Indie Labels

eMusic Relaunches Indie Focused Music Hub with Free, Discounted Downloads, Cloud Storage

A pioneer in digital music, eMusic has relaunched with an indie focus similar to its early days. TriPlay acquired eMusic in September of 2015 and has rebuilt the platform from the ground up. _________________________________ eMusic has been resurrected as a home for the indie music aficionado with free cloud storage…

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Americana Music Awards Names 2017 Nominees [FULL LIST]

Nominees for the Americana Music Association’s 16th Honors & Awards were announced Tuesday at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame. The Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan hosted alongside performances by Jason Isbell, Jerry Douglas and Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley. _________________________________________ This year’s Americana Music…

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Grammys Return To New York City In 2018 [OFFICIAL]

The rumors are true. In celebration of the Grammy Awards 60th anniversary, The Recording Academy is moving "Music’s Biggest Night" back to New York City and Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. _______________________________ The Grammy’s are moving from LA back to New York City and Madison Square Garden…

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Jack White Gives A Tour Of Third Man Records [VIDEO]

As usual, Jack White has been busy. He’s signing bands, releasing music, operating a new vinyl pressing plant in Detroit and expanding activity at his Nashville Third Man Records HQ. _____________________________________ Related articles Jack White Goes Online To Defend Jay Z and TIDAL, Criticize YouTube and Free Music Six of…

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5 Reasons You Should Know About Metadata

Although it’s not something all musicians discuss or even understand, Metadata is critically important, it is essential it be correct and complete before being entered and distributed to the masses, and that it be kept organized once it is. _____________________________ Guest post by Ta’Rikah Jones of Symphonic Distribution and the…

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The Orchard Acquires Two Top European Music Distributors and Merlin CEO Charles Caldas Isn’t Happy

Music and film distributor The Orchard is acquiring two leading European independent music distributors – Germany’s finetunes and Norway’s Phonofile – from holding company SendR SE. But some in the indie music community aren’t at all happy about the deal. __________________________________ European digital music distributors finetunes and Phonofile will become…

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A Look At Music’s Future Inspired By A Cheap Vietnamese Restaurant In Berlin [Bas Grameyer]

Here Bas Grasmayer explains how his recent experience in listening to a Vietnamese singer covering Western pop songs reshaped the way he thinks of music’s future, and how we could collectively reshape how we think of music ownership by radically overhauling modern notions of intellectual property. ___________________________ Guest post by…

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Today, We Salute Working Class Musicians Everywhere

May 1st is May Day. In addition to being a day that celebrates spring, it is also International Workers Day, to honor laborers and the working classes – a group that finds itself under siege and struggling. That’s a circumstance that many musicians find all too familiar. __________________________________ Even as…

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Record Store Day 2017 Top Selling Singles, Albums & More

Two legacy artists topped the sales charts for Record Store Day 2017 according to BuzzAngle. The Grateful Dead’s "Vancouver 7/29/66" was the top selling album of the day, while The Beatles’ "Strawberry Fields Forever" was the top selling single. Year-over-year (single-day RSD 2017 vs single-day RSD 2016) % Change: Category…

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How Kendrick Lamar Achieves Mainstream Appeal Using A Complex, Innovative Approach

In this piece we take an in depth look at how Kendrick Lamar is able to craft tracks which have achieved such prominent mainstream appeal, while still remaining deeply personal and specific to Lamar’s personal experiences. ___________________________ Guest post by Sam Friedman of Soundfly’s Flypaper One of Kendrick Lamar’s greatest…

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