Indie Labels

CHANGES @ INgrooves • A2IM • United Talent Agency • Wembley Arena • More

Indie distributor INgrooves has nabbed global digital distribution and label services with ONELOVE music group. Now in its 15th year, the top Australian-based EDM music brand is involved promoting, touring, licensing and recordings. • Lisa Hresko joins A2IM as Associate Member Relations Manager. Lisa spent 10 years at CMJ as…

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CHANGES @ SoundExchange • Univeral Music Group Publishing • Thirty Tigers

SoundExchange has announced the appointment of Ron Wilcox of Warner Music Group (WMG) to its Board of Directors. Wilcox serves as WMG’s Executive Counsel, Business Affairs, Strategic and Digital Initiatives. He replaces Jeff Walker of Sony Music Entertainment. • Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has appointed Rochelle Holguin to the…

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RIAA Certified 20 Albums, 181 Singles Gold Or Platinum In January

Further confirming the narrative that the music industry is again on the rise, the RIAA certified 20 albums and 181 singles gold or platinum in January of 2017. Latin artist Romeo Santos nabbed 14 awards and country star Jason Aldean got two album and one single award. _______________________ See the…

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Bandcamp Fundraiser Nets More Than $120K For ACLU As Indie Music Fans Spend $1M+ [UPDATE]

[UPDATE 2] On Friday, Bandcamp held a fundraiser donating a share of sales to support the pro-immigrant and pro-refugee work of the American Civil Liberties. 400 independent labels and artists joined in, and indie music fans responded, spending more than $1 million on music on the platform. _______________________________ Bandcamp, along…

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UPDATE: 400 Indie Artists, Labels Join Bandcamp, Will Donate Share Of Today’s Profits To ACLU To Fight Trump Anti-Immigration Actions

Buy something on Bandcamp today! 200 400 indie labels have teamed with Bandcamp to protest Trump’s actions against immigrants. Today, Friday, Bandcamp and these artists and labels will donate a share of sales to the ACLU. __________________________________________ Today, Friday, February 3rd, starting at 12:01am Pacific Time, Bandcamp, along with 200…

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CHANGES @ Triple Tigers • Virgin Records • Atlantic Records

Triple Tigers Records has added former Warner Nashville exec Kevin Herring as Senior Vice President for National Promotion on Jan. 23. His resume also includes a 13-year stint at Disney’s Lyric Street Records and Mercury Nashville. • David Wolter has been named Executive Vice President of Virgin Records. The appointment…

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CHANGES @ Triple Tigers • Virgin Records • Atlantic Records

Triple Tigers Records has added former Warner Nashville exec Kevin Herring as Senior Vice President for National Promotion on Jan. 23. His resume also includes a 13-year stint at Disney’s Lyric Street Records and Mercury Nashville. • David Wolter has been named Executive Vice President of Virgin Records. The appointment…

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How Often Should You Release New Music?

Here Hugh McIntyre explores the two sides of an issue many independent artists struggle with: how frequently to release new music and how releasing music often, and releasing music rarely both have their advantages. _____________________________ Guest post by Hugh McIntyre on the TuneCore Blog [Editors Note: Columnist Hugh McIntyre explores…

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UPDATE: BMG Acquires Jason Aldean’s Broken Bow Records For A Reported $100 Million Plus

[UPDATE] BMG has acquired Nashville’s Broken Bow and associated labels.The deal was for $100 million plus, according to multiple sources, and could signal a round of big acquisitions as streaming drives growing label profits. _________________________________ BMG has beaten all three major labels to acquire BBR Music Group (BBRMG) and its…

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Which Spotify Playlists Get You The Most New Fans?

Curated playlists are how many fans listen to and discover music; and a great way for independent artists to market their music. But which Spotify playlists deliver the most new fans? ________________________________ Want to know which Spotify playlists help gain the most fans for new music? Follower counts only tell…

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