A2IM Takes Indie Week, Libera Awards Virtual

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) is taking its flagship conference and Libera Music awards online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the health and safety of the. Continue reading

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Schubert Music Launches 10 New Indie Labels Distributed By The Orchard

Schubert Music, the holding company for the Schubert Music Publishing group, is launching ten independent record labels distributed by The Orchard. Thomas Thyssen, who joined Schubert from Universal Music in. Continue reading

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Symphonic Partners With AMPED For Indie Physical Distribution

Indie digital distributor Symphonic has inked a partnership with APMED to offer select artists and labels distribution of vinyl, CDs, Blu-ray and cassettes to big-box, chain, indie, non-traditional, and web. Continue reading

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Toy Giant Hasbro Completes $3.8B eOne Acquisition

Toy giant Hasbro announced this week that it has completed its acquisition of Entertainment One. The all-cash deal has been valued at $3.8 billion USD. The acquisition comes with a. Continue reading

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: Geffen Prez Goes Indie • Redeye Acquires Border • Merlin + Boomplay • More

In a new edition of the Business Of Indie, longtime Geffen exec Neil Jacobson gets the indie itch, Redeye acquires EU distro Broder Music, Merlin inks with Afrika’s Boomplay and much,. Continue reading

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Business Of Indie: $4B eOne Sale Questioned • Martin Mills • A2IM For Artists • ECM • More

In a new edition of the Business Of Indie, the $4 billion sale of eOne to Hasbro is getting a once over from UK regulators, there’s an in depth interview. Continue reading

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A2IM Launches Program To Empower Independent Artists

A2IM (the American Association of Independent Music) has launched A2IM Artist, a new program designed to empower independent artists. The initiative will include curated events led by industry experts, networking. Continue reading

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Business Of Indie: New Economics Of EDM • A2IM Mentors • RaeLynn To AWAL • More

In this latest edition of the Business Of Indie, we look at the changing economics of EDM, the A2IM indie mentorship program, a new AWAL signing and much more.  Like. Continue reading

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The Get Together Indie Label Fair To Debut On West Coast

Indie record label market and music fair The Get Together will make its West Coast debut next month at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles.

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How Record Labels Screwed Up The Music Industry, And How Spotify, Apple Saved Them

ALTERNATIVE TAKE: Mike Masnick explores the sordid history of how the record labels' behavior in the early days of the internet literally brought the music industry to its knees, and. Continue reading

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