Indie Labels

Will Digital Aggregators Lead Industry On Transparency With Spotify, Others? [Chris Castle]

After Spotify received some criticism for the somewhat opaque and mysterious nature of its deals with major labels, the question is being raised if perhaps digital aggregators like CD Baby, the Orchard, and Loudr should be the ones to lead the way on industry transparency. ________________________ Guest post by Chris…

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Advance Look At MIDiA’s "State Of The Streaming Nation" 2017 Report [Mark Mulligan]

"Streaming was the lynchpin of 2016’s growth and will be even more important in 2017," says top industry analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDIA Research. As this transition from music sales to music access accelerates, some music services are becoming dominant players, according to Mulligan in an advance look at the…

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Major Labels Are Now Earning $9000 A Minute From Streaming

While many remain dubious regarding revenue from streaming, a recent study from Music Business Worldwide shows that major labels are actually pulling in roughly $9000 a minute from streaming services, a number that looks to be on the rise. _____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 For those…

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Music Biz 2017: Mood Swings, Merch, Hi Res Streaming & More

The mood at Music Biz 2017 in Nashville this week was almost ebullient. After a multi-year downturn, things are finally looking up, really up. And the diverse attendees – ranging from labels large and small to artists and managers to streamers and tech, all sense that a new and perhaps…

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Today Is The Day I Interview A2IM CEO Richard Burgess Live On Stage At Music Biz In Nashville

Today at the Music Biz Convention, I’ll be interviewing Richard Burgess, the CEO if the American Association Of Independent Music (A2IM) at 3:45 PM in Room 206 of Convention Center attached to the Renaissance Nashville. ______________________________ Richard Burgess of A2IM Currently CEO for the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM),…

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PWR BTTM Pulled Off Streaming Services, Dropped By Label, Managment After Sexual Assault Allegations

Once promising alt-rockers PWR BTTM has been pulled from the major streaming services and dropped by their label and management in the wake of sexual assault allegations against co-founder Ben Hopkins. _______________________________________ Identifying as gender non-binary, PWR BTTM had built a fanbase that enjoyed their rocking songs celebrating and sometimes…

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Thaddeus Rudd Of Mom+Pop Music On Label-Artist-Manager Relationships, Industry’s Future [INTERVIEW]

In this interview, Thaddeus Rudd of one of the world’s best respected indie labels, Mom+Pop Music about his career highlights, how someone looking to get involved in the music industry today should proceed, and what he anticipates for the future of the music business. ____________________________ Guest post by Emily White…

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At Music Biz 2017? Don’t Miss My On Stage Interview with A2IM CEO Richard Burgess

I’ll be in Nashville most of this week for the annual Music Biz convention. This Thursday May 18th at 3:45 PM, as part of the Hypebot and Music Biz Indie Music Forum, I’ll be interviewing Richard Burgess, the CEO if the American Association Of Independent Music (A2IM) live on stage….

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Americana Music Chart 5.15.17: Willie Nelson, The Mavericks, Rodney Crowell and Ryan Adams

Willie Nelson, The Mavericks, Rodney Crowell and Ryan Adams top this week’s diverse Americana Music radio chart compiled by the Americana Music Association. _________________________________________ Archive Playlist for week of Monday, May 15, 2017 Rank Spins 2W LW TW ARTIST (Stations Playing | Stations Added) Title Label TW LW 2W Total…

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Will I See You At Music Biz In Nashville Next Week?

I’ll be in Nashville most of next week for the annual Music Biz convention. On Thursday May 18th at 3:45 PM, as part of the Indie Music Forum, I’ll be interviewing Richard Burgess, the CEO if the American Association Of Independent Music (A2IM) live on stage. ______________________________ Richard Burgess of…

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