BMG Reviews Old Deals Pledging To Correct Injustices

BMG has pledged to review all historical record contracts to help address “injustices inflicted on black people.” In the letter, BMG says it is committed to positive change and will. Continue reading

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Americanafest, IEBA Music Conferences Cancelled

Americanafest and IEBA, two of Nashville’s premier fall music industry gatherings, have been canceled due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19. Americanafest, the premier conference for roots and Americana music, is. Continue reading

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90% Of Independent Venues May Shutdown In 2020

A recent grim report from the National Independent Venue Association confirms many industry fears about the future of independent venues that, without some form of government intervention, a majority of. Continue reading

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Indie Booking Agencies Form NITO Advocacy Group

14 top independent music booking agencies have joined together to form The National Independent Talent Organization (NITO). The non-profit trade group will promote the welfare and prosperity of its members. Continue reading

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CDBaby, DashGo, AdRev Execs On How Digital Music Revenues, Monetization Innovation Are Growing During COVID Crisis [Midem Digital Edition Spotlight Series]

Artist services companies like CD Baby and label service providers like DashGo had no clue what would happen when the lockdowns started. “We weren’t sure how the artist community would. Continue reading

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90% Of US Indie Music Venues Will Shutdown Without Federal Help says NIVA Survey

The 2000 member strong National Independent Venue Association (NIVA has published a new study the shows how at-risk independent music venues and promoter are because of the COVID-19 crisis. The. Continue reading

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Kobalt Founder Willard Ahdritz on The New Normal [Midem 2020 Digital Edition Keynote]

In this Midem 2020 Digital Edition Keynote, Kobalt founder Willard Ahdritz looks at the radical but not altogether negative effects the pandemic will have on musicians and the music industry.. Continue reading

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Bandcamp Waives All Commissions Again Today, Announces Juneteenth Racial Justice Campaign

Today, Friday June 5th, from midnight to midnight Pacific Time, Bandcamp is again waiving its share of sales to support artists impacted by Covid-19. Many artists and labels have created. Continue reading

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1000+ Black Artists, Producers, Labels To Support On Bandcamp Today

Bandcamp is waiving all commissions today Friday June 5th, from midnight to midnight Pacific Time Some indie artists and labels have created special releases for today including some in support of racial. Continue reading

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Global Music Industry To Decline 28% to 34% In 2020 [MARK MULLIGAN]

Global music industry revenue will decline significantly in 2020, says MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan, and while live music will see the biggest declines, virtually every music sector will feel some. Continue reading

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