Symphonic Distribution adds $37M funding, eyes acquisitions

Independent music distributor Symphonic has closed a $37 million Series B funding round. Philadelphia-based NewSpring Growth led the round with participation from Ballast Point Ventures. This funding round comes after. Continue reading

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DistroKid valued at $1.3B with 2 million artists served

DistroKid announced that New York-based Insight Partners has made a substantial investment in the flat fee independent music distributor. Full details of the new investment were not shared, but it. Continue reading

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6 ‘special’ album types that will entice fans into buying

While many artists may not consider physical formats of music to be the moneymakers they once were, ignoring them entirely, exclusively in favor of digital, can cause you to miss. Continue reading

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Data-driven music distribution, neighboring rights with Innercat’s Paris Cabezas

In a new edition of Chartmetric’s ‘How Music Charts,’ we hear from Paris Cabezaz, founder of InnerCat Music Group, about how having a tech-oriented, data-driven mindset allows for the optimization. Continue reading

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How To Find Your Music In China

While distributors and labels often distribute your music internationally, language barriers and other complications can sometimes make it hard to find and keep track of how your music is performing. Continue reading

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TuneCore Expands To India

TuneCore has expanded its DIY digital music distribution service to India. The Believe owned company will now allow India-based artists to collect revenue from Indian and global streaming services, digital. Continue reading

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How Music Distribution Works In The Modern Entertainment Business [VIDEO]

While music distribution seems like it should be a simple, straightforward process with just a few steps, the reality is far more complex. Here we follow the meandering breadcrumb trail. Continue reading

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Why You Need To Double Check Your Distributor When Releasing New Music

Jay Gilbert and Michael Brandvold share real-world experience on why you need to double-check your distributor every time you release music on this new episode of the Music Biz Weekly. Continue reading

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Spotify Ends Free Direct Distribution

Spotify has decided that it doesn't want to be in the music distribution business, after all. Eleven months ago, the streamer launched a beta program that allowed artists to upload. Continue reading

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Music Distribution: Upfront Revenue vs. Revenue Sharing

Once you've finished creating your music, its time to develop a strategy for how you want to release it. With so many digital distributors out, it picking one can be. Continue reading

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