A2IM Board Nominees Announced, Voting Begins

Voting for the American Association of Independent Music's Board of Directors election opened this week. The board is elected by A2IM’s label members with one vote per company.

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Kickstarter Names Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves New Director Of Music

Meredith Graves has joined Kickstarter as their new Director of Music. Graves is an outspoken writer, former MTV News anchor,  indie label founder and frontwoman for the hardcore punk band Perfect. Continue reading

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How We Crowdfunded $18K With No Experience Or Fans [Part 2]

In the second part of the three phase series, Justina Grayman describes the trials and tribulations of finding a partner in crime with whom to collaborate on the product, and. Continue reading

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Top 10 Excuses Why You Didn’t Make It To My Show [Kosha Dillz]

Getting people to turn up for shows remains one of the greatest challenges in the industry, and friends and fans alike will usually have an assortment of excuses for not. Continue reading

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Independent Music Labels Capture Growing 38.4% Market Share Thanks To Streaming

[UPDATED] A new study commissioned by the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) looks at the global market share of independent music labels based on copyright, rather than distribution, and reveals a. Continue reading

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We’re making some changes: COMING SOON… ON HYPEBOT

We've been running a Coming Soon banner near the top of the page for the last couple of weeks to let you know that Hypebot is about to undergo some. Continue reading

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The Orchard Acquires Two Top European Music Distributors and Merlin CEO Charles Caldas Isn’t Happy

Music and film distributor The Orchard is acquiring two leading European independent music distributors – Germany's finetunes and Norway's Phonofile – from holding company SendR SE. But some in the. Continue reading

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Nominees A2IM’s Indie Music Libera Awards Announced [FULL LIST]

Indie label trade association, the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), announced the nominees for its 6th annual Libera Awards. Created by and for the Independent label community, the Libera. Continue reading

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Merlin Reduces Fees For Indies 25%, Royalty Distributions Soar

Independent label global digital rights agency Merlin has cut its administration fees as a percentage of revenue for the sixth time in 5 years. The move comes days after it. Continue reading

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A2IM Announces Indie Week 2017 Speakers: Pandora’s Westergren, SoundExchange’s Huppe, Merlin’s Caldas & More

A2IM has announced the lineup of keynote speakers and panelists for Indie Week in NYC June 5 – 8. Kicking off the event will be Pandora CEO and Founder Tim Westergren.

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