Bandcamp Fridays return Feb 4 as help to indies tops $70 million

After taking a month off in January, Bandcamp Fridays will return on February 4th. Launched at the start of the pandemic in March of 2020 the popular promotion hae been. Continue reading

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Taylor Swift named Record Store Day Ambassador 2022

Record Store day has bestowed the Ambassadorial sash to its April 23rd, 2022 edition to Taylor Swift. “I’m very proud to be this year’s Global Ambassador for Record Store Day.. Continue reading

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Indie music retailers report 23% growth across all formats (including CDs)

A survey of Coalition of Independent Music stores across the US show end of years sales up an average of 23% across all physical formats. Vinyl sales grew an average. Continue reading

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Vinyl sales up 54% in 2021, hit 30 year weekly high

More than 2.11 million albums sold in the US in the week ending December 23, 2021 making it the largest week for vinyl since 1991. That’s a major jump from. Continue reading

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Vinyl record sales hit 30 year highs in US, UK

Vinyl sales in both the US and UK broke 30 year sales records despite on going supply chain shortages that delayed or derailed many releases. In the UK, the British. Continue reading

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#SupportIndieMusic: Today is last Bandcamp Friday of 2021

As with every first Friday of the month since March of 2020, today, December 3rd, Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share to help support artists and indie labels hurt by. Continue reading

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Last week in music industry commentary

Commentators in the thick of the industry this week shared their opinions and thoughts on why vinyl is at its breaking point, why lean-in is the future, how taking a. Continue reading

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Submit vinyl, cassette, CD releases for #MakingVinyl Packaging Awards

For the 5th year, Making Vinyl is hosting awards to recognize the best vinyl, CD, and tape packaging. International submissions are welcome and can come from record labels, pressing plants,. Continue reading

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Every musician can now sell merch on Spotify – here’s how

Thanks to a collaboration with Shopify, artists can now sell merch and music through Spotify. Here, we break down how to integrate the two and gain access to this new. Continue reading

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How to integrate merch into a Spotify profile using Shopify [INSTRUCTIONS]

If you’re looking for a way to sell more merch (and why wouldn’t you be?) Spotify, through a new partnership, is now allowing artists to integrate Shopify with their artist. Continue reading

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