Licensing For Independent Artists [Music Biz Weekly Podcast]

Jody Friedman joins Michael and Jay on the Music Biz Weekly Podcast to discuss song placement and sync listening for new and developing artists. Do you know that if you. Continue reading

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Tunecore Is Paying Independent Musicians $1.2M Daily

TuneCore artists have earned 2 billion, the d.i.y. music distributor announced today. The company is currently paying its artists an average of $1.2 million per day, totalling $100 million per. Continue reading

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Power Is Shifting Towards The Artist [Interview with FUGA’s Pieter van Rijn]

In this piece, Emmanuel Legrand speaks with Pieter van Rijn, CEO of the Amsterdam-based music distribution company FUGA about their recent acquisition by Downtown Music, business in the time of. Continue reading

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BMG Cuts Controversial Controlled Composition Clause, Calls On Others To Do Same

Label services company BMG will eliminate a controversial part of the standard record label contract that reduces the income of songwriters, composers and lyricists. The controlled composition clause limits the. Continue reading

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Spotify Adds Weekly Music Charts

Spotify has launched multiple US and global song, album, and Top 10 Debut charts. The new charts are in addition to Spotify’s long-standing Top Daily Songs chart and will live. Continue reading

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Twitch Now Pays Indie Artists When Their Music Is Played

Twitch had licensed more than a million tracks from independent artists that can now be played during livestreams. These deals are for recorded music that has been cleared to be. Continue reading

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Best of Times, Worst of Times: Independent Musicians In The Pandemic [MIDiA Survey]

A new MIDiA survey of unsigned musicians unpacks their scrappy and resilient ethos and the strategies they’ve developed to move forward during the global COVID-19 pandemic. By Mark Mulligan of. Continue reading

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: Mushroom’s Smart Pivot, Tunecore Adds Russia & Brazil, A2IM Awards Noms Open and More

In a new Business Of Indie, we share news from indie labels, publishers, and more including Mushroom Records brilliant pandemic pivot, Tunecore’s overseas expansion, nominations opening for A2IM Libera Awards,. Continue reading

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Ingrooves Lands Patent For AI Music Marketing Tech

Independent music distributor Ingrooves has announced U.S. patent approval for a proprietary method of using artificial intelligence to detect trends in audience engagement with the goal of identifying potential streaming. Continue reading

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