Indie Labels

New Music Fridays: Global Release Day Shifts Today

[UPDATED] The shift to Friday as the "official" release day for music in 45 countries began today July 10th at 12.01 AM. Friday was already the new release day in Germany and Australia, but it means big changes in the US, UK and elsewhere. Today marks the first consolidated global…

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New On Our Jobs Board: Marketing Director @ Partisan Records

Partisan Records is seeking a Director of Marketing. The Brooklyn based indie label is home to Deer Tick, Heartless Bastards and more. Details and other available jobs on Hypebot’s Music Industry Jobs Board. HIRING? Here’s how to post your job: You can also post a job here starting @ just…

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BMG Gets Soul, Acquires Minder Music And Cavalcade Recordings

BMG’s deal making and buying spree continues with the acquisition of London-based music publisher Minder Music and it catalog of iconic r&b and soul hits. ______________________________________ BMG has acquired London-based music publisher Minder Music and its catalogue. Minder’s catalogue ranges from works recorded by Cult Band The Fall (a 30…

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Merlin Releases 2015 Survey on Digital Music Growth

At A2IM’s annual meeting, Merlin CEO Charles Caldas presented Merlin’s 2015 Membership survey. The survey outlines how international Independent labels are crossing a digital tipping point. Some key findings: For the first time, more than half of respondents reported that digital income currently represents over 50% of their overall business…

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This Friday July 10th Is 1st Global Music Release Day

The shift to Friday as the "official" release day for music globally begins this week. Friday, July 10th at 12.01 AM will be the new official date for new global music releases. Friday is already new release day in Germany and Australia, but the shift means big changes in the…

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American Association Of Independent Music Turns 10

It’s a great time to be indie; and its primary U.S. advocate, the American Association Of Independent Music, turns 10 tomorrow. A2IM can take more than a little credit for bringing indies together to force Apple Music to pay royalties during free trials. But over the years, A2IM has done…

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Indie DIY Advice: Write ‘Thank You’ Notes

While adding extra items to merchandise orders can be expensive for an artist or record label, ‘Thank You’ notes can be a friendly and cost effective way to connect with fans while helping to increase social media exposure. _______________________________________________________________ Guest Post by James Shotwell on Haulixdaily.com I’ve been running my…

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