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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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

We have a host of valuable tips for the independent, do it yourself artists among us this week, including advice on using community to propel your success, how to get. Continue reading

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SoundExchange Launches Music Data Exchange To Connect Label, Publisher Metadata

[UPDATED] SoundExchange has launched Music Data Exchange (MDX), a free software application designed to facilitate the exchange of sound recording and publishing data and ownership claims between record labels and. Continue reading

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A Musician’s Guide To Creating Community – 9 Steps to Nurture Your Super Fans [Cyber PR]

"I spoke on an incredible panel for AIMP here in New York City a few nights ago all about branding and marketing," writes Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR, "and in a. Continue reading

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WMG Sells $400M Spotify Shares, No Profits For Some Labels

Warner Music Group revealed in an earnings call today that it recently sold 75 % of its shares in Spotify, netting $400 million. The transaction happened after the end of. Continue reading

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