One Indie Reacts To Russian Download Sites

Controversial Russian download site allofmp3 has been neutered but mp3sugar is still selling deeply discounted downloads and more than one indie label is understandably unhappy about it. We asked Bill. Continue reading

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Coalition of Independent Music Stores Top 200 for Week Ending 11-26-06

Pos.  ARTIST  |  TITLE1 BRAND NEW|DEVIL AND GOD ARE RA 2 JAY-Z|KINGDOM COME 3 BEATLES|LOVE    4 WAITS*TOM|ORPHANS 5 SNOOP DOGG|BLUE CARPET TREATME 6 CALE/CLAPTON|ROAD TO ESCONDIDO 7 STEVENS*SUFJAN|SONGS FOR. Continue reading

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Iceland’s Smekkleysa Label Celebrates 20 Years

Iceland’s Smekkleysa recording company is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In 1986 the single "ammaeli" was released in Iceland later to become a world wide hit under the name "Birthday". Since. Continue reading

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Coalition of Independent Music Stores Top 200 for Week Ending 11-12-06

Pos. ARTIST  |  TITLE 1 CALE/CLAPTON|ROAD TO ESCONDIDO 2 PAVEMENT|WOWEE ZOWEE: SORDID S 3 BECK|INFORMATION 4 DEFTONES|SATURDAY NIGHT WRIST 5 FOO FIGHTERS|SKIN AND BONES 6 WHO|ENDLESS WIRE 7 JONES*JIM|HUSTLER’S P.O.M.E.. Continue reading

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Victory Sues EMI & Virgin Over Hawthorne Heights

Victory Records has sued Virgin Records and EMI claiming they attempted to poach Victory’s biggest act Hawthorne Heights.  Hawthorne had filed suit in August to end their contract with Victory.. Continue reading

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eMusic Snags Victory Downloads

Indie label Victory has long been know for it’s aggressive and creative promotion including MySpace, digital street teams and more.  But they’ve been slow to embrace digital downloads only recently. Continue reading

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Emerging Markets Seen As Next Growth Area For Music Business

As the digital music revolution spreads worldwide emerging markets, particularly China and Russia, have seen increasing start-up and partnership activity. Most emerging markets have been plagued by both physical and. Continue reading

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No More Mailed Promos From Matador

Indie Matador has decided to heck with the US Mail and is experimenting with delivering promo and review copies via download. Hypebot knows of some "digital only" labels that have. Continue reading

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Barenaked Ladies Score As Indie

The Barenaked Ladies grossed $978,127.99 in revenue from intellectual property in its first week music sales from their new album, Barenaked Ladies Are Free (Desperation Records/Nettwerk Music Group). Understanding this. Continue reading

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Yahoo! Offers Another MP3 Download. But Why Not Offer More?

Yahoo!Music chief David Goldberg has been very vocal that downloads should be DRM free mp3’s and he inches that agenda forward with a second major label mp3 offering.  Disney’s Hollywood. Continue reading

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